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3 (Possible) Reasons the Crypto Markets Tanked This Week

What do you get when you mix regulatory threats, an immature market infrastructure and an influx of new investors? Lots of red on the trading screens.

Milestone: Cboe's First Bitcoin Futures Contract Expired Today

The first bitcoin futures contract listed by Cboe has expired, a move that came amid a turbulent day of trading that saw the cryptocurrency's price drop below $10,000.

Treasury Official: Department Working With IRS to Police Crypto Exchanges

U.S. Treasury Department Deputy Sigal Mandelker explained how the department would regulate cryptocurrency exchanges in testimony before the Senate.

Goldman's Jafari: Watch For Signs of Price Base Just Below $10K

A new analysis by Goldman Sachs technician Sheba Jafari released a new paper claiming bitcoin could recover just below $10,000.

Israel Releases Draft Plan for Taxing ICOs

Israel's government has published draft circular outlining possible approaches to taxing the proceeds of initial coin offerings (ICOs).

BitConnect Investors Left in the Lurch as Token's Price Drops 90%

Numerous users complained on social media they couldn't cash out their BCC tokens on BitConnect's site following the shutdown of its lending platform.

The First Blockchain ETFs Launched on Nasdaq, NYSE Today

Reality Shares Advisors and Amplify Trust ETF launched the first blockchain-based exchange-traded funds on Nasdaq today.

Bitcoin's Price Drops Below $10,000 for First Time Since Early December

The price of bitcoin has fallen below $10,000 for the first time since early December.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Appoints First Executive Director

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has announced the appointment of its first executive director.

As Bitcoin's Slide Continues, Prices Look Towards $8K

Bitcoin is still dropping and might soon test near-$8,000 levels, chart analysis indicates.

To Understand Bitcoin, I Studied Karl Marx

While both were great minds, neither Marx nor Satoshi had the power to predict how their ideas would influence others or be implemented.

Blockstream Launches Micropayments Processing System for Bitcoin Apps

Bitcoin startup Blockstream has introduced a micropayment processing system that it claims makes it simpler to build bitcoin payment apps.

Proposed US Task Force Would Tackle Crypto Use in Terrorism Financing

A new bill introduced by a U.S. lawmaker calls for the formation of a task force to combat the use of cryptocurrencies in financing terrorism.

Tokens Will Bring Conflicts of Interest to Healthcare

ICOs and tokens may open up new modes of healthcare funding, but are there as many cons as pros?

The Sidechains Breakthrough Almost Everyone in Bitcoin Missed

Though it's garnered little attention, "non-interactive proofs of proofs of work" may clear a roadblock for sidechains, a potential "altcoin killer."

A Note to CoinDesk Readers

On Tuesday, we had technical difficulties that prevented us from posting for several hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Why This Startup Took Part of Its Venture Funding in XRP

Announced Tuesday, the investment by Ripple executives in Omni feels ill-timed as the price of the coin has fallen more than 40 percent.

BitConnect Shutters Crypto Exchange Site After Regulator Warnings

The company behind the controversial cryptocurrency BitConnect has announced that it will close down its lending and exchange platform.

Putin: Crypto Oversight Legislation Will Be Needed

Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that legislation laying out rules for the country?s cryptocurrency sector will be needed in the future.

Most of the World's Biggest Cryptocurrencies Are Down Today

It's been a day of major losses so far across the cryptocurrency markets, with the top 20 all in the red and a big chunk knocked off the total value.