Public Blockchains

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Crypto Update | An Ode to LocalBitcoins (and a Lesson About Maintaining Bitcoin's Public Goods)
With BTC surging to its highest level since August, plus a look at the end of an era in the world of bitcoin, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup.
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Crypto News Roundup for May 17, 2022
With bitcoin retaking $30,000, plus a look at why despite its revolutionary potential, crypto is still mostly a speculator's game, CoinDesk’s "Markets Daily" is back with the...
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Don’t Let Web 3 Repeat Web 2’s Mistakes
Web 3 must be private by default, Tor Bair of the Secret Foundation writes for CoinDesk’s Privacy Week.
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Shanghai Government Invests $5M in Blockchain Startup Conflux
The Shanghai government has invested over $5 million in Conflux while putting the project on a list of 57 companies that focus on emerging technologies.
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China's BSN to 'Localize' 24 Public Blockchains by Making Them Permissioned
China’s state-sanctioned Blockchain-Based Service Network is finally bringing public chains to its homeland -- but they will look very different.
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Chinese Blockchain Startup Hires VC Exec to Lead North American Expansion
Beijing-based blockchain startup Conflux has hired the former head of crypto at VC firm Outlier Ventures to lead a North American expansion.
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FEMA Advisory Board Proposes Blockchain to Speed ‘Disaster Dividend’ Payouts
The NAC argued that blockchain could improve the speed of payouts communities rely on in the wake of natural disasters.
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Yes, You May Need a Blockchain
While scaling challenges abound, it's clear public blockchains offer something quite different to traditional databases, says Balaji S. Srinivasan.
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Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Is Building a Different Kind of 'Public' Blockchain
Tobacco giant Philip Morris is working on a "public blockchain," an executive said, though not quite in the commonly understood sense.
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Binance Reveals Timeline for BNB Cryptocurrency's Move Off Ethereum
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance released details of how its native token BNB will soon be moved from ethereum to its native public blockchain.
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