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Cats Went Crypto First, Now It's Time for Consumers

CryptoKitties may have been the breakout blockchain game of 2017 – but it's just the beginning according to one of the viral sensation's creators.

Video: Two Bubbles? ShapeShift CEO Talks Crypto Market Prices

ShapeShift​ CEO Erik Voorhees sits down for a Q&A with CoinDesk on the state of the crypto markets and what's in store for 2018.

Video: $1 Million? Bitcoin Sign Guy on Why It's Not Too Late to Buy

The man behind one of the crypto industry's most popular memes speaks out on his philosophy toward cryptocurrency and its future.

Report: Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Bets Millions on Bitcoin

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel's VC firm reportedly made hundreds of millions by putting $15 million to $20 million down on bitcoin last year.

Ethereum Foundation Announces Millions in Grants for Scaling Research

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has announced two new subsidy programs. Teams can now apply to work on scaling proposals for the blockchain network.

Crypto Market Sets New High as Bitcoin Dominance Drops to Historic Low

The cryptocurrency market sets all-time-high above $660 billion while bitcoin dominance dropped to its historic low.

New Bitcoin Cash Tech Takes Aim at Accidental Spending Issue

Bitcoin ABC, a full node implementation for bitcoin cash, released a new BCH address format to prevent funds from going to BTC addresses instead.

Egypt's Religious Leader: Crypto Trading Forbidden Under Islamic Law

Egypt's Islamic religious leader says the cryptocurrency trading is not legal based on the Islamic religious law.

South Korea Sets Date for Anonymous Crypto Trading Ban: Report

South Korea will reportedly begin implementing new regulations banning anonymous cryptocurrency exchange accounts on or around Jan. 20.

Malaysian Minister: No Bitcoin Trading Ban Planned

A Malaysian finance minister has said the government will not ban cryptocurrency trading, though it will remain cautious on the technology.

Aim, Fire: Bulletproofs Is a Crypto Privacy Breakthrough

Taking the spotlight from zk-snarks, new privacy tech bulletproofs is garnering significant attention from a handful of blockchain developers.

ECB's Yves Mersch Calls Bitcoin a 'Major Threat' to Financial Stability

Yves Mersch has said bitcoin could pose a threat to economic stability if financial infrastructure institutions get involved with the cryptocurrency.

Over $900: Ether Starts 2018 at All-Time Price High

The native token of the ethereum platform, ether, hit an all-time high of over $900 this morning.

Putin Investigating 'Cryptorouble' as Way to Avoid Western Sanctions

President Vladimir Putin has reportedly commissioned Russian officials to work on developing a national cryptocurrency dubbed the "cryptorouble."

UK Central Bank Mulls Cryptocurrency Linked To Pounds Sterling

A research unit at the Bank of England is reportedly investigating the introduction of a cryptocurrency linked to the British pound.

2018's Resolution? Revisit Blockchain's Fundamentals

Entering what could be another growth year, author William Mougayar invites the blockchain industry to take a step back and remember the basics.

What Do We Do With All This Money?

All dressed up and nowhere to go? VC Wendy Schadeck argues this may be the problem for funding-rich ICO projects as they enter 2018.

Video: Joe Lubin on Building One of Blockchain's Biggest Startups

The impact of blockchain may be in the future, but entrepreneur and investor Joe Lubin is blazing a path today. Here's his take on the industry today.

Video: How ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees Makes Sense of Crypto Assets

Think all crypto assets are cryptocurrencies? ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees breaks down how he sees the evolving taxonomy of the blockchain industry.

Video: Bitcoin or Litecoin? Charlie Lee on Which Crypto Had a Better 2017

Litecoin's creator sits down for a Q&A on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, talking bitcoin scaling, ICOs and where the industry is headed.