Use Cases & Verticals

I Was Reddit’s First (And Only) Cryptocurrency Engineer

Ryan X. Charles describes his short-lived tenure at reddit and the trolls who made his life hell.Subscribe to CoinDesk on…

MPC Explained: The Bold New Vision for Securing Crypto Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital…

Encrypted Email Service Launches on Blockstack With Bitcoin Features

An encrypted email service that uses Blockstack IDs is hoping to make online privacy tools more accessible, especially in the…

At Blockchain Week, Maturity Is the Motto as Ethereum Organizations Push Toward 2.0 Upgrade

The ethereum movement, headed by flagship organizations like the Ethereum Foundation and the Brooklyn-based conglomerate ConsenSys, emerged from Blockchain Week…

My Bank Account Was Frozen for Bitcoin – And It Only Made Me Love Crypto More

Mike the HODL Guy describes his first experience buying Bitcoin and the resulting freeze on his bank account.Subscribe to CoinDesk…

Bitcoin and Blockchain: The Tangled History of Two Tech Buzzwords

“I’m interested in blockchain, not bitcoin.” Admit it, you’ve heard this hundreds, if not thousands, of times. (You might have…

The Blockchain Paradox

Pindar Wong is the chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd and a member of CoinDesk’s advisory board. An internet pioneer,…

Polymath, Charles Hoskinson Team Up on Security Token Blockchain

Polymath is building a security token blockchain in collaboration with IOHK’s Charles Hoskinson, one of the co-founders of ethereum. Dubbed…

Mike Cagney’s Startup Closes $1 Billion Credit Line on a Blockchain

Figure Technologies, a fintech startup founded by former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney, has closed a $1 billion “uncommitted” line of…

What’s Holding Back Bitcoin in Venezuela? This Group Is Investigating

Open Money Initiative (OMI) co-founder and Venezuelan expat Alejandro Machado wants to help his homeland while remaining realistic about bitcoin.…

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