OKCoin Eyes Cryptocurrency Exchange Launch in South Korea

Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin is reportedly moving to launch in South Korea – possibly as soon as next month. According to The Korea Times, the Beijing-based firm...

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Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin is reportedly moving to launch in South Korea – possibly as soon as next month. According to The Korea Times, the Beijing-based firm is eyeing a partnership with NHN Entertainment, a Korean developer, publisher, and distributor of mobile and PC games, for the venture. The news source suggests that NHN is considering the...
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TEPCO Invests in Blockchain Startup in Bid to Decentralize Systems

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has invested in blockchain startup Electron. The Japanese energy giant announced it had invested in the U.K. startup at...

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The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has invested in blockchain startup Electron. The Japanese energy giant announced it had invested in the U.K. startup at the end of last year, according to a press release published on Friday. The two companies say they plan to develop uses of the tech around energy distribution, with the goal...
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NYSE Parent Company Launches Cryptocurrency Data Feed

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is partnering with blockchain startup Blockstream to launch a new cryptocurrency-based data...

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Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is partnering with blockchain startup Blockstream to launch a new cryptocurrency-based data feed. ICE Data Services’ feed will display real-time data from at least 15 different cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide, including prices and order book data for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to...
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Blockchain in the Boardroom: Toward Enterprise Deployment

Iliana Oris Valiente (CPA, CA, CBP) is a managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture’s emerging tech division. She is also the founder...

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Iliana Oris Valiente (CPA, CA, CBP) is a managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture’s emerging tech division. She is also the founder and chair of the board at ColliderX Blockchain R&D Hub. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. While the price of cryptocurrencies and the ICO market...
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Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology

Magda Borowik is the special envoy for fintech to the Ministry of Digital Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the director of technology research...

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Magda Borowik is the special envoy for fintech to the Ministry of Digital Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the director of technology research at FinTech Poland. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. The last couple of years were owned by the ‘fintech’ buzzword. From startups to investors to...
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Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin’s $157 Million ICO

Does the world really need a blockchain phone? Sirin Labs is betting it does. The startup, which recently raised $157 million in an initial coin...

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Does the world really need a blockchain phone? Sirin Labs is betting it does. The startup, which recently raised $157 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), is building an Android smartphone from scratch with special features for cryptocurrency enthusiasts: an app store for distributed apps (dapps), cold storage for private keys and easy conversion...
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KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin for Fried Chicken

Fried chicken chain KFC Canada is accepting bitcoin – for a limited time and for a cryptocurrency-themed bucket of chicken, that is. The limited-time marketing...

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Fried chicken chain KFC Canada is accepting bitcoin – for a limited time and for a cryptocurrency-themed bucket of chicken, that is. The limited-time marketing move sees the Canada-based chain advertising “The Bitcoin Bucket” complete with a Facebook-based live-tracker of the standing price for the product, which works out to roughly 20 Canadian dollars depending on...
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Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge

Pavel Matveev is the CEO of Wirex, a bitcoin wallet and payment card provider. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in...

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Pavel Matveev is the CEO of Wirex, a bitcoin wallet and payment card provider. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. The new year will usher in regulatory arbitrage amongst companies that want to develop innovative solutions, as well as from states seeking to maximize tax receipts from cryptocurrency-related businesses....
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2018: The Year We Democratize Blockchain

Eric Piscini, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is the global leader of Deloitte’s financial services blockchain consulting efforts and co-lead at its the global...

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Eric Piscini, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is the global leader of Deloitte’s financial services blockchain consulting efforts and co-lead at its the global blockchain and cryptocurrency team. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As the technology behind bitcoin nears its 10th year in the market, let’s celebrate...
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Banks and the Blockchain Blues

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review....

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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Like the misleading opening of a well-crafted thriller, the blockchain bustle in the banking sector is sending a confusing message. To see how, let’s take a brief look at the...
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