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The top stories in the blockchain world, delivered daily from the team at CoinDesk.

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The top stories in the blockchain world, delivered daily from the team at CoinDesk.

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Cody Wilson Arrested in Taiwan

9/21/2018
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A new research paper claims that tether has had no meaningful impact on the price of bitcoin. -AND- Bitmain unveils another ASIC, but it’s light on detailed specifications. -ALSO- 3D-printed gun creator and bitcoin advocate Cody Wilson has been arrested in Taiwan following charges from U.S. police that he paid for sex with a minor. -ADDITIONALLY- Independent software developer Alexey Ak-who-nov has built a new tech solution for ethereum that may use significantly less disk...

Duration:00:08:34

The Cypherpunk’s Elixxir

9/20/2018
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Cryptocurrency exchanges react furiously to a new report from the New York Attorney General’s office. -AND- Another Japanese exchange loses millions of dollars to hackers. -ALSO- Cypherpunk veteran David Chaum has a new coin: Elixxir. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk research analyst Peter Ryan joins host Marc Hochstein to discuss the latest statistics on blockchain venture capital and ICOs. Recorded September 20, 2018 in New York, NY. Thanks to our sponsors! Said Business School, University...

Duration:00:14:17

New York, the Jealous Ex?

9/19/2018
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Banking giant PNC has adopted Ripple’s technology for cross border payments -AND- Leaders at R3 believe that enterprise blockchain industry will soon see consolidation. -ALSO- Binance says it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange on (almost) every continent. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk editor Stan Higgins joins host Bailey Reutzel to discuss a newly released report from the New York Attorney General’s office following an inquiry into the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges. Recorded...

Duration:00:08:36

Bitcoin in Palestine

9/18/2018
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Another stablecoin?! Yes, believe it or not. This time, it’s a token anchored to the Japanese yen. -AND- Kyber Network is adapting the technology beneath its decentralized exchange to allow merchants to accept payments in any ethereum token. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen joins host Bailey Reutzel to discuss the use of bitcoin by Palestinians, and the remaining hurdles to cryptocurrency adoption in the Palestinian Territories. Recorded September 18, 2018 in New York,...

Duration:00:10:07

Court Hodls Lambo

9/17/2018
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Cloudflare says it's made it easier to access the InterPlanetary File System or IPFS. -AND- Bancor partners with EOS for a new cross-chain product. -ALSO- A U.S. district court ruled to seize the assets and property of Alexandre Cazes, the deceased Canadian who allegedly was behind the darknet marketplace AlphaBay. Among that property? A 2013 Lamborhini Aventador. -DON’T MISS- MIT Media Lab’s Michael Casey joins host Marc Hochstein to discuss the inverse relationship between the price...

Duration:00:15:31

Blockchain Convict, Shard Time

9/14/2018
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IBM and Hacera launch a crypto “yellow pages.” -AND- R3’s CordaCon event draws big crowds as rumors swirl about the company’s cash crunch. -ALSO- GAW Miners founder Josh Garza has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Rachel Rose O’Leary joins host Marc Hochstein to discuss recent developments on ethereum’s road to becoming scalable. Recorded September 14, 2018 in New York, NY. Thanks to our sponsors! Said...

Duration:00:13:42

Wall Street <3 Crypto?

9/13/2018
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FOAM’s decentralized world map is now live. -AND- BitGo just launched its own regulated custodian for crypto assets. -ALSO- 10 years after Lehman: Bitcoin and wall street are closer than ever. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Christine Kim joins host Bailey Reutzel to discuss ethereum's next major upgrade, Constantinople. Recorded September 13, 2018 in New York, NY. Thanks to our sponsors! Said Business School, University of Oxford Oxford Fintech Programme Oxford Blockchain Strategy...

Duration:00:10:41

Get Out of Jail Free Token

9/12/2018
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A bitcoin mining company called Bitewei is being hailed as a new rival to Bitmain. -AND- Yet another stablecoin has been unveiled, this time from blockchain startup Carbon. -ALSO- The CEO of OKCoin has been released from police custody after speaking with investigators regarding alleged bitcoin futures manipulation. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen joins host Stan Higgins to discuss the launch of new crypto wallet Jaxx. Recorded September 12, 2018 in New York, NY. Thanks to our...

Duration:00:09:34

Soccer Team Gets Crypto, SEC Doles Out Penalties

9/11/2018
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The SEC hits crypto asset fund and “ICO superstore” with penalties in a double whammy. -AND- Ethereum developers are hard at work on new ways to fend off ASICs. -ALSO- Le crypto is coming for French sports fans in the form of a new cryptocurrency for a major Parisian soccer team. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s editor-in-chief Pete Rizzo joins host Marc Hochstein to discuss the week’s biggest news: the combination of Stellar and Chain to form Interstellar. Recorded September 11, 2018 in New...

Duration:00:13:28

WeChat vs. Bitmain

9/10/2018
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Interstellar is born. The long-awaited union of Chain and Lightyear.io has delivered a new company. -AND- The WeChat crackdown on cryptocurrency-related accounts continues! This week’s victim: mining giant Bitmain. -ALSO- More stablecoins! No fewer than two companies announced new crypto tokens pegged to the US dollar. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Brady Dale joins host Bailey Reutzel to discuss new information about BitTorrent’s acquisition by Tron founder Justin Sun. Recorded September...

Duration:00:12:13

The End of the ICO Era

9/7/2018
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The era of big ticket ICOs may be over, at least according to some cryptocurrency industry observers. -AND- The pioneer of the proof-of-stake consensus system wants to get into… hardware? -ALSO- Crypto payments firm Wyre has acquired a smart contract startup originally backed by investor Tim Draper. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Nikhilesh De joins host Marc Hochstein to discuss new developments in the EOS network that may be welcome news for developers. Recorded September 7, 2018 in New...

Duration:00:11:54

Blood in the Water

9/6/2018
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Officials in China want to use blockchain to track the movements of paroled convicts. Maybe Chinese ICO backers will get to use blockchain after all? -AND- IBM is working with a blockchain organization that believes personal data ownership is a human right. -ALSO- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told Congress this week that the social media platform is looking at blockchain technology for potential fraud prevention. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk researcher Peter Ryan joins host Stan Higgins to discuss...

Duration:00:10:39

R3jected

9/5/2018
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Good news out of China? The People’s Bank of China’s digital currency researchers are expanding. -AND- Ripio is expanding its crypto-powered loan offering across South America. -ALSO- R3’s attempt to take over a “settlement coin” project didn’t quite work out. -TODAY'S GUEST- CoinDesk’s Brady Dale joins host Marc Hochstein to discuss a $43 million plan by Civic to boost its user base. Recorded September 5, 2018 in New York, NY. Thanks to our sponsors! Said Business School,...

Duration:00:12:43

NEO Wanted BitTorrent

9/4/2018
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A new paper co-authored by Vitalik Buterin proposes to solve the network’s “free rider” problem. -AND- The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has pushed back the launch of a blockchain replacement for the decades-old CHESS clearing and settlement system. -ALSO- EOS developers are shelling out big bucks to pay for network resources. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Annaliese Milano joins host Bailey Reutzel to discuss new details about BitTorrent’s acquisition by Tron founder Justin Sun, and a...

Duration:00:09:33

An Apple a Day Keeps the War Riders Away

8/31/2018
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Developers move to change the economics of the Ethereum blockchain. -AND- Messaging giant LINE launches a live blockchain and plans to issue 1 billion of its own tokens. -ALSO- Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten will buy cryptocurrency exchange Everybody’s Bitcoin, and its plans don’t end there. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Brady Dale joins host Bailey Reutzel to discuss a decision by Coinbase to remove the crypto collectible game War Riders from its iOS app. Do Apple’s rules ban...

Duration:00:10:11

If You Give A Mouse a Bitcoin...

8/30/2018
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Ethereum’s biggest test is fast approaching, and an important decision regarding issuance is up in the air. -AND- Secret contracts provider Enigma has signed eight partners to test its service at launch. -ALSO- Bitcoin mining juggernaut Bitmain is coming to Ethereum, and possibly other blockchains. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk researcher Peter Ryan joins host Nikhilesh De to discuss forks, airdrops, and the five possible forks heading for Bitcoin Cash. Recorded August 30, 2018 in New York,...

Duration:00:10:03

Blintzes on the Blockchain

8/29/2018
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Binance backs $32 million funding for a new stablecoin from the creator of a billion-dollar Korean online commerce site. -AND- After the acquisition of BitTorrent, Tron’s founder Justin Sun also acquired a share in the Chia Network, a new protocol developed by a BitTorrent co-founder. -ALSO- Hong Kong is tweaking its immigration policies to attract blockchain professionals from all over the world. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Anna Baydakoba joins host Stan Higgins to discuss how the Russian...

Duration:00:09:14

Officer, I'd Like To Report An ICO

8/28/2018
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Lloyd's of London, the centuries-old insurance marketplace, is quietly providing cover against the theft of cryptocurrencies. -AND- China is encouraging its citizens to report illegal token sales. -ALSO- Crypto exchange Huobi wants to buy a public company. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk researcher Peter Ryan joins host Nikhilesh De to discuss Bitcoin’s changing fees and what it means for the future of the cryptocurrency. Recorded August 28, 2018 in New York, NY. Thanks to our sponsors! Said...

Duration:00:08:05

EOS The World Turns

8/27/2018
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A blockchain project spearheaded by NEX Group is facing questions over its future. -AND- One of the biggest airlines in Russia has piloted a blockchain system for collecting data on plane refueling. -ALSO- Chinese search giant Baidu moves to censor some of the crypto discussions taking place on its Reddit-like platform. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s David Floyd joins host Stan Higgins to discuss EOS’s long-promised voting system, which could determine the fate of an account worth $35...

Duration:00:11:04

Changin’ On The Telephone

8/24/2018
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A feud between Bitcoin Cash’s developers could split the year-old cryptocurrency in two. -AND- Mt Gox’s former creditors can now submit proof of their claims in a newly-approved rehabilitation process. No word on whether they’ll get their Thicket Basilisk back, though. -ALSO- Ethereum must tackle challenging questions before an October upgrade, but an important phone call earlier today failed to produce any immediate results. -DON’T MISS- CoinDesk’s Brady Dale joins host Nikhilesh De...

Duration:00:10:50