Cryptsy CEO: Bitcoin Theft Kept Hidden to Avoid ‘Panic’

Crypsty CEO Paul Vernon told CoinDesk that the exchange did not tell customers about a hack – or told them to stop depositing funds – to avoid panic.

Blockstream CEO: Bitcoin Creating ‘Toxic’ Environment for Developers

CoinDesk speaks to Blockstream CEO Austin Hill about the industry’s ongoing debate on how best to scale the bitcoin blockchain.

Consumers’ Research Highlights Benefits of Bitcoin for Policy Makers

Consumers’ Research has published a paper on blockchain technologies and the opportunities they present.

Africa May Leapfrog Traditional Banking For Bitcoin

Out of all the nations of Earth, African countries will stand to benefit the most from financial technology such as bitcoin.

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Wyoming Lawmakers Seek ‘Level Playing Field’ for Bitcoin

A group of Wyoming legislators has introduced a bill that would ease a regulatory burden on money transmitters in the state that work with bitcoin.

Bitcoin Industry Optimistic Amid Bitter Battle for Scaling Solution

At the first stop on bitcoin’s annual event calendar, opinions were diverse and divisive on how the network can scale to accommodate new users.

Blythe Masters Blockchain Startup Raises $50 Million From 13 Financial Firms

Blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings has announced that it has raised more than $50m in a new funding round.

UBS Contributes Blockchain Code to HIV Research Effort

UBS has donated the code for a blockchain-based trading platform to a nonprofit group funding research into a cure for HIV/AIDS.

New Hampshire Legislators Kill Bitcoin Tax Bill

A legislative effort that would have allowed New Hampshire residents to pay their tax bills using bitcoin has been defeated.

ECB Board Member: Blockchain Could Disrupt Payments

Yves Mersch, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, has said adoption of blockchain technology could disrupt payments.

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