William Mougayar is the founder of Token Summit and author of “The Business Blockchain.” The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  What is the future of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as we look...
Internal chat logs from a town hall held Friday by ethereum production studio ConsenSys show that employees are grappling with uncertainty in the face of recently announced layoffs. A day after confirming that 13 percent of its staff...
5.What is it about Novembers? Over the course of 2018, Bitcoin has had an annus horribilis — with prices tumbling by more than 83 percent when compared to the all-time high of $19,783. This is worse than the Nasdaq’s plunge when the dot-com bubble burst in the...
A bear market might not seem like the ideal time to be launching a crypto investment vehicle. But that’s not how blockchain pioneer David Johnston sees it – quite the opposite. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Johnston has...
Bitcoin’s share of the cryptocurrency market hit an 11-week high on Thursday, market data shows. Data from CoinMarketCap reveals that bitcoin’s dominance rate reached 55.38 percent on Dec. 6, which is its highest level recorded since Sept....
Facebook has listed five new blockchain-related jobs on its careers page within the past three weeks, two of which were first listed Dec. 5 and 6.The positions currently open for applicants are two software engineer roles, a data scientist post and a data engineer — all full-time roles...
Stasis, a Malta-based issuer of stablecoins, has hired accounting firm BDO Malta to conduct quarterly and annual audits of its financials, including the euro reserves backing the startup’s EURS token. The engagement aims to dispel any doubts...
Philippe Bekhazi is the CEO of XBTO Group, a cryptocurrency trading firm. — The current wave of stablecoin issuances is a result of the current bear market in underlying crypto assets, leading to upwards of 50 stablecoins on...
A South Korean blockchain startup, Presto, will reportedly file a constitutional appeal over the county’s ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), South Korean economic media outlet Sedaily reports Dec. 6.Presto claims on its website that it provides a “total solution to development teams from website building to token...
Kevin Rutter is the research lead at R3. _________ “CBDC, not bitcoin” is the new “blockchain, not bitcoin.” Since 2014, discussions of a publicly accessible digital payment vehicle issued by a central bank have matured significantly. Central bank digital...