Where Are All the Quick Wins for Blockchain?

Tom Klein is the founder of BusinessBlock, a consulting firm focused on creating real blockchain value for organizations and driving operational excellence with early-stage technologies. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Do you really want to wait

The Year Cryptocurrencies Seized the Mainstream Spotlight

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Two Thousand Seventeen will go down in the history books as a year cryptocurrency made tangible inroads in mainstream finance and commerce, driven by the 1400% rise

Naval Ravikant – CoinDesk

This is an entry in CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series. Ask Naval Ravikant his proudest accomplishments of 2017, and he mentions a 37-part tweetstorm about blockchains, networks and markets – almost in the same breath as his business

$1 Million Bitcoin Ransom Reportedly Paid for Kidnapped EXMO Executive

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. On December 26, 40-year-old IT specialist and bitcoin exchange executive Pavel Lerner was kidnapped in Kiev, Ukraine. He was reportedly forced into a Mercedes-Benz Vito by unknown assailants

Joe Lubin – CoinDesk

There’s something about the way Joe Lubin relaxes that sums him up as a manager. Shoes off, revealing a pair of plain black socks, he rests his feet high on top of his desk in the corner of the same

Bitcoin Will Give Japan’s Economy a Substantial Boost

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies had a year of exceptional growth in 2017.  The cryptocurrency market cap managed to surpass the valuation of $638 billion and many experts believe that it will further increase. The Cryptocurrency Job Market 2017 was one of

Yao Qian – CoinDesk

This is an entry in CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series. “Oh dear God. China is banning bitcoin. Sell! Sell it all, damnit!” In an industry so often in the midst of erasing its own even recent past, it’s

CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Blockchain 2017: Pieter Wuille

This is an entry in CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series. Pieter Wuille is quick to bite his tongue. In one of the developer’s first-ever long-form interviews, it’s clear he has plenty of thoughts to share. He gets fired

CME Launches Bitcoin Futures Trading Simulator

Markets and Prices Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has launched a market simulation tool that allows newcomers to practice trading bitcoin futures without risking any capital. The free tool has been added to the company’s ‘CME Institute Suite’.