Month: February 2020

Michael Casey is chief content officer at CoinDesk. The following is part of “The Token Economy,” an essay in Alex Tapscott’s new book “The Financial Services Revolution.” Blockchain technology, and the cryptocurrencies, tokens and other digital assets it has engendered, may be moving us toward a model of programmable money that incorporates an automated internal
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The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Earlier this week the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss catalysts and CEOS in the world of blockchain projects, the organizational and organic structures of decentralization and to wonder whether crypto even needs Satoshi-like catalysts now that the fire of blockchain burns bright. On today’s podcast
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For the third week in row, investors were overall net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $13.9 billion for Lipper’s fund-flows week ended February 19, 2020. Fund investors were net purchasers of taxable fixed income funds (+$7.9 billion), money market funds (+$6.3 billion), and municipal bond funds (+$1.8 billion),
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CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by Isaiah Jackson, author of “Bitcoin and Black America” and co-founder of KRBE Digital Assets Group, to talk about financial discrimination in the United States and the unique value bitcoin can offer minority communities. According to a survey of 5,126 Americans conducted by Coinbase and Qriously, “Twice as many
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If you want to improve your financial know-how, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. From short online tutorials to extensive in-person bootcamps, the number of “Money 101” classes has ballooned since the Great Recession. And yet, when it comes to financial literacy, Americans are still falling far short. According to a survey by
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Sweden’s central bank will soon trial a blockchain-based digital currency – but it’s still in its very early stages, at best. Announced Thursday, Sveriges Riksbank’s e-krona pilot is the latest attempt at a central bank digital currency (CBDC) from an institution that for years fretted over basing any such project on distributed ledger technology (DLT).
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A contractor for First Solar Inc. works on construction of the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South project in Imperial County, California. Sam Hodgson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Dropbox — Shares of the data services company soared 13% during extended trading after the company announced
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Sorare, a global fantasy football platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian soccer giants Juventus to launch a digital collectibles range of its star players. Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Paris-based Sorare provides a soccer management game with digital cards representing players that fans can collect and trade. The cards
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Bitcoin’s lightning network is growing “increasingly centralized,” making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers. Seen as a potential solution bitcoin’s scaling headaches, lightning is a payment network allowing for speedier and cheaper transactions. Partly to make lightning more robust, developers and researchers have been trying to spot holes in
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Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft Unity flies to its new home in at Spaceport America in New Mexico on Feb. 13, 2020. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic‘s monster stock rally in the past few months has taken even bullish Morgan Stanley by surprise, with shares of the company nearing $40. “A modest correction is overdue, and frankly, healthy,
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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Zillow — Shares of the real estate information company climbed 8% in extended trading after the company reported strong fourth-quarter financial results. Zillow had revenue of $944 million in the quarter, while analysts were expecting $815 million, according to
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