Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Sees 20% 2018 Growth, Driven by AfricaBusiness & Society

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Sees 20% 2018 Growth, Driven by Africa

Regardless of bitcoin’s price volatility, 2018 saw an explosion of activity among African users.Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the peer-to-peer bitcoin…

Crypto’s King Midas: Backstage With CZ, the CEO Who Can’t Be StoppedBusiness & Society

Crypto’s King Midas: Backstage With CZ, the CEO Who Can’t Be Stopped

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Cameras, flashlights, tweets – when Changpeng Zhao takes the stage these days, a kind of mania seems to ensue.Of course,…

Bitcoin’s Warrior Queen: Lightning’s Elizabeth Stark Is Building an ArmyBusiness & Society

Bitcoin’s Warrior Queen: Lightning’s Elizabeth Stark Is Building an Army

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––A former academic, Elizabeth Stark likes to play devil’s advocate. Take, for instance, her appearance at the Crypto Springs conference…

Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding HighBusiness & Society

Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––As I walked from my car to Circle’s offices in Boston on a Friday afternoon in early November, the sun…

Bitmain IPO Put in Doubt by Hong Kong Financial RegulatorsBusiness & Society

Bitmain IPO Put in Doubt by Hong Kong Financial Regulators

Hong Kong financial regulators are reluctant to back any crypto-related business at this moment in time while proper rules are…

1000-Point Swings ‘New Reality’ for Dow Jones Index: Allianz Economist El-ErianBusiness & Society

1000-Point Swings ‘New Reality’ for Dow Jones Index: Allianz Economist El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian — the chief economic adviser at Allianz SE — says concerns over a US recession are overblown, but we…

Singapore Crypto Exchange Switcheo Announce SDUSD Stablecoin SupportBusiness & Society

Singapore Crypto Exchange Switcheo Announce SDUSD Stablecoin Support

The Singapore crypto exchange Switcheo has announced over the holiday period that it now supports the Alchemist launched SDUSD stablecoin.…

Consumer Confidence Drops, Can Retailers Like Walmart End 2018 Well?Business & Society

Consumer Confidence Drops, Can Retailers Like Walmart End 2018 Well?

The confidence of consumers in the mid-term performance of the U.S. economy has declined, placing more pressure on retailers like…

It’s ‘Ripple’: Kraken Wades into XRP Cryptocurency Naming DebateBusiness & Society

It’s ‘Ripple’: Kraken Wades into XRP Cryptocurency Naming Debate

As Kraken adds XRP margin trading, it appears to have been drawn into a Ripple versus XRP naming debate that…

63% Of Chinese Respondents Think Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Are UnnecessaryBusiness & Society

63% Of Chinese Respondents Think Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Are Unnecessary

A recent survey conducted by Chinese blockchain news site PANews made some interesting conclusions. Namely, overall 63% of 4,200 people…