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The largest internet conglomerate in Japan, the GMO Internet Group, recently announced that they will be diving into the cryptocurrency industry, adding another own wallet and exchange to the already-competitive Japanese Bitcoin landscape. A new company founded specifically for this venture, GMO Wallet Co., Ltd., was founded in October.
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Although not many people seemed to notice, Bitcoin was heavily integrated into various aspects of the online gambling industry in 2016. While there have always been bitcoin-specific gambling websites available, 2016 was the year when the traditional online gambling industry stated to adopt the digital cash system en masse. Many online gambling juggernauts, such as …
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Global consultancy EY argues that despite enthusiasm for private blockchains in finance, public versions will ultimately prove more powerful.
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CME Group handles three billion contracts worth about $1 quadrillion annually. So why is it making a foray into bitcoin, whose market capitalization is a mere $16 billion?
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In this article, Let's Talk Payments provides insights on the emerging technologies in the insurance industry.
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In some ways, the block size debate can be seen as a debate on how Bitcoin’s consensus rules are determined. Should they be set in stone…
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Introduction. John Maynard Keynes famously said that “the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” But the converse is also true: the market can become rational suddenly, and sooner than you expect. When people come to expect irrationality as a matter of course, then they are ...
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The Chinese authorities are mulling whether to introduce third-party custodian services to oversee the world’s largest bitcoin market, after its rapid expansion and a recent sharp price fall highlighted the potential threat it poses to the...
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Getting back into the grind after the holidays is never easy, but hopefully you’re feeling refreshed and ready to plan your attack for the upcoming year.
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Founding Board Director at Bitcoin Foundation.

Contributor at Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk. Board advisor to startups in bitcoin, gaming, mobile and prepaid. Previously CEO of Hushmail and Chief Forex Trader at VISA. Editor of The Monetary Future.

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  • George Washington University
    B.A., Economics, 1985
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Computer Engineering
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The Monetary Future: Bitcoin Foundation Comments on Liberty Reserve Spec...
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