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A cryptocurrency modeled after a dog meme is proving yet again it’s not just a joke. Created on a whim in 2013, dogecoin isn’t simply still around, it’s playing a crucial role in the ongoing testing of at least one “serious” technology. In fact, on February 5, it notably factored into an experiment that successfully showcased …

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Some people just aren’t that into digital cats. Once the only major ethereum application (or dapp) to see a large number of users trading “crypto collectables,” CryptoKitties is seeing new competition from projects seeking to issue their own tradable code on the blockchain. Zombies, countries – even crypto celebrities – are now creating whole new markets …

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It was around midnight, January 31, when K. received an email from Coinbase containing a 1099 tax form. That was strange enough – K. certainly didn’t expect a cryptocurrency exchange to be a conduit for government documents. Then K. looked at how much Coinbase said he owed money on: $2.4 million. “I initially freaked out, considering …

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“Be careful out there!” So tweeted litecoin creator Charlie Lee in response to the launch of litecoin cash, a cryptocurrency that’s expected to spin off from his project, the fifth largest cryptocurrency by total value, next weekend, taking its code and transaction history with it. Always outspoken, Lee went on to call the project a …

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As enterprise blockchains inch closer to live launches, a group of cybersecurity experts within IBM is out to make sure clients take every step to keep their new investments secure. Adewale Omoniyi, a senior managing consultant in the biometrics and cybersecurity for IBM Global Business Services, is one such professional, and on Wednesday, he sought …

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Ethereum’s world computer is in need of a magic touch. As developers continue to clash over yet another controversial software update, some of ethereum’s top minds are working together to conjure up a solution for what has been a troubling absence of late — community consensus. Recent discussions concerning the return of lost funds — …

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives got a crash course on blockchain today, with subcommittees of the Science, Space and Technology Committee meeting to hear testimony on the tech. During the “Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology” hearing, the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology and the Subcommittee on Oversight asked a range …

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Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have proved quite charitable, at least as far as Fidelity Charitable is concerned. Announced today, the global charity revealed it has received $69 million in cryptocurrency donations in 2017, making it the fastest-growing asset type accepted by the firm. According to Fidelity Charitable’s annual report, the funds, which included donations in bitcoin and …

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It’s like the early days of bitcoin all over again. Comprised of invite-only chat channels, alien terminology and warning signs at every turn, the nascent ecosystem springing up around Lightning Network, the scaling technology that could end up having the greatest impact yet on bitcoin’s capacity, is to date, hopelessly difficult to operate. “Going to be …

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Two subcommittees in the U.S. House of Representatives will discuss potential applications for blockchain in government during a hearing on Wednesday. “Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology,” scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST, is likely to constitute a broad overview of the technology – a key first step ahead of any …

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A house on a blockchain? That’s the future a number of initial coin offering (ICO) issuers envision, one in which tokenized pieces of the property could be tracked and traded via a shared database. In this way, the tokens would allow for what entrepreneurs are calling “fractional ownership,” or the ability for a real estate …

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Comcast Ventures isn’t just investing in blockchain startups – it’s investing in blockchain startups that invest in blockchain startups, with some very specific goals in mind. The firm last month joined IBM and Boldstart Ventures in backing accelerator mState, which invests in startups building enterprise blockchain solutions. Further, Comcast Ventures revealed to CoinDesk a recent …

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David Silver is the founder of Silver Miller, a plaintiffs’ law firm that brings cases against cryptocurrency exchanges and investment offerings. The views expressed here are his alone. You can reach him at DSilver@SilverMillerLaw.com. I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say “Hello.” Goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late! …

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The term dark pool might sound ominous, but investors think building one could prove to be a boon for the crypto market. Announced today, Republic Protocol has officially completed an initial coin offering (ICO) for its REN token, raising 35,000 ether (roughly $30.5 million at current prices) from lead investors Polychain Capital and FBG, as well …

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“To the moon!” While this cryptocurrency rallying cry is typically used as the price of a coin starts a climb, this time the slogan’s being used to demonstrate excitement over the progress that’s being made on a long-anticipated bitcoin code optimization. Called Schnorr signatures, the technology looks to replace bitcoin’s existing signature scheme with one …

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A look at the headlines of late may leave you with a familiar conclusion – with all the ups and downs in the market, it’s just too early to take crypto seriously. And it’s true, despite the best efforts of even the industry’s most notable developers, the world’s largest cryptocurrencies remain not just volatile, but …

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Strobes pulsed through fog as a tightly packed audience sought to get a shot of the DJ. Revered for his contributions to electronic dance music, Gareth Emery was in the box at London’s Ministry of Sound last weekend, there to show off the synths that have helped him win the prestigious “A State Of Trance Tune Of …

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On New Year’s Day, Giselle Palmer, scantily clad, turned on her webcam, and started her sexy show. Offhandedly she told her hundreds of viewers that she had studied computer science and math in college, and from that moment on the chat room was filled with questions about non-sexy topics from computer science to calculus. If …

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Catherine D. Wood is the chief executive and chief investment officer at ARK Investment Management in New York. As the first public asset manager to gain exposure to bitcoin at $250 through the Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), ARK Invest faced a number of questions and much ridicule in September 2015. Given our research-based conviction, and the …

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One of bitcoin’s most respected developers, Gregory Maxwell, is returning to his cypherpunk roots with a series of new projects. After nearly four years as CTO of high-profile bitcoin technology startup Blockstream, he’s departed that position to focus exclusively on code. Mainly because, as Maxwell explained in his departure letter, he accomplished what he set …

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