Features

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

A Suspect Crypto Site Stole My Identity – and I’m Furious

| Daniel Palmer

A site called "US Veteran Token" looks to be using goodwill toward military vets to scam investors. And one of our bios was stolen to promote it.

Anchorage Chose South Dakota for Its Crypto Custody – Here’s Why

| Martine Paris

After a $40 million Series B, buzzy crypto startup Anchorage is setting up a new subsidiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Could Donald Trump Ban Bitcoin?

| Noelle Acheson

He can try, argues Noelle Acheson – but the risk he might succeed is outweighed by the benefits of the heightened conversation.

What It’s Like to Review Bitcoin’s Code

| Alyssa Hertig

CoinDesk dives deep into the complex process of reviewing code for the Bitcoin Core software.

For $15K, He’ll Fake Your Exchange Volume – You’ll Get on CoinMarketCap

| Anna Baydakova

A 20-year-old college student explains how he made a business of faking trade volumes at crypto exchanges.

Polkadot Tokens Valued at $75 Pre-Launch in Crypto ‘Futures’ Offering

| Leigh Cuen

They don't exist yet, but you can soon buy Polkadot tokens from CoinFLEX via a new mechanism: the initial futures offering (IFO).

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Bitcoin Could Help Stop News Censorship – From Space

| Alyssa Hertig

An advocacy group is testing out the idea that the combination of bitcoin and orbital communication can help fight news censorship.

Wala Was Africa’s Perfect Crypto Success Story – Until It Collapsed

| Leigh Cuen

Wala went from serving customers in Uganda to shuttering its payments app. Here's what sources say happened.

Coinbase Is in Talks to Launch Its Own Insurance Company

| Ian Allison

Coinbase is exploring plans to set up its own regulated insurance company with the help of broker Aon, sources told CoinDesk.

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Safety Without Silos: Why Businesses Will Learn to Love Public Ethereum

| John Wolpert

Enterprises are finally realizing that mainnet ethereum is a way to end decades of brittle, balkanized and bespoke system integration, writes John…