Regulatory Whack-a-Mole Won’t Beat Crypto Evasion

Bradley Tusk is the founder and CEO of Tusk Ventures, which works with a variety of startups in regulated industries and has holdings in Coinbase and Ripple. Everyone saw this...
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Ripple's Frenzied Price Rise Could Herald Long-Term Growth



Chris Brookins is the founder of Pugilist Ventures, a blockchain and fintech focused VC firm. The author invests in cryptocurrencies and has a position in XRP. It's no secret the...
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What Crypto Didn't Give Us in 2017


Ian Simpson is head of marketing and communications at Lakeside Partners, an early-stage investment firm in Zug, Switzerland. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review...
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What Meltdown and Spectre Flaws Mean for Crypto

Recently leaked computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre offer yet another reminder of how hard the digital age makes it to keep private information – even cryptocurrency private keys – safe....
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Texas Regulator Orders BitConnect to Call Off Token Sale

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) has ordered the blockchain-based financial system startup BitConnect to cancel a token sale it had planned to start on January 10. According to a...
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Overstock Gets $100 Million from Soros Fund for Blockchain and More

Overstock.com just got a hefty chunk of change from one of the biggest names in finance, and CEO Patrick Byrne says much of it will fund the company's blockchain work....
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Ex-Iced Tea Maker Long Blockchain Is Buying Bitcoin Miners Now

Long Blockchain Corp. the former beverage company that announced a pivot to blockchain technology last month, is now planning to enter the bitcoin mining business, a new filing shows. According...
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Visa Cracks Down on Bitcoin Debit Cards in Europe, Providers Say

Visa, the payments giant, terminated a card issuer's membership on Friday, causing cryptocurrency debit card providers to suspend their services, according to three of the affected companies. Bitcoin payments processor ...
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Ripple Claims 3 Big Money Transfer Firms Will Use XRP in 2018

Three of the top five money transfer companies worldwide will be implementing Ripple’s XRP token in their payment flow systems this year, the company said in a tweet  Thursday. The...
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Ripple Eyes Retreat After Record Price Highs




Ripple's XRP token may have found a short-term top and there's potential for a sustained pullback in prices, price charts suggest. As per data source OnChainFX , the world's second...
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Altucher-Backed Crypto Exchange Raising $10 Million

Investment guru James Altucher, heralded by some members of the mainstream press as the " face of the bitcoin bubble " for his outsize presence in internet ads, is investing...
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Indian Bitcoin Exchanges Seek Clarification Over Tax Liabilities

Indian bitcoin exchanges are raising questions over the applicability of goods and service tax (GST) to their operations. Seven bitcoin exchanges in the nation including Unocoin, Zebpay and CoinSecure are...
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US States Issue Warnings Over Cryptocurrency Investments

The American states of Idaho and Alaska have both issued warnings over investments involving cryptocurrencies. Idaho's Department of Finance warned its people on Thursday to deal cryptocurrency investments with caution. It said...
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Off the Leash? Bitcoin Looks North After Breaking $16K


Bitcoin is gaining altitude today, amid a sharp drop in prices of some alternative currencies. Prices on CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index jumped 7 percent to an intraday high of $16,181...
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Bank of England Has 'No Plans' to Launch Cryptocurrency

The Bank of England has dropped plans to launch its own digital currency amid concerns about its impact on the financial system. The U.K.'s central bank told  FTAdviser  that it...
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Jeff Garzik Is Reworking the Segwit2x Code

The controversial scaling proposal Segwit2x may have been officially called off this August, but that doesn't mean its former lead developer is giving up on plans to keep its codebase...
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AMA Incubator Invests $10 Million in Blockchain Health Startup

Blockchain startup Akiri has received $10 million in Series A funding to develop a distributed ledger platform for health data. Announced on Jan. 3, the fund  was granted by Health2047,...
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Zuckerburg to Study Cryptocurrency in Quest to Decentralize Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday he plans to study cryptocurrencies and other decentralizing technologies as part of a larger bid to improve the social networking service he founded. Aptly...
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ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?


Nick Cowan is CEO of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange and the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group, which operates the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017...
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Dogecoin Market Cap Hits $1 Billion, to Its Creator's Dismay

Dogecoin, the parody coin named for an internet meme featuring a Shiba Inu dog, has broken off the leash. Nearly forgotten since its heyday in 2014, over the past month...
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