The Most Worrying Slide in the State of Blockchain

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. Our latest State of Blockchain report is a...
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Indian Bitcoin Exchange Unocoin Raises $1.5 Million

Indian bitcoin exchange startup Uncoin has raised $1.5m in new funding. The pre-Series A round featured a mixture of domestic and international investors, including ah! Ventures, Blume Ventures (which led the round) and Mumbai Angels, as well as BoostVC, BnkToTheFuture, Digital Currency Group and FundersClub....
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Why Big Bank Blockchain Leads Are Leaving for Startups

Recent months have seen blockchain innovation professionals departing legacy financial institutions for smaller startups, but the motivations driving this shift in the industry are less than clear. To date, it’s been one of the less-discussed trends of 2016, given the lack of public dialogue from the major firms...
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Ether Prices Spike Above $12 Amid Build Up to Hard Fork

Ether, the native digital currency of ethereum, saw sharp gains this week while bitcoin experienced comparatively mild price fluctuations following last week’s halving. The price of ether pushed higher during the seven days through 14th July as the broader ethereum community came closer to implementing a hard...
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