Features

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

Don’t Expect Bitcoin’s Supply to Change, Says Core Maintainer Wlad van der Laan

| Alyssa Hertig

In a new interview, bitcoin's lead maintainer, Wlad van der Laan, argues any change to the cryptocurrency's supply would erode its utility and value.

Mining Giant Bitmain Posts $500 Million Loss in IPO Financial Filing

| Wolfie Zhao

Cryptocurrency mining and manufacturing giant Bitmain lost about $500 million in the third quarter of 2018, CoinDesk has learned.

Will Crypto Torch Jamie Dimon?

| Michael J Casey

The $156 in bitcoin being passed via the "Lighting Torch" is a bigger deal than trillions in JPM Coins would be, writes Michael J. Casey.

Mayer Multiples: The Metric That Helps Call Bitcoin Bubbles and Bottoms

| Sam Ouimet

Identifying speculative bubbles or bearish exhaustion may be possible through the use of a fairly new metric known as the Mayer Multiple.

Bitcoin Is… Bitcoin Just Is What?

| Pete Rizzo

What is bitcoin? 40 experts show that 10 years later, it's still a question with a variety of answers.

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Metrics May Point to Ether Being Undervalued

| Chris Brookins

There is a dichotomy between theory and practice of what fundamental demand indicators should be driving the price of ether.

What QuadrigaCX Says About Institutional Crypto Investment

| Noelle Acheson

Noelle Acheson looks at the lessons learned for the crypto market following the collapse of the QuadrigaCX exchange.

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How SABRE Tech Can Stop Hackers From Splitting Bitcoin Into Two

| Alyssa Hertig

Hackers could attack bitcoin with a flood of data, but researchers say they have a solution in the form of a relay network called SABRE.

Blockchain Startups Are Modernizing Iran’s Financial Infrastructure

| Leigh Cuen

Sources in Iran say the country's financial sector is taking clear steps toward a state-backed token economy.

The Fallacy That Blockchain Is Stuck in One Place

| Michael J Casey

Blockchain skeptics wrongly assume that the technology is in stasis, writes Michael J. Casey.