Augur Betting Volumes Just Topped $1 Million (And They’re Accelerating)

Prediction platform Augur is fast attracting fans, at least if new data is any indication. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, figures from Predictions.Global, a website that allows users to view Augur markets without...

What Crypto Really Thinks About Litecoin’s Banking Ambitions

It was news that was perhaps too strange for crypto's typically divided reactions. First revealed Wednesday, the Litecoin Foundation, the non-profit that develops the software that powers the sixth-largest cryptocurrency, bought a stake...

Tether Hires Former Bank Analyst as Chief Compliance Officer

Tether, the company behind the controversial, dollar-tied "stablecoin" known as USDT, has hired a chief compliance officer from the eighth-largest bank in North America. Leonard Real is a former anti-money laundering (AML)...

A $3.3 Billion Claim: Has Cardano’s Blockchain ‘Solved’ Proof-of-Stake?

"Proof-of-stake is solved." Even in an industry that's seen no shortage of grand proclamations, those words, issued by entrepreneur Charles Hoskinson in April, grabbed attention. The CEO of blockchain firm IOHK (and...

$3 Million Fund to Create 25 Marketplaces for Kik Messenger’s Token

People might just pay money for digital stickers and photos, if it were easier that is. It's a contrarian view, but it's the central idea behind one of last year's largest...

Torrent Site Pirate Bay Spells Out Monero Mining Software Use

Torrent website The Pirate Bay is doubling down on its plan to use visitors' processing power to mine crypto. In a disclaimer recently added to the bottom of its homepage, the...

$42 Million In Crypto Is Now Being Airdropped to NEO Investors

Select Neo users are receiving some free crypto money. Starting today, those who held tokens on the Neo blockchain, the 11th largest in the world (and who met other conditions necessary...

POWX: The New Effort to Change Bitcoin (And Who’s Backing It)

A long-controversial bid to change bitcoin just got a big boost. Boasting the support of tenured developers, a non-profit foundation called PoWx launched this week with the goal of putting a more sophisticated...

Big Insurers Are Uniting Behind R3’s Blockchain Tech

R3 has scored another win in the insurance sector, giving the startup a wide lead over other distributed ledger technology (DLT) providers in the sector. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the RiskBlock Alliance,...

Tron’s Election Is Underway, But Who’s In Control of the $2 Billion Code?

The $2 billion cryptocurrency network Tron kicked off an election this week – one of the last steps in its efforts to launch its official blockchain. Largely free from classic campaign...