Features

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

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Book Review: Digital Gold is an Invaluable Page-Turner

| James Downer

A review of Nathaniel Popper's new book 'Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money'.

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Will the New UK Government Create a Bitcoin Hub?

| Josh Blatchford

What might the new UK government's plans for bitcoin regulation look like and is it capable of creating a bitcoin hub?

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Bitcoin in the Headlines: Nathaniel Popper Strikes Media Gold

| Pete Rizzo

This week, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg all gave bitcoin the spotlight with lengthy reports and coverage.

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How the Crypto Community is Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day

| Yessi Bello Perez

CoinDesk has rounded up today's Bitcoin Pizza Day's celebrations from across the world.

Payment Processor Unveils Bitcoin Startup at Plug and Play Expo

| Pete Rizzo

European payment processor Netopia mobilPay revealed its new bitcoin startup as part of Plug and Play's Retail & FinTech Expo yesterday.

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Seagate: Ripple Funding Shows We’re Serious About Blockchain Tech

| Pete Rizzo

Following an investment in Ripple Labs, Seagate's senior vice president Dave Morton discusses why his firm is excited about blockchain technology.

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Charlie Shrem and the Ups and Downs of BitInstant

| Nathaniel Popper

This excerpt from Nathaniel Popper's book 'Digital Gold' looks at the ups and downs of bitcoin exchange BitInstant before its ultimate demise.

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What itBit’s Banking Law Charter Really Means

| Houman Shadab

Professor Houman B Shadab examines itBit's recent banking law charter. Should other digital currency exchanges follow suit?

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High Frequency Trading on the Coinbase Exchange

| Andrew Barisser

After reading about high-frequency trading in Michael Lewis' Flash Boys, Andrew Barisser created his own bitcoin trading bot. Here are his findings.

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Bitcoin in the Headlines: The Chicken and Egg Debate

| Yessi Bello Perez

This week, the media aimed to tackle bitcoin's biggest burning questions, but the results may have prompted more confusion than answers.