The Virtuous Circle of Market Data

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. _______ Financial market data feeds are generally not the most compelling of businesses. Commoditized, concentrated […]

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Bolivars to Bitcoin: Activists Take Down Venezuela’s Maduro in Crypto Art Exhibit

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro will be taken down today. At least his visage, painted on 1,000 bolivars by cryptocurrency-focused artist cryptograffiti, will be. The destruction of the artist’s newest piece – an 11-foot by 10-foot portrait of the Venezuelan leader – will happen in Cucuta, Colombia, about 500 yards from the Simon Bolivar Bridge, a […]

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Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

Pascal Thellman is CMO at Bounty0x, a simple service for earning crypto, and an advisor at PolyGrowth, a crypto PR firm. — As proof-of-stake (PoS) networks gear up in an effort to compete with proof-of-work (PoW) blockchains, significant attention has been placed on their validator mechanisms and incentive structures for maintaining valid consensus. In particular, […]

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Where the Future of Crypto Payments Is Being Built

Leah Callon-Butler is the co-founder of Intimate.io, a token project aiming to bring payments, privacy and reputation to the adult industry. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  “The stars have aligned,” he said, the room hanging on his every word. “In the same way that the industrial revolution created the […]

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As Bitcoin Soars, Prices Diverge Wildly Across Exchanges

The world’s largest bitcoin exchanges by trade volume are reporting significantly varying prices as the cryptocurrency’s price soars to new all-time highs, market data shows. In some cases, the differences amount to more than $2,000 in value, particularly among some of the most voluminous exchanges. On Coinbase’s GDAX exchange, for example, the price of bitcoin […]

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