DAO Manager Aragon Gets Alpha Release

Aragon, a administrative platform for decentralized organizations built on ethereum, has released a new alpha client for testing. Unveiled in February, Aragon aims to provide a means for establishing governance mechanisms for decentralized autonomous corporations, or DACs, with support for voting, budgeting and the creation of bylaws,...
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Ethereum Developers Publish Roadmap for EVM Upgrade

A plan to build a new version of the ethereum virtual machine (EVM) is moving ahead. A group of developers is working to replace the existing EVM – which enables the utilization of scripts on ethereum – with one built on the WebAssembly, or wasm, programming language. WebAssembly was launched in...
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Japan Exchange Blockchain Consortium Grows to 26 Members

Twenty-six companies and organizations are taking part in a blockchain consortium spearheaded by the Japan Exchange Group (JPX). The capital markets infrastructure-focused project was announced last November, with the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Exchange, in conjunction with the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation, forming the initial...
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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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