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Card Operator Discover Joins Blockchain Trade Group

Card Operator Discover Joins Blockchain Trade Group Global payments giant Discover Financial Services joining the Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC) to boost the group’s mission of blockchain education and advocacy. Joining the CDC’s executive committee as a full member, the firm, which operates the Discover Card, will “join the Chamber’s efforts …

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Insurance Broker Marsh Working With IBM on Blockchain Platform

Insurance Broker Marsh Working With IBM on Blockchain Platform International insurance broker Marsh is working with companies like IBM to develop a blockchain-based insurance verification platform. Also involved in the project are insurance non-profit ACORD Corporation and ISN Software Corp., according to Monday’s announcement. Together, the companies are developing the …

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Coinbase Just Bought One of Bitcoin’s Best-Funded Startups

Coinbase Just Bought One of Bitcoin’s Best-Funded Startups Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase has announced the acquisition of Earn.com, one of the industry’s best-funded startups. A statement released on Monday confirms a previous CoinDesk report in which sources said that Coinbase and other potential buyers were in talks to acquire Earn.com, formerly known as 21 …

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A Bitcoin Rally After Tax Day? Don’t Bet the Farm

A Bitcoin Rally After Tax Day? Don’t Bet the Farm Tanzeel Akhtar is an independent British journalist whose work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, FT Alphaville, Investing.com, Forbes, Euromoney and Citywire. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s Crypto and Taxes 2018 series. When tax season …

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A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest?

A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest? Coinbase always seemed destined to add litecoin. Even amidst an early sea of competing cryptocurrencies cloned from the bitcoin codebase, litecoin had secured a special place. Early adopters used it as a way to extend bitcoin gains and test out …

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