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December 11, 2017, 11:55 AM

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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 …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
The current Bitcoin economy has mainly replicated core aspects of a centralized finance industry instead of giving rise to a true p2p financial system  —  The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry.  Instead, it has replicated it.
TechCrunch:
An unofficial, knockoff version of the MyEtherWallet digital wallet app became the third most popular in the paid finance category in the iOS App Store  —  Dec 11, 2017, 8:11 amDec 11, 2017, 2:58 pm  —  An app masquerading as MyEtherWallet.com, one of the internet's most popular services …
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 …
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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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Blockchain startup Circle's subsidiary CENTRE raises $20M in an ICO under SAFT framework for a platform that aims to connect digital wallets like Alipay, Venmo  —  A subsidiary of blockchain startup Circle created to build an ethereum payments network has raised $20 million in a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) sale.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
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