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The Future of Cryptocurrency: A Chat With Elixxir CEO David Chaum
In the 10 years since "Satoshi Nakamoto" developed bitcoin and created the first blockchain database, companies like Elixxir have further revolutionized and specialized the digital currency's capabilities. With a focus on speed and security, Elixxir has enabled the processing of hundreds of thousands of transactions each second through the convenience of a smartphone app. The Founder CEO and founder, David
Hedge Funds Go All-In on Cryptocurrencies
With roughly two months left in the year - and an eleventh hour rally highly unlikely - it's probably safe to write off 2018 as a terrible year for cryptocurrencies. After soaring to record highs in 2017, the crypto market's losses this year are now reportedly worse than the dot-com crash, with Bloomberg even comparing Bitcoin's struggles to one of
Chart: 11 of the Biggest ICO ROIs of 2018
While 2018 has not exactly been a stellar year for cryptocurrencies - especially when compared to the record-setting highs of 2017 - there are still opportunities to be had in the digital coin space. Buy low, sell high isn't just smart advice for traditional finance, after all. With that in mind, here are the 11 biggest return on investments from
Pro Tip: Don't Falsely Claim Your Custodian is 'SEC-Qualified' For Crypto Transactions
When you consider the biggest no-no's that you could do as a financial services company trying to promote your product or service, you'd have to think that falsely making claims of endorsement from the Securities and Exchange Commission has got to be pretty high up there. This is especially true when you're promoting anything having to do with cryptocurrencies. Such
Coinbase is Now Valued at $8 Billion After Latest Fundraising Round
As expected, Coinbase has now reached an $8 billion valuation after wrapping up a $300-million Series E round, the company announced in a blog post on Tuesday. Asiff Hirji, president and COO of Coinbase, said in the blog post that the round was led by Tiger Global Management, with other funding provided by Y Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz,
Coinbase Now Offers a Stablecoin Tied to the US Dollar
About a month after Circle launched its first stablecoin - known as the USD Coin or USDC - Coinbase announced in a blog post that it will now allow U.S. customers outside of New York to buy, sell, send and receive the USDC - making it the first stablecoin offered by the popular cryptocurrency exchange. Users will be able to
Advisory Group Recommends EU Regulate Most Crypto Assets Under Existing Securities Rules
When a federal judge in New York ruled last month that the U.S. government could proceed with a fraud case in which it alleges that an initial coin offering (ICO) is a security, it potentially gave the Securities and Exchange Commission an important precedent as it tries to solve a problem that is vexing regulators across the globe: How exactly
A Latin American Angel Investor's Advice On How to Succeed in Tech
Benzinga recently examined Merlin, a jobs platform that matches mostly blue-collar hourly talent with employers looking to hire. One of the co-founders, Güimar Vaca Sittic, a New York-based tech entrepreneur and prolific angel investor who's backed more than 100 companies, shared the successful tech venture's story. Merlin counts on over 50 employees working from Bogotá, Colombia, New York City and
Korea’s KB Financial Scores Patent for Blockchain Cybersecurity App
South Korean finance juggernaut KB Financial has reportedly been awarded a patent for its blockchain-based cybersecurity app, according to Cointelegraph, citing local news source The Digital Times. The new patent centers on a blockchain-cored solution which improves an “essential” security program for fintech apps by separating it from individual apps, thereby enhancing safety. The separation also has the bonus of
Cryptocurrencies Saw About $13 Billion in Value Erased in Three Hours
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Cryptocurrencies suffered massive losses that has placed its record highs of 2017 further in the rearview mirror. In a year of unrelenting terrible news for digital coins, Thursday's results were a doozy: Bitcoin had dropped almost 5 percent in morning trading to $6,303, while XRP and ethereum both plunged more than 10