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So, you’re trying to get a job in crypto. Do you need a degree to showcase your mastery of blockchain technology? “No,” said Columbia University adjunct professor Omid Malekan, “because that almost doesn’t exist.” This story is part of the CoinDesk U series about blockchain at universities. See our ranking of U.S. universities here. Blockchain
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The founders of BitMEX are stepping down from their executive roles at the parent firm of the crypto derivatives exchange soon after U.S. authorities charged the firm over allegedly illegal conduct. In a blog post Thursday, 100x – the holding group for BitMEX operator HDR Holdings – announced that founders Arthur Hayes and Samuel Reed
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Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg spoke with the Real Deal Xbox podcast about Microsoft’s next-gen game pricing plans. He describes the issue as ‘super complex,’ reiterating Microsoft’s ‘gamer first’ approach without sharing a firm stance on the matter. We can’t discount the gaming giant upping prices in the future. Xbox seemingly can’t make its mind
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Decentralized exchange CoFiX, which aims to offer more accurate and less costly trading with a new oracle solution, has raised half a million dollars from several crypto investors including Huobi’s DeFi Labs, Dragonfly Capital and Coinbase Ventures.  Many existing decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms such as UniSwap and Compound use oracles that fetch external data from
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The crypto industry reacts to a big move from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority. Our main discussion: The U.K. has banned crypto derivatives. Just days after the U.S. announced significant action involving BitMEX, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority has made its own move to stop crypto derivatives.  In this episode, NLW breaks down what
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The transfer window is officially closed as attention slowly returns to on-field performance. There were some incredibly astute signings across the board that’ll almost certainly make the Premier League more competitive. It wasn’t all sunshine and announcement videos, though, with some clubs struggling to make a dent in the market. The Premier League transfer window
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CoinDesk is preparing for invest: ethereum economy with a special series of newsletters focused on Ethereum’s past, present and future. Every day until the event, the team behind Blockchain Bites will dive into an aspect of Ethereum that excites or confuses them. The Top Shelf news you subscribed to is down below.  Now a few words from CoinDesk’s Managing Director of
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With interest in bitcoin futures falling to their lowest level since May, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup! Institutional interest in bitcoin futures has plummeted as the DeFi explosion made carry trades less attractive, said Bequant’s Denis Vinokourov.  Miners generated an estimated $328 million in September. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton expressed
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