Features

The latest bitcoin features from the CoinDesk team, including opinion, data analysis, interviews and listicles.

These iAngels Are Bringing New Heavyweights Into Bitcoin Investing

| Leigh Cuen

The three women behind Israeli investment platform iAngels are promoting crypto adoption by connecting with traditional investors.

What Bitcoin’s Valuation Says About Its Volatility

| Noelle Acheson

Noelle Acheson argues that bitcoin’s volatility is intrinsic and is unlikely to diminish with increased liquidity – and that’s not a bad thing.

New Data Gives Unprecedented Insight Into How Iranians Use Bitcoin

| Leigh Cuen

Iranian bitcoin users are earning a significant portion of their income in crypto, and hodling for the long haul.

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Crypto and the Latency Arms Race: Towards Speed Bumps and OTC Trading

| Max Boonen

Max Boonen of crypto OTC firm B2C2 dives into the role, benefits and potential risks of high-frequency trading in crypto markets.

How Celsius Turned Its Crypto ICO Into a Billion-Dollar Lending Business

| Leigh Cuen

Lending startup Celsius went from a $50 million token sale to $1 billion in crypto deposits.

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The State of Security Token Regulations in Asia

| Antony Lewis and Xiang Ying Cheng

Some Asian countries have gone a long way toward shoring up their rules and regulations around cryptocurrencies and security tokens.

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As Crypto Markets Go Cold, Who Will Pay for Open-Source Code?

| Daniel Cawrey

Formerly a CoinDesk Contributing Editor, Daniel Cawrey is author of the upcoming “Mastering Blockchain” book to be published by O’Reilly Media.…

Why the Marshall Islands Is Issuing Its Own Cryptocurrency

| David Paul

The Marshall Islands is moving ahead with a plan to issue a sovereign currency built on blockchain, writes Minister David Paul.

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A Crypto Fix for a Broken International Monetary System

| Michael J Casey

Mark Carney's recent statements about a new digital global currency has opened the door to fresh ideas built on blockchain, Michael J Casey writes.

Bitcoin Mining Farms Are Flourishing on the Ruins of Soviet Industry in Siberia

| Anna Baydakova

Favorable energy prices and a naturally cold climate are turning Siberia into an international hub for bitcoin miners.