Emily Spaven

Emily served as CoinDesk's first managing editor from 2013 to 2015.

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Bitcoin Price Hits $300 Amid Continuing Price Rally

| Emily Spaven

The price of bitcoin reached $300 today for the first time in over three months, continuing a steady climb since mid-September.

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Bitcoin Price Hits $280

| Emily Spaven

The CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) hit $280 today as bitcoin continues its month-long rally.


Think Tank: Scotland Should Create its Own Digital Currency

| Emily Spaven

Scotland should create its own digital currency, named 'ScotPound', an independent economic think tank has advised.

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Bitcoin Spam Tests ‘Could Violate UK Law’

| Emily Spaven

The bitcoin stress tests planned by CoinWallet could breach UK law, a legal professional has suggested.


Bitcoin Wallet Provider Blockchain Currently Offline

| Emily Spaven

Blockchain, the operator of the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet service, is currently offline.


UK Government Exploring Use of Blockchain Recordkeeping

| Emily Spaven

The UK government is exploring the use of blockchain technology in improving the transparency and accuracy of its record keeping.

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Bitcoin Developers Pen Open Letter on Network Scalability

| Emily Spaven

More than 30 bitcoin developers and contributors have signed a letter that discusses how the project aims to achieve consensus for scalability.

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US Silk Road Agent Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering

| Emily Spaven

A US secret service agent who stole $820,000 worth of bitcoin pled guilty yesterday to money laundering and obstruction of justice.

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Microsoft’s John Farmer: Bitcoin is Blockchain’s Least Interesting App

| Emily Spaven

Microsoft director of technology and civic innovation, John Paul Farmer, explains how his team is exploring use cases for blockchain technology.

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Microsoft Explores Blockchain Tech’s Use for Social Good

| Emily Spaven

The topic of how blockchain technology can be used to support social good was discussed at an event hosted by Microsoft last night.