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Archive for December 2018

Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

Featured Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the nascent ecosystem. At the same time, they were providing an outlet…

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Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Governance, Says Cypherpunk Jameson Lopp

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Jameson Lopp — a crypto industry figure and self-proclaimed professional cypherpunk — described Bitcoin (BTC) as the first step in a broader transition to an anarcho-capitalist society. Lopp’s comments were made in an interview on the Stephan Livera Podcast, published Dec. 29. According to Lopp, Bitcoin is an experiment that — if successful — could…

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Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million – Bitcoin News

Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million

Finance Intercontinental Exchange’s upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform, Bakkt, has raised $182.5 million from a dozen investors. The funds will help develop an institutional-grade regulated crypto exchange, clearing and warehousing services for physical delivery and storage. The company now expects to provide an updated timeline on launching bitcoin daily futures contracts in early 2019. Also Read:…

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Stellar Co-founder Brands 90% of Crypto Projects ‘B.S.’

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Most financial institutions will not use Bitcoin (BTC), payment network Stellar’s co-founder and CTO Jed McCaleb stated in an interview with Yahoo Finance Dec. 31. Speaking to the online news outlet, McCaleb — who is also known as one of the founding fathers of defunct Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, as well as the co-founder…

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Indian Gov’t to Approach Crypto Regulation ‘With Due Caution’

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The Indian government is approaching cryptocurrency regulation with caution, tech magazine Quartz reported Dec. 31, quoting Pon Radhakrishnan, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Shipping. The latest episode in India’s increasingly drawn-out path to formalizing its domestic cryptocurrency economy, Radhakrishnan said that the lack of a “globally acceptable solution”…

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Fidelity's Man: Can Tom Jessop Bring Crypto to Wall Street for Good?

Fidelity's Man: Can Tom Jessop Bring Crypto to Wall Street for Good?

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Everyone in cryptocurrency has a story about the time they went down the proverbial rabbit hole. Tom Jessop’s takes place in his kitchen. It was around 2013 or 2014 when Jessop, then a managing director at Goldman Sachs with two decades of Wall Street experience, became enthralled with bitcoin – at the time an…

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Crypto Mom's Crusade: Inside the SEC, Hester Peirce is Fighting for a Blockchain Future

Crypto Mom's Crusade: Inside the SEC, Hester Peirce is Fighting for a Blockchain Future

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– “It’s always time for a change.” Unexpected words from a regulator, but then again, Hester Peirce, one of the five commissioners at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), isn’t an average regulator. When she speaks of the disruptive role of cryptocurrencies, her words could pass for those of any aspiring blockchain disruptor. “I’m…

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Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High – CoinDesk

Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High - CoinDesk

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– As I walked from my car to Circle’s offices in Boston on a Friday afternoon in early November, the sun appeared to have already set, even though it would be up a while longer – past 4:00 p.m. The weather was gray, windy and cold – above freezing, but only because it was due…

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A Psychic Visit with Nouriel Roubini: The Mother and Father of All Crypto Skeptics

A Psychic Visit with Nouriel Roubini: The Mother and Father of All Crypto Skeptics

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Admit it – you already hate that this article exists. That itself is no small testament to the man it’s about, Dr. Nouriel Roubini, the outspoken economist and professor whose tweets, interviews and public testimonies this year have seemed to treat the entire cryptocurrency movement with all the tenderness of an insubordinate prison inmate.…

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