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Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Wall Street clearinghouse DTCC to use Bitcoin-inspired distributed ledger tech to facilitate transactions beginning early next year, led by IBM   —  After months of talk and hype, the world's biggest banks have taken the first steps toward moving a significant piece of financial infrastructure onto …
Jan 10, 2017, 11:45 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Filings show former Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche is creating a new online lending venture, Credify Finance   —  Just months after being forced out as the chief executive of the Lending Club, Renaud Laplanche is starting a new venture to lend money online.
Nov 16, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Goldman Sachs launches its new online lending platform Marcus, which is limited to email invitees and offers unsecured loans of up to $30K   —  After years of behind-the-scenes planning, Goldman Sachs is opening its new online lending platform, Marcus, on Thursday.
Oct 13, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
World Economic Forum report envisions blockchains as the “beating heart” of global finance, estimates 80% of banks will start using the technology in 2017   —  A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts that the underlying technology introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin …
Aug 13, 2016, 11:20 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How a handful of Chinese companies that control a majority of the Bitcoin network are playing a central role in the community's civil wars   —  A delegation of American executives flew to Beijing in April for a secret meeting at the Grand Hyatt hotel, just blocks from Tiananmen Square.
Jul 2, 2016, 7:00 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Hacker siphoned $50M+ worth of Ether from The DAO project; the funds are frozen as Ethereum project leaders debate code change to recover the lost Ether   —  A hacker appears to have moved digital money worth more than $50 million from an experimental virtual currency project that recently raised …
Jun 17, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Researchers report vulnerabilities in The DAO, an Ethereum-based organization resembling a VC fund, letting attackers freeze or steal cryptocurrency   —  A group of computer scientists released a paper on Friday describing a number of security vulnerabilities in a novel cryptocurrency crowdfunding project …
May 29, 2016, 1:50 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Bitcoin rival Ethereum climbed 1000% in 3 months, crossing $1B in value at times, and attracts interest from giants like JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, and IBM   —  Ethereum, a Virtual Currency, Enables Transactions That Rival Bitcoin's  —  A new virtual gold rush is underway.
Mar 28, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Finance startups like Tokken step in to aid pot dispensaries unserved by wary banks   —  As Marijuana Sales Grow, Start-Ups Step In for Wary Banks  —  When Lamine Zarrad was not at his job as a federal banking regulator in recent months, he was spending a lot of time at Denver's marijuana dispensaries.
Feb 22, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How Gary Alford, an IRS special agent assigned to work with the DEA, used Google search, old chat room logs, and more to track down Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht   —  The Tax Sleuth Who Took Down a Drug Lord  —  Gary L. Alford was running on adrenaline when he arrived for work on a Monday in June 2013 …
Dec 26, 2015, 6:55 PMIn context

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