Jameson Lopp is an engineer at BitGo and the creator of Statoshi.info. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. I’ve always been fascinated with the raw numbers relating to the operational status and growth of bitcoin, especially as we ride the rollercoaster of the adoption life...
A self-regulatory organization in China is warning about a new kind of mining-focused cryptocurrency offering. The so-called "initial miner offerings" are said to have caught on since regulators in China banned back in September of last year, according to a new statement from the National Internet Finance Association of...
Does the world really need a blockchain phone? Sirin Labs is betting it does. The startup, which recently raised $157 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), is building an Android smartphone from scratch with special features for cryptocurrency enthusiasts: an app store for distributed apps (dapps), cold storage...
BitConnect's planned initial coin offering (ICO) has attracted another cease-and-desist letter from U.S. state regulators, marking the second time this month. In a release dated Jan. 9, the regulators from the North Carolina Securities Division outlined the temporary cease-and-desist, stating that BitConnect hadn't registered to deal or sell securities...
Pavel Matveev is the CEO of Wirex, a bitcoin wallet and payment card provider. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. The new year will usher in regulatory arbitrage amongst companies that want to develop innovative solutions, as well as from states seeking to maximize...
The company licensed by Kodak to use its name in conjunction with a new cryptocurrency has already begun pre-selling it ahead of a public initial coin offering (ICO). Vancouver-based Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. announced today that it is investing $2 million in KodakCoin, the initiative announced yesterday by Kodak and...
Christopher Pallotta and Vincent Molinari are the co-founders of Templum, an alternative trading system designed for cryptographic assets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. As we enter 2018, it appears that blockchain's contribution to capital formation has only begun. An unfortunate influx of both naive and bad...
Mason Borda is a tech entrepreneur focusing on blockchain infrastructure and security. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of TokenSoft Inc, a crypto treasury management and white label token sale platform. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. It began with some source code...
Quebec was fishing for tech giants but caught bitcoin miners. At least that’s how David Vincent, business development director at electric utility Hydro Quebec, describes the results of a campaign launched in 2016 to lure the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft to build their data centers in the...
To describe Telegram's planned initial coin offering (ICO) as ambitious would be an understatement. And it's not only because the provider of a popular messaging app is seeking to raise $1.2 billion, according to three people familiar with the offering, which would represent the largest crypto token sale to...