I Was Reddit’s First (And Only) Cryptocurrency Engineer

Ryan X. Charles describes his short-lived tenure at reddit and the trolls who made his life hell. Subscribe to CoinDesk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Site: https://www.coindesk.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoinDeskTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/coindeskInstagram: https://www.Instagram.com/coindeskNewsletter: https://www.coindesk.com/newsletter/Twitter (Markets): https://www.twitter.com/coindeskmarkets CoinDesk is the leading digital media, events and information services company for the crypto asset and blockchain technology community. https://www.coindesk.com/reddits-first-only-cryptocurrency-engineer

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MPC Explained: The Bold New Vision for Securing Crypto Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Advances in cryptography are converging to help developers bring blockchain applications closer to the core decentralizing […]

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At Blockchain Week, Maturity Is the Motto as Ethereum Organizations Push Toward 2.0 Upgrade

The ethereum movement, headed by flagship organizations like the Ethereum Foundation and the Brooklyn-based conglomerate ConsenSys, emerged from Blockchain Week 2019 with a common goal and a newfound sense of urgency. In short, building ethereum 2.0 — the blockchain network’s ambitious reinvention plan — will require maturity. “The only people left are those that want […]

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My Bank Account Was Frozen for Bitcoin – And It Only Made Me Love Crypto More

Mike the HODL Guy describes his first experience buying Bitcoin and the resulting freeze on his bank account. Subscribe to CoinDesk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Site: https://www.coindesk.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoinDeskTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/coindeskInstagram: https://www.Instagram.com/coindeskNewsletter: https://www.coindesk.com/newsletter/Twitter (Markets): https://www.twitter.com/coindeskmarkets CoinDesk is the leading digital media, events and information services company for the crypto asset and blockchain technology community. https://www.coindesk.com/my-bank-account-was-frozen-for-bitcoin-and-it-only-made-me-love-crypto-more

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Polymath, Charles Hoskinson Team Up on Security Token Blockchain

Polymath is building a security token blockchain in collaboration with IOHK’s Charles Hoskinson, one of the co-founders of ethereum. Dubbed Polymesh, the new platform will be designed specifically for companies that want to create regulation-compliant security tokens, Polymath co-founder Trevor Koverko announced Monday at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019. In theory, a purpose-built blockchain will help spur […]

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What’s Holding Back Bitcoin in Venezuela? This Group Is Investigating

Open Money Initiative (OMI) co-founder and Venezuelan expat Alejandro Machado wants to help his homeland while remaining realistic about bitcoin. The truth is, Venezuelans haven’t abandoned the inflation-riddled bolivar as quickly as he expected, namely because it is so difficult to use digital currencies inside Venezuela’s borders. “No one wants [the bolivar] but people need […]

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Buffet Calls Bitcoin a ‘Gambling Device’

Bitcoin got another bashing from the Sage of Omaha. Warren Buffet told reporters at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska that he still couldn’t support bitcoin. “It’s a gambling device… there’s been a lot of frauds connected with it. There’s been disappearances, so there’s a lot lost on it. Bitcoin hasn’t produced anything,” he […]

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