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Google Wants You to Know What Data It Has On You

Google has changed Google Dashboard, the increasingly important privacy tool that shows users everything the search engine giant knows about you.<p>The …

What does a tech startup do after raising $232 million selling digital coins to investors? Set up a VC fund

ICOs involve selling newly created digital currencies online. This new method of fundraising was pioneered by Ethereum in 2014 and has caught on with investors and startups this year after a big rally for Ethereum's Ether currency.<p>One startup that plumped for an ICO is Tezos. It raised $232 million …

Venture Capital

Coinbase raises $100M at a $1.6B valuation amid explosive growth

Coinbase has had a pretty crazy six months.<p>It may be hard to remember, but at the beginning of 2017 the cryptocurrency world was a different place. Bitcoin was below $1000 per coin and the entire market cap for all cryptocurrencies was about 7x less than it is today. Since then, the market has …

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase Becomes First Bitcoin 'Unicorn'

A Bitcoin company has finally attained the “unicorn” title, an honorific bestowed upon startups valued at more than $1 billion.<p>Coinbase, a brokerage …

Here’s How World Fiat Money Affects Bitcoin Price

Major international currencies are quoted to the US dollar, thus making them quite dependable. For the most part, foreign currencies do not represent …

Mark Cuban Invests in ICO After Previously Calling Bitcoin Bubble

Tech billionaire Mark Cuban, a self-confessed Bitcoin skeptic, is planning to invest in another digital currency.<p>CNBC reports that Cuban is planning …

People are raising hundreds of millions selling digital coins online — it's either the future of funding or a 'bubble'

Over half a billion dollars has been raised through so-called "Initial Coin Offerings" (ICOs) since the start of the year, according to Richard Kastelein, a partner at the Cryptoassets Design Group, a company that helps launch ICOs.<p>It's an incredible amount considering that ICOs were unheard of …

Cryptocurrency

From barter to blockchain: A history of money

Mohit Mamoria Contributor<p>Mohit Mamoria is a co-founder and CEO of GOD Token, which manages a hedge fund that invests exclusively in blockchain-based assets.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The new age of ICOs is here, and it’s not based on Ethereum<p>The Big Bang brought the universe into existence 13.7 …

Cryptocurrency

How Ethereum Works - CoinDesk

Now that we've covered what ethereum is, let's dive deeper into how the platform functions under the hood.<p>Consider the online notebook application …

Blockchain

The Four Layers of the Blockchain

The recent DAO hack has called into question the speed and aggressiveness with which the Blockchain (and specifically Ethereum) community has moved …

Chapter 13 - Legal Issues in Cryptocurrency - Smith + Crown

Each country has its own specific rule on dealing with local and foreign currencies. Foreign currencies are generally managed by enactment of special …

Cryptocurrency

A (Short) Guide to Blockchain Consensus Protocols

We hear plenty of talk of how public blockchains are going to change the world, but to function on a global scale, a shared public ledger needs a …

Blockchain

Blockchain is to Banks <=> TCP/IP is to Telcos

We have all seen this before.<p>If you think about it, at its very core, a bank is essentially a leveraged ledger of ‘who owns what, when’, with …

Can blockchain tech revolutionise IP and digital content ?

When people talk about blockchain technology they invariably talk about bitcoin, but its applications go far beyond cryptocurrency. There is now a …

The Truth About Blockchain

Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems. They protect assets and set organizational boundaries. They establish and verify identities and chronicle events. They govern interactions among nations, organizations, …

The future is a decentralized internet

Blockchain technology is quickly expanding beyond bitcoin. While many proponents of bitcoin see the blockchain as no more than competition for existing payment methods or gold, I believe blockchain technology is the harbinger of things the world has never before seen.<p>In a world with many …

How To Start Your Own Bitcoin Exchange

How To Start Your Bitcoin Exchange – A Beginner’s Guide<p>You want to start your own bitcoin exchange, but don’t know where to start? Well, you have …

How to stage an ICO (and answers to other lingering questions you might have)

Over the last month, it’s been hard to miss talk in the media and on social channels about initial coin offerings, or ICOs. What are they? Where did they suddenly come from? Who’s investing in them?<p>When the popular investing platform AngelList announced on Monday that it’s jumping into the business …

Attorney Pamela Morgan Explores Initial Coin Offerings from a Legal Perspective

During a recent talk at Blockchain Meetup Zurich, Pamela Morgan, who is the CEO of Third Key Solutions and an attorney at Empowered Law PLLC, shared …

Initial Coin Offerings: Risks, Legality and Issues of ICO’s

Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain ledger are changing the way companies and people transact globally. Bitcoin was the first successful …

Cryptocurrency

How to Launch a Successful ICO, Explained

1.<p>Where should I start?<p>Before launching an ICO, you might be interested in what an ICO actually means. There is a detailed explanation of the concept.<p>…

A beginner’s guide to Litecoin

<b>What is Litecoin?</b>According to the Litecoin website, “Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant, near-zero cost payments to …

Bitcoin

How blockchain can improve the mortgage process

Global banks that have a large mortgage business are facing pressure internally and externally to upgrade their operating model to save money, …

Scaling Ethereum to Billions of Users

Tokens are selling at valuations which imply they’ll have millions of users. But can the blockchain support it? If not, how far away are …

Tezos' $232 Million ICO May Just Be The Beginning

So far, 2017 is shaping up to be a historic year for the crypto space with nary a dull moment. If you’ve been moving around in cryptocurrency circles, you probably already know that there’s value to be found in rebelling against conventional wisdom. Bitcoin was built on a foundation that rebelled …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency market a 'ticking time-bomb,' says ethereum co-founder

<i>“People say ICOs are great for ethereum because, look at the price, but it’s a ticking time-bomb,”</i> Hoskinson told Bloomberg.<p>He said <i>“there’s an</i> …

Cryptocurrency Gets Its Biggest Test Yet

In the coming months a startup based in Waterloo, Ontario, is set to kick off a grand monetary experiment, one that will put to the test a new model …

Cryptocurrency

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

Why You Should Find Product-Market Fit Before Sniffing Around For Venture Money

When you first start out the only thing that matters is finding a cohort of customers who truly value what you offer. Growth alone means next to nothing.<p>Many early-stage entrepreneurs who come to me for advice love to brag about how fast their companies are growing. To the consumer-focused …