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Ripple Hints Its Cryptocurrency Product Will Go Live ‘In the Next Month or So’

Blockchain start-up Ripple could launch a commercial application of its cryptocurrency-focused product in the next month or so, an executive at the company has told CNBC.

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One Unintended Consequence of Lehman Collapse: The Birth of a New Kind of Bank

The collapse of Lehman Brothers 10 years ago wasn’t just a reckoning for the financial system – it was an epiphany for coders and entrepreneurs who thought they could do better. Lehman’s shuttering not only stunned nervous bankers, investors and savers.

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Cryptocurrency Regulation Requires a ‘Do No Harm’ Approach, US Regulator Says

When it comes to the oversight of cryptocurrencies, regulators need to avoid inhibiting innovation, yet be vigilant against manipulation, said U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo.

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At Top Schools Like Wharton, Students Are Flocking to Classes on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Last spring, Associate Professor of Computer Science Emin Gn Sirer was scheduled to teach a 600-level course on blockchain technology at Cornell University, an advanced class intended for PhD students. Usually when you have five to a dozen students in such a class, you’re teaching a popular class, Sirer tells CNBC Make It with a […]

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What Consumers Are Doing to Protect Their Data a Year After the Huge Equifax Breach

In the year since the massive data breach at Equifax was revealed, consumers appear to have become more vigilant about identity theft. Nine out of 10 people have taken steps over the last year to protect themselves, mostly by reviewing their card and bank statements more often, according to a new survey by CompareCards.com.

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How the World Is Experimenting With the Blockchain

Blockchain technology offers the promise of more efficient and accurate processes because of how it works. And for governments that is exciting given the amount of data that they hold on citizens and how they are pushing to digitize much of that. Nations are also responsible for a massive amount of record-keeping which could move […]

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How the World Is Experimenting With Blockchain

Blockchain technology offers the promise of more efficient and accurate processes because of how it works. And for governments that is exciting given the amount of data that they hold on citizens and how they are pushing to digitize much of that. Nations are also responsible for a massive amount of record-keeping which could move […]

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Chinese Tech Companies Are Growing More Powerful, and Banks Are Turning to Them for Help

In another sign of the growing clout of Chinese technology giants, many local banks are looking to the firms for help rather than build their own in-house services. It’s not that banks in the world’s second-largest economy are at risk of being replaced or disrupted.

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84% of Companies Are Dabbling in Blockchain, New Survey Says

Companies don’t want to be left off of the blockchain bandwagon. In a new report published by PwC on Monday, 84 percent of executives surveyed said their companies are actively involved with the technology.

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Ten Experts Debate Bitcoin’s Recent Declines and the Future of Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s price was above 8,000 at the end of July. Now, in the middle of August, the cryptocurrency is down to around 6,500. What you’re seeing now is a bit of panic selling Brian Kelly said on CNBC’s Power Lunch on Tuesday. To me, it’s one of the better entry points that we’ve had in […]

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Chase Partners With Expedia on Travel Rewards

Travelers who use J.P. Morgan Chase credit cards are about to get a free upgrade. Credit-card customers who redeem rewards through the bank’s web portals will have access to more than double the travel inventory starting Sunday, according to a person with knowledge of the change.

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How the World Is Regulating the $220 Billion Cryptocurrency Market

As an increasing number of people get involved with cryptocurrencies in some way, particularly retail rather than professional investors, regulators have taken a keen eye on the industry. But it’s not just bitcoin they are looking at.

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