Bitcoin or Blockchain? Bet That Both Will Thrive in 2018


Caitlin Long is the chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain platform.  The following article, an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's  2017 in Review , outlines Long's personal views and...
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Crypto Exchange Poloniex to Impose Customer ID Requirements

One of the longest-running cryptocurrency-only exchanges is taking steps to bring its customer registration processes in line with the wider industry. Announced on Dec. 27, U.S.-based exchange service Poloniex revealed...
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Hacks, Scams and Attacks: Blockchain's 2017 Disasters








Hard forks? Soft forks? ICOs? Bombarded by no shortage of unfamiliar technical terms in 2017, consumers in the blockchain sector once again proved a ripe target for hackers and criminals....
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Bitcoin Among Year's Top Searches, Google Data Says

Are people searching more for news about bitcoin or North Korea? According to recently  released  data from Google, bitcoin may be on top. As detailed in the search giant's "Year...
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Singapore Court Dismisses Summary Judgment for $43 Million Bitcoin Dispute

The Singapore International Commercial Court ruled today to dismiss an application of summary judgment for a lawsuit where the plaintiff attempted to reclaim 3,092 bitcoin from a cryptocurrency exchange, document...
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2018 and Beyond: Tokens Are Slowly Eating the Firm


Tekin Salimi is a corporate lawyer and principal at Xastris.io, a blockchain advisory firm specializing in regulatory, capital markets and ICO execution services. The following article is an exclusive contribution...
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Massachusetts Securities Regulator: Bitcoin Fails 'The Smell Test'

The top securities regulator in Massachusetts told CNBC yesterday that the bitcoin market is "entirely speculation." "It doesn't pass the smell test," said Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, whose...
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South Korea to Tighten Bitcoin Exchange Rules Amid ‘Speculative’ Boom

The South Korean government announced today it will move to prohibit domestic cryptocurrency exchanges from allowing users to make transactions through anonymous accounts, local news sources report. As part of...
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ICOs: The Beauty, the Beast and JFK


Christine Duhaime is a financial crime attorney and the founder of the Digital Finance Institute, where she advises digital currency companies, and the co-founder of Chatbo, an AML chatbot solution...
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El-Erian Predicts Bitcoin Crash if Savvier Investors Sit Out Correction

While bitcoin's price has recovered and held almost half of what it lost last Friday , one commentator believes the bitcoin market has reached a crucial juncture. After the markets...
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No One Should Control the Blockchain Supply Chain


Samantha Radocchia, Ryan Orr and Maksym Petkus lead development and strategy at Chronicled, a San Francisco startup that leverages blockchain and IoT technologies to deliver smart supply chain solutions.  The following article is...
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Former FDIC Chair: Bitcoin Policies Shouldn't 'Feed the Frenzy'

Sheila Bair, the former chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), is arguing bitcoin shouldn't be banned just because it doesn't have "intrinsic value." In an op-ed article...
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Privacy on the Blockchain: Where Are We Headed?


Arianna Simpson is the founder and managing director of Autonomous Partners, a fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She is also a venture partner at Crystal Towers Capital, a...
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ATB Coin the Latest to Face Class-Action Suit After ICO

Following similar suits against Tezos and Centra, another initial coin offering that opted not to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) faces a class-action lawsuit alleging its cryptocurrency...
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Israeli Finance Watchdog Seeks to Ban Public Firms from Bitcoin Trading

Bitcoin trading companies in Israel may soon face tighter rules imposed by the country's finance regulator. According to Reuters , the head of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) Shmuel Hauser...
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Chinese Investor Buys Stake in Delaware Blockchain Exchange

A Chinese-based cloud company, headed by a high-profile media mogul, has moved to acquire an ownership stake in a Delaware-based alternative trading system provider specializing in blockchain. According to the...
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On Greed and Growing Up: Why Crypto Looks A Lot Like Wall Street


Jill is an independent advisor and consultant working on everything from early-stage token ventures to initiatives at large institutions. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's  2017 in...
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2017 Was Bitcoin's Year. 2018 Will Be Ethereum's


Jez San is CEO of FunFair Technologies, an ethereum-powered casino platform. A vocal supporter and critic of blockchain technologies, San was also a pioneer in real-time, 3D games. The following article is...
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Bitcoin's Real Bottleneck


Ariel Deschapell is a full-stack javascript developer teaching at the Ironhack coding bootcamp, and a Henry Hazlitt fellow in Digital Development at the Foundation for Economic Education. The following article...
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Editable Blockchains? Mining Futures? 2017 Saw Crypto Patents Pile Up




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The past 12 months have seen a range of patent applications focused on cryptocurrency or blockchain applications, including some from notable firms such as banking giant Bank of America and...
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