A standard way to transact Bitcoin could be vulnerable to double-spending, new research has found. Blockchain sleuths at ZenGo, a wallet startup, have found a vulnerability that affected at least three major crypto wallets – Ledger Live, Edge and Breadwallet (BRD) – and potentially more.  The bug, which the Tel...
Bitcoin broke above $9,250 for the first time since Friday as the leading cryptocurrency continues to trade in a tight range just above $9,000 for several weeks. But cryptocurrency markets have stayed quiet as traders expect a big move. Bitcoin was trading hands around $9,250 as of 20:00...
DeFi’s agricultural revolution is spurring growth in decentralized exchanges. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin network experienced its lowest difficulty adjustment in 10 years, clocking a negligible change in mining difficulty today, while a novel legal strategy is bringing an initial coin offering project to court. Here’s the story: You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily...
There is a constant free market competition to define the Bitcoin narrative, and Kraken’s Dan Held argues this is part of what makes the protocol so strong. Satoshi Nakamoto is often recognized for his technical genius in solving the double spend problem. He is also widely revered for his...
What’s in a name? The power to render someone mute. Last week, Scott Alexander, the author of the influential rationalist blog Slate Star Codex (SSC), abruptly shut down (perhaps temporarily) his blog in advance of a New York Times (NYT) story on him and SSC that would include his...
A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s denial of a motion to suppress evidence in a case that hinged on whether the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects Bitcoin blockchain records from warrantless search and seizure. DisclosureThe leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media...
With a historically boring update to bitcoin’s mining difficulty and the digital dollar back in the news, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your bitcoin news roundup. Bitwise suggests bitcoin could be looking at territory well north of the previous $20,000 all-time high. Bitcoin volatility continues to drop as the...
Cryptography firm Bolt Labs has launched a private payment solution, zkChannels, on Tezos.  The startup is now working with Tezos developer groups Nomadic Labs and Metastate to implement the tech in the next network update.  Similar to the Lightning Network, zkChannels is a payment channel for blockchains but with zero-knowledge...
21Shares has replaced Kingdom Trust with Coinbase Custody as the main custodian for the assets underlying its bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP.) DisclosureThe leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is...
Credit-card lender and wallet provider Crypto.com’s Chain (CRO) token surged 33% in June, dominating digital-asset markets as bitcoin, ether and XRP from Ripple all declined. The CRO token’s gains made it the top performer during the month among digital assets with a market value of at least $1 billion, according...