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You Can Now Donate to the Tor Project in 9 Different Cryptocurrencies

The Tor Project, a digital anonymity-focused nonprofit, is now accepting cryptocurrency donations directly, with donors able to take advantage of nearly 10 different options to send funds. A donations page on...
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Duke University Collaborates for Blockchain Lab, Education Program

Duke University is teaming up with blockchain startup Citizens Reserve on an educational initiative aimed to develop students’ interest in blockchain technology. Citizens Reserve, a firm led by a team of...
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Bitcoin Futures Volume Is More Significant Than You Think, Bitwise Says

The bitcoin futures market is far larger, relative to the spot market, than previously thought, says Bitwise Asset Management. In a wide-ranging report which claims 95 percent of all reported bitcoin...
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Crypto Lender BlockFi Cuts Interest Rates Paid to Largest Account Holders

BlockFi has changed the terms of its interest-bearing cryptocurrency deposit account just weeks after launching it. Beginning April 1, for accounts with more than 25 bitcoin or 500 ether, BlockFi will...
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Road to Consensus with Kadena’s Will Martino: Who Needs Private Blockchain?

We're talking to experts in the crypto and blockchain space about the future of the industry. You'll hear from economists, entrepreneurs, developers, and other speakers from Consensus events. Kadena's Will Martino...
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Bain-Backed Crypto Exchange Seed CX Is Expanding to Asia

Chicago-based cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX, which Bain Capital backed last year, is expanding to Asia. The institution-focused exchange announced Thursday that it has teamed up with Singapore-based trading infrastructure technology provider...
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Mt Gox Creditors Warn Mass Sale Could Put Bitcoin Fork Prices At Risk

Mt. Gox Legal, a group of around 1,000 creditors of collapsed crypto exchange Mt. Gox, has prepared a draft proposal representing its consensus on how the exchange’s remaining assets should be paid...
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Crypto Lawyer Drew Hinkes Joins Firm to Help ICO Issuers Fight Back

Blockchain lawyer Andrew Hinkes is spoiling for a fight. The general counsel at investment bank Athena Blockchain and an adjunct business and law professor at New York University, Hinkes believes token...
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Bitcoin Price Drops Back Below $4K But Bull Outlook Still Intact



View Bitcoin failed to capitalize on a bull breakout above $4,040 yesterday, but the short-term outlook remains bullish as the higher-lows pattern is still intact.A convincing break above the three-day chart...
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SBI Holdings Latest Crypto Venture Will See It Make Mining Chips

Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings has established a new subsidiary to manufacture cryptocurrency mining chips and systems. The new venture, SBI Mining Chip Co. (SBIMC), is a part of SBI’s...
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Overstock’s tZERO Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Trading App This June

Overstock’s security token platform tZERO is going full crypto. Until now, security tokens had been the startup’s priority, but this summer, tZERO plans to launch its own mobile trading app for...
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ConsenSys Spin-Off BlockApps Inks Deal With Bayer’s Monsanto Arm

ConsenSys spin-out BlockApps is working with Bayer Crop Science, the controversial agricultural giant formerly known as Monsanto. The multinational corporation is collaborating on several BlockApps pilot projects, CoinDesk has learned, although...
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AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud Involving ICO

Jared Rice Sr., founder of crypto bank AriseBank, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud Wednesday in federal court The Dallas News reported Thursday that Rice, who was arrested last...
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Ex-NATO Chief, Danish PM Now Advises Blockchain Firm Concordium

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, previously both prime minister of Denmark and secretary-general of NATO, has joined blockchain identity startup Concordium as a strategic advisor. In an  announcement  Wednesday, the Switzerland-based firm’s chairman, Lars...
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Lightning Labs Releases ‘Loop’ Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels

Lightning Labs has released a new feature aimed at improving the usability of the lightning network, a bitcoin payment channel technology aimed at scaling the cryptocurrency. Called “Lightning Loop,” users will...
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Facebook Seeks Counsel to Forge Blockchain Partnerships for New Products


Facebook’s blockchain recruitment drive continues, as the social network looks to hire a lead commercial counsel for its initiatives with the technology. A new job posting at the company’s career page...
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Square Is Hiring New Crypto Engineers — And It Wants to Pay Them in Bitcoin

Payments startup Square plans to hire a number of engineers and a designer to work on its crypto initiatives, according to tweets from CEO Jack Dorsey. Dorsey, who also founded and...
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WSJ’s ShapeShift Exposé Overstated Money Laundering by $6 Million, Analysis Says

When it comes to cryptocurrency transactions, questions about alleged money-laundering quickly get thorny. A Wall Street Journal investigation from last September, titled “How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of...
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Creditors Committee Formed for Collapsed Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX

Canadian law firms Miller Thomson and Cox & Palmer have appointed a steering committee to help them represent potentially 115,000 former customers of failed cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. In a court notice...
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Welcome to Athens: Tezos Completes ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote

The multimillion-dollar blockchain Tezos has officially concluded its first round of voting for two competing system-wide upgrade proposals. Having raised a record fundraising amount of $232 million in an initial coin...
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