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Liam Kelly

About author: Liam Kelly

Liam is a freelance writer and works as an English teacher at a language academy based in Berlin, Germany. He is primarily concerned with the ways in which new technology are shaping our political and cultural landscape. Liam has also worked with publishing houses in both Berlin and San Francisco in the way of editing, transcription, and translation.

BCI Summit Day Two: Crypto Needs a Makeover Before Institutional Investors Return the Bulls

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, Finance, News

BCI Summit Day Two: Crypto Needs a Makeover Before Institutional Investors Return the Bulls

In day two of the BCI Summit, panels continued the discussion about how best to get in the way of all this tokenized money. A few speakers also discussed what investors should do to protect their digital assets best. Marketing and Security The first point was made most clear via a marketing discussion between Victor Park, the president of Alternative…

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Crypto and Institutional Interest Converge in Manhattan for Day One of the BCI Investment Summit

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Crypto and Institutional Interest Converge in Manhattan for Day One of the BCI Investment Summit

On June 11, 2018, investors converged, many for the first time, on the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City for the BCI Summit to get a better idea of how to enter the cryptocurrency space. The intrigue of an explicitly finance-focused conference should also be another example of the mainstream interest in the emerging asset class. Despite the financial features…

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Exclusive: CoinGecko’s TM Lee Talks Evaluation, Malaysian Crypto Scene, and Interoperability between Blockchains

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Interviews, News

Exclusive: CoinGecko’s TM Lee Talks Evaluation, Malaysian Crypto Scene, and Interoperability between Blockchains

CoinGecko has emerged as a solid alternative to the information hungry crypto sphere. Naturally, many are already familiar with first mover CoinMarketCap, but TM Lee’s project offers a broader suite of diagnostics. The traditional offering of market capitalization, liquidity, and price are all on display, but in the following interview, Lee outlines why the inclusion of things like developer, community,…

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Countdown to BCI Summit in New York City

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News

Countdown to BCI Summit in New York City

The arrival of institutional investment into the crypto space has signaled a number of maturity benchmarks for the likes of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. As such, it seems like everyone and their mothers are trying to get a grip on this emerging financial asset. As mainstream is turning towards digital currencies, an immediate question arises; where can one get quality…

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Highlights from Berlin’s Cryptocurrency Conference: BlockShow Europe 2018

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Highlights from Berlin’s Cryptocurrency Conference: BlockShow Europe 2018

Exhibitors, speakers, and media folks all descended upon the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center in Berlin, Germany for the two-day BlockShow Conference. Comparatively, this year’s conference focused heavily on regulations, institutional investment into the industry, and the never-ending search for the blockchain’s “killer app.” Over the course of May 28-29, 2018, BTCManager soaked up emerging industry concerns as well as…

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Argentinian Bitcoin Updates: Banking, Democracy, and a Wine-Backed Cryptocurrency

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Argentinian Bitcoin Updates: Banking, Democracy, and a Wine-Backed Cryptocurrency

In April 2018, the capital city of Argentina celebrated “Bitcoin Day,” an event comprised of around 500 attendees who were curious about the ever-increasing demand for information on bitcoin. Now, an Argentinian Bank is continuing the celebration after announcing on May 22, 2018, that its customers can use the pioneer cryptocurrency as a cross-border payment option. Partnership with Bitex Argentina’s…

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Don’t Be the Weakest Link in the Blockchain: Shira Rubinoff Talks Cybersecurity in 2018

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Don’t Be the Weakest Link in the Blockchain: Shira Rubinoff Talks Cybersecurity in 2018

As Shira Rubinoff earned her expertise through navigating cybersecurity issues in the early 2000s, she has developed a keen eye for system weaknesses. While initially daunting from a technical standpoint, you’ll soon find out that in many cases it’s the human factor that ends up being the weakest link in the chain. Moving along the same metaphor, Rubinoff also sees…

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Forget Sandbox’s, SEC Commissioner Peirce Proposes “Bitcoin Beach”

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Forget Sandbox’s, SEC Commissioner Peirce Proposes “Bitcoin Beach”

For many in the regulatory space, the question of cryptocurrencies and how to manage them is seemingly black and white. Some are either very pro and have quickly jumped on the bandwagon, while others are content to ban, block, and forbid any further discussion. In a May 2, 2018, speech to her colleagues, however, SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce revealed a…

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Evaluating Bitcoin and Digital Assets: Who Do You Trust?

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Evaluating Bitcoin and Digital Assets: Who Do You Trust?

$Analyzing conflicting responses as to the direction of bitcoin’s price is perhaps the strongest argument for simply HODLing. The massive price swings, emerging technical analysis, and lack of complementary expertise make the valuation process sometimes excruciating. And yet, now more than ever, we’re seeing financial heavyweights hiring analysts in the field, revamping legacy systems company-wide, and simply trying to wrap…

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Blockstream Announces Bitcoin Lightning Network Update Mechanism, Eltoo

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Blockstream Announces Bitcoin Lightning Network Update Mechanism, Eltoo

2017 was a stark reminder that Bitcoin and Ethereum were still far from competing with their traditional payment counterparts. Second layer protocols were thus produced, and for many, the Lightning Network and other off-chain solutions disquieted critics. But, the work is far from over. These solutions are revealing themselves to be much more complex than simply Bitcoin Cash retardants, and…

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