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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 […]

JPMorgan Dipping its Toes into the Ethereum Ecosystem Could Be Bullish for ETH

JPMorgan Dipping its Toes into the Ethereum Ecosystem Could Be Bullish for ETH

Banking giant JPMorgan has offered mixed signals when it comes to their thoughts on cryptocurrencies, with the bank’s CEO frequently bashing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, despite offering their own intra-bank digital asset dubbed JPM Coin that is built upon the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. Now, it appears the JPMorgan could be dipping its toes into the […]

Meet the Crypto Angel Investor Running for Congress in Nevada

Meet the Crypto Angel Investor Running for Congress in Nevada

“I would love to sit down with President Trump and have a discussion around bitcoin and cryptocurrency,” Lisa Song Sutton, an entrepreneur and bitcoin ATM investor in Las Vegas, told CoinDesk. Sutton might have a better shot than most at having such a conversation. She’s running for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District of Nevada, […]

Ethereum Officially Starts the One Million Developer Challenge

Ethereum Officially Starts the One Million Developer Challenge

After three months since the initial announcement, the challenge to get one million developer to build on Ethereum (ETH) is now officially on. Last October, as reported, at the Devcon 5 conference held by the Ethereum Foundation, Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of blockchain company ConsenSys, announced the mission to get 1 million developers on this platform by […]

Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

ST. MORITZ — The United States may be entering a second Cold War, according to some investors, who seem mildly curious but otherwise unconcerned about the prospect. “It’s a kind of Cold War, but not just for crypto,” said Multicoin Capital’s Beijing-based partner Mable Jiang. “Currency is the leverage.” Jiang said China’s goal is to leverage […]

2019: The Year Washington, Silicon Valley and Beijing Faced Off Over Crypto

2019: The Year Washington, Silicon Valley and Beijing Faced Off Over Crypto

2019 has been a historic year for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.  Global state leaders such as President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and the President of the United States Donald Trump have made public statements addressing the dynamics of this revolutionary tech. Traditional tech companies such as messaging app giant Telegram and social media giant Facebook have made bold promises […]

State Street: 38% of Clients Will Put More Money into Digital Assets in 2020

State Street: 38% of Clients Will Put More Money into Digital Assets in 2020

The majority of asset managers that bank with State Street are interested in digital assets such as bitcoin, but none have asked the global custodian to store them yet. “We’re talking to them less about ‘Can you custody this,’ and more about how we can work together to make sure these changes aren’t disruptive to […]

Microsoft Teams up With Enjin to Offer Crypto Collectible Rewards

Microsoft Teams up With Enjin to Offer Crypto Collectible Rewards

Do good work, earn a “badger.” That’s the idea behind a new incentives scheme launched by Microsoft in partnership with blockchain gaming project Enjin. Dubbed Azure Heroes, a new web page for the initiative describes its as a “new and fun way to earn digital collectibles for meaningful impact in the technical community.” Simply, Azure Heroes rewards […]

Franklin Templeton Taps Wallet Service Provider to Support Tokenized Shares

Franklin Templeton Taps Wallet Service Provider to Support Tokenized Shares

The companies announced Thursday that Curv would be responsible for helping Franklin Templeton build the transaction signing and management system for its fund. Curv, which developed a series of multi-party computation protocols, seeks to remove the need for private keys, which it calls a “single point of failure” on a blockchain platform, according to a […]