Report: Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Bets Millions on Bitcoin

Founders Fund, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm known for its early investment in Facebook, is stepping into the world of cryptocurrencies, according to a new report. Co-founded by high-profile...
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Ethereum Foundation Announces Millions in Grants for Scaling Research

The non-profit that oversees development of ethereum has officially unveiled two subsidy programs that will support research on how to grow the number of transactions its blockchain can process. In...
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Crypto Market Sets New High as Bitcoin Dominance Drops to Historic Low

The cryptocurrency market appears to be starting the new year off by cementing a recovery. At press time, the total value of the more than 1,300 publicly traded cryptocurrencies, as...
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New Bitcoin Cash Tech Takes Aim at Accidental Spending Issue

The developers behind Bitcoin ABC, a software implementation which accounts for 81.48% of all nodes running on the bitcoin cash network, have released a new update designed to solve an...
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Egypt's Religious Leader: Crypto Trading Forbidden Under Islamic Law

Egypt's highest Islamic religious leader is now weighing in on the legitimacy of cryptocurrency trading. Shawki Allam, the current Grand Mufti of Egypt, said on Jan. 1 that cryptocurrency trading is...
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South Korea Sets Date for Anonymous Crypto Trading Ban: Report

South Korea will reportedly begin implementing new regulations banning anonymous cryptocurrency exchange accounts on or around Jan. 20. Citing anonymous sources, Yonhap News reports that the efforts to clamp down...
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Malaysian Minister: No Bitcoin Trading Ban Planned

Malaysia's second finance minister has said the government will not ban the trading of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, though it will remain cautious on the technology. In an interview with...
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Aim, Fire: Bulletproofs Is a Crypto Privacy Breakthrough

There's a new privacy technology in the crypto Wild West, and if the rate at which it's winning favor from developers is any sign, it's one to watch. Called "bulletproofs,"...
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ECB's Yves Mersch Calls Bitcoin a 'Major Threat' to Financial Stability

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Yves Mersch has said bitcoin poses a threat to economic stability if financial infrastructure institutions get involved with the cryptocurrency. In an interview...
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Over $900: Ether Starts 2018 at All-Time Price High


The native token of the ethereum platform, ether, has started the new year with a bang, hitting an all-time high of over $900 this morning. Having traded more or less...
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Putin Investigating 'Cryptorouble' as Way to Avoid Western Sanctions

President Vladimir Putin has reportedly commissioned Russian officials to work on developing a national cryptocurrency dubbed the "cryptorouble." According to the  Financial Times , Sergei Glazev, an economic adviser to the...
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UK Central Bank Mulls Cryptocurrency Linked To Pounds Sterling

A research unit established by the Bank of England (BoE) is investigating the introduction of a cryptocurrency linked to pounds sterling. The team involved expected to report back within the...
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2018's Resolution? Revisit Blockchain's Fundamentals


William Mougayar is the author of "The Business Blockchain" and a board advisor to, and investor in, various blockchain projects and startups ( see disclosures ). The following article is...
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What Do We Do With All This Money?



Wendy Xiao Schadeck is a venture investor at Northzone, based in New York City. She has been following the blockchain space closely, focusing on the behavioral perspective. The following article...
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Video: Joe Lubin on Building One of Blockchain's Biggest Startups

This article is an entry in CoinDesk's  Most Influential in Blockchain 2017  series. Blockchain may be an early-stage technology, but it's big business already. In this video interview, ConsenSys CEO,...
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Video: How ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees Makes Sense of Crypto Assets

This is an entry in CoinDesk's  Most Influential in Blockchain 2017  series. It turns out the head of one of the cryptocurrency industry's most innovative exchanges is a bit like...
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Video: Bitcoin or Litecoin? Charlie Lee on Which Crypto Had a Better 2017

This is an entry in CoinDesk's  Most Influential in Blockchain 2017  series. The creator of the world's sixth-largest cryptocurrency believes it's a bit of a draw. While litecoin outperformed in...
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This is an entry in CoinDesk's Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series. "If I talk like this, am I loud enough to be heard?" It's an ironic statement from a...
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Jamie Dimon

This is an entry in CoinDesk's Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series. Any publicity is good publicity, the saying goes. And with a disruptive technology like cryptocurrency, sometimes even negative...
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2017: A Defining Year for Cryptocurrency Regulation



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In a year of soaring cryptocurrency prices and countless initial coin offerings, it's perhaps unsurprising that, over the course of 2017, regulators worldwide stepped in to define how they would...
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