Energy Giant Engie, Maltem Back New ‘Blockchain Studio’ With $2.3M

French energy company Engie and business consulting group Maltem are launching a new blockchain development spinoff for commercial clients, the companies announced Friday. Dubbed Blockchain Studio, the new venture will target...

Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Powered Loans Across Latin America

Here's something you don't see every day: an ICO that has actually led to a shipped, working financial product. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Argentinian startup Ripio is making peer-to-peer microloans available...

AP Inks Deal With Blockchain Media Startup Civil

The Associated Press (AP) is partnering with blockchain journalism startup Civil to license articles for, Digiday reported Tuesday. Civil Media Company is planning to license the AP's content to its various...

Coinbase Survey Shows 18% of US Students Now Own Cryptocurrency

University students are clamoring for more courses about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. That's according to a nationwide survey of 675 students, commissioned by crypto exchange Coinbase and released today. According to...

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Joins Crypto Startup Equi: Report

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announced Tuesday that he's now working with investment-focused crypto startup Equi Capital. Speaking to Null Transaction, the bitcoin proponent said this is the first time he has...

Blockchain Firm to Raise $24 Billion for Electric Bus Upgrades in China

Blockchain and AI technology company Seven Stars Cloud Group has scored a $24 billion deal to help finance large-scale electric bus upgrades for China's biggest full-service operator. According to a press...

Korean Blockchain Groups Blast Plan to Strip Crypto Exchange Benefits

Several blockchain associations in South Korea are pushing back against a government plan they fear will stifle industry innovation. The groups are objecting to a proposal aired by South Korea's Ministry...

Whale Call: AirSwap Upgrades Decentralized Exchange for ‘Any Size Trades’

AirSwap is rolling out some pro tools to attract institutional investors to its decentralized exchange (DEX) for ethereum tokens. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the company is this week launching an interface...

Honeyminer Signs Up 50K Users for Easy Crypto Mining App

Honeyminer, the crypto mining app that lets users earn bitcoin with laptops, is fast gaining traction. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the startup's user base has swelled to almost 50,000 since launching...

Australian State Grants Crypto Startup $100k to Boost Tourism

Australia's Queensland state government has awarded a $100,000 grant to a crypto travel experience startup, a government official announced on Wednesday. The company, TravelbyBit, designs "tourist routes" on which travelers can...