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A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest?

Coinbase’s new VC arm raises thorny questions about the influence the startup wields across the crypto market and potential conflicts of interest.

FPT and Factom Announce Partnership to Expand Blockchain-as-a-Service

Austin-based blockchain-as-a-service company Factom is partnering with FPT Software, an IT services company stationed in Vietnam. The two enterprises will work with each other to develop a new blockchain technology platform through Factom Harmony — a system that creates audit records regarding data, decisions, activities and events. The purpose of the platform is to digitize […]

Bill Barhydt on Abra’s Pivot From P2P Money Transfers to “Crypto Banking”

Abra is a bitcoin-powered investment and payments app that first came to light at Launch Festival 2015 where it won the top prize at the event. The app uses bitcoin and litecoin smart contracts to represent the value of practically any fiat currency along with 20 crypto assets in the user’s wallet, where the user […]

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Coincheck Accepts Monex Takeover Bid

Coincheck, the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange that has been struggling to get back on its feet since it suffered a devastating hack on January 26, 2018, has agreed to accept a takeover bid by Monex Group, a Japanese online brokerage firm. As part of that, Chief Operating Officer at Monex Toshihiko Katsuya will to take over […]

We Tested the New TREZOR Cryptocurrency Wallet: This Is What We Found

The new TREZOR model T, a hardware cryptocurrency wallet developed by SatoshiLabs, is the second generation of SatoshiLabs’ popular TREZOR hardware wallet family. The Model T was announced in November 2017, on the ninth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper and made available for pre-order. All pre-order devices were sold out, and regular sales […]

Blockchain Startup Po.et Nabs Former Washington Post VP as Its New CEO

Po.et, a blockchain startup that allows content creators to create time-stamped titles for their written, visual and audio work, has announced Jarrod Dicker, who has held positions at the Washington Post, Time Inc. and Huffington Post, as its new CEO. It may be the perfect match. Po.et wants to change the way content creators manage […]

Why Crypto Is Spreading Up the Dublin Coast

The crypto landscape in Dublin has changed rapidly, and with an enthusiasm perhaps disproportionate to the city’s scale.

Hyperledger Releases Sawtooth 1.0

Hyperledger is a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology that is hosted by The Linux Foundation. Today, January 30, 2018, sees the release of Sawtooth 1.0, the second active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in July 2017. Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers using […]

Decentralizing the Sharing Economy With Blockchain Technology

San Francisco–based startup Origin is creating a set of protocols that allow developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain, with a focus on the sharing economy. The Origin Protocol is a set of open-source blockchain protocols for buyers and sellers of services like car-sharing or home-sharing to transact on a decentralized, open […]

Overstock Gets $100 Million from Soros Fund for Blockchain and More

Overstock.com just got a fat chunk of change from a big-name investor, and CEO Patrick Byrne says much of it will fund the company’s blockchain work.