The Breitling Top Time, pictured above, was a hand-wound chronograph from the 1960s popular with the Jet Set of the era. James Bond wore it in "Thunderball," although his featured a miniature Geiger counter.The company has rereleased the watch, black and white "panda" face and all, to a...
Is a cash-based society sustainable in the age of coronavirus? Hoarders say yes, health experts say maybe and the visionaries say no: COVID-19 is the catalyst for systemic payments change.This wrecking ball of a virus stands to change the way consumers, and businesses, think about their use of...
"I think the right lesson to draw from all of this is that a global order needs to be based on a distributed operating system, not on a centralized architecture..." - Niall FergusonIn this wide ranging conversation CoinDesk's Michael Casey speaks with author, historian and Hoover Institution senior...
Big names including IBM, Oracle and the World Health Organization (WHO) are among the collaborators on an open-data hub that will use blockchain technology to check the veracity of data relating to the coronavirus pandemic.The solution, dubbed MiPasa, is launching as a “COVID-19 information highway,” said Jonathan Levi,...
It's been a week since the community that drove the Steem blockchain largely broke off to form Hive, and the market action so far has been on the side of the dissidents.Hive tokens are trading at $0.321 versus steem at $0.168, according to CoinGecko at the time of...
Virus or not, people are still paying for goods in bitcoin.That’s the verdict from new numbers out of Coinbase’s retailer payment portal Coinbase Commerce, which on Thursday passed a milestone in its two-year history: $200 million in total transactions processed. That comes from a massive network: 8,000 integrated retailers...
American and European equity markets extended their gains on Thursday while major cryptocurrencies made only slight moves on the day. Bitcoin (BTC) was up 1 percent while ether (ETH) up by less than 1 percent.Notable 24 hour performances on CoinDesk’s digital asset board today as of 20:00 UTC include...
Cryptocurrency startups are reporting increased demand for estate-planning services as the coronavirus outbreak motivates users to make sure their coins are passed onto heirs when they die.Casa Hodl and Unchained Capital said they have seen a dramatic rise in requests for proof-of-death or similar multi-signature wallet schemes that...
A U.S. court order may have barred Telegram from launching its blockchain, but that doesn't mean others can't.So says the TON Community Foundation, a group of more than two dozen software developers and investors, who are now discussing possible ways to launch the Telegram Open Network (TON) without...
Some crypto startups, like Solana and Dapper Labs, are eager to execute fundraising plans regardless of any coronavirus-induced downturn.Likewise, CasperLabs, the startup advised by Ethereum Foundation researcher Vlad Zamfir, is now partnering with the Singapore-registered exchange BitMax to conduct its token sale in the form of an Exchange...