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Pieter Wuille is the co-founder of Blockstream and a top Bitcoin core developer. Wuille is best known for developing committed libraries Segregated Witness, libsecp256k1 and BIP (bitcoin proposal) 66. Born in Belgium, Wuille discovered Bitcoin in 2010. He was working at Google in Switzerland when he stumbled across the project in a chat channel dedicated […]
Comments from a Minnesota official comparing law enforcement to contact tracing alerted privacy activists to the dangers of misusing COVID-19 health data.
Marvin Ammori, Head of Policy at Protocol Labs, says his crypto hero is Hal Finney, recalls his trip to Iceland and thinks crypto should disrupt banks next.
An Iranian lawmaker wants his country’s central bank to take bitcoin seriously.
Crypto bank Avanti has raised an angel round from the University of Wyoming Foundation, Anthony Pompliano’s Morgan Creek Digital and other investors.
Bitcoin’s jump up and right back down is at least partially due to the crypto derivatives markets.
Donald Trump's recent spat with Twitter over the limits of free speech poses a question: Could decentralized media do better? It hasn't yet, as Civil and TruStory show, but Jack Dorsey wants to test some ideas.
Blockchain media startup Civil is shutting down after three years, with its team pivoting to building decentralized identity tools at parent firm ConsenSys.
As protests mount in the U.S., we sit down with an outspoken pro-bitcoin, anti-surveillance human-rights advocate.
Jed McCaleb is an American programmer and entrepreneur. Born in 1975, McCaleb is well-known for creating one of the first bitcoin exchanges, the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox., which he eventually sold. He notably later co-founded blockchain companies Ripple and Stellar. McCaleb launched Mt. Gox in 2010 with the intent of it becoming the […]
Blockchain firms led the charge of fintech companies that relocated to Hong Kong in 2019.
With the price of bitcoin briefly breaking above $10,000, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back!
Bitcoin's price fell more than $800 in under five minutes on Tuesday, pushing the broader cryptocurrency market into the red.
Square Crypto supports Bitcoin's lightning network development, crypto mining pool Poolin expands lending and ICE is going after the petro dollar's creator.
The head of Venezuela's state-backed petro cryptocurrency has been added to the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Most Wanted list.
Derivative contracts on ether are more popular than ever, as evidenced by record open positions in options listed on the Panama-based derivatives exchange Deribit.
While Bitcoin created an alternative financial system independent of government, Libra’s architecture depends on the existing fiat currency system – and on the whims of the governments that control it.
The figure puts 2020 on track to become the second-costliest year in the history of crypto.
The controversial cryptocurrency is winning in the crypto markets this year as developers and investors see its blockchain's technical differences as a good thing.
A big short squeeze has taken bitcoin passed a major psychological hurdle – some think its the start of a breakout.