Features

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

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Data Market Ocean Tries New Token Sale After CoinList Offering Misses Target

| Brady Dale

After a token sale on CoinList failed to reach its target, data marketplace Ocean is trying again on crypto exchange Bittrex International.

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Bitcoin Fees Jump to Nearly 1-Year Highs – But Why?

| Alyssa Hertig

The average fees required to send a bitcoin transaction are on the rise again, hitting their highest level in nearly a year in early April.

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Bolt Labs Raises $1.5 Million Seed Round to Boost Lightning Privacy

| Leigh Cuen

With $1.5 million in seed funding secured, Bolt Labs wants to bring privacy features to the lightning network and other blockchain solutions.

Gate.io Raises $64 Million for Launch of New Exchange Cryptocurrency

| Wolfie Zhao

Crypto exchange Gate.io has raised $64 million in seven days for its exchange cryptocurrency that is yet to be launched on a blockchain.

Craig Wright’s Fight With a Cartoon Bitcoin Astronaut Cat Explained

| Alyssa Hertig

It's Satoshi claimant Craig Wright vs the bitcoin community, with accusations of fraud and defamation flying between them.

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ING Bank Is Bringing Bitcoin ‘Bulletproofs’ to Private Blockchains

| Ian Allison

ING’s blockchain team is testing privacy tech called "bulletproofs," the latest in a series of such experiments at the global bank.

The Bigger Picture Behind Bitcoin’s Latest Price Rebound

| Michael J Casey

Bitcoin's latest rebound above $5,000 isn't about new investors, it's a reaffirmation of its real strength as a resistant global network.

World’s Second-Largest Grocer Joins IBM Food Trust Blockchain

| Ian Allison

Albertsons Companies, the world's second-largest supermarket chain by sales, has joined IBM's food tracking blockchain.

China’s New Policy Isn’t An Automatic Bitcoin Mining Ban – Here’s Why

| Wolfie Zhao

Despite breathless headlines, a recent proposal by China’s economic planners would not automatically ban bitcoin mining.

$60 Million and Rising: China’s Crypto Funds Try Lending to Beat Bear Market

| Wolfie Zhao

Investors such as Bixin Capital, FBG Capital and Dong Zhao’s DGroup have been lending tens of millions of dollars in crypto since the fall.