How Lightning Makes Bitcoin Great Again (for Payments)

Lightning Labs' Alex Bosworth talks about how the lightning network provides bitcoin's best hope for becoming the payments network of the future.

I Got the Mark of the Beast – And It Will Hold My Bitcoin

There's a lot of overlap between bitcoiners and body hackers. CoinDesk editor Bailey Reutzel traveled to Austin, Texas to explore that crossroads and become a bitcoin holding (literally) cyborg.

The Virtuous Circle of Market Data

The growth of data analytics is about more than extracting insights from bits and bytes – it’s about the role of markets, argues Noelle Acheson.

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

As the situation in Venezuela continues to escalate, artist cryptograffiti, crypto exchange AirTM and merchant services provider Cripto Conserje have teamed up for an all-day fundraiser to tear down – in whatever way they can – Maduro's regime.

Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

Bounty0x CMO Pascal Thellman discusses some of the potential security and incentives issues with validators on proof-of-stake networks.

Token Issuers Must Stop Paying for Market Making

It's time for the crypto world to adopt the best practices of the traditional public securities exchanges, including rules on ethics and fair dealing.

Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps

We are way too early for “mainstream adoption” to be a sensible success metric for dapps, says Coleman Maher.

BitTorrent’s Master Plan to Bring a Tron-Powered Crypto Token to the Masses

BitTorrent has the user base, Tron has the crypto. The new BitTorrent Token (BTT) white paper explores ways to marry the two.

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

CoinDesk profiles Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of the Goldman Sachs-backed crypto startup Circle that had a banner year in 2018.

The FUD Stompers: Like It or Not, XRP Army Is Winning Crypto’s Hashtag War

The XRP Army is hands-down crypto's most vocal community. Who are they?