JP Morgan’s Stablecoin: A Feat of Engineering or Marketing?

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Upon first examination, JPM coin is an exciting Wall Street development, but the reality is more complicated, writes Kadena’s Ben Jessel.

JP Morgan Is Quietly Testing Cutting-Edge Ethereum Privacy Tech

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Fresh off its big reveal of JPM Coin, the megabank is quietly testing a cutting-edge form of ethereum privacy tech.

High School Team Places Third in Barclays Blockchain Challenge Event

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A U.K. school won third place in a blockchain interoperability hackathon hosted by Clearmatics at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in London.

Bitfinex Partnered With at Least 6 Different Banks During 2018

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22 months since Wells Fargo suspended the processing of withdrawals sent by four Taiwanese banks that service Bitfinex, the platform remains among the top 20 exchanges by adjusted volume. While Bitfinex hosted more than $5 billion in trade this past month, the exchange has struggled to establish reliable banking partners, with traders seeking to deposit…

2 Executives Are Leaving Blockchain Startup R3 in Management Shake-Up

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R3 is carrying out an internal reorganization, resulting in the departures of head of global services Brian McNulty and chief administrative officer Lauren Carroll, CoinDesk has learned.

Tidbits: Jesse Powell Criticizes Custodial Ownership, Simon Dixon Slams the Banking System

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Tidbits is a roundup of talking points from across the cryptosphere. Today, Jesse Powell and Samson Mow both voice their opinions on the custodial ownership of assets through trusted, third parties. Paul Sztorc shows the Bitcoin community that forks are not as frequent as they think and Simon Dixon breaks down his three problems with the…

Fidelity’s Man: Can Tom Jessop Bridge Crypto and Wall Street for Good?

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CoinDesk profiles Fidelity’s Tom Jessop, who is leading the firm’s effort to link the worlds of digital assets and Wall Street.