Trading Legend Don Wilson: Asian Demand High for Bitcoin Futures

Don Wilson, founder of high-speed trading firm DRW, said bitcoin derivatives trading in Asia hours is almost equal to the volume he’s seen in the U.S., something he says is an anomaly when compared to other financial instruments. In a fireside chat at the CoinDesk Consensus Singapore 2018 conference with Quartz’s John Detrixhe, Wilson discussed […]

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Palestinians Are Using Bitcoin to Transact Across Borders Amid Conflict

For a small but growing community of users in the occupied Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, bitcoin has become a lifeline. Ahmed Ismail, a financial analyst in Gaza, estimated there are at least 20 unofficial “exchange” offices there dealing cryptocurrency to local users. Ismail himself helps 30 clients use bitcoin […]

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Gas Ain’t Gold: Why Ether’s Price Could Tank Even If Ethereum Succeeds

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. The virtuous circle that saw buyers of ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens drive ether’s price above $1,400 […]

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Cardano, EOS, Stellar Lumens, Monero, Litecoin Price Analysis: Exchanges Ramp Up Altcoin Listings, Hints of Market Confidence

Though EOS, Cardano, Monero, Stellar Lumens and Litecoin price analysis portray positivity, we are yet to see strong gains safe those of early last week. Litecoin news of Gemini listing coupled with Abra’s addition of Cardano (ADA) are bright spots but first Cardano prices must rise above 7 cents nullifying current sells. EOS Price Analysis […]

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Open Heart Surgery: Inside Ethereum’s Crucial Replacement of the EVM

At the heart of ethereum lies a virtual computer. Stored across tens of thousands of nodes that make up the platform, the ethereum virtual machine, or EVM, is responsible for executing the countless tokens, dapps, DAOs and digital kittens of which the blockchain is comprised of. It’s an engine on top of which the entirety of […]

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Coinbase’s New NYC Office to Hire 100 in Wall Street Crypto Push

The crypto industry unicorn Coinbase has aggressive growth plans for its newly opened New York office, which caters to institutional clients. The digital asset exchange plans to expand the operation to 150 employees next year, from 20 currently. According to the company, the slump in cryptocurrency prices this year has not quelled institutional demand for […]

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