Chinese Universities Are Pursuing Blockchain PatentsTechnology

Chinese Universities Are Pursuing Blockchain Patents

Several top-tier public universities in China are stepping up efforts to patent blockchain applications developed on campus.New data published on…

Fork Refund? Developer Appeals Ethereum for MillionsTechnology

Fork Refund? Developer Appeals Ethereum for Millions

On November 24, 2015, James Levy received 40,000 ether from the Ethereum Foundation.Worth roughly $35,000 at the time (and nearly…

Making Peace with a Crypto Axis of EvilTechnology

Making Peace with a Crypto Axis of Evil

Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively…

Bitcoin Core Releases Software *Upgrade* With Full SegWit SupportTechnology

Bitcoin Core Releases Software *Upgrade* With Full SegWit Support

The Bitcoin Core development team has released a much-anticipated software upgrade designed to help scale the bitcoin network.Version 0.16.0 of Bitcoin…

Strip Clubs, Lambos and Hackers: A Tale of Two BitcoinsTechnology

Strip Clubs, Lambos and Hackers: A Tale of Two Bitcoins

When one imagines a networking event for a professional conference, the most well-known and over-the-top strip club in Miami probably…

Will Lightning Help or Hurt Bitcoin Privacy?Technology

Will Lightning Help or Hurt Bitcoin Privacy?

Faster, cheaper bitcoin transactions? Check. But at what cost?For bitcoin users, many of whom were drawn to cryptocurrency for its…

Ethereum Governance ‘Not That Bad’ Says Buterin Amid Fund DebateTechnology

Ethereum Governance ‘Not That Bad’ Says Buterin Amid Fund Debate

Ethereum's governance model isn't flawed, it's just badly communicated, the cryptocurrency's creator Vitalik Buterin said in a developer meeting Friday.Coming…

Bitcoin Fees Drop: Why It Happened And What It MeansTechnology

Bitcoin Fees Drop: Why It Happened And What It Means

$26 down to $3.The average cost of sending a bitcoin transaction is cheaper than it's been in a year and…

High Stakes: Ethereum’s Fight Over Lost Funds ExplainedTechnology

High Stakes: Ethereum’s Fight Over Lost Funds Explained

The "world computer" is ensnared again in a heated debate.Sparked by a controversial code proposal called EIP 867, ethereum's development forums…

Bank of China Moves to Patent Blockchain Scaling SolutionTechnology

Bank of China Moves to Patent Blockchain Scaling Solution

Bank of China, one of the four largest state-owned commercial banks in the country, has filed a patent application for a…