Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology



Magda Borowik is the special envoy for fintech to the Minister of Digital Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the director of technology research at FinTech Poland. The following...
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Kraken Exchange Is Back Online After Troublesome System Upgrade

Kraken, the fifth-largest cryptocurrency exchange, has resumed service after scheduled maintenance that was supposed to take two hours but instead took two days. The unexpectedly long downtime agitated many users,...
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3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain


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The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power. Yet, while tech giants give us access to the stuff we...
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What the Data Tells Us About Bitcoin in 2017





Jameson Lopp is an engineer at BitGo and the creator of Statoshi.info. The following article is an exclusive contribution to  CoinDesk's 2017 in Review . I’ve always been fascinated with...
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Korea's Crypto Crackdown Talk Draws Backlash From Users and Politicians


More than 100,000 South Korea residents have signed petitions asking the government there to step back from any plans to close the country's cryptocurrency exchanges. Earlier this week, the South...
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Tennessee Might Also Recognize Blockchain Data Through Proposed Law

A lawmaker in Tennessee has filed a new bill that recognizes blockchain signatures as legal electronic records, marking the latest legislative effort to do so in recent weeks. The bill...
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Former Customers Sue Crypto Exchange Vircurex Over Frozen Funds

Four years after cryptocurrency exchange Vircurex lost its funds due to alleged hacks, the firm is being sued by its former customers. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District...
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China's Internet Finance Association Warns on 'Initial Miner Offerings'

A self-regulatory organization in China is warning about a new kind of mining-focused cryptocurrency offering. The so-called "initial miner offerings" are said to have caught on since regulators in China...
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US Finance Regulators Form Crypto Working Group, Says Mnuchin

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that the Financial Stability Oversight Council, a government body that assesses financial system risks, has formed a working group focused on cryptocurrencies. Mnuchin...
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Upside Break on the Way? Zcash Eyes Gains Against Bitcoin



Privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash is solidly bid against the dollar and could soon see a spike against bitcoin. As per data source CoinMarketCap , zcash (ZEC) has appreciated by 12 percent...
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Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin's $157 Million ICO


Does the world really need a blockchain phone? Sirin Labs is betting it does. The startup, which recently raised $157 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), is building an...
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Bitcoin Eyes Consolidation as Price Flirts with $14K



Bitcoin's price is back around $14,000 and is eyeing a short phase of rangebound trading. Despite yesterday's bearish price action , the sell-off in the world's largest cryptocurrency by market...
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Search Giant Baidu Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

Chinese web search giant Baidu has launched its own blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. Based on technology developed by Baidu, the open platform  sets out to provide the most "user-friendly" blockchain service....
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Russia's Sberbank Has Launched a Blockchain Lab

Sberbank, one of the largest banks in Russia, has announced a blockchain laboratory to develop and test blockchain-based solutions. The new lab aims to generate product prototypes, perform pilot tests...
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2018: The Year Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge


Jalak Jobanputra is founder and managing partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early-stage venture fund investing in decentralization and digital assets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017...
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Jonas Schnelli Wants You to Run a Bitcoin Full Node

200 gigabytes. That's the maximum load some personal laptops will store. It's also roughly the amount of space the bitcoin blockchain currently requires. These bloating storage requirements are a longstanding...
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KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin for Fried Chicken


Fried chicken chain KFC Canada is accepting bitcoin – for a limited time and for a cryptocurrency-themed bucket of chicken, that is. The limited-time marketing move sees the Canada-based chain...
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Ukraine Forms Cryptocurrency Oversight Working Group

Senior officials in Ukraine are forming a new working group on cryptocurrency regulation, the country's government announced on Thursday. During a meeting on cybersecurity and infrastructure matters, National Security and...
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Arizona Lawmakers Want to Let People Pay Taxes in Bitcoin

A new bill submitted to the Arizona Senate would, if approved, allow people to pay their state tax liabilities using bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Public records show that the bill...
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US State Regulators Hit BitConnect With Second Cease-And-Desist

BitConnect's planned initial coin offering (ICO) has attracted another cease-and-desist letter from U.S. state regulators, marking the second time this month. In a release dated Jan. 9 , the regulators...
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