In this audio interview, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen and Blockade Games co-founder Marguerite deCourcelle talk about bitcoin’s impact on artistic careers. From collecting unique, interactive pieces to designing video games, Cuen and deCourcelle explore how crypto could redefine modern art. For more episodes and free early access before our regular 3 p.m....
Unidentified attackers exploited a Ravencoin vulnerability to mint extra RVN “beyond the coinbase of 5000 RVN per block,” Ravencoin lead developer Tron Black wrote in a Medium post on Thursday. According to Black, members of Ravencoin’s CryptoScope team, who developed Solus Explorer, reached out to the Ravencoin developer team...
Bitcoin miners suffered a 23% drop in revenue during June, resulting from lower network fees and a reduced block subsidy after the halving in May.  Down from $366 million in May, bitcoin miners generated an estimated $281 million in revenue in June, a three-month low according to Coin Metrics...
Crypto payments processor BitPay now supports segregated witness (SegWit), according to a company blog post shared in advance with CoinDesk. “Support for SegWit is currently an optional feature for Bitcoin wallets in the BitPay App. Later this year, as part of a phased rollout plan, support for SegWit will...
DeFi’s agricultural revolution is spurring growth in decentralized exchanges. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin network experienced its lowest difficulty adjustment in 10 years, clocking a negligible change in mining difficulty today, while a novel legal strategy is bringing an initial coin offering project to court. Here’s the story: You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily...
June trading volume on decentralized exchanges set a record high of $1.52 billion, up 70% from May, according to data from Dune Analytics. This double-digit percentage growth is simply “the continuation of a trend dating back to the end of ,” Jack Purdy, decentralized finance analyst at Messari,...
With a historically boring update to bitcoin’s mining difficulty and the digital dollar back in the news, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your bitcoin news roundup. Bitwise suggests bitcoin could be looking at territory well north of the previous $20,000 all-time high. Bitcoin volatility continues to drop as the...
Cryptography firm Bolt Labs has launched a private payment solution, zkChannels, on Tezos.  The startup is now working with Tezos developer groups Nomadic Labs and Metastate to implement the tech in the next network update.  Similar to the Lightning Network, zkChannels is a payment channel for blockchains but with zero-knowledge...
Bitcoin’s mining difficulty just posted the smallest percentage change in 10 years. The bitcoin network adjusted its difficulty level at 01:18 UTC on July 1 to 15.7842 trillion – down a mere 0.0033% from the previous level of 15.7847 trillion set June 17. The percentage change is small enough...
The Swiss government is encouraging blockchain startups to set up shop with new laws that lower legal barriers to such businesses while leaving favorable tax laws untouched. The National Council, Switzerland’s equivalent of the U.S. House of Representatives, unanimously passed a legislative package changing about a dozen financial laws...