President Donald Trump has signed a $700 billion military spending bill that includes a mandate for a blockchain cybersecurity research study. As CoinDesk reported in September, the bill – as advanced by the U.S. Senate at the time – called for the Department of Defense to investigate "potential offensive and...
Willy Woo is an avid cryptocurrency trader and blogger, whose work is published at Woobull.com and via Twitter at @woonomic. This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review opinion series. A few weeks back, I spoke to 1,000 fund managers, bankers and private equity folks in New York...
Cryptocurrencies have proven to be a unique challenge for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), according to the agency's chairman. In a statement made yesterday, J. Christopher Giancarlo, remarked on the risks posed by cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). His comments were a response to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman...
There's no stopping the litecoin (LTC) freight train. Fuelled by trading on Coinbase's GDAX exchange, one of the most trafficked onramps for new buyers, the world's fourth-largest cryptocurrency by value is trading at an all-time high near $300, up from under $5 at the start of 2017. With the move,...
The number of blockchain jobs posted in the U.S. this year has seen a dramatic increase, according to data provided to CoinDesk from one of the largest jobs sites. The just-published statistics from Indeed.com indicate that, since last December, that number has increased by 207 percent. Even more dramatically,...
A Goldman Sachs executive has said there is "no evidence" that bitcoin's price gains have reduced demand for gold. Amid investor concerns over the issue, Jeffrey Currie, global head of commodities research for the financial services giant, told the Financial Times this week that he believes investor pools for the two assets...
Bitcoin bulls look set to push prices as high as $20,000 over the next few days, according to the price chart analysis. As expected, solid dip demand around $14,000 levels seen over the weekend fueled the move to fresh record highs above $17,000 yesterday. As of writing, the CoinDesk's Bitcoin...
Cryptocurrency investment startup Bitwise has raised $4 million in seed funding. Backing the San Francisco-based startup in the raise are investors including Kholsa Ventures' Keith Rabois, General Catalyst's Hemant Taneja and Blockchain Capital, as well as Naval Ravikant, Suna Said, Adam Ludwin, Adam Nash and Elad Gil, among others. The funding...
Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.Blockchain technology could be used to improve the U.K. government’s efforts to provide citizens greater control over how their information is shared with public services, says the Reform think tank. A report by Reform, The Future of...
Oliver Bussmann is founder and managing partner at Bussmann Advisory, the president of not-for-profit Crypto Valley Association and former group CIO and managing director at UBS. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. 2017 was a year of tremendous growth for blockchain, though not in the...