CoinDesk Releases Top 10 Blockchain Universities in America

  Today, CoinDesk announced The Top 10 Blockchain Universities in the U.S. for 2018-2019.   In recent years, universities around the world have invested heavily in developing curriculums and resources around blockchain technology. Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are notoriously difficult to teach because they are inherently interdisciplinary subjects, drawing on foundations in computer science, economics, law, and business.   The Top 10 U.S. Blockchain Universities were selected on three key quantitative factors: the number of blockchain-related courses, the number of blockchain organizations on campus, and each school’s access to the…

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CoinDesk’s Q2 ‘State of Blockchain’ Report Shows Project Funding Holds Strong as Markets Remain Flat

  Bitcoin on-chain transactions have fallen 28 percent following the Lightning Nework’s beta launch in late Q1   New York, NY — CoinDesk, the world’s leading digital media company focused on crypto assets and blockchain, today released its Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report, widely considered the leading authority on blockchain trends research and analysis since its inception in 2014. The quarterly report covers market interest in public blockchains with a snapshot of the ten largest cryptocurrencies compared to Bitcoin at the end of each quarter.   The Q2 2018…

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Tether and Bitcoin price inflation linked to possible manipulation

Following the University of Texas report published yesterday on the possibility of Tether and Bitcoin’s manipulated price inflation through Hong Kong-based exchange, Bitfinex, Director of Research at CoinDesk, Nolan Bauerle responded.      “Bitcoin is a super volatile asset driven by a global retail investment crowd. Everyone who watches this crowd knows they use Tether to take a ‘dollar’ position when bitcoin dips. They reenter the bitcoin market when they feel the price is at a floor with the goal to have more bitcoin than at the start of the…

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Joon Ian Wong Joins CoinDesk as Managing Director for Europe and Asia

  Wong returns to CoinDesk to lead its international expansion   New York, NY – June 12, 2018 – CoinDesk, Inc, the leading digital media, events, and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community has announced that Joon Ian Wong will be rejoining the company as its Managing Director for Europe and Asia. Wong joins CoinDesk from Quartz, where he specialized in covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.     CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth said “It’s been incredible to see Joon’s ascent since he first helped launch the Consensus…

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Global Blockchain Services Firm WACHSMAN Recruits Key Executives from Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to Lead New Strategy Division

  Wachsman amplifies service offerings beyond public relations and events management with first major agency expansion   NEW YORK, NY — June 12, 2018 — Wachsman, one of the world’s leading blockchain professional services firms, has hired senior bankers from investment banks Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to lead a new blockchain strategy and advisory division. Formerly Senior Vice President, Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies, Michael Chang joins Wachsman as Managing Director and will lead the firm’s new Strategic Advisory Group in New York.     Chang will be supported…

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Will there be SEC approved Bitcoin ETF’s soon?

Exchange Traded Funds, also known as ETF’s, have made headlines in the past couple of years.  The prospect of cryptocurrency ETF’s listed on stock exchanges first started with Gemini and the Winklevoss twins.     The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust was the first Bitcoin ETF to be filed with the SEC – Securities and Exchange Commission in 2013.  In early 2014, the Bitcoin Investment Trust announced plans to release an over-the-counter Bitcoin ETF. Unfortunately, the SEC denied a request to list an ETF from investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, owners of…

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Beware Telegram ICO Scam

Riding on the back of several reports about messaging app Telegram’s multibillion-dollar initial coin offering (ICO), scammers are trying to con investor.     The website (https://telegramfoundation.org/), hosted by the “Telegram Foundation,” is seeking funds for what it calls the “public ICO” for the Telegram TON token. Unfortunately, this website seems to be false an on Thursday, CoinDesk reported a fraudulent email attributed to Telegram, and also located a Twitter account with the username “Telegram ICO (TON)” and the handle, @ico_ton.   A screenshot of the email shows an effort…

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Japanese Electronics Retail Giant Launches Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin adoption in Japan seems to be forging ahead with major Japanese consumer electronics retailer Yamada Denki announcing that it has partnered with cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer to add a bitcoin payments service in two of its stores.     The company said: “In addition to diversifying [our services], we will implement initiatives to improve bitcoin recognition and usage promotion.” The company indicated that they believe the acceptance of Bitcoin can provide improved service and convenience. This is some good news from a country recently plagued with bad news after the massive…

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Bankers, Investors and Economists on Bitcoin during 2017

2017 has been the year that Bankers, Investors, and Economists have had a lot to say about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general.  Some views are bearish, some are bullish and some confess to not understanding this new market at all and prefer to stay away.     Watch this short video, read their quotes and consider their views.  Decide which direction you will follow.         Read the full article – Click Here     Perhaps the cybercrime during 2017 is concerning to some – 2017 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency…

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