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Digital Currency Group Acquires News Outlet CoinDesk

Coindesk, a leading industry news and media outlet has announced today that it has been acquired by Digital Currency Group. Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, an initial investor in Coindesk has now acquired the publication as a whole, with editorial and business teams at CoinDesk to....

Bitfinex Now Included in the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index

CoinDesk has added Bitfinex to the Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) today as of 16:00 GMT. Bitfinex, which is incorporated in Hong Kong, has been on CoinDesk's radar for possible inclusion in the BPI for some time now. Over the past several weeks, and particularly since the decline of Mt. Gox, we have....

State of Bitcoin 2014 Report Analyses Emerging Trends

CoinDesk State of Bitcoin 2014 from CoinDesk. Download the full report in PDF form. View more of CoinDesk's Research Reports here. Today, CoinDesk is pleased to release its first ever 'State of Bitcoin' report. This report is not intended to be another guide answering the question 'what is....

State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Report Reveals Expanding Bitcoin Economy

State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 from CoinDesk. Download the full report in PDF form. View more of CoinDesk's Research Reports here. In April we announced that CoinDesk would be publishing State of Bitcoin updates on a quarterly basis. Given the positive response we have received since 2014's first....

CoinDesk Adds Coinbase and itBit to Bitcoin Price Index

CoinDesk is pleased to announce the addition of Coinbase and itBit to its Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). First launched in September 2013, CoinDesk's BPI provides the most accurate bitcoin price using an average from the world's leading exchanges. Boasting a BTC/USD combined trading volume of....

Introducing CoinDesk Research: Exclusive Insight and Analysis

Today sees the launch of our new in-depth analysis reports service, CoinDesk Research. CoinDesk's platform and resources bring a unique opportunity to provide industry-leading research and insights on the most pressing issues concerning digital currencies and their emergence into mainstream....

Win a MacBook Pro with the Launch of CoinDesk Deals

Today sees the launch of CoinDesk Deals, which brings you exclusive offers on hardware, gadgets, software and e-learning, plus awesome giveaways of big-ticket tech items and special freebies. To mark the launch of this new service, CoinDesk is giving away a MacBook Pro to one lucky winner. The....

Charlie Shrem to Kick Off New CoinDesk Event Series

The early days of bitcoin are chock full of characters who fearlessly navigated unknown and choppy waters. For some people, those unchartered waters led to trouble. But only Charlie Shrem can claim the title of "Bitcoin's First Felon." Join the CoinDesk team on November 22 from 6:30pm to....

CoinDesk Acquired By DCG, Announces Consensus 2016

We are excited to announce that CoinDesk has been acquired by Digital Currency Group (DCG), a leader in the bitcoin and blockchain industry and one of CoinDesk’s earliest investors and supporters. Since CoinDesk launched in 2013, our audience has trusted us to be the leading....

Bitcoin Price Hits $500, a 50x Increase in Just 12 Months

The price of bitcoin reached $900 on Mt. Gox at around 01:15 GMT, with the highest price recorded on BTC China being 6,989 CNY ($1,147) at around 01:00 GMT. The CoinDesk BPI reached $781 at 01:13 GMT. The price has now dropped, though, with BTC China showing 4,000 CNY, Mt. Gox showing $670 and....

CoinDesk Launches Moon Bureau

Disclaimer: This article was posted as part of CoinDesk's April Fools' Day coverage. Taking advice from r/bitcoin's best-loved mascot, ToTheMoonGuy┗(°0°)┛ ..○, CoinDesk is shutting down its operations on planet earth today. The news site, which hinted at plans to relocate to the moon via....

CoinDesk goes live

Welcome to CoinDesk. We aim to give you the best information and insight on digital currency and the technologies that develop around it. These are exciting times. Every day there are developments in price, investment, technology, crime and regulation. There are plenty of sceptics and a few....

State of Bitcoin Q2 2015: Price Rallies Amid Economic Turmoil

CoinDesk State of Bitcoin Q2 2015 from CoinDesk. CoinDesk's latest State of Bitcoin report is now live, focusing on events in the cryptocurrency world in the second quarter of 2015. This article runs through some key findings from the nearly 100 new slides found in the report. Why 'State of....

Coinplug of South Korea Gets $400,000 Investment

South Korean-based bitcoin services company Coinplug has reportedly raised $400,000, according to CoinDesk. The news comes from an announcement made this week, in which VC firm DFJ Partners contributed the capital along with investor Chol Hwan Kim. This investment is an addition to a $400,000....

Watch Bitstamp, BTC-e and Mt. Gox Prices in Real-Time on CoinDesk

We have updated our bitcoin price data page so you can now not only track the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index in real-time, but you can also check out the up-to-the-minute prices from the world's largest exchanges: Bitstamp, BTC-e and even Mt. Gox. While exchanges have come and gone from the....

CoinDesk's Regulation Sentiment Survey

Are you for it, or against it? It's no secret that the bitcoin community can be divided when it comes to the topic of regulation - some believe it's necessary to bring bitcoin to the mainstream and others believe that bitcoin was built specifically to circumvent regulation. To get a better idea....

State of Bitcoin Q1 2014 Report Shows Venture Capital Soaring

CoinDesk State of Bitcoin Q1 2014 from CoinDesk. Download the full report in PDF form. View more of CoinDesk's Research Reports here. Much has happened since CoinDesk released its first State of Bitcoin report earlier this year and today we are publishing an update featuring brand new data and....

Everything You Need to Know About the New York Hearing on Bitcoin

Read CoinDesk's report on the first day of the hearing here. Read CoinDesk's report on the second day of the hearing here. Read VC Fred Wilson's reaction from attending the hearing. Read a roundup of the community's reaction to the hearings. You can watch the full video from both days here. Stay....

CoinDesk Launches Chinese Yuan Bitcoin Price Index

CoinDesk has created a new Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) based on the price and volume of bitcoins exchanged for Chinese yuan (CNY). The new Chinese yuan BPI is separate from the existing and widely referenced CoinDesk USD index, which CoinDesk will continue to maintain. The USD index and CNY index....

New York Business Journal Veteran Joins CoinDesk Editorial Staff

New York Business Journal technology and innovation reporter Michael del Castillo has officially joined CoinDesk as a full-time staff journalist. A founding reporter at Upstart Business Journal and New York Business Journal, del Castillo has specialized in covering cutting-edge technologies....

Bitcoin2014 Conference Gets Underway in Amsterdam Today

The Bitcoin2014 Conference kicks off today at the Passenger Terminal venue in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With the general theme of 'Building the Digital Economy', the event will provide an extensive schedule of big name speakers from across the bitcoin, financial, technological and....

CoinDesk’s Hard Fork 'Text Size' Debacle Temporarily Averted

A temporary solution to the ongoing text size debate has been reached, CoinDesk has learned, ending the contentious hard fork that risked leaving readers viewing news articles with incompatible text sizes. The debate, fueled by text size problems experienced by news blockchain users earlier....

A Year in Headlines: CoinDesk's Top News Stories of 2014

Though it seems like just yesterday we entered 2014, bitcoin's place in society and the industry as a whole has completely changed throughout this year. With its current price of $310, buying a bitcoin today costs less than half of what it would have put you back on 1st January ($770), but don't....

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $200, Hits Six-Month Low

The price of bitcoin fell below $200 today for the first time since 18th January. The plunge saw an average low of $198.23, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), with the largest decline taking place on BTC-e, which saw a low of $192. The price has since recovered from those lows....

Mobile Nations Releases Bitcoin Payment Statistics

Mobile Nations, operator of ShopAndroid, ShopCrackberry, the iMore Store, and Windows Phone Central Store has released some interesting statistics to CoinDesk regarding the usage of bitcoin on their store properties - which they began accepting in early December. Of all transactions that have....

CoinDesk launches bitcoin information centre

CoinDesk has launched a bitcoin information centre designed to educate people about bitcoin. It contains guides on everything from the very basics of digital currency to how to set up your own bitcoin mining rig. The guides target both beginners and intermediate bitcoin users, helping to boost....

CoinDesk Releases Cryptocurrency 2.0 Report

CoinDesk's latest research report, Cryptocurrency 2.0, is available to download from today. Next-generation cryptographic applications (NGDAs), commonly grouped under the term 'cryptocurrency 2.0', are a class of emerging projects seeking to expand blockchain technology beyond the storage and....

CoinDesk Investigates: Can Divorcees Hide Assets in Bitcoins?

Could a divorcee hide their assets by squirrelling them away in bitcoin? A rogue poster on the Bitcoin Talk Forum raised the issue this week, so CoinDesk asked some lawyers. According to the user on Bitcoin Talk, a man discovered that his wife cheated on him and decided to divorce her. However,....

Vote: Is Craig Wright Satoshi Nakamoto?

Investigations by major tech outlets Wired and Gizmodo may have potentially identified bitcoin's creator. Satoshi Nakamoto, they say, is 44-year-old Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who is thought to have created the bitcoin protocol alongside US forensic researcher David Kleiman, now....

Jon Matonis joins the CoinDesk team

Jon Matonis, executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, has become a contributing editor at CoinDesk. Matonis has several years of experience at the nexus of finance, communications and encryption. He served as CEO of Hushmail and Chief forex trader at VISA, and was the managing director of a....


Quotes

Economists and journalists often get caught up in this question: Why does Bitcoin have value? And the answer is very easy. Because it is useful and scarce.

Eric Voorhees, co-founder of the Bitcoin company Coinapult