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2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks

Eric Larcheveque is the CEO of Ledger, a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications since 2014. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  2018 was a record-breaking year. From the number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks, to the amount of assets that …

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Bitcoin Is The Answer: Paypal Bans Cybersecurity News Outlet

To many, Bitcoin is a censorship-resistant, decentralized, immutable, and borderless transactional tool that transcends centralized boundaries. But for many Westerners, these inherent features aren’t something that’s all too useful in day-to-day life. However, with the rise of Internet censorship and anti-“radical” narratives, some believe that the need for decentralized mediums of …

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Kraken Launches Margin Trading for BCH Pairings

Kraken has launched margin trading for Bitcoin Cash pairings, now supporting leveraged trading for BCH/XBT, BCH/USD, and BCH/EUR markets. The exchange has also launched margin trading for XRP, now offering up to 5x leverage on XRP pairings. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Mining Showcased at the Houston Rockets Game Kraken Launches Leverage …

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It’s Time to Talk About Crypto Twitter

Shiv Madan is CEO and co-founder of blockchain ticketing startup, Blockparty. Madan previously served as COO at Time Inc.’s music brand NME.com. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  The hash war between Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV roiled the markets and dominated the cryptocurrency news cycle …

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Report: Bitcoin Conforms to Mainstream Markets, Strong Correlation with Gold

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal details how Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly mainstream asset and is starting to develop strong correlations with traditional assets, including Gold. The report cites the increase in institutional funding, increasing venture capitalist (VC) investments, and growing mainstream adoption as possible factors behind its increasing …

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