The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has just appointed its first executive director. The open-source blockchain consortium today announced that Ron Resnick, previously president and chairman of the AirFuel Alliance, will now head the organization. According to a press release, Julio Faura, chairman of the board at EEA, said: "Ron's task as our first...
The price of bitcoin has fallen below $10,000 for the first time since early December. According to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), the cryptocurrency's value has hit a low of $9,714.02 as of press time. The last time bitcoin's price was below $10,000 was on Dec. 1, BPI data shows. Market...
Reality Shares Advisors and Amplify Trust ETF launched the first blockchain-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Nasdaq today. Both funds went live on Nasdaq's exchange at 9:30 a.m. EST. Reality Shares' Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) opened at $24.20, while Amplify's Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) started closer to $20. Both...
Tom Goldenberg is chief technology officer at Commandiv, a combined stock and crypto trading platform providing investors with automated trade recommendations and rebalancing tools.  To hear all of the bluster and hype about bitcoin and blockchain these days, you would think that it will solve all of our modern world...
Bitcoin looks like it might soon test near-$8,000 levels, as December's record-breaking rally continues to unravel. With major losses over the last few days seemingly brought about by negative regulatory news from China and South Korea, bitcoin (BTC) is trading at $10,280 levels at time of writing, according to...
U.S. lawmakers are eyeing the formation of a new task force to combat the use of cryptocurrency in financing terrorism and other illicit uses. Introduced to Congress by House Representative Ted Budd (Republican) of North Carolina on Jan. 10, a new bill aims to establish the team, dubbed the Independent Financial Technology...
Bitcoin startup Blockstream has released a micropayment processing system that it claims makes it simpler to build bitcoin apps on top of its Lightning Network. Called Lightning Charge, the system complements Blockstream’s existing Lightning Network implementation "c-lightning" and is intended to make life easier for developers creating Lightning-powered payments applications,...
Roger Boodoo, MD, is a radiologist and clinical informatics fellow actively seeking opportunities where blockchain technology might be applied to challenges in healthcare. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. Let's start with the problematic scenario. A medical researcher stands behind the podium at a...
You've heard of proof of work, but what about proofs of proofs of work? A complex notion, the research on "Non-Interactive Proofs of Proofs of Work," or NiPoPoW, released in October, has received very little attention so far but is heralded as breaking through one of the major roadblocks...
The top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are all down today in excess of 10 percent, market data reveals. According to CoinMarketCap.com, those cryptocurrencies have fallen by at least 13% – and in excess of 25% in the case of XRP – since the start of the day. At...