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‘Bitcoin Day’ Proves Argentina’s Crypto Love Is Alive and Well

Bitcoin may not yet have “conquered” Argentina, but it’s certainly making in-roads. That much was obvious last week at “Bitcoin Day” in Buenos Aires, where 500 attendees took part in an event aimed at serving a growing demand for information on the technology. Held in the heart of the city’s Almagro neighborhood, the conference served a reminder […]

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Bitcoin Forks and Livestock Law? Tax Day 2018 Is a Different Animal

Stevie D. Conlon is a vice president and tax and regulatory counsel, Anna Vayser is a product manager and Robert Schwaba is a senior tax and regulatory specialist with Wolters Kluwer. They acknowledge the contributions of colleagues John Kareken and Cynthia Lapins. The following article, an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s Crypto and Taxes 2018 series, […]

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IBM Evolution: Big Blue Is Finally Getting Serious About Cryptocurrency

It wasn’t long ago that your average enterprise wouldn’t even mention bitcoin, ethereum, or any number of cryptocurrencies in public. Instead of using the cryptographically secure tokens to streamline workflows – or even talking about doing so – some of the most recognizable enterprises in blockchain have largely confined themselves to uses of blockchain as […]

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Blythe Masters’ Next Move? Get FIs Hooked On Blockchain SDKs

Blockchain startup Digital Asset has revealed a new project aimed at streamlining the way systemically important financial infrastructures access its technology. Led by former JP Morgan global commodities boss Blythe Masters, the startup is in the process of packaging its custom smart contract language DAML into easy-to-use software development kits (SDKs) for customers. Already an […]

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Unicorn Visions: Bitcoin’s Startups Aren’t Startups Anymore

Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk.  The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. With all the regulatory actions and anti-climactic cable television appearances last week, you may have missed some telling news from two of the cryptocurrency space’s bonafide unicorns. First, Coinbase announced two high-profile hires: Emilie […]