2016: The Year That Wasn’t For Bitcoin

Jim Harper is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, working to adapt law and policy to the information age. A former counsel to committees in both the US House and the US Senate, he served as Global Policy Counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation in...
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Zcash Nears $40 in Ongoing Price Decline

The price of Zcash (ZEC) inched closer to $40 on 15th December, falling to as little as $40.08 during the session, according to data from CoinMarketCap. ZEC tokens have never reached $40 before, so this price level would represent a new low for the digital currency. Zcash has generated...
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Japanese Blockchain Consortium Grows to More Than 100 Members

A blockchain-focused consortium in Japan has quietly grown its membership to more than 100 companies. Membership within the the Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC) has expanded since the effort first launched in April. BCCC members include Japan Microsoft, Mitsui Sumotomo Insurance, PwC, Bitbank and ConsenSys, among others. The group also...
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Wyre Raises $5.8 Million for Cross-Border Blockchain Payments

San Francisco-based bitcoin startup Wyre has raised $5.8m in new funding. The Series A round, which coincides with the stealth startup’s official launch, was led by Chinese venture firm Amphora Capital. Other investors include Chinese payments firms Baofoo.com and 9fBank, Draper Associates and Digital Currency...
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Wyre Raises $5.8 Million for Cross-Border Bitcoin Payments

San Francisco-based bitcoin startup Wyre has raised $5.8m in new funding. The Series A round, which coincides with the stealth startup’s official launch, was led by Chinese venture firm Amphora Capital. Other investors include Chinese payments firms Baofoo.com and 9fBank, Draper Associates and Digital Currency...
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The Resurrection of Public Blockchains

Angus Champion de Crespigny is EY Americas blockchain strategy leader for financial services, where he works alongside Andrew Beal, a West Coast lead for the firm’s Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Group. In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Champion de Crespigny and Beal argue that public...
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CoinDesk’s Most Influential People in Blockchain 2016

In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, CoinDesk profiles the most influential members of the blockchain industry, a list informed by more than 2,000 responses in our reader poll. If you’re trying to take a broad look back at 2016 for bitcoin and blockchain, identifying the...
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