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Jeff Dorman, partner at crypto asset management firm Arca Funds, spent 18 years on Wall Street and in fintech before turning his focus to developing crypto asset strategies and products. This article originally appeared in ‘Institutional Crypto,’ a weekly CoinDesk newsletter focused on the institutional investors interested in crypto assets. The opinions expressed in this
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The Takeaway Bitcoin prices have more than doubled in 2019, far outpacing the 31 percent return for U.S. tech stocks, which Goldman Sachs deems the best-performing asset class year-to-date. Outsize returns could attract interest from big investors in the yield-starved traditional financial markets. Executives at data firm Messari say bitcoin prices, currently around $8,200, could
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Friday, October 4, 2019 – BitMax.io, an industry-leading digital asset trading platform, announced that there has been significant misrepresentation of facts and allegations against BitMax.io and its team in the follow-up to its delisting decision of DeepCloud AI (DEEP). This announcement is intended to help users to gain full transparency in the accuracy and completeness
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The domain names stolen from the Ethereum Name Service’s (ENS) auction have been returned. As CoinDesk reported at the time, the ENS bidding process managed by digital-collectibles marketplace OpenSea was exploited, allowing a hacker to nab 17 domain names for lower bids than other users placed. ENS and OpenSea asked the hacker to return the
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PayPal has withdrawn from the Libra Association, the company announced Friday. A PayPal spokesperson told CoinDesk in a statement that the payments firm “made the decision to forgo further participation” in the Facebook-initiated crypto project, to instead “continue to focus on advancing our existing mission and business priorities as we strive to democratize access to
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View Bitcoin’s moving average convergence divergence (MACD) histogram is charting higher lows, indicating seller exhaustion. Other indicators are also reporting oversold conditions. A falling channel on the hourly chart may end with a bullish breakout and fuel a rally to $8,800. On the way higher, BTC may encounter resistance at $8,500 (200-day average). The case
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4th October 2019, Singapore, Singapore –  Well-aware that global success is not an accident, fast-growing trading platform BiKi.com is strategically and meticulously penetrating new markets and countries. With recent appointments of key personnel, the ambitious exchange is poised and ready to continue the implementation of their global expansion initiatives.  South Korea marks the fifth stop
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One of the founding Libra Association members may be on the verge of pulling out. The Financial Times reported Thursday that payments firm PayPal is considering leaving the Facebook-initiated crypto project due in part to the regulatory backlash Libra has received in recent months. According to the Financial Times, PayPal representatives did not attend a
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IKEA Iceland has taken part in a commercial transaction on ethereum, using smart contracts and licensed e-money to facilitate the settlement of an order from local retailer Nordic Store. The transaction was carried out on a platform provided by supply chain management firm Tradeshift and used “programmable digital cash” from ConsenSys-backed Monerium, according to an announcement
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Parity Technologies released a new version of Parity Signer, a mobile application that turns old smartphones into offline wallets. The company announced the V3 beta on Wednesday, which will enable users to store assets, vote for governance proposals and sign transactions offline, with integrations for both the Polkadot and Ethereum blockchains. Offline, or “air-gapped,” wallets
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