The price of ether, ethereum's native token, hit a new all-time high of $686 today, and the price chart analysis suggests the rally could continue. At the time of writing, ether (ETH) was trading around $680. As per CoinMarketCap, the world's second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has appreciated...
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...
Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. Last week, my eighth-grader came home saying that all the boys at school were talking about bitcoin. Some might describe this vignette, and many others like it from the...
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin cried himself to sleep the night "World of Warcraft" maker Blizzard Entertainment altered his "beloved warlock's Siphon Life spell." According to Buterin, the online role-playing game forever changed his outlook toward app development. "On that day, I realized what horrors centralized services can bring," he writes on...
After raising over $150 mln in its token generation event the Bancor ICO has issued its first major update regarding its platform and usefulness. The announcement includes substantial information regarding adoption of the Bancor Blockchain protocol, along with statistics for how many tokens are now tradable through the Bancor system.To date, nine...
A customer of Starbucks Buenos Aires accused the popular café company of illegally mining Bitcoin using his personal laptop.Starbucks’ not-so Free WiFiNoah Dinkin, the man who discovered that his laptop was being used to mine cryptocurrency via Starbucks’ free WiFi, tweeted a screenshot to prove it on Dec....
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Digital currency startup Coinbase says it has paused trading for litecoin and ethereum, a move that comes amid a period of heightened price action around both cryptocurrencies. According to a message posted to its mobile app, "litecoin and ethereum buys and sells are temporarily disabled. We apologize for any inconvenience." The...
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,...
Blockchain platform Waves is launching a self-regulatory body to set standards for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the blockchain industry. Announced in a blog post yesterday, the association will see participation from entities including Deloitte CIS, the ICO Governance Foundation and the Ethereum Competencies Centre, and aims to set legal, tax...