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Chinese web search giant Baidu has launched its own blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. Based on technology developed by Baidu, the open platform sets out to provide the most "user-friendly" blockchain service. According to the firm's dedicated website, "Baidu Trust" allows the conducting and tracing of transactions, and can be applied in various...
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...
Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.The European Parliament has issued a report suggesting that the blockchain could be an effective solution to preventing odometer tampering. In a report, Odometer tampering: measures to prevent it , issued by the Directorate General for Internal...
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...