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Venezuela’s Maduro Says He Will Airdrop Half a Petro Each to Nation’s Civilians

To be eligible, citizens will first have to sign up to PetroApp, the official government crypto wallet that launched back in May. The only platform that supports the oil-backed cryptocurrency,...

Bitcoin Has Got Society to Think About the Nature of Money

A second topic, derivative of the first, is looking at how regulation will evolve in the U.S. to the extent that a token falls outside of the securities laws. Platforms that...

Bitmain Rival MicroBT’s Founder Arrested in China for Alleged Embezzlement

Caixin said in the report, citing people familiar with the case, that the person arrested is indeed the founder and CEO of MicroBT, which manufactures the WhatsMiner bitcoin mining equipment...

Dissidents and Activists Have a lot to Gain From Bitcoin, if Only They Knew...

Beyond privacy, the ability for individuals to buy bitcoin with fiat and convert bitcoin into fiat is a big challenge. In the past few years we have seen an incredible...

Stone Bitcoins and Echoes From the Past

The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. This time we're reflecting on the past and taking a deeper look at one of the most interesting blockchain allegories...

Even if a Thousand Projects Don’t Make It, Blockchain Is Still a Change Catalyst

This post is part of CoinDesk's 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Gary Gensler is a...

Meet Crypto’s New Best Friend: Fiat

At VideoCoin, our utility token VID plays an incredibly useful function in securing and powering the network, ensuring the most qualified network operators are serving customer needs. The VID token...

Accenture Picked to Build Sweden’s E-Krona Digital Currency Pilot

Notably, those reports revealed Riksbank’s reticence to base any such digital currency on a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT), which Riksbank labeled an “inefficient technology.” But its 2018 report...

Why the ECB Is Getting in on the Stablecoin Game

Discussing the ECB's recent comments on stable coins, the resurfacing of some prominent 2017 token projects, and a debate: is crypto for criminals? Source link thanks you RSS link ( https://www.coindesk.com/breakdown-why-the-ecb-is-getting-in-on-the-stablecoin-game)

Tezos (XTZ) Hits New High for 2019, Market Cap Tops $1.4 Billion

Tezos (XTZ) is having a strong end to 2019, with the token seeing its price surge over 85% since early November. This boosts expectations for appreciation going forward as adoption...