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London Blockchain Week • January 20-26, 2017

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Bitcoin Gone Physical: The Satoshium Alternative

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, Interviews, News

Bitcoin Gone Physical: The Satoshium Alternative

It’s early 2017. Thomas Hartman and Alex Kravets find themselves entrenched in a bold endeavor based on the following belief; Bitcoin, to become mainstream as a global transaction and savings medium, must be physical. Taking precious metal coins as their starting point, these two ambitious entrepreneurs are in the throes of curating a physical bitcoin that they hope will appeal...

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Rising Star In The Bitcoin World: Interview With Elizabeth McCauley of Coinsecure

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News

Rising Star In The Bitcoin World: Interview With Elizabeth McCauley of Coinsecure

Those who know Elizabeth (Ploshay) McCauley might say that she is on a career trajectory akin to the explosive rise of Bitcoin. As the Head of Global Business Development at Coinsecure she is involved in a high-stakes movement to fuel bitcoin access in India, one of the world’s fastest growing countries. She is also a Board Member of the Bitcoin...

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Acatis Founder Hendrik Leber: “Many Colleagues use Gold as a Hedge Against Uncertainty. I Think Bitcoin Can do the Same.”

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Acatis Founder Hendrik Leber: “Many Colleagues use Gold as a Hedge Against Uncertainty. I Think Bitcoin Can do the Same.”

Hendrik Leber is the founder of Acatis, an investment fund company for wealth managers and banks. Acatis manages around €3.5 billion for its clients and is the first traditional investor globally to have integrated bitcoin into its portfolio. In an exclusive interview with BTCManager, Leber explains how he came to Bitcoin and what is the role of the cryptocurrency in...

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Creating a Better Bitcoin: Paul Glass’ Bold Bet

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Interviews, News

Creating a Better Bitcoin: Paul Glass’ Bold Bet

As the founder of the recently launched eCoin Project, Paul Glass has his eyes set on fixing the flaws he sees with crypto. And if successful, his efforts could catalyze a new normal for the utility of digital currency. Thus far his journey has been an interesting one. Having stumbled upon Bitcoin in 2011, while at William & Mary Law...

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Rootstock Announces Turmeric Testnet Release; Interview with Chief Scientist, Sergio Lerner

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Rootstock Announces Turmeric Testnet Release; Interview with Chief Scientist, Sergio Lerner

In what has been a highly anticipated view into the progress of Rootstock’s (RSK) technology, the official testnet called Turmeric was released earlier this month at the Labitconf in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the RSK team is headquartered. RSK’s Turmeric testnet will allow turning-complete smart contracts to be run on a virtual machine that bridges the Bitcoin Network. Miners will...

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Beyond Obamacare: Blockchain and the Future of Healthcare

Category: Business, Interviews, News, Tech

Beyond Obamacare: Blockchain and the Future of Healthcare

There has been much talk about the financial, quality of care and patient access issues impacting the U.S. healthcare system. Since 2010, many Americans have experienced high premium and deductible costs, fewer provider choices and other challenges associated with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. This legislation has exposed massive, systematic inefficiencies in the healthcare delivery model, largely driven...

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Factom Awarded Grant From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Interview with Peter Kirby

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Factom Awarded Grant From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Interview with Peter Kirby

Texas-based blockchain startup Factom, a company that provides businesses and governments with blockchain solutions to manage and store their data, has announced on November 18 that it will receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help them complete work on a blockchain-based medical records initiative. With a focus on biometric verification, identity management and medical records wrapped...

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Janus ICO Token Sale; The Horse of a Different Color

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Interviews, News

Janus ICO Token Sale; The Horse of a Different Color

A crowdsale which is attempting to set itself apart from the rest is the Janus token sale. With a cap of 7,000 BTC, or roughly $5 million, they are seeking to remodel the idea of what the DAO originally set out to be. As a curator and builder of blockchain-based business ideas, Janus will use the funds raised from the...

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U.S. Election Security and The Blockchain: Interview With Darin Stanchfield, CEO of KeepKey

Category: Commentary, Interviews, News, Tech

U.S. Election Security and The Blockchain: Interview With Darin Stanchfield, CEO of KeepKey

On the eve of the November 8 U.S. election day, the New York Times is reporting five election vulnerabilities of serious concern including information disclosures, voter registration interference, manipulated polling numbers to news outlets, internet disruptions that prevent access to polls, and voting machines tampering. These issues, amid a hotly debated election, are generating significant chatter regarding election security protocol,...

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Cameron Hejazi Moves From Bitcoin and Adtech Business Into Ethereum and Blogging with Credsign

Category: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Interviews, News

Cameron Hejazi Moves From Bitcoin and Adtech Business Into Ethereum and Blogging with Credsign

Cameron Hejazi, the founder of Credhot, a Bitcoin-based link-monetization platform, has released a live testnet version of his latest project which is the on-chain Ethereum-based blogging platform Credsign. Having some success with his Credhot platform, which partnered with Coinbase to distribute payments for click-throughs on shortened links in Bitcoin, Hejazi has moved into the Ethereum development space and is looking...

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