FBI Seeking Potential Victims of BitConnect to Assist Investigation

news If you invested in the proprietary token offered by the now-defunct crypto exchange BitConnect, the FBI wants to hear from you. In a notice on its website Wednesday, the federal law enforcement agency said those who invested in the BitConnect coin (BCC) token can voluntarily reach out to the agency by filling out a questionnaire. The…

Don’t Throw the Crypto Tokens Out With the Bathwater

opinion Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. ___________ A year into the crypto market meltdown, we’ve gone from one extreme to the…

How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

news BlockEx’s treasury couldn’t stop taking hits in 2018 – and for the London-based startup, it has meant significant delays, scaled-back ambitions and layoffs. CEO Adam Leonard confirmed to CoinDesk that “staff reductions” had taken place. “Some of it naturally as products finished and additionally to reduce burn,” Leonard said via email, declining to offer specifics…

Nevermind the Bears: 2018 Was the Rude Awakening Crypto Needed

opinion Han Yoon is the CEO of Lundar Digital Assets, a project consulting and marketing firm focused on blockchain. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  The brutal bear market we faced this year was not only necessary, it’s beneficial for the long-term outlook of this rapidly growing industry. Yes, I…

The Herd and the HODLers: Recovering from Crypto’s Two-Year False Start

opinion David Nage is the founder of Roadmap, LLC and the former Managing Director of Apeiron Ventures, a private investment office. His crypto writings can be found on Medium at @david_55389.  The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  “It is a False Start if the ball has been placed ready for play,…

Sidechains Are Bringing ICOs to Bitcoin And That Might Change Crypto Funding

By the end of the year, an initial coin offering, or ICO, will be launched on bitcoin. You heard that right – on bitcoin. While ethereum, the second largest blockchain by market cap, and other smart contract protocols, have been the choice for the majority of entrepreneurs interested in creating new crypto tokens, with a…

This Meme Marketplace Uses Dummy Tokens to Draw Users in a Bear Market

Memes are a pretty important part of the crypto ecosystem – how else would crypto visionaries display their wit and sometimes passive aggressivity? It’s no wonder then that District0x’s Meme Factory is seeing quite the buzz. Not only did District0x raise $9 million in an initial coin offering last year, backed by Boost VC and CoinFund,…

Ethereum Dapp Bancor Is Expanding to EOS for Fast, Free Transactions

Bancor, one of the most popular and valuable decentralized applications on ethereum, is expanding to the EOS blockchain. According to a company announcement, the “decentralized liquidity network,” which allows users to trade a range of ethereum-based tokens without depositing funds in an exchange or matching trades in an order book, will bring that capability to…