Five Years In, DeFi Now Defines Ethereum

DeFi Dad is a DeFi super user sharing his money experiments and tutorials on Twitter and YouTube. He is an organizing member of the Ethereal Summit and Sessions, host of...

Does Decentralization Create Value or Destroy It?

To Bitcoin (BTC) proponents, the world’s need for a decentralized form of money is more apparent than ever, as challenges mount to government monopolies on money-printing and military force, from the...

Hodler’s Digest, July 27–Aug. 2

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions...

Why Trump Banning TikTok May Be a Blessing for Bitcoin Price, Adoption

Yesterday saw many major altcoins rally to their yearly highs, with Ether (ETH) surging past $400, which I expected was a likely scenario in my last article two weeks ago.  In...

Five Years Since Launch, Is Ethereum Creating a New Boom?

The Ethereum network has just turned five years old. Although the project was first announced at the North American Bitcoin Conference in January 2014, its genesis block was only mined...

Why This Sex Industry Executive Loves Bitcoin

Chaturbate executive Shirely Lara is a sex industry veteran who sees bitcoin as a crucial part of her business. The bitcoin-friendly porn executive talks with CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen about...

$1 Billion Liquidated as Bitcoin Price Crashes by $1.4K in Minutes

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum’s Ether (ETH) plunged by 13% and 21%, respectively, within minutes on Aug. 2. The move liquidated more than $1 billion worth of futures...

New 2020 Bitcoin Price High at $12,000 Proves Bulls Remain in Control

After securing a strong daily close, Bitcoin (BTC) price continued to press higher by cruising to $12,000 within the last hour.Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360Breaking through the $11,500-$11,800...

3 Reasons Why Ethereum Price Rallied 75% to Hit a 2-Year High at $395

In the last two weeks, Ether (ETH) price increased by 75% as the price rallied from $222 to $390. Many investors believe Ether’s momentum is buoying the entire market, and...

‘The Full Reality of ETH 2.0 Is Still Years Away’

Kosala Hemachandra, the founder of MyEtherWallet (MEW), has told Cointelegraph the fully-fledged version of ETH 2.0 is still years away.The first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade was originally set...

Ethereum Classic Undergoes Likely 51% Attack With 3693-Block Chain Reorganization

Ethereum Classic (ETC) suffered a 3,693-block chain reorganization early Saturday morning, an attack first noticed by cryptocurrency miner Bitfly. Update (August 1, 15:17 UTC): This article has been updated with...

Ether Rockets 50% in 5-Year Anniversary Month: What’s Behind the Rally?

The price of Ethereum’s Ether token has seen strong momentum in July. Since the start of the month, ETH has climbed by 50% from $225.5 to $340 on Coinbase. It...

From a Teenage Dream to a $38B Blockchain

It would seem that five years is a relatively short time for an information technology company, but Ethereum has made colossal progress during this time, growing from its own initial...

Future Lotteries Could Benefit From ETH 2.0’s Randomness

Discussing Ethereum’s (ETH) hackathon in partnership with the Colorado State Lottery, Vitalik Buterin opined that in the future, such lotteries could benefit from Ethereum 2.0’s Verifiable Delay Function.No immediate use...

Here’s Where the Earliest ETH Ever Mined Ended Up 5 Years Later

Ethereum, a household name in the crypto industry, fired up its network on July 30, 2015, but what happened to the first ETH coin ever mined all those years ago?...

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pushes to $11,450, DeFi Value Locked Now at $4B

Bitcoin and ether continue to make gains Friday and stakeholders are increasingly investing their crypto into DeFi. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,333 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 2%...

Money Reimagined: Let’s Be Privacy Scolds

Michael Casey is on vacation this week. The following essay was written by Marc Hochstein, CoinDesk’s Executive Editor. Once I pried into a stranger’s affairs for no good reason at all. This happened...

Chainlink Partners With State of Colorado to Help Create A New Lottery Game

Chainlink (LINK) and the State of Colorado have partnered on a hackathon with the goal of creating a new lottery game. There are $17,500 in prizes available for three winners,...

Ethereum 2.0: Closer Than Ever, Still Plenty of Work to Do

“Though now evolved in many ways,” Gavin Wood wrote in Ethereum’s 2015 yellow paper, “the key functionality of a blockchain with a Turing-complete language and an effectively unlimited inter-transaction storage...

Bitcoin Price Climbs to $11,200, But Three Factors Hint at a Pullback

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has increased from $10,995 to over $10,200 in the past 12 hours. But while the momentum of BTC also pushed up the price of other...