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Bitcoin’s Price Climbs But Falls Short in Bid to Top $2,000

Bitcoin prices came within striking distance of $2,000 today, falling short by about $50, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). The price of bitcoin...

Russia’s Largest Exchange is Using Blockchain to Lure Global Investors

As Russia slowly emerges from a lengthy recession in the wake of collapsing energy prices, the Moscow Stock Exchange may have discovered a secret...

Meet the 5 Finalists for CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017 Startup Contest

After sorting through hundreds of applications, we're down to the final five. CoinDesk's second annual "Proof-of-Work" startup competition is gearing up to take place in...

Bitcoin’s Price Edges Back Above $1,800 After Near $100 Gain

The price of bitcoin is up nearly $100 on the day, rising more than 5% to reach a high of $1,814 on the CoinDesk...

People’s Bank of China: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist?

Yao Qian works in the technology department of People's Bank of China, the country's central bank and financial market regulator. In this feature article, Qian discusses the...

Service Freeze Continues at Digital Currency Exchange Celery

Services remain halted on digital currency exchange Celery, a week after the freeze was first announced. On 4th May, the New York-based exchange posted an...

More German Prosecutors Join OneCoin Investigations

Germany's fight against OneCoin, a digital currency investment scheme widely believed to be fraudulent, is heating up. German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has published new details about...

Litecoin Successfully Activates SegWit Upgrade

A long-debated change originally intended to improve bitcoin has now locked in on the lesser-known cryptocurrency network litecoin. Segregated Witness (SegWit) has been the subject...

France’s Government is Beginning a Blockchain Research Effort

The French government has convened a new working group focused on blockchain. The effort is being spearheaded by France Stratégie, a commission that reports to...

EU Parliament Report Explores Blockchain’s Social Impact

Is the spread of blockchain representative of a shift in Europe's social values? That's the question posed in a new paper from the research arm...
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