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Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam: Importance of Decentralized Exchanges and Protocols

Category: Commentary, News, Tech

Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam: Importance of Decentralized Exchanges and Protocols

Upon the finalization of the nationwide ban on cryptocurrency exchanges by the Chinese government, the demand for decentralized and peer-to-peer trading platforms is anticipated to drastically increase in the upcoming years. As Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of Coinbase and former Goldman Sachs trader explained in an analytical blog post entitled “Why Decentralized Exchange Protocols Matter,” three critical components that are…

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Leading VC Firm Raises $1.5 Billion to Fund Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Leading VC Firm Raises $1.5 Billion to Fund Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Prominent venture capital firm and growth stage investor Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) has revealed its new $1.5 billion fund that will focus on early-stage startups in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency sectors. Over the past two years, IVP has experienced significant success in funding bitcoin startups. In August 2017, IVP invested $100 million in Coinbase, the world’s largest bitcoin wallet platform…

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Mandarin Exchange: Introducing the Distributed Exchange Management Concept

Category: ICO News

Mandarin Exchange: Introducing the Distributed Exchange Management Concept

Since its beginnings, cryptocurrency has been hit with several blows that have greatly contributed to give Bitcoin and all its relatives a bad name. As the digital currency ecosystem grew, it had to deal with several scandals such as Mt.Gox, Mintpal or Cryptsy. After these disappointing events, many were those within the community starting to ask for regulation while others…

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Legolas Seeks to Revolutionize Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Category: ICO News

Legolas Seeks to Revolutionize Cryptocurrency Exchanges

With the rapid rise in popularity of blockchain technology, it seems like blockchain-based platforms are a dime a dozen. In such a competitive environment, it’s extremely hard for a company to stand out and set themselves apart from the crowd. One company that has managed to do this is Legolas, a blockchain startup led by entrepreneur Frederic Montagon. The company…

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Charting The ICO Regulatory Dance: Are Japan and Singapore Next?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Charting The ICO Regulatory Dance: Are Japan and Singapore Next?

News of China’s blanket ban on ICOs continues to reverberate through the global cryptocurrency community. On the heels of this groundbreaking development, financial oversight groups in Japan and Singapore are now looking to establish guidelines on how ICOs should be regulated, with the former also intensifying the oversight of bitcoin exchanges. China has discovered that banning ICO’s outright is a…

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Bitcoin Exchange Executives in China Reportedly Disallowed From Leaving Country

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Exchange Executives in China Reportedly Disallowed From Leaving Country

Recent reports from local news publications including Beijing News revealed that the Chinese government had disallowed cryptocurrency exchange executives from leaving the country until its investigations come to an end. The translation of the original report read: “A number of informed sources say the executives of special currency trading platforms are not allowed to leave Beijing to cooperate with the…

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BTCChina Announces Exit from China’s Bitcoin Exchange Market

Category: Bitcoin, News

BTCChina Announces Exit from China’s Bitcoin Exchange Market

One of the largest exchanges in China is voluntarily closing its operations. BTCChina announced on September 14 that it will stop all trading on September 30 as regulators are reportedly planning to stop fiat to bitcoin trades in the country. BTC-USD has suffered another sharp drop, hitting a fresh low at $3426.92, with the price regaining the $3500 handle at…

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North Korean Spearphishing Sets Sights on South Korean Cryptocurrency Targets

Category: Bitcoin, News

North Korean Spearphishing Sets Sights on South Korean Cryptocurrency Targets

As bitcoin and other digital currencies emerge as a new and valuable asset class, North Korean cyber criminals are also realizing a new means of state funding. Unhinging a Global Financial System Kim Jong-Un has been featured in the news as exclusively an intemperate world leader with nuclear capabilities. His confrontations with President Trump have sparked global concerns as to…

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Bitcoin Anonymity Concerns Boost Privacy-Centric Altcoins: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 28

Category: News, News Digest

Bitcoin Anonymity Concerns Boost Privacy-Centric Altcoins: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 28

In the past week, bitcoin’s often wrongly cited anonymity, or rather the lack thereof has been pushed to the forefront of user’s minds. It came to light that the IRS is using Chainalysis’ bitcoin transaction tracking application to identify bitcoin tax cheats and as Princeton researcher published a paper that outlines how easy it is to link bitcoin online shoppers’…

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The IRS Hopes to Combat Bitcoin Tax Evasion with Tracking Software

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

The IRS Hopes to Combat Bitcoin Tax Evasion with Tracking Software

Bitcoin’s anonymity or rather, the lack thereof, has become a major talking point in the Bitcoin community and a focus of investigation for law enforcement agencies as well as, as it turns out, the taxman. According to a report by The Daily Beast, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has contracted the blockchain start-up Chainalysis Inc. to use their bitcoin…

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