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Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Low fees and high interest rates are allowing VC-funded “neo-banks” like Chime, Aspiration, Empower, and Varo to compete with the big consumer banks in the US   —  SAN FRANCISCO — After the financial crisis 10 years ago, unhappy customers were expected to flee the megabanks for smaller competitors.
Nov 26, 2018, 2:25 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Charlie Shrem, who spent a year in prison for helping people buy drugs online, is being sued by the Winklevoss twins for allegedly spending bitcoin he owed them   —  Charlie Shrem went to prison in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to helping people buy drugs online.  Now he's being sued by the Winklevoss twins.
Nov 4, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Profile of cryptocurrency millionaire Jeffrey Berns who says he has spent $300M to build an experimental community based on blockchain in Nevada   —  A man spent millions on an enormous plot of land near Reno.  Now he wants to build a community based on the blockchain technology introduced by Bitcoin.
Nov 2, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the field   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Pairing artificial intelligence and the blockchain might be what you would expect from a scammer looking to make a quick buck in 2018.
Oct 21, 2018, 11:05 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How small countries like Bermuda, Malta, and Liechtenstein are racing to become the go-to destination for cryptocurrency firms by passing friendly legislation   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hedge funds go to the Cayman Islands to incorporate.  Big companies are generally domiciled in Delaware.
Jul 31, 2018, 6:55 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
As Ripple tries to promote XRP use via giveaways and a $300M fund to pay firms for using it, the company raises the risk of XRP being categorized as a security   —  SAN FRANCISCO — You may have seen the actor and part-time tech investor Ashton Kutcher present $4 million worth of digital coins called XRP …
Jul 2, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Researchers say campaign of price manipulation using Tether via Bitfinex may have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price of Bitcoin last year   —  SAN FRANCISCO — A concentrated campaign of price manipulation may have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price …
Jun 13, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Profile of Susquehanna, one of the first major Wall Street institutional investors to create a Bitcoin trading desk, as it looks to expand to more crypto assets   —  SAN FRANCISCO — While a number of large financial institutions have discussed trading Bitcoin, one firm has already begun doing it.
Jun 11, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Sources: NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is working on an online trading platform that would allow large investors to buy and hold Bitcoin   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are warming up to Bitcoin, a virtual currency that for nearly a decade …
May 7, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Goldman Sachs to open a Bitcoin trading operation, will begin using its own money to trade Bitcoin futures contracts on behalf of clients in the next few weeks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Most big banks have tried to stay far away from the scandal-tainted virtual currency Bitcoin.
May 2, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context

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