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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Coinbase hires former Twitter executive Tina Bhatnagar as its VP of Operations and Technology   —  The digital currency exchange Coinbase has been on a rocket ship ride for the last year, signing up a flood of new retail and institutional clients eager to be part of the ongoing crypto craze.
Jan 22, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Ripple partners with global payment company MoneyGram to pilot the use of XRP tokens on MoneyGram's network using Ripple's xRapid service   —  Ripple, a blockchain company and rival to bitcoin, on Thursday announced a tie-up with Dallas-based money transfer giant MoneyGram.
Jan 11, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Ripple countersues bank consortium R3, claiming R3's option contract for roughly 10% of the total supply of XRP, now worth ~$12B, was signed in bad faith   —  In the summer of 2016, Ripple's former CEO Chris Larsen made a fateful decision: he signed a deal with a bank consortium R3 …
Jan 9, 2018, 2:31 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Profile of 82-year-old Alan Patricof of Greycroft Partners, investor in NYMag, Apple, and AOL, and an active VC today with exits like HuffPo and Maker Studios   —  PASSING THE TORCH: Patricof (center) with partners Ian Sigalow (left) and Dana Settle in the kitchen of Greycroft's New York offices.
Dec 19, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
David Marcus, VP of messaging products at Facebook and a former president of PayPal, will be joining Coinbase's board   —  Coinbase, a popular site for buying cryptocurrencies, is soaring.  In the last week, Coinbase's app shot to No. 1 in the iTunes store, while a flood of interest …
Dec 12, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
SEC's new cyber unit dedicated to ICOs files its first charges over a scam by PlexCoin, which reportedly raised $15M and promised 13-fold profit within a month   —  A new division of the Securities and Exchange Commission dedicated to so-called “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) …
Dec 4, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington announces hedge fund denominated in Ripple, will focus primarily on crypto assets, currently raised ~$50M of $100M target   —  The prominent tech figure Michael Arrington announced a new hedge fund on Tuesday that will be denominated in the crypto-currency XRP …
Nov 28, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Fortune:
Chainalysis: between 17% and 23% of bitcoins mined to date have been lost forever; this estimate includes 1M, or about 6%, of bitcoins mined by Satoshi Nakamoto   —  Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever.
Nov 26, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Overview of Bitcoin's contentious SegWit2x fork, projected to occur on November 16, supported by some big Bitcoin startups and miners   —  Bitcoin has faced turmoil in the past but nothing like this.  In two weeks, a massive fight taking place among bitcoin insiders could produce a ruinous schism …
Nov 5, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Delaware law that lets corporations maintain shareholder lists and other corporate records using blockchain technology went into effect this week   —  Blockchain got a big boost on Tuesday when a Delaware law went into effect that lets corporations maintain shareholder lists, along with other corporate records, using the technology.
Aug 7, 2017, 2:50 AMIn context

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