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The Real Benefits of Blockchain Are Here. They’re Being Ignored

Roham Gharegozlou is the CEO of Dapper Labs, the company behind the viral blockchain game CryptoKitties. Brian Flynn works on the Dapper Labs product team.  Introducing as many people as possible to the benefits of decentralization is a cause almost everyone in this industry shares. The issue is that, in making the technology more accessible, …

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This ICO Startup Didn’t Die During Crypto Winter. It Has DAI to Thank

The Takeaway: Monolith turned a $16.9 million ICO into $25 million-worth of assets by riding the bull market of 2017 then taking out DAI loans. This DAI strategy is increasingly common among ethereum-centric startups. MakerDAO and Monolith are now collaborating to connect DeFi loans to a European Visa debit card. Ether fans can spend crypto …

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Bitcoin’s Surging Dominance – Is This Time Really Different?

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter focused on crypto assets. Sign up here. Everything flourishes with a bit of attention – even attention itself. You may have …

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Two Economists. Two Views on Bitcoin’s Ability to Disrupt Fiat Money

“Half of the audience here is like, ‘I hope you die in a fire.’” As a libertarian, comedian and podcast host Dave Smith has a lot of common ground with bitcoin enthusiasts, who have a reputation for having a libertarian bent. But when he and others argue that bitcoin isn’t going to replace government-issued currencies, …

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Barclays Is No Longer Banking Coinbase

The most prestigious banking relationship in crypto has ended. Barclays, the London-based global bank, is no longer working with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, industry sources told CoinDesk. And while Coinbase found a replacement in U.K. upstart Clearbank, according to people familiar with the situation, the change has indirectly inconvenienced the exchange’s users. That’s because, aside from …

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Both an evolution and a plan for radical change

Elon Musk introduces the world to Neuralink Neuralink Neuralink’s magic will start with this small (4mm x 4mm) chip… Neuralink …which the company hopes to implant (along with its associated wiring) into the brain of patients/customers. Neuralink When Elon Musk first started talking about launching a brain-computer interface company, he made a number of comments …

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In Big Block Hard Fork, Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Has Left Nodes Behind

In the wake of a recent network upgrade, a number of nodes have been separated from the bitcoin SV blockchain, a development that highlights why “hard forks” have long been the subject of passionate infighting among cryptocurrency developers. According to block explorer Blockchair, roughly 20 percent of BSV nodes are still running an older version …

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Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent “going dark.” Um, what?

Enlarge / US Attorney General William Barr speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University School of Law on July 23, 2019 in New York City. In his remarks, Barr stated that increased encryption of data on phones and encrypted messaging apps puts American security at risk. Barr encouraged technology companies to …

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