• Bitcoin

    Meet the new kids on the blockchain

    Bitcoin has been around for half the life of these five young entrepreneurs—and they’re now doing their part to change finance

    A surge of young people has taken a headfirst dive into cryptocurrency. High school day traders have made hundred percent multiples on cash earned from summer jobs. College freshmen have exchanged doctoral dreams for computer science. Students have dropped out of school altogether. Some have embraced cryptocurrencies out of curiosity, others out of conviction, but all are banking that Bitcoin is the technology of the future. It’s early 1990s dot-com boom deja-vu.

  • Tether

    Bitfinex and Tether’s claim of victory over New York Attorney General Letitia James rings hollow

    Judge Joel Cohen’s ruling said claims of securities violations and possibly fraud have a likelihood of success

    On May 16, New York State Supreme Court Judge Joel Cohen modified an injunction granted to James that froze the ability of stablecoin issuer Tether from loaning any more money to its sister company, cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. But, Tether’s ability to loan Bitfinex any more money also remains frozen, and all the judge did in limiting the order to 90 days is make the Attorney General’s office reapply for the injunction once a quarter if they want to keep investigating.

  • PewDiePie announcing his DLive partnership, April 9, 2019.

    Partnering with YouTube star PewDiePie brought DLive 2 million new viewers in April

    The jump in viewers shows the blockchain streaming platform’s partnership with the controversial streamer is paying off

    DLive saw its audience grow by 67% and the number of content creators using the DApp to reach an audience double in April, the same month it announced the controversial Swedish YouTube star chose it for his livestream broadcasts.

  • Brian Armstrong speaking at Consensus 2019 (photo by Leo Jakobson for Modern Consensus).

    Put crypto to work, says Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong in Consensus 2019 panel with Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson

    Coinbase Pro now has $1 billion under management according to Armstrong

    It’s time for cryptocurrency investors to stop hoarding and start putting their digital assets to work. That was one message Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong offered attendees at Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York on May 15.