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Binance CEO: ‘I Don’t Understand Why the Bitcoin Price Isn’t Shooting Through the Roof’

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao quietly offered a utopian forecast for the cryptocurrency industry and his ubiquitous cryptocurrency exchange, Binance–which he revealed is becoming increasingly institutionally oriented and will launch five to 10 fiat-to-crypto operations in nearly every continent. Speaking at...

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Ethereum Co-Founder Anthony Di lorio Launches All-in-One Jaxx Liberty Wallet

The state of advanced cryptocurrency and blockchain applications and devices continues to evolve. Launched Sept. 12, Jaxx Liberty has introduced a comprehensive, multi-platform cryptocurrency wallet that integrates multiple features on a single interface. First All-in-One Crypto Wallet The cryptocurrency wallet...

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Roger Ver to Talk Bitcoin Cash at Coinsbank’s Third Blockchain Cruise

The debate between Bitcoin and its hard-forked Bitcoin Cash continues to stir in the global cryptocurrency community. On Coinsbank’s third Blockchain Cruise, Bitcoin Cash supporter Roger Ver and author Jimmy Song will discuss the benefits of the competing blockchains....

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Michael Arrington Praises Binance CEO, Says ‘Bet On CZ if You Can’

If there were any questions about Changpeng “CZ” Zhao’s leadership abilities, TechCrunch founder and Arrington XRP Capital partner Michael Arrington has put those thoughts to rest, describing Binance’s CEO as the “real f**king deal” in a decidedly unambiguous character appraisal. Published...

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Roger Ver and Charlie Lee Discuss Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin

The cryptocurrency bear market has left many traders wondering which digital assets will emerge on top. On CNBC’s Fast Money, industry leaders Roger Ver and Charlie Lee shared their opinions on Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) investments....

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Vitalik Buterin Goes on ‘Tweet Storm’ About Ethereum’s Casper

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin unleashed a “tweet storm,” Aug. 16, presumably to succinctly explain the Casper protocol to crypto-enthusiasts while dismissing rumors and misconceptions. The 75-tweet-long update from Buterin showcased the developer’s infuriation with commonly propagated rumors as well...

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KuCoin Names Ian Balina as Global Titan Ambassador

Unveiled Aug. 10, the KuCoin ambassador program will allow crypto-industry experts to suggest new blockchain and cryptocurrency projects for listing on the exchange. On Aug. 14, the exchange revealed its first ambassador–crypto influencer Ian Balina. KuCoin Welcomes Crypto Influencer...

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Ethereum Founder, Vitalik Buterin: ‘We’re at the Tail End of a Crypto Bubble’

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin is undoubtedly an industry leader and blockchain pioneer. Following a multi-month downtrend, Buterin took to Twitter to share his outlook on the current cryptocurrency market conditions. Buterin: ‘We’re at the Tail End of a Crypto...

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Tron’s Founder Wins His Own Blockchain’s Election in Under A Day

As a smart contract platform boasting a focus on user experience, Tron recently launched its mainnet and began migrating off the Ethereum blockchain. On July 19, TRON’s founder Justin Sun became one of the network’s 27 super representatives. CEO of TRON...

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BitMEX Co-Founder Becomes Britain’s First Bitcoin Billionaire and Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Ben Delo, co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is revealed to be Britain’s first Bitcoin billionaire and youngest self-made billionaire. Launched in 2014, BitMEX is a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange valued at around $3.6 billion and handles over $2 billion...

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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Launches Crypto Charity with Donations from Ripple and Zcash Founders

Outside the glamour of Bitcoin millionaires and record-breaking ICOs, few crypto-powered projects aim to resolve global issues. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong seeks to change this by launching a non-profit crypto charity, GiveCrypto. Using Crypto to Share the Wealth Since...

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Cardano Founder, Charles Hoskinson: Cryptocurrency to Become Multi-Trillion Dollar Industry

Despite a recent market downturn, cryptocurrency interest and blockchain integration continue to rise across industries worldwide. On June 20, 2018, Cardano founder, Charles Hoskinson took to Twitter to share optimism for the future of cryptocurrency in the midst of...

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Privacy, Freedom, and Technology: McAfee to Eliminate Corruption and Deliver Free Medical Care if Elected US President

Technology pioneer John McAfee recently announced the end of his involvement with initial coin offerings (ICOs) but is far from done with the world of distributed ledger technology. After revealing his intention to run for 2020 US president, McAfee...

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Billionaire Investor Tim Draper: ‘Bitcoin Will Reach $250,000’ and ‘Fiat is Doomed’

Billionaire venture capitalist, Tom Draper, has reiterated his prediction that Bitcoin will reach $250,000 by 2022, stating that “fiat is the past,” with both crypto and Bitcoin being the future. Draper’s predictions, made during a June 12th interview with...

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McAfee Vs the SEC: Renegade Security Expert Challenges SEC to Debate on Cryptocurrencies

Outspoken cryptocurrency proponent, iconoclastic firearm enthusiast, and potential 2020 US presidential candidate, John McAfee, challenged the SEC to a live debate on national television over the SEC chairman Jay Clayton’s recent statements regarding the regulatory status of cryptocurrencies. McAfee,...

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Billionaire Mike Novogratz: Cryptocurrency Market to Reach $20 Trillion

Former Goldman Sachs partner, Mike Novogratz distinctively poised himself as an early cryptocurrency bull with an institutional investment background. At the Bloomberg Invest Summit in early June 2018, Novogratz told reporters that the global cryptocurrency market is headed towards...

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How SHOP is Decentralizing eCommerce and Empowering Shoppers [INTERVIEW]

Founded in 2017, SHOP is on a mission to decentralize e-commerce by empowering shoppers and brands through the tokenization of personal data. In an exclusive interview with CryptoSlate, Chief Executive Officer at SHOP, John Wantz shared his insights into...

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How #Hashed Became a Quarter Billion Dollar Crypto Fund [INTERVIEW]

The largest Korean blockchain fund and accelerator of ICON Foundation, Hashed is shaping the Korean blockchain industry through its unique approach to finding and nurturing nascent projects. Chief Business Officer, Alex Shin, shares some of his insights on the dynamics, mission,...

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Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Shifts Stance on Privacy

Vitalik Buterin’s privacy stance has shifted, proclaiming status as being “considerably more pro-privacy” than previous years. Detailing the evolution of his mindset in a monologue on Reddit, the Ethereum founder outlined why he now believes “having some privacy is...

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Justin Wu Is Bringing the Seattle Blockchain Community Together [INTERVIEW]

Home to Amazon, Microsoft, and now over twenty blockchain startups, Seattle has fostered technological innovation and entrepreneurship for decades. Justin Wu, an early-adopter of cryptocurrency and blockchain community leader, is organizing the first-ever blockchain conference to be held in...

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Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead Talks Bitcoin and Blockchain

Pantera Capital is the United States’ first investment firm focused on blockchain technology. Back in 2014, Pantera announced a partnership with Fortress Investment Group, indicating “a significant step in the push to move Bitcoin into the financial mainstream.” In a...

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Mike Novogratz and Bloomberg Team Up to Create the First Institutional-Grade Benchmark for Crypto Market

Bloomberg announced today that they are teaming up with Galaxy Digital Capital Management, founded by Michael Novogratz, to create the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI). The index is the world’s first institutional-grade benchmark for cryptocurrency markets, designed to track the...

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Interview with Decred’s Project Lead Jake Yocom-Piatt on Crypto Ad Bans and Market Volatility

The entire crypto market cap surpassed $800 billion dollars in January of 2018 – since then, the market has retraced to around $330 billion dollars, partly due to cryptocurrency ad bans from Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Unlike other projects...

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CEO of Edgecoin says Bitcoin 2018 price of $25,000 to $50,000 seems possible

In 2018, Bitcoin’s price might reach $50,000 but nowadays growth by 2000% at current price is impossible, according to CEO and Co-founder at Edgecoin.io Kambiz Djafari. Before Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Gibraltar, its organizers interviewed the future speaker concerning...

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Meet Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Blockchain Powerhouse ConsenSys

As cryptocurrencies are gaining mainstream attention, much of the focus is on the two preeminent cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum. While Bitcoin’s founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, remains an obscure figure with no verified identify, the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has...

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