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“We always needs to ask, ‘Who are we building for?’” Kicking off the annual ethereum hackathon ETHDenver, Aave CEO Stani Kulechov shared an opening address on on “leaping decentralized finance [into the] mainstream.” Aave is a Swiss-based blockchain technology company that officially launched in September of last year. Acting as the parent company to ETHLend –
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Apple has submitted what might seem like an arcane filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – but the document contains tantalizing details about the computing giant’s interest in blockchain tech. The document – entitled “Summary of Apple’s Commitment to Responsible Sourcing” – details the company’s commitment “to upholding human rights across its global
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On February 14, JPMorgan, the $340 billion banking giant, launched a stablecoin called JPM Coin. Industry experts foresee the stablecoin thrashing Ripple and its cryptocurrency XRP in the long run. Joe Weisenthal, co-host of Bloomberg’s What’d You Miss? said: If it turns out that the Blockchain/Coin framework turns out to be a good one for
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Status, the ethereum messaging app and mobile browser startup, has relaunched their cryptocurrency hardware wallet under a new name: the Keycard. Developed entirely open-source, the wallet will first be distributed to interested blockchain developers for free and later sold directly from Status’ website at $29 apiece. The hardware, as highlighted by Status project lead Guy-Louis
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A little over four weeks since being sworn into office, California Governor Gavin Newsom has already started making enemies in the tech sector – specifically with Silicon Valley powerhouses like Google and Facebook. Gavin Newsom is Already Making Enemies in Silicon Valley [embedded content][embedded content] In his inaugural State of the State Address given on
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Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, which owes customers $250 million in CAD ($190 million U.S.) in cryptocurrencies and fiat, just lost another $500,000 CAD by mistake. In an initial report published Tuesday on Quadriga’s progress since it filed for creditor protection in late January, court-appointed monitor Ernst and Young (EY) said that the company accidentally moved more
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Frequent Bitcoin commentator and t-shirt salesman Anthony Pompliano told Bloomberg this morning that two Fairfax County, Virginia pension funds have gone in on Morgan Creek Digital’s new fund for cryptocurrency companies. The funds represent $1.2 billion in assets for the pensions of police and other public workers in the county. $25 Million Fund Oversubscribed to
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In the past two months, several traders who shorted Bitcoin from its all-time high at $20,000 have started to cash out in the $3,000 to $4,000 range. On February 12, a cryptocurrency trader with an online alias “Cryptofungus” revealed that he had closed a year-long Bitcoin short contract. The trader shorted the dominant cryptocurrency since
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SoftBank has a lot of faith in a startup called Nuro that wants to use autonomous vehicles to disrupt the grocery delivery space. Nuro just banked almost $1 billion from the multinational holding conglomerate to make that happen. Major Uber Shareholder Throws $940 Million at Autonomous Vehicle Creator [embedded content][embedded content] The Japan-based SoftBank — best known
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Cory Johnson is out at distributed ledger startup Ripple as its chief market strategist, CoinDesk has learned. Tom Channick, a Ripple spokesperson, confirmed the move to CoinDesk after it emerged on social media that references to Ripple and Johnson’s role at the company appeared to have been scrubbed from his Twitter account. Channick sent the
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