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Goldman Sachs Makes First Official Hire to Its Cryptocurrency …

Multinational investment bank and financial services company Goldman Sachs has hired the first official employee for its cryptocurrency markets unit. Justin Schmidt, a former trader, has been serving as the enterprise’s first head of digital asset markets in the securities division since April 16, 2018. Holding a computer science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Schmidt previously served as ...

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WikiLeaks Store Loses Coinbase Support, Still Processing Sales

WikiLeaks has had to find alternative solutions for its online shop. On April 20, 2018, the whistle-blowing document depository revealed in a tweet that Coinbase has shut down the WikiLeaks’ online store account. Even with  Coinbase out as a payment processor, WikiLeaks’ online shop is still able to use  CoinPayments.net for cryptocurrency payments, accepting both bitcoin and a variety of altcoins. ...

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Saudi Telecom and ConsenSys Boost Blockchain Infrastructure in Middle …

Saudi Arabia is rebuilding its country’s industry and government infrastructure in line with its Vision 2030 commitment to become a world leader in the adoption of blockchain infrastructure technology. ConsenSys, the world’s largest Ethereum blockchain design studio, is partnering with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), to help make this happen. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed recently, the two ...

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ShoCard’s Use Cases Bring Blockchain Solutions Where They’re Most …

Some blockchain applications are solutions looking for problems, but there are other issues that are just begging for help from decentralized technology. Managing and authenticating identity is one of the latter. Traditional authentication processes in many industries use easily guessable identity questions, forgeable documents and unwieldy manual checks. As such, they are ripe for disruption. Armin Ebrahimi, CEO and founder ...

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Acquisitions and Inquisitions

Coinbase continues to grow with its acquisition of Earn.com this week, getting both a CTO and a company out of the deal. In the meantime, the New York Attorney General is working to bring greater transparency into how cryptocurrency exchanges operate with a letter and a three-page questionnaire going out to 13 exchanges, one of which is Coinbase. The seemingly ...

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Cofounder’s FINRA Suspension Could Hold Consequences for Tezos

When Arthur Breitman, cofounder of Tezos, published a white paper on the cryptocurrency project in September 2014, he listed the author as L.M. Goodman. Later, when Breitman disclosed that he was the real author behind the work, many wondered why he used a pseudonym.  As it turned out, at the same time he started working on Tezos, a project that ...

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“Venture Capital Working Group” Seeks Select Cryptocurrency “Safe …

Several venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurs have been petitioning federal authorities to see certain virtual currencies in a “different light.” Right now, many cryptocurrencies are in danger of being classified as “securities,” which would place them under strict regulatory scrutiny. Working to change this, venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have gathered a team of lawyers and ...

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Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Firm May Be Launching an OTC Bitcoin …

Brazil is home to half of South America’s population and wealth, and right now, the country’s largest investment broker firm may be primed to launch an over-the-counter (OTC) bitcoin exchange. XP Investimentos has not made any official announcements on the matter, but according to reports in Portal do Bitcoin on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the investment firm is behind a ...

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Bitfury: Private Blockchains Are Intermediate Step for Governments

Bitfury was one of the first companies built around the process of bitcoin mining, but the startup also now works on private blockchain software. Some would assume this might have a negative impact on the bitcoin-focused aspects of their business. But, while it’s true that the development of private, permissioned ledger systems means there could be less activity on public ...

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Dow Jones Group Teams Up with Brave Software to Test Basic Attention …

In a collaborative effort to test the Brave platform and its digital advertising token, the Basic Attention Token (BAT), the Dow Jones Media Group has joined up with the Brave Software team. On April 18, 2018, the two organizations announced that they will experiment with blockchain technology in the realm of digital advertising and media publication. This entails testing the ...

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