Meet Earn.com: 21 Rebrands Social Network In Shift Away from Bitcoin

21 Inc, once a maker of bitcoin mining hardware, is rebranding to emphasize its new focus on using cryptocurrency to power a social network. Effective today, the startup has changed...
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EU Government Pegs Blockchain as Beneficiary of €30 Billion Research Fund

The European Commission has announced €30 billion on new investments in technology initiatives including those involving blockchain. The funding would come through the Horizon 2020 initiative, which to date has...
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Australian Central Bank: Regulating Blockchain Protocols 'Unlikely to Be Effective'

Cryptocurrencies don't currently pose "pressing regulatory issues" for the Australian central bank's policies for payments, two of its officials said last week. Appearing before the Australian House of Representatives Standing...
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More Blockchain Pilots Needed, Says US Treasury Official

A government official involved in the US Treasury's investigation of distributed ledgers is pushing for further testing of the technology. In an article published in  the Journal of Federal Financial...
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Arkansas Sheriff's Office Mines Bitcoin to Fuel Dark Web Investigations

A sheriff's office based in the US state of Arkansas is taking a novel approach to its investigations into online crime: mining bitcoin. As reported by local sources , investigators...
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Boston Fed VP: DLT Could 'Fundamentally Change' Financial Industry

Jim Cunha, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, has said that distributed ledger technology (DLT) could "fundamentally change" many areas of financial services. In an article...
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The Last Hurdle: Liquidity Alliance Closes in on Distributed Ledger Launch

A world of frictionless commerce relies heavily on lenders being able to trust they'll be repaid – or if not, that they'll get something else in return. But this "something...
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Making Noise: Bitcoin Price Looks Higher as Global Volumes Grow


Bitcoin's rally is showing no signs of abating. Prices surged to record levels on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index ( BPI ) yesterday, with the world's largest cryptocurrency clocking a new...
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Veteran Observer Tech Reporter Joins CoinDesk Editorial Team

Observer Media tech reporter Brady Dale has joined CoinDesk Inc., the leading digital media, events and information services company for the blockchain industry. The newest addition to CoinDesk's New York-based...
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Japanese Financial Watchdog Issues Warning over ICO Risks

Japanese financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has issued a statement warning investors of the risks associated with initial coin offerings (ICOs). In the  statement released Oct. 27, the FSA...
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Russian Bank VEB Turns to Blockchain for E-Procurement Project

Russian government-owned development bank, Vnesheconombank (VEB), and e-procurement resource platform Roseltorg are teaming up on a new blockchain project. Using blockchain technology , the project aims to build a platform for...
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Show of Force: Ethereum Gears Up for Devcon3 Developer Conference

Ethereum is out to prove itself at its annual developer event, set to begin next Wednesday. Once arguably the most active corner of the booming cryptocurrency market, it's safe to...
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Sony Seeks Blockchain Patent for User Authentication System

Japanese tech conglomerate Sony may be looking to apply blockchain to a proposed user login system, according to a new patent application. Released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...
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BTC to DLT: Why Aren't Banks Giving Blockchain Startups Accounts?

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and corporate finance, and a member of CoinDesk's product team. The following article originally appeared in  CoinDesk Weekly , a custom-curated newsletter...
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Politician Ron Paul: US Government Should 'Stay Out' of Bitcoin

Former U.S. lawmaker and presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn't think cryptocurrencies should be considered money, but he's "amazed" by their growth. In an interview with financial news organization TheStreet  last...
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$6,300: Bitcoin Price Hits Record High

The price of bitcoin has set a new all-time high. Just over a week after pushing past the $6,000-mark for the first time, the world's first cryptocurrency rose to a...
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The Basics on FACTS: A New Model for Compliant ICOs

Jaron Lukasiewicz is a co-founder of WRKFLOW, an advisor to several blockchain companies and the founder of Coinsetter, a cryptocurrency exchange sold to Kraken FX. In this opinion piece, Lukasiewicz proposes...
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Where to Trade Bitcoin? Brokerage Apps Move In Amid Market Boom

Established brokers and startups want in on the crypto boom – but, Trading 212 is a bit of both. Founded by Bulgarians Ivan Ashminov and Boris Nedialkov, Trading 212 is the...
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Desperately Seeking Devs: How to Fill Bitcoin's Talent Shortage

Jimmy Song is a bitcoin developer, an instructor for Dev++ and runs his own in-depth technical bitcoin seminar called Programming Blockchain . In this opinion piece, he explains why there's...
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Michigan Man Charged for Unlawful Bitcoin Exchange

A Michigan man has been charged with running an unlicensed money transmitting business after selling nearly $150,000 in bitcoin online. According to an indictment released by Detroit TV news services ...
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