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Kolin Burges confronts Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles (CoinDesk)

CoinDesk Turns 10: The Legacy of Mt. Gox – Why Bitcoin’s Greatest Hack Still Matters

The fall of the Japanese exchange in 2014 caused 750,000 bitcoin to go missing, putting crypto’s future in doubt. The event reverberates to this day, says Jeff Wilser.

Kolin Burges confronts Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles (CoinDesk)
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CoinDesk Turns 10 – 2020: The Rise of the Meme Economy

As the world locked down for COVID, meme-assets like Dogecoin and Disaster Girl grabbed the attention of a younger generation of retail investors. Three years later, memes are...

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CoinDesk Turns 10: 2022 - How Crypto Gods Turn Into Monsters

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried had been crypto’s favorite kid until CoinDesk revealed he was actually an enfant terrible. This story is from our “CoinDesk Turns 10” series featuring...

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CoinDesk at 10: The Ghost of Libra Lives On

Facebook’s ambitious 2019 stablecoin project never went live. But it sure left a lasting impression. This feature is part of our CoinDesk Turns 10 series looking at the bigges...

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Dan Larimer who led the EOS’s $4 billion token sale in 2017, one of the largest of the ICO era.

CoinDesk Turns 10: The ICO Era – What Went Right?

The ICO boom is remembered as an orgy of fraud and scammy behavior. But ICOs funded many crypto success stories - and might still have benefits, says David Z. Morris. This sto...

Dan Larimer who led the EOS’s $4 billion token sale in 2017, one of the largest of the ICO era.
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CoinDesk Turns 10: 2015 – Vitalik Buterin and the Birth of Ethereum

The most used blockchain is supposed to be immutable. So why has it changed so much from its founding? This feature is part of our CoinDesk Turns 10 series.

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CoinDesk Turns 10: 2021 – The Year Bitcoin Became Salvadoran

El Salvador’s 2021 Bitcoin Law was a monumental moment, but there’s still much work to be done. This feature is part of our CoinDesk Turns 10 series looking at the biggest sto...

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The Blocksize Wars Revisited: How Bitcoin’s Civil War Still Resonates Today

Today’s debates over non-monetary uses of Bitcoin like ordinals and BRC-20 tokens echo the battle between Big and Small Blockers between 2015 and 2017. This article, by Daniel...

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Slock.it founders, with Christoph Jentzch on the left.

CoinDesk Turns 10: 2016 - How The DAO Hack Changed Ethereum and Crypto

The $60 million hack in 2016 led to a controversial revision of the blockchain, and was a factor leading to the ICO boom starting the following year, argues David Z Morris. T...

Slock.it founders, with Christoph Jentzch on the left.
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CoinDesk Turns 10: What We Learned From Reporting a Decade of Crypto History

Our month-long series looking back at 10 years of CoinDesk features a lot of failures. But, in most cases, what seemed like disasters at the time have actually allowed the ind...

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