A streamlined version of the Raiden payments channel network has been launched on the main ethereum blockchain. Activated yesterday, the launch comes months after µRaiden – known more commonly as "microraiden" – first launched...
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published a proposed interpretation of how it will deem that a cryptocurrency has been "delivered" from a buyer to a seller. The agency – which more than two years ago announced that it would regulate bitcoin as a kind of commodity...
Regional airline carrier Surf Air announced late last week that it would support bitcoin and ethereum payments for its monthly membership and charter services. The "all-you-can-fly" private airline will allow users to pay for their seats with either cryptocurrency through a mobile app. It serves several cities in California,...
The pace at which bitcoin cash – the cryptocurrency that forked off the main bitcoin blockchain earlier this year – gained trading volume was "shocking," according to Circle's head of trading. Speaking during...
Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and corporate finance, and a member of CoinDesk's product team. The financial press has been in aflutter over the launch of bitcoin futures trading on not one but two reputable, regulated and liquid exchanges: CME and CBOE. CME Group, the largest...
If the opening reception at Token Summit II was any indication, the initial coin offering (ICO) market is still brimming with enthusiasm – but struggling to figure itself out. CoinDesk arrived last night...
Preston Byrne is an independent consultant and founder of Tomram LLC and the former chief operating officer of Monax Industries, an enterprise blockchain software vendor. Recent news stories make it pretty clear that...
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has announced that its planned bitcoin futures product will begin trading on Dec. 10. In a statement published today, the firm said that trading would commence at...
If one token's newly announced marketing strategy is any indication, the Federal Trade Commission may soon have more warnings to send to social influencers. Announced today, Singapore-based marketing company Jet8 is launching an initial coin offering (ICO) designed to scale its system for rewarding regular users who effectively promote...
Digital currency exchange startup Coinbase has announced the appointment of a Facebook executive to its board of directors. In joining the board, David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, will bring years of experience in building large-scale mobile products, according to a Coinbase statement posted yesterday. Previously president of...