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Ideation to Realization: How Dutch Banks Are Harnessing Blockchain

Features • Use Cases & Verticals • Business News • Banking Sanja Petkovic and Arnab Sinha are management consultants at Accenture, the Netherlands, where they specialize in blockchain within banking and digital payments, respectively. In this opinion piece, Petkovic and Sinha discuss how financial firms in the European country are …

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Cryptocurrency and Central Banks: The Quest to Dematerialize Money

Features • Legal • Central Banking • Business News Eugene Etsebeth is a former central bank technologist with the South African Reserve Bank. There, he notably chaired the virtual currency and distributed ledger working group. In this opinion piece, Etsebeth outlines why he believes all central banks will attempt to …

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China’s ICO Ban: A Full Translation of Regulator Remarks

Features • Regulation • Legal • Business News • Markets News • Asia-Pacific The following is a full translation of statements by China’s financial regulators outlining a recent ban on initial coin offerings. Recently, a number of token fundraising activities in the country, including initial coin offerings, have emerged for …

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Heading Up? Ether Prices Consolidate After China’s ICO Crackdown

Features • Markets • Ethereum • Markets News The ether-US dollar exchange rate (ETH/USD) nosedived on Monday after reports hit the wires that China has officially banned ICOs. Other digital currencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash and others were dragged lower as well. It’s a notable development for the industry – …

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Bitcoin Trades Sideways as Bitcoin Cash Price Drops to $800

News • Other Public Protocols • Bitcoin • Markets News Following the all-time highs set over the last week, bitcoin has been trading sideways for the last 48 hours, and prices are fluctuating in the $4,050 to $4,200 range. Prices for the asset across global exchanges averaged $4,109 at press …

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The New Pachinko? Exploring the Economics of Initial Coin Offerings

Features • Regulation • Legal • Business News Dr. Avtar Sehra is CEO and chief architect at Nivaura, a startup aiming to bring blockchain and distributed ledger efficiencies to financial services. In this opinion piece, Sehra explores the emerging markets being built upon cryptocurrencies, shedding light on important aspects of …

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$700 and Rising: What’s Driving the Price of Bitcoin Cash?

Markets • News • Other Public Protocols • Bitcoin • Markets News Bitcoin cash surged above $700 today, passing a notable milestone amidst a two-day rally during which the price of the cryptocurrency more than doubled. Heading into weekend trading sessions, bitcoin cash has emerged as the third-largest cryptocurrency by …

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Bitcoin Prices Retreat Toward $4,100 While Bitcoin Cash Soars

News • Bitcoin • Markets News Following a week of thrilling price gains and two all-times highs – $4,483 on August 15, and $4,520 on August 17 – bitcoin prices have now slumped back toward $4,000. Opening the session at $4,159, price across global exchanges peaked early at $4,406 and …

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Bitcoin Cash Price Nears $1,000 as Breakout Continues

Markets • News • Other Public Protocols • Markets News The price of bitcoin cash is surging toward $1,000. At press time, the cryptocurrency that powers an alternative version of the bitcoin protocol, had reached a high of more than $920 during today’s session, up more than 70% from its …

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Making Sense of Cryptoeconomics

Features • Bitcoin • Ethereum • Other Public Protocols Josh Stark (@0xstark) is a member of Ledger Labs and Blockgeeks Lab, a blockchain co-creation company in Toronto, Canada. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Stark argues that the term “cryptoeconomics” is widely misunderstood, despite being a crucial concept needed to understand …

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Database Giant Oracle Wants Better Governance for Blockchains

News • Technology News • Distributed Ledger Technology Multinational software provider Oracle is working on a way to introduce “fair” governance to permissioned blockchains, according to a newly published patent application. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released the application for “Accountability and Trust in Distributed Ledger Systems” on …

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