Square Crypto Hires Matt Corallo to Boost Bitcoin Development

Square Crypto, the division of the Cash App company focused exclusively on bitcoin, just hired one…

Pieter Wuille Unveils ‘Miniscript,’ A New Smart Contract Language for Bitcoin

Smart contracts could soon get a boost in bitcoin as prominent programmer Pieter Wuille has unveiled…

These Bitcoin Users Want DAI and DeFi – Here’s How They Plan to Get It

Summa co-founder James Prestwich wants to bridge the great divide: bitcoin vs. ethereum. Now his firm…

Bitcoin’s Surging Dominance – Is This Time Really Different?

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed…

Samsung at Last Adds Bitcoin Functionality to Its Blockchain Phones

Samsung has integrated bitcoin (BTC) functionality on its blockchain-enabled smartphones. The move comes months after the…

Blockstream Launches Bitcoin Mining Farm With Fidelity as Early Customer

Blockstream has launched a colocation mining service and already counts the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology…

GitHub and Slack Bans Are Hurting Iranian Bitcoin Businesses

Iranian bitcoiners are showing the world what censorship resistance really looks like. Starting last weekend, Microsoft’s…

A Battle Between Bitcoin Wallets Has Big Implications for Privacy

Bitcoin privacy wallet Samourai announced last Thursday that its primary competitor, Wasabi Wallet, is the target…

MIT’s AI Lab Crunched 200,000 Bitcoin Transactions. Only 2% Were ‘Illicit’

Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to publish a public…

Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Gaining Traction in 2019

Lightning-centric bitcoin wallets are gaining traction in 2019 and making small transactions affordable by reducing network…