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CoinDesk’s John Biggs Walks the Exhibit Halls of Consensus 2019

CoinDesk’s John Biggs Walks the Exhibit Halls of Consensus 2019

CoinDesk’s annual Consensus conference isn’t just about big names or well-known startups and enterprises. In fact, there are many small and growing startups populating the main exhibit halls, pitching their products and services to the ever-shifting crowd of thousands. To capture just a slice of the activity going on, CoinDesk news editor John Biggs hit […]

Litecoin Price Hits 11-Month High Above $100

Litecoin Price Hits 11-Month High Above $100

The price of litecoin (LTC) was quoted in three digits across cryptocurrency exchanges earlier today. The fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization jumped to $107.71 at 02:00 UTC, the highest level since June 12, 2018, according to CoinDesk’s Litecoin Price Index. The bullish move has stalled in the last few hours, though, with the price currently […]

Attendance is ‘Off the Charts’ at Bitcoin Education Events: TD Ameritrade VP

Attendance is ‘Off the Charts’ at Bitcoin Education Events: TD Ameritrade VP

Steven Quirk, the Executive VP of Trading and Education at TD Ameritrade, an Omaha, Nebraska-based broker that manages one of the world’s largest online trading platforms, has revealed that institutional interest in cryptoassets has increased significantly. “When You Open The Door,” A Lot Of People Will Want To Trade Crypto Quirk argued that recent fluctuations […]

The World’s Fifth-Largest Electrical Company Is Using an Ethereum Dapp

The World’s Fifth-Largest Electrical Company Is Using an Ethereum Dapp

One of the world’s largest electrical companies is teaming up with ethereum app iExec on a new test. EDF, the fifth largest electrical utility company with a $33 billion market cap, has launched its visual simulator software GPUSPH on iExec, a decentralized application that operates on ethereum mainnet. With this, EDF can test how the […]

Coinbase Custody Now Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management, CEO Says

Coinbase Custody Now Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management, CEO Says

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the exchange’s custody service, Coinbase Custody, has $1 billion in assets under management (AUM) in just 12 months after launch. In an on-stage discussion at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 event on Wednesday, Armstrong was asked by panel moderator and Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna about the status of institutional involvement in the […]

Coinbase To Fill Gap In Stablecoin Market As Tether Faces Criticism

Coinbase To Fill Gap In Stablecoin Market As Tether Faces Criticism

As Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Coinbase, Emilie Choi puts it, a stablecoin is a “digital programmable dollar” and let’s be honest, the leading stablecoin, Tether hasn’t had a good few weeks. Given the scandal with Bitfinex, there is a hole for a competitor to come out and take over the stablecoin space. It now seems […]

Crypto Exchange Binance Restarting Services After Post-Hack Upgrade

Crypto Exchange Binance Restarting Services After Post-Hack Upgrade

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced that it is back online after completing a security upgrade prompted by a recent hack. Kicking off at 03:00 UTC Wednesday, the upgrade meant that all services were suspended during this period, according to a Binance support message. A two-hour extension to the upgrade was announced this morning as some tasks took […]

Bakkt Sets July Test Date for Bitcoin Futures

Bakkt Sets July Test Date for Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt announced it was moving forward with its plan to launch physically-settled bitcoin futures products Monday. In a blog post, Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler wrote that Bakkt had “worked closely” with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the regulatory agency in charge of overseeing derivatives products in the country, and would be […]

Securitize Open-Sources Its Protocol, Partners With tZERO Token Exchange

Securitize Open-Sources Its Protocol, Partners With tZERO Token Exchange

Securitize is partnering with one of the blockchain industry’s largest security token exchange companies as it open-sources the code behind its in-house protocol. The Digital Securities (DS) protocol repository is available on Github, according to the company, which announced the developments on Monday during CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 conference. Carlos Domingo, Securitize’s co-founder and CEO, said that he believes […]