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Inside the Meteoric Rise of ICOs
Forbes • Chance Barnett, Contributor
The Blockchain Is the Internet of Money
The Wall Street Journal
Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead
Reuters • Reuters Staff
Bitcoin Cash's Death Spiral
Seeking Alpha • Lynn Sebastian Purcell
Posts About Cryptocurrency Have Exploded on Reddit This Year
Fortune Magazine • Fortune Staff
Have Bitcoin, Can't Travel: Crackdown Grounds Cryptocurrency Executives
The Wall Street Journal • Chao Deng
Crypto chatter on Reddit is up 930% this year. So... is THIS the top?
MarketWatch • Jessicamarmor Shaw
14 Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchains
Forbes • Bernard Marr, Contributor
​Origin Energy trials blockchain energy sharing initiative with Power Ledger
Smart Planet • Asha Mclean
Ethereum Is The Investment To Make While Bitcoin Lags With Regulatory Questions
Seeking Alpha • Freedonia Freelance
 
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Inside the Meteoric Rise of ICOs
ForbesChance Barnett, Contributor
Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, have accounted for $2.3 billion in funding - more than the Venture Capital industry has invested into blockchain-based startups - so far in 2017. Here's what's behind the meteoric growth of ICOs.
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Bitcoin, Currencies
The Blockchain Is the Internet of Money
The Wall Street Journal
Silicon Valley visionary Balaji Srinivasan explains how bitcoin works and why he regards it as revolutionary.
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Bitcoin, Economic Policy
Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead
ReutersReuters Staff
LONDON () - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the stories related to them. 1/ STRONG QUARTER? NOT HALF It’s the end of the quarter. And what a remarkable quarter...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Bitcoin Cash's Death Spiral
Seeking AlphaLynn Sebastian Purcell
Summary This isn’t primarily about Bitcoin, but Bitcoin Cash -- the forked currency. It's vulnerable to a 51% attack. If you have money in it right now, reconsider your position. The rest of us can learn a lot about how a coin...
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Bitcoin, Finance
Posts About Cryptocurrency Have Exploded on Reddit This Year
Fortune MagazineFortune Staff
Posts about cryptocurrency have exploded on Reddit, according to data analyzed by MarketWatch, prompting yet more speculation that the assets are a bubble about to pop, or entering the mainstream—depending on which side of the fence you stand. MarketWatch reports that interactions...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Have Bitcoin, Can't Travel: Crackdown Grounds Cryptocurrency Executives
The Wall Street JournalChao Deng
China’s widening crackdown on bitcoin trading resulted in a travel ban of sorts for two executives from the country’s largest commercial bitcoin exchanges, which regulators are closing down. On Thursday, top executives of two Chinese digital currency exchanges who were scheduled to...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Crypto chatter on Reddit is up 930% this year. So... is THIS the top?
MarketWatchJessicamarmor Shaw
“24 days ago = 300,000 subscribers. Today = 329,700 subscribers.” So boasted a post this week on the largest Reddit forum about bitcoin, touting the group’s substantial growth recently. As the price of bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.19% and other cryptocurrencies has skyrocketed this...
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Bitcoin, Supply Chain
14 Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchains
ForbesBernard Marr, Contributor
“What the internet did for communications, blockchain will do for trusted transactions.” Although there’s debate about how long it will take for this statement to come true, since we’re in the midst of the blockchain transformation, most industry experts concur that’s where...
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Bitcoin, Energy & Utilities
​Origin Energy trials blockchain energy sharing initiative with Power Ledger
Smart PlanetAsha Mclean
Australian energy retailer Origin has partnered with Perth-based blockchain startup Power Ledger to trial an energy sharing platform that uses blockchain technology to create an immutable record of energy generation and consumption. The trial involves using anonymised and historical customer data to...
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Bitcoin
Ethereum Is The Investment To Make While Bitcoin Lags With Regulatory Questions
Seeking AlphaFreedonia Freelance
Summary Bitcoin has suffered a huge price drop due to international news on Chinese regulation; it needs these to be resolved to climb back up in value. Ethereum, meanwhile, is a protocol and goes beyond the scope of one single digital currency....
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