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Like the unwanted guest at a party who trashes the house and runs off with your girlfriend, Ripple is throwing its weight around at Swift's annual Sibos conference with a series of barbed tweets and acerbic commentary asking if the interbank co-operative's set-piece Global Payments Innovation initiative is all its cracked up to be.
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While Russian authorities are still trying to define the legal status of bitcoin, the virtual currency has found use in Moscow in the lobby of the country’s biggest bank.
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Bitcoin is The Answer For Chinese Travelers Looking To Escape Domestic Capital Controls
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A federal judge issued a stay on a FinCEN rule against FBME Bank, saying the agency failed to offer the bank an opportunity to defend itself against allegations some of its employees concealed information from investigators.
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Thomas Rid, cybersecurity expert and author of "Rise of the Machines," chronicles the early history of cypherpunks and how they helped turn public-key cryptography into one of the most potent political ideas of the 21st century.
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Bitcoin, Mpesa and the case of BitPesa Kenya Insights has embarked on an in-depth investigation into the underworld operations of Kenya’s biggest telecom, Safaricom, in the first episode of the eight series of investigative pieces, we look into Bitpesa. BitPesa, a promising company, founded in 2013 was first to market using a […]
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Good (but depressing) reading. I hope this fight isn't over in Africa.
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In Defense Distributed v. Department of State, the government wins this round.
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You don't need a 3d printer to make a gun. Just a pipe and a nail with a spring and a bullet.
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Seven years on, bitcoin still remains the largest digital currency by market capitalization. While bitcoin may have been the most volatile...
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As one of its most important properties and a key selling point, Bitcoin is not controlled by any government, (central) bank or company. Nor...
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Founding Director, Bitcoin Foundation
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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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In a remarkable TV interview, Otmar Issing, the former Chief Economist of the European Central Bank and a former member of its Board, dismis

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PayPal Starts Banning VPN and SmartDNS Services - TorrentFreak
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After cutting off file-hosting sites and Usenet providers, PayPal is now taking aim at VPN and SmartDNS services. The payment processor stat

Blue Chip Banks Opt for R3 Over SWIFT | Bank Innovation
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Banks with a combined market capitalization of nearly $600 billion have opted for the R3 CEV distributed ledger consortium over SWIFT's glob

The Monetary Future: Bitcoin Foundation Comments on Liberty Reserve Spec...
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The application of “Special Measures” to Liberty Reserve by FinCEN provided a unique opportunity for the Bitcoin Foundation to clarify sever