Features

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

Get Ready for Crypto Sanctions Enforcement

| Beau Barnes and Jake Chervinsky

Recent OFAC actions are just the first step in crypto sanctions enforcement, write attorneys Beau Barnes and Jake Chervinsky.

Banking Giant State Street Is Waiting on Client Demand for Crypto Custody

| Ian Allison

State Street bank says there's no sense of urgency yet from clients for it to move into safeguarding crypto assets.

How Silvergate Became the Leading Bank for Crypto Startups

| Leigh Cuen

Silvergate Bank CEO Alan Lane shared his approach to serving the cryptocurrency industry with bankers at the Block FS conference.

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Bitcoin Price Ends November With Worst Monthly Decline in 7 Years

| Sam Ouimet

The price of bitcoin is on its way to recording its worst monthly performance since August of 2011.

Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions

| Leigh Cuen

New sanctions from the US government are driving Iranian bitcoin users to pursue more secure and private wallet solutions.

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ConsenSys Backs $2.1 Million Funding Round for Ethereum Privacy Startup

| Anna Baydakova

ConsenSys Labs has led a $2.1 million seed round for AZTEC, a startup working to make ethereum transactions private.

Coinbase, DCG Join $4.5 Million Seed Round for Crypto Evaluation Startup

| Leigh Cuen

Coinbase Ventures, DCG and others have provided $4.5 million in funding for an analytics startup that wants investors to think beyond market cap.

SpankChain Has Paid Camgirls $70,000 Worth of Crypto in 6 Months

| Leigh Cuen

Since raising $6 million in a 2017 ICO, porn startup SpankChain has differentiated itself by actually delivering a crypto-powered platform with users.

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

| David Floyd

Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, is building a privacy-focused cryptographic payments system, but says it's not a…

The SEC’s Recent Rulings Are More About Exchanges Than ICOs

| Noelle Acheson

The SEC's focus on crypto exchanges may disrupt some business models, add compliance and paperwork costs, and perhaps trigger a sector concentration.