China, Blockchain & The Holy Grail of Marketplace Lending

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our subscribers. When one of the world’s largest corporations gets...
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Coinbase Targets Institutional Traders With Margin Feature Launch

Coinbase’s GDAX digital asset exchange has added a new margin trading feature. The startup announced today that eligible customers can now trade with up to three times leverage in markets for bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin. According to Coinbase, the addition arose in light of rising institutional interest for such...
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Bitcoin Exchange Trial Ends With Two Convictions

Two individuals connected to the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.max have been convicted following a trial in New York. A Manhattan jury sided with the prosecution in convicting Coin.mx operator Yuri Lebedev and Pastor Trevon Gross. Both Lebedev and Gross had been charged with bribery and conspiracy...
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Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Trial Ends With Two Convictions

Two individuals connected to the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.max have been convicted following a trial in New York. A Manhattan jury sided with the prosecution in convicting Coin.mx operator Yuri Lebedev and Pastor Trevon Gross. Both Lebedev and Gross had been charged with bribery and conspiracy...
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G20 Should Create Central Bank Blockchain Consortium, Report Says

Blockchain is key for an inclusive, transparent and accountable digital economy in G20 countries, according to a new report published by the international economic forum. Notably, the work’s author raises the possibility of G20 creating a “central banks blockchain consortium”, intended to study possible blockchain-based national fiat currencies....
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