Cryptocurrency

VIDEO: WSJCoin – To Understand Cryptocurrencies, We Created One

In an original Wall Street Journal documentary, markets reporter Steven Russolillo ventures to Japan and Hong Kong to explore the universe of cryptocurrencies. His mission: create WSJCoin, a virtual token for the newspaper industry.

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Cryptocurrency Is ‘Here to Stay’: CFTC Chairman Giancarlo

Bitcoin may never replace the greenback, but the flagship cryptocurrency could achieve significant adoption in the two-thirds of countries without stable currencies. That statement might sound like a thesis put forward by an early bitcoin adopter, or perhaps a forward-thinking hedge fund manager.

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Tens of Cryptocurrency Representatives Beg Congress for Regulation

A Congressional hearing on the subject of cryptocurrency regulation attracted tens of industry representatives, who all expressed a strong desire for regulation.

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Ripple Debuts XRP-Based Cryptocurrency Product for International Payments

A cryptocurrency whose regulatory fate remains uncertain is ready for prime time. Ripple on Monday debuted a new financial product based on XRP, the worlds third-most valuable cryptocurrency by market capitalization next to Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Why BlockChain Is the Future of Cryptocurrency

We live in a logical world that has rested its faith in algorithms and technology. Blockchain technology was the knight in the shining armor during the tough times.

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The Case for New Zealand’s Own Cryptocurrency

While smoothing the way for exchanges to flourish and banks to facilitate crypto transactions would jumpstart the sector, a huge boost would come in the form of the Reserve Bank issuing its own official cryptocurrency to sit alongside the New Zealand dollar, the eKiwi if you like.

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Visa CEO: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Not “Much Use” to Company

The CEO of Visa Inc. has stated that he does not think that blockchain technology or cryptocurrency is useful to the international credit card company. In an address at Boston College yesterday, Alfred F. Kelly Jr. also stated that he felt the firm was a great example of a fintech success story.

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Congress Members Ask SEC Chairman for Clarity on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Calls for more clarity on cryptocurrency regulation are now coming from Congress, not just bitcoin fanatics. More than a dozen members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Chairman Jay Clayton Friday urging his agency to tell investors, in plain English, how it plans to regulate cryptocurrency.

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Cryptocurrency Coalition to Pay D.C. Lobbyists in Digital Coins

A group of financial technology companies is banding together to lobby lawmakers and regulators on cryptocurrencies — and they plan to pay their Washington advocates partly in digital coins.The firms, all based in the San Francisco area, include digital money transfer company Ripple and several startups.

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Bitcoin Takes a Step Toward Becoming a ‘Multi-Network’ Cryptocurrency

A proposal to radically expand the capabilities of bitcoin such that it would be able to add vast new features to its limited supply of cryptocurrency has arrived on testnet.

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Crypto Industry Leaders Warn Congress: Figure Out Regulation, or Watch Innovation Leave the US

The cryptocurrency industry has a plea for Congress: Hurry up and regulate, please. More than 50 industry participants gathered on Capitol Hill for a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Tuesday.

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The Trouble With Cryptocurrency’s Viral Growth

In the world of cryptocurrency, there are two categories of intermediary institutions. The first category contains the exchanges where users buy, sell and store their virtual currency. These exchanges include Coinbase, which the New York attorney general’s report claimed traded on its own platform, and the now-bankrupt Mt.

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