Garrett Keirns

Garrett Keirns is an editorial intern at CoinDesk. In 2011, he co-founded the Cincinnati Bitcoin MeetUp. Before CoinDesk, he contributed to bitcoin related publications CoinReport.net and News.Bitcoin.com. Garrett holds value in bitcoin and has used other digital currencies. He also provides blockchain consultation services to at least one individual invested in the space. (See: Editorial Policy). Follow Garrett here: @garrettkeirns. Email garrett@coindesk.com.

Q1’s Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains

| Garrett Keirns

The first quarter of 2017 saw dramatic price gains for the top cryptocurrencies, as the total market added nearly $7bn in value.

Alibaba Affiliate to Expand Blockchain Charity Project

| Garrett Keirns

Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is moving to expand the scope of its blockchain-powered charity project.

Washington Lawmakers Finalize New Bitcoin Business Rules

| Garrett Keirns

Legislators in Washington state have put the finishing touches on new rules for businesses that offer digital currency services.

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Bitmain Debuts New Litecoin Mining Hardware, Citing Customer Demand

| Garrett Keirns

Mining firm Bitmain has announced a new litecoin mining rig it says will ship in Q2 2017.

UK Royal Mint Begins Testing Blockchain Gold Trading Platform

| Garrett Keirns

Testing has begun on a blockchain-based gold trading platform backed by the UK's Royal Mint.

State Regulators Blast New Hampshire’s Bitcoin MSB Exemption

| Garrett Keirns

New Hampshire is weighing a bill to exempt bitcoin traders from money transmission laws – and state officials are speaking out against the measure.

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UK Research Council to Award £3.6 Million in Blockchain Grants

| Garrett Keirns

A government organization in the UK is making millions in new grant money available to blockchain projects that meet its mission and mandate.

Intesa Sanpaolo Trials Data Recordkeeping on the Blockchain

| Garrett Keirns

Italian banking conglomerate Banca Intesa Sanpaolo has tested a tool built on the bitcoin blockchain as part of a bid to validate trading data.

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Euroclear Plans 2017 Launch for Blockchain Gold Market

| Garrett Keirns

Euroclear is planning to launch its blockchain-based gold trading platform later this year.

Monax Adds Blockchain Code to Hyperledger GitHub Repository

| Garrett Keirns

The Monax 'Burrow' codebase has officially been accepted by Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee for incubation.