By trading oil using its own currency, ISIS planned to destabilize the US economy by forcibly decoupling the dollar from the oil business.
Students in Rojava, a semi-autonomous enclave of Syria, are making up for years of lost education by studying computer code and blockchain technology.
One technologist's imprisonment and execution in Syria exemplifies the parallel use of technology for both liberation and repression – and why bitcoin and other censorship resistant tech is needed in such areas. Meet Bassel Khartabil.
I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish region revolted against the Syrian regime in 2012 and achieved its de-facto autonomy as a result. Since then, it has pioneered a new political model named democratic confederalism, which due to its stateless, […]
CoinDesk profiles author Glen Weyl, whose radical ideas are reviving development on the world's third-largest blockchian, ethereum.
Mimblewimble is about to go live – not in one, but in two new cryptocurrency implementations.
Built atop a near-forgotten anonymity system named mix networks, Nym Technologies is entering the proof-of-concept phase following a 10-week incubation program with Binance Labs.
Ethereum is moving closer to the activation of the long-in-the-waiting network upgrade known as Constantinople.
Ethereum developers are working on numerous approaches to replacing or enhancing a popular tool for connecting to the network.
A new centre for "crypto-anarchy" based in Slovakia is pushing for a return to what they believe are the technology's core political tenets.
Internal documents show that ethereum developers are privately planning strategies to more aggressively advance the world's third-largest blockchain.
The war for bitcoin cash is only beginning.
Developer Daniel Nagy's legal battle over a file-sharing node led him to develop ethereum's storage layer, Swarm.
Ethereum developers have tentatively agreed a mid-January deadline for the network's upcoming Constantinople hard fork.
At Devcon4, Geth developer Péter Szilágyi detailed the little-known ways that data about ethereum users can become public.
As work on ethereum's Plasma scaling solution proceeds, some developers are hailing a form of cryptography used by zcash as an alternative.
At the Devcon4 developer conference, the founder of ethereum presented the current roadmap to a more scalable network – and a song.
Fabian Vogelsteller has proposed a method for safer ICOs, by allowing investors to withdraw funds.
During the Web3 Summit earlier this week, speakers and attendees struck an optimistic tone, even though the challenges for blockchain are great.
Zcash's upcoming Sapling hard fork, expected to execute on Oct. 29, makes substantial improvements to the efficiency of its private transactions.