Stablecoins Are the Bridge From Central Banks to Consumer Payments
Stablecoins can mediate between central bank digital currencies and the consumer payments universe, says Sila's Alex Lipton.
Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slides, Stocks Tread Water on Trump China Comments
Stocks across Asia and Europe took a dip Friday and so did bitcoin in anticipation of Trump’s comments on “deeply troubling situations” in Hong Kong.
Amazon Patents Blockchain-Based Product Authenticator
Amazon has patented a distributed ledger-based system for proving the authenticity of consumer goods.
The Battle for the Future of Money, Feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss Brothers, The Chainsmokers and More
As the current economic crisis comes into clearer focus, how leading voices from pop culture to crypto including Carlota Perez, The Chainsmokers, Ray Yousseff and many others are reimaging money.
To Get Serious About Decentralization, We Need to Measure It
Blockchains aim to democratize influence and control, broadening access to capital and data. But we lack metrics to whether projects achieve decentralization.
Behind ‘Prime Broker’ Buzzword Lies a Complex Strategy Game for Crypto Firms
Coinbase, BitGo and Genesis all announced plans to become prime brokers this month. Here's what the trend reveals about the state of the industry.
Money Reimagined: What CoinDesk’s Style Debate Says About Crypto as Public Tech
Blockchains are flexible new forms of public infrastructure, says Michael Casey. Plus: with China rushing in, Africa is a prime battleground for the future of money.
Blockchain Bites: Magic’s Raise, Compound’s Distribution and Trump’s Twitter War
In the war between Trump and Twitter, decentralized systems may win.
Russia Is About to Drop the Crypto ‘Iron Curtain,’ Industry Warns
Russia's crypto community is pushing back against a set of bills that could impose onerous restrictions on startups and individuals in the country.
Bitcoin News Roundup for May 29, 2020
With bitcoin and many traditional markets down on the day, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back!