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  • Stablecoins: Cryptocurrencies That Could Truly Replace Money

    Low-volatility crypto assets with little drama: but with billions of real-world use-cases. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies with stable value; unlike most other crypto assets, they have low volatility against the world’s most important sovereign-backed currencies (fiat). They are essentially a cryptocurrency with a fixed price. The idea behind them is that cryptos cannot achieve mainstream adoption […]
    • by Andrew Macdonald
    • July 19, 2018
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  • US House Hearing: Crypto Presents a Challenge Beyond Hard and Fast Asset Classifications

    Witnesses before the U.S. House of Agriculture Committee at a public hearing July 18 were unanimous in their view that digital assets complicate the hard and fast distinctions of existing regulatory frameworks. The hearing was chaired by Texas U.S. Representative Michael Conaway, who convened six eminent witnesses to give testimony — former Goldman Sachs partner […]
    • by Marie Huillet
    • July 19, 2018
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  • Ledger Reportedly Attracts Tech Giant Investors After Selling Over 1 Mln Wallets in 2017

    Ledger, one of the leading security-focused hardware wallet suppliers, has sold more than one million hardware crypto wallets in 2017, earning a profit of $29 million, the firm said in an interview with Forbes July 9. Having raised $75 million this January in a Series B funding round led by European venture capital firm Draper […]
    • by Helen Partz
    • July 19, 2018
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  • US health care companies begin exploring blockchain technologies

    The sprawling U.S. health care industry has trouble managing patient information: Every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, therapist and insurance company needs different pieces of data to properly care for patients. These records are scattered all over on each business’s computers – and some no doubt in filing cabinets too. They’re not all kept up […]
  • Ethereum may drive blockchain to be as broadly adopted as the Internet, fintech CEO says

    Ethereum could be a major driving force for blockchain and cryptocurrency, says Circle CEO and co-founder Jeremy Allaire. “One of the things that really catalyzed the [cryptocurrency] market last year was actually that ethereum, in particular, kind of got to a place where you could build apps on top of it,” he said. Circle CEO […]
    • by Kellie Ell
    • July 19, 2018
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  • ‘This Is Not a Passing Fad’: CFA Exam Adds Crypto, Blockchain Topics

    It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street. CFA Institute, whose grueling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II curriculums for the first time next year. Material for the 2019 exams will be released […]
  • Beginner’s Guide to Tezos: The Controversial Self-Amending Blockchain Platform

    One of the most polarizing cryptocurrency platforms, Tezos has been in the spotlight ever since its then record $232 million ICO. Since then, Tezos has gone through a litany of problems from class-action lawsuits by disgruntled ICO participants to a power struggle between the intellectual property owners of the Tezos source code, Arthur and Kathleen […]
    • by Brian Curran
    • July 18, 2018
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  • IBM And Columbia University To Open Blockchain Research And Education Center

    IBM and Columbia University have partnered to develop a facility dedicated to blockchain technology research, education, and innovation, according to a July 17 press release from IBM. The center, named the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, is intended to advance exploration into how blockchain technology can be utilized for “secure multi-party computation, homomorphic […]
    • by Nathan Graham
    • July 18, 2018
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  • Growing Wave of Women Show Interest in the Crypto Market

    In what is a predominantly male-dominated industry, it’s refreshing to learn that an increasing number of women have started to show an interest in the crypto market. This was the finding of recently published research conducted by the London Block Exchange, which found that the number of women who would consider investing in cryptocurrency has […]
    • by Gabrielle
    • July 18, 2018
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  • Blockchain could be “subtle botox” for the art market but not a “facelift”

    Blockchain for the art world is a big opportunity but caution is needed. That was the verdict from Christie’s Art + Tech Summit. Blockchain, effectively an online public ledger of payments and transactions that is difficult to hack, forge or amend, could be used for art market transactions, tracking art and provenance verification. But the […]
    • by Laura Chesters
    • July 18, 2018
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