Tag Archives: blockchain

First Mover: Chainlink ‘Marines’ Are HODLing and Here’s Why You Should Care

First Mover: Chainlink ‘Marines’ Are HODLing and Here’s Why You Should Care

Diving deeper into the realm of the more than 5,000 cryptocurrencies in existence, things get even more speculative – with traders often jumping on fast-moving and thinly traded tokens for a quick profit and then quickly moving on to the next hot trade. That’s why it’s so notable that holders of one token, Chainlink (LINK), appear to […]

Tokensoft Distributes $4M in Equity to Investors Using Ethereum Blockchain

Tokensoft Distributes $4M in Equity to Investors Using Ethereum Blockchain

Tokensoft, a digital securities platform for enterprises and financial institutions, has used blockchain tech to distribute equity to investors in a $4 million funding round. The seed round, which commenced in July 2018, was co-led by Base10 and e.ventures, with Coinbase Ventures and Fidelity-affiliate Avon Ventures also participating. The investors receive a digital representation of […]

Crypto Long & Short: How Oil Going Negative Could Open the Door for Bitcoin ETFs

Crypto Long & Short: How Oil Going Negative Could Open the Door for Bitcoin ETFs

This will always be remembered as the week when oil went negative. The economic repercussions of this are staggering and will take months to fully comprehend – but, more short term, one of the most fascinating aspects is how it knocks universally accepted truths about markets right into the oil can. Also compelling is what […]

Who in Crypto Might Come Out As Winners or Losers After the COVID-19 Crisis?

Who in Crypto Might Come Out As Winners or Losers After the COVID-19 Crisis?

The COVID-19 pandemic now has its grip firmly on the world. According to official numbers, almost 2.6 million individuals have been infected globally, and almost 180,000 have died. In addition to the impact on public health and the healthcare system, the global economy is starting to ground to a halt as a result of state-enforced […]

Bitcoin ‘Stuck in the System’ Until Merchant Adoption Grows

Bitcoin ‘Stuck in the System’ Until Merchant Adoption Grows

Although holders of both bitcoin (BTC) and gold are often motivated by an idea of investing in assets that are outside of the financial system, it might not be the case, according to a popular macro strategist who believes that that the next world reserve currency will be “a crypto.” Speaking with Anthony Pompliano, Morgan Creek Digital Co-founder and […]

Options Market Signals Doubt Bitcoin Price Will Rise After Halving

Options Market Signals Doubt Bitcoin Price Will Rise After Halving

While some expect bitcoin’s (BTC) upcoming reward halving to light a fire under the cryptocurrency, the options market seems worried about the event turning out to be a wet blanket. The biggest cryptocurrency by market value is set to undergo its third mining reward halving next month. The code, aimed at controlling inflation, would reduce the amount […]

COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passport’ Unites 60 Firms on Self-Sovereign ID Project

COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passport’ Unites 60 Firms on Self-Sovereign ID Project

Technologists building blockchain-based self-sovereign identity (SSI) tools are collaborating on an “immunity passport” to help stop the spread of COVID-19 without compromising the privacy of users. Proving some level of immunity would help individuals return to everyday life. The COVID-19 Credentials Initiative (CCI) is working on a digital certificate, using the recently approved World Wide Web Consortium […]

Emin Gun Sirer’s AVA Labs Seeks Wall Street Business After Open Sourcing ‘Avalanche’ Protocol

Emin Gun Sirer’s AVA Labs Seeks Wall Street Business After Open Sourcing ‘Avalanche’ Protocol

AVA Labs, the first project building on the “Avalanche protocol” blockchain network, is looking to modernize financial infrastructure. As first envisioned in a 2018 white paper by the pseudonymous “Team Rocket,” Avalanche protocol uses random network sampling to reach consensus. But it is AVA Labs’ ambition in building new infrastructure for the financial markets that now drives the […]

Ventilators, Crowdsourcing, VR: How Crypto Is Helping During the Coronavirus Crisis (Updated)

Ventilators, Crowdsourcing, VR: How Crypto Is Helping During the Coronavirus Crisis (Updated)

Well, that escalated quickly. As we catch our breaths with the pace of COVID-19-related disruptions and happenings, this post will update frequently with the latest perspectives, support efforts and information from the blockchain community at large. Have something to add? Tweet at @CoinDesk with #CoronaEfforts. Perspective: Matthew Graham, CEO, Sino Global Capital “The COVID-19 quarantine has been […]