Crypto-Mergers and Acquisitions Increased by 200% in 2018

Institutional investors, venture capitalists, and other well-heeled entities “in the know” are using a year-long bear market to buy up future technologies for what might turn out to be pennies on the dollar. It Takes Money to Make Money Yesterday CNBC reported that most of  2018 has been a “deal frenzy” for cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies as mergers and… Read More »

Mike Novogratz Clarifies Anti-Tether Comments, Wants FUD Stopped

The dismissal market performance of so-called stablecoin Tether should not be the reason to spread FUD against it, clarified Mike Novogratz in his tweet.The billionaire Bitcoin bull, who recently criticized USDT for misbalancing its dollar-peg, later said that he believes Tether has every dollar for every USDT. However, he retained his criticism over Tether not being transparent to… Read More »

UK Money Management App Emma Makes Crypto Push

Advertisement Millennial-focused money management startup Emma Technologies is expanding into crypto. The startup is behind the Emma app for iOS and Android, which is an artificial intelligence-fueled tool that until now has only supported financial institutions like HSBC, Bank of Scotland, Barclays and others, helping users to avoid overdraft fees, manage debt and save money. Now it’s integrating… Read More »

Ernst & Young Report: One Year on, ICOs’ Fate Is ‘Worse Than We Thought’

A new report published Oct. 19 by Big Four auditor Ernst and Young has found that initial coin offerings (ICOs) that raised capital in 2017 have done “little to inspire confidence” one year on. The report, which is dedicated to what EY dubs the “The Class of 2017,” revisits the same projects the firm first analyzed back in… Read More »

Ethereum’s Next Hard Fork Constantinople gets Delayed as Developers Find Bugs in the Code

Ethereum’s next hard fork, dubbed Constantinople which was on track for November release has been delayed for early 2019. The same was confirmed by developers in a meeting as they found several bugs that were released on a test network. Constantinople plans delay other proposed changes as well The Constantinople hard fork, upon successful implementation, was expected to… Read More »

What China’s Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

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. Cash appears to be disappearing from China’s teeming cities. Foreign tourists talk of struggling to buy things because… Read More »

Bitcoin’s White Paper Gave Us Liberty – Let’s Not Give It Back

One of bitcoin’s earliest entrepreneurs, Charlie Shrem is the former founder of BitInstant and co-founder of cryptocurrency intelligence service CryptoIQ. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” opinion series. Ten years after Satoshi published the white paper that gave us bitcoin – and the explosion of innovation it launched –… Read More »

New York City Mansion Hits the Market for Either Cash or Bitcoin

A 10,720-foot mansion next to Manhattan’s Riverside Park is on the market for $15.9 million dollars. The buyer is open to accepting cash or Bitcoin from a buyer. After a five-year renovation project, Roy Niederhoffer is now reluctantly placing his 10,720-foot mansion on the market for $15.9 million dollars, according to Fortune. Nestled close to Riverside Park in… Read More »