CoinDesk’s annual “Most Influential” list recognizes the extraordinary people who defined the year in crypto. And to do their stories justice, we illustrate them with a range of striking original portraits. Each December we pick the subjects of these profiles through a reader survey and editorial deliberations, hoping to represent the full breadth of the […]
Cosmos’ Atom, Solana’s native currency and Internet Computer (formerly Dfinity) all entered the CoinDesk 20 in this quarter’s reconstitution, in a shift where Web 3 software platforms, tools and infrastructure replaced decentralized finance (DeFi) and DeFi-related applications among the most-traded currencies in crypto. The three new currencies replaced Aave, The Graph and Uniswap, reversing a […]
As Executive Editor, Marc is leading the development of CoinDesk’s soon-to-be named online magazine of ideas, which will focus on long-form stories, investigative pieces, people profiles, Op-Eds and research, providing a resource for those looking for deeper dives into the many contentious issues facing this industry. Under Marc’s leadership, the new magazine will set the […]
The cryptocurrency is currently trading marginally lower on the day near $57,300, having earlier touched a five-month high of $58,500. It is up 30% this month, though, buoyed by increased expectations that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will soon approve a futures-based bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).
“It is a celebration of music and culture in the virtual social world, but also a recognition that the metaverse has arrived as a viable, irresistible and profitable space for creative people, whatever their medium or background,” Decentraland’s Sam Hamilton said in a statement.
Despite Gensler’s assurances, the perception of crypto regulation in the U.S. has been that it is disjointed, with no single federal regulator assigned to the overall industry. The SEC oversees securities and has spent years filing enforcement actions against initial coin offering tokens and startups accused of violating federal securities laws, while its counterpart, the […]
The Pay Me in Bitcoin option, introduced Thursday, allows users to direct deposit their salaries to their Strike accounts and choose the amount that is automatically swapped and credited to their bitcoin balance. Strike is not charging a fee for the service.
Hari Sevugan, a former D.C. operative who has held senior positions on staff for multiple high-profile statesmen, will manage public-facing communications for Uniswap Labs, including “helping the company tell its story to existing users and new audiences and managing media affairs,” per a Uniswap spokesperson.
Business Keeping pace with China’s efforts to ban crypto-linked activities, Antpool is blocking users with mainland China IP addresses. By Aoyon Ashraf Oct 14, 2021 at 2:43 p.m. UTC Updated Oct 14, 2021 at 2:43 p.m. UTC Bitcoin mining machines. (Mark Agnor/Shutterstock)
Mark McGinness joins the exchange from the Dubai Financial Services Authority, where he spent 16 years as head of international relations. Oct 14, 2021 at 1:34 p.m. UTC Updated Oct 14, 2021 at 1:34 p.m. UTC Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao (CoinDesk archives)