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ConsenSys Recalibrates

By Jon Victor · Dec 05, 2018 12:34 PM PST

On Monday, we published our list of the five biggest tech stories of the last five years, in honor of The Information’s fifth anniversary. Here on the crypto desk, I am planning a similar roundup for the industry—but I’d appreciate input from readers as well. What do you think were the most important stories in crypto and blockchain in 2018? And what do you think the most ...

States Exploring Blockchain Voting

By Jon Victor · Oct 31, 2018 12:25 PM PDT

Happy 10th birthday to bitcoin, and Happy Halloween. This is a spooky one for Coinbase competitors, as the company announced Tuesday that it raised $300 million in new funding. Also, if you come across any creative crypto-themed costumes, please send photos my way. (But please, no bitcoin price charts. That’s low-hanging fruit.)

In honor of the midterm elections next week, we have news ...

Tether Slump; Institutional Ramp-Up

By Jon Victor · Oct 24, 2018 12:35 PM PDT

Coinbase has officially entered the stablecoin game. The wallet and exchange company announced Tuesday that it will offer trading in USD Coin, a stablecoin operated by Circle, another major U.S. crypto company. Below, we take a closer look at the shifting stablecoin landscape, including how USD Coin stacks up against its competitors.

Also in this week’s Coinbase news: The company received ...

The Index Token Debate

By Jon Victor · Oct 03, 2018 12:41 PM PDT · 1 comment

One headline from the past week stands out among the rest: Coinbase could be raising more money. The company is said to be in talks to raise up to $500 million from Tiger Global at a valuation of $8 billion. Although Coinbase was thought to be turning away investors earlier this year, it seems the crypto company has come around to the idea of accepting a cash infusion.

Coinbase’s smaller ...