How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments.

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Ex-Cinnober Blockchain Lead Joins Nordic Crypto Fund to Bet Big on Bitcoin

Since NASDAQ acquired Cinnober last year, blockchain lead Eric Wall has left the exchange business for a bitcoin investment fund, joining the Oslo, Norway-based Arcane Crypto, he told CoinDesk.

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How to Turn a $17 Million ICO Into $104 Million: The Cosmos Story

The Interchain Foundation (ICF) raised $17 million in April 2017 to shepherd the development of the Cosmos network, a system for making blockchains talk to each other.

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Bakkt Expands Bitcoin Custody Service Beyond Futures Trading Clients

Bakkt is ready to store customers’ bitcoin. Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin subsidiary announced Monday it would provide custody services for institutional clients. Pantera Capital, Galaxy Digital and Tagomi have already signed on as initial customers for “Bakkt Warehouse,” with other “marquee firms” expected to join over the next few weeks.

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Alibaba Offers Bitcoin Rewards Through Lolli Shopping App for ‘Singles Day’

Lolli, an affiliate retail startup that gives online shoppers bitcoin instead of regular cash-back perks, just announced its first Asian partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

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PODCAST: Kaiko’s Ambre Soubiran on Bitcoin’s ‘Intrinsic Value’

“One of the things I was hearing all the time when I was in the banking world was ‘OK, but this bitcoin thing, it doesn’t have any intrinsic value,’” said Ambre Soubiran, CEO of cryptocurrency market-data startup Kaiko.

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PODCAST: Meltem Demirors on the 3 Things Bitcoin Represents

“Let’s untangle that a bit,” says Meltem Demirors, the chief strategy officer of CoinShares. “Bitcoin represents three different things.”

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PODCAST: Josh Brown on Why Bitcoin Is Like the 1800s Railroad Boom

“In the 1800s we had a bubble in railroads, and almost every one of them went bankrupt,” said “Downtown” Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. “But what was left behind in the wake of that financial wreckage were the tracks, and the trains, and the stations, and the expertise to build more.”

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Coinbase Will Now Reward Users for Holding This Cryptocurrency

Coinbase is for the first time allowing general users to earn rewards by simply holding cryptocurrency, starting with the Tezos (XTZ) token.

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Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank Goes Public on New York Stock Exchange

Silvergate Bank, a crypto-friendly bank, officially began selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.

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