Articles by Nikhilesh De



LedgerX's Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Is Up 7X Since Launch

Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX has seen a sevenfold increase in volume in the six months following its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives. Chief operating officer Juthica Chou told CoinDesk that the startup has seen roughly $7.5…



Walmart Wants to Store Payment Data On a Blockchain

Newly published patent filings from retail giant Walmart hint at a plan to store payments data using blockchain tech. The two applications – published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) –…



Bitcoin Mining Hardware Thief Escapes from Prison

The alleged thief behind Iceland’s “Big Bitcoin Heist” has escaped from prison and escaped to Sweden. Sindri Thor Stefansson, who is accused of stealing 600 cryptocurrency mining computers across at least four separate incidents between…


Coinbase Has a New Chief Financial Officer

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase hired a new chief financial officer. Alesia Haas, the former CFO at Oz Management and OneWest Bank, will take on the role at Coinbase effective immediately, the company said in a blog…