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According to a new paper published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, researchers in China have made a groundbreaking discovery that could profoundly impact the face of the precious metals landscape — and provide bitcoin with an opportunity to shine. Scientists Turn Copper into Substance ‘Almost Identical’ to Gold Per SCMP, a team of scientists at
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Arwen Smit is the founder of MintBit, a boutique blockchain consultancy, and DOVU, a tokenized startup for the mobility sector. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  From security token offerings to the crypto winter, a lot has happened in 2018. Beyond the flashy headlines, though, larger trends are manifesting. I
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Politician Won Hee-ryong is the current governor of South Korea’s Jeju province. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. It has been translated to English from Korean.  Although there are issues with blockchain that need to be solved, there is a growing consensus about the technology’s great potential. Blockchain is a
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Kosala Hemachandra is the founder of MEW (MyEtherWallet), an open-source, client-side interface for generating ethereum wallets and interacting with the ethereum blockchain. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  For the most part, Bitcoin and Ethereum have held the title of the top two cryptocurrencies with the largest market capitalization. But
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————–————————–————————–————————–————————–————————– Are ether futures just around the corner? Last week, the US Commodity Futures Trading
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Elly Zhang is director of partnerships of Heliocor, a leading regulatory technology company based in London. She previously lead Asia growth initiatives for the cryptocurrency wallet startup Blockchain. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  As crypto prices continue to fall, 2018 is ending on a sour note for the global
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Advertisement Bitcoin price on Friday corrected 5% from its intraday high at $4,172, hinting that the ongoing uptrend is close to exhaustion. The Bitcoin-to-Dollar pair found a compelling resistance area near $4,000 that reversed the breakout attempts on four separate occasions today. To the downside, the area near $3,880 provided similarly strong support to keep
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Advertisement Spencer Bogart Spencer Bogart, a partner at major cryptocurrency venture capital firm Blockchain Capital, said that the institutional sector of Bitcoin is only getting stronger. Although the valuation of the cryptocurrency market has dropped by 85 percent since achieving $816 billion in January, with the involvement of Nasdaq, Fidelity, NYSE, Bakkt, and large financial
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Eric Piscini is the CEO of Citizens Reserve and the former blockchain lead for Deloitte.  The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  In 2018, I thought about two anniversaries. The first, we’re all familiar with. By the end of this year, it will have been a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto created
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Dan Cawrey is the CEO of Pactum Capital, a financial services firm focused on managing risk with cryptocurrency derivatives. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  Published writers say it. Powerful businesspeople say it. Elite athletes say it. Investors with a track record of smart decision-making say it; “Consistency is the
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PayPal co-founder and noted venture capitalist Peter Thiel has backed a $2.1 million seed round for crypto investment startup Layer1, the firm announced Wednesday. Other investors in the round include Digital Currency Group, institutional investor Jeffrey Tarrant and more. Layer1 is a crypto investment and engineering infrastructure platform. However, it also acts as a kind of
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