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December 11, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
US bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE, a week ahead of futures rollout at rival CME Group; bitcoin's price climbed ~8% in first seven minutes of trading  —  Exchange provider's website experienced outages from heavy traffic  —  The first bitcoin futures started trading Sunday …
TechCrunch:
An unofficial, knockoff version of the MyEtherWallet digital wallet app became the third most popular paid app in the finance category on the iOS App Store  —  An app masquerading as MyEtherWallet.com, one of the internet's most popular services for storing ETH and other crypto coins …
Caroline Mimbs Nyce / The Atlantic:
How a 2001 retreat in Snowbird, Utah led to the Agile Manifesto and Agile software development practices widely used across the industry  —  Snowbird, Utah, is an unlikely place to mount a software revolution.  Around 25 miles outside Salt Lake City, Snowbird is certainly no Silicon Valley …
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Menlo Security, which blocks malware using its cloud-based isolation platform, raises $40M Series C  —  Cybersecurity startup Menlo Security has closed a $40 million series C round of funding from American Express Ventures, Ericsson Ventures, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, General Catalyst …
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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Apple confirms it will buy Shazam music-recognition app … Apple on Monday confirmed its plan to buy Shazam, the UK-based music-recognition app, in its biggest acquisition since Beats three years ago.  —  “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple,” Apple said on Monday.
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Restaurant review startup Munchee halts its ICO after SEC investigation, which said in cease-and-desist order that the firm's tokens constituted a security  —  A California-based company has refunded a $15 million initial coin offering following an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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