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2 Executives Are Leaving Blockchain Startup R3 in Management Shake-Up

Distributed ledger technology provider R3 has carried out an extensive internal reorganization, resulting in the departure of two members of its management committee, CoinDesk has learned. Brian McNulty, a managing director and head of global services, and Lauren Carroll, chief administrative officer, are leaving the company, R3 told employees at …

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Stranger Things: The Upside of Down Bitcoin Prices

Edward Woodford is the co-founder and CEO of Seed CX, which, offers a licensed exchange for institutional trading and settlement of spot digital asset products and plans to offer a market for CFTC-regulated digital asset derivatives. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. Continue Reading …

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NYSE Arca Files Paperwork for Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Approval

New details have surfaced about the bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by Bitwise and NYSE Arca. Bitwise Asset Management announced its intention to launch the ETF earlier this month. If approved, it would be the first bitcoin ETF to make it to market in the U.S. At the time, the …

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Security Token Startup Polymath Locks up 75 Million Tokens

Despite chilly market conditions, one startup is locking up approximately $9 million worth of its tokens for five years. Polymath, a company best known for advancing the idea of security tokens (those designed explicitly to fit under current securities laws), revealed to CoinDesk that it is locking up 75 million …

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Morgan Creek Digital Joins $3.1 Million Round for Tokenized Real-Estate Firm

Institutional digital assets manager Morgan Creek Digital has backed a $3.1 million seed round for tokenized real-estate startup RealBlocks. Announcing the news on Friday, RealBlocks said that the funding round was led by early-stage investment firm Science Inc., while other investors included Zelkova Ventures, Ulu Ventures and Cross Culture Ventures. …

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Bitcoin Awaits Triangle Breakout as Price Squeeze Continues

Bitcoin‘s (BTC) price is largely unchanged on the day and maybe building for a strong exit from the weeks-long tight trading range. The leading cryptocurrency hit highs above $4,100 on Jan. 8 before moving lower to around $3,500, where it’s become trapped in a tightening trading range. The bears have …

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When Bitcoin ETF? Not Any Time Soon, But Maybe by 2020

For the first time in more than a year, there are no active bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals pending before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Money manager VanEck, financial services firm SolidX and Cboe BZX Exchange withdrew a highly-anticipated proposal Tuesday, citing an ongoing U.S. government shutdown as …

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Tron CEO Justin Sun Wants to Hire You to Organize His House

Token-funded blockchain project Tron is not only hiring while others cut staff, it’s recruiting an entourage for its founder. Among the 10 open positions that Tron Group, the company behind the namesake cryptocurrency, posted on Wednesday, two were for aides to the 28-year-old CEO, Justin Sun. These hires would supplement …

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Overstock’s tZERO Token Platform Has Officially Opened for Trading

Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK)’s much-anticipated security token trading platform, tZERO, officially began trading Thursday afternoon. The company announced in a press release that its secondary market for tZERO’s own security tokens had gone live, marking the first step toward trading other digital assets on the platform. Accredited investors can sign up to …

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Coinbase Integrates TurboTax to Help US Clients File Crypto Taxes

Coinbase customers who need to file taxes in the U.S. this year can get a boost from TurboTax, the tax-filing software offered by Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) Consumer Tax Group. The companies announced Tuesday that they were teaming up to allow Coinbase and Coinbase Pro clients upload their transactions, gains and losses …

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Robinhood, LibertyX Receive Licenses from New York Regulators

Stock trading startup Robinhood and bitcoin ATM provider LibertyX have become the latest companies to be granted New York’s BitLicense. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced Thursday that it was granting Robinhood Crypto, a subsidiary of the main firm, and Moon Inc., which does business under the …

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