Features

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

Builders on Wall Street: Bitcoin Devs Host Lightning Hack Day

| Alyssa Hertig

At the Lightning Hackday, it was hard to keep up with all the futuristic ideas for bitcoin's layer-two, but some devs are focusing on the basics.

Bitcoin Brought Us a New World We Could Have Only Imagined

| Mike Belshe

It's been 10 years since bitcoin's white paper appeared and opened up a whole new world of possibilities, says BitGo's Mike Belshe.

Binance Signs Up 40,000 Crypto Traders in Its First Week in Uganda

| Leigh Cuen

Unlike its parent company, Binance Uganda handles fiat currency (in partnership with a local mobile payment provider) and requires full customer ID.

Coinbase’s Emilie Choi: $300 Million Raise Was ‘For a Rainy Day’

| Leigh Cuen

Coinbase's $300 million Series E was about a "war chest" for expansion, not necessity, says Emilie Choi, its VP of corporate and business development.

Planting Bitcoin Part Four: Gardening

| Dan Held

Once Satoshi's design for Bitcoin's genetic code was planted, it became time to nurture its development as a wholly new form of money.

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Promise: A Startup Based on an Anonymous Paper Plans to Replace ACH

| David Floyd

With $47 trillion flowing through it every year, ACH is a juicy target for blockchain disruption. Can a new startup called Promise pull it off?

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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword? Bitcoin’s White Paper Proves It

| Erik Voorhees

The pen is mightier than the sword, or so Satoshi Nakamoto proved with bitcoin.

Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger to Expand Support for Stablecoins, Including Tether

| Leigh Cuen

Benjamin Soong, Ledger's newly hired head of Asia-Pacific operations, says tether remains popular in the region despite the token's recent troubles.

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This New Ethereum Software Client Is Built With Enterprises in Mind

| Ian Allison

Unlike other enterprise versions of ethereum, ConsenSys' new Pantheon has a less-restrictive software license and uses Java as a programming language.

Parity to Help Zcash (the Currency) Gain Independence From Zcash (the Startup)

| Leigh Cuen

The Zcash Foundation is partnering with an ethereum startup on a project that could boost interoperability across the crypto ecosystem.