Lightning’s Watchtower: How Laolu Is Fighting Future FraudTechnology

Lightning’s Watchtower: How Laolu Is Fighting Future Fraud

A woman peers out from a watchtower.Below her hundreds of people are walking the streets of a bustling marketplace. She…

Inside Jimmy Song’s New Plan to Fund Unpaid Bitcoin CodersTechnology

Inside Jimmy Song’s New Plan to Fund Unpaid Bitcoin Coders

One of the most respected developers in bitcoin wants to give a new generation of open-source developers a revenue stream.Jimmy…

Ripple Papers Promise New Start for $40 Billion XRP CryptocurrencyTechnology

Ripple Papers Promise New Start for $40 Billion XRP Cryptocurrency

The startup that oversees development of the world's third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on…

R3 Pilots Blockchain Trade Finance Platform with Global BanksTechnology

R3 Pilots Blockchain Trade Finance Platform with Global Banks

Blockchain software startup R3, trade finance tech provider TradeIX and a group of major banks have moved their Marco Polo…

Russia Is Leading the Push for Blockchain DemocracyTechnology

Russia Is Leading the Push for Blockchain Democracy

Even as Russia stands accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, its national capital is taking a leadership…

New Bitcoin Code Will Finally Boast Full SegWit SupportTechnology

New Bitcoin Code Will Finally Boast Full SegWit Support

Segregated Witness (SegWit) is special.And it's not just because the bitcoin code change is focused on scaling the network (it…

Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Token Launches in Pre-SaleTechnology

Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Token Launches in Pre-Sale

The Venezuelan government has officially launched the pre-sale of its controversial "petro" token, according to a report.The petro was first…

Game Over: Crypto Vigilante Shuts Down Twitter’s Favorite DappTechnology

Game Over: Crypto Vigilante Shuts Down Twitter’s Favorite Dapp

A red-hot ethereum game is off the market, collapsing Tuesday in a complex tale involving crypto-economics, community backlash, and finally,…

The Real Problem With NocoinersTechnology

The Real Problem With Nocoiners

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

Dogecoin Is Helping Ethereum Solve Its Biggest IssueTechnology

Dogecoin Is Helping Ethereum Solve Its Biggest Issue

A cryptocurrency modeled after a dog meme is proving yet again it's not just a joke.Created on a whim in…