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  • Sustainable Development Through Bitcoin

    Sustainable Development Through Bitcoin - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 19 Feb '17, 5pm

    A. Hannan Ismail is senior adviser for south-south and triangular cooperation at the United Nations. He has spent 25 years in government relations and public policy advisory, corporate strategy, and project management. Further, he has expertise in the field of microfinance. In this op...

  • Where Bitcoin and Banking Collide

    Where Bitcoin and Banking Collide - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 20 Feb '17, 11am

    Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and is a member of CoinDesk's product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly , a custom-curated newsletter delivered exclusively to our subscribers. A relatively...

  • Bitcoin Hash Functions Explained

    Bitcoin Hash Functions Explained - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 19 Feb '17, 12pm

    Anyone with an interest in bitcoin will have heard the phrase 'cryptographic hash function' at some time or other. But what exactly does it mean, and how is it connected to cryptocurrency? Hash functions are an essential part of, not only of the bitcoin protocol, but of information se...

  • NH Lawmakers Advance Proposed Bitcoin MSB Exemption

    NH Lawmakers Advance Proposed Bitcoin MSB Exemption - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 17 Feb '17, 6pm

    Legislators in New Hampshire have advanced a bill aimed at carving out regulatory exceptions for certain bitcoin businesses, public records show. As reported by CoinDesk last month, New Hampshire's HB 436 seeks to create a regulatory exception for persons "using transactions conducted...

  • North Dakota's Bitcoin Regulation Hits Roadblock in New Hearing ... - CoinDesk

    North Dakota’s Bitcoin Regulation Hits Roadblock in New Hearing - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 15 Feb '17, 4pm

    A proposal to study bitcoin regulation in North Dakota has reportedly run into some opposition. As reported last week by CoinDesk, North Dakota’s legislature has taken up a measure that, if passed, would mandate a study into how the state could approach putting together a legislative ...

  • Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050

    Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050 - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 17 Feb '17, 11pm

    While so-called altcoins enjoyed a notable rally early this week, this run appears to be over. The market for alternative cryptocurrencies, a collection of digital tokens with different blockchain networks and value propositions than the bitcoin protocol, received significant tailwind...

  • Will New Regulations Help or Hurt Bitcoin Startups in the Philippines?

    Will New Regulations Help or Hurt Bitcoin Startups in the Philippines? - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 15 Feb '17, 12pm

    Luis Buenaventura is CTO of BloomSolutions, a Philippines-based remittance firm, and the author of the e-book "Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin ". In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Buenaventura gives his take on new regulations aimed at bitcoin businesses in the Philippines. Cost bu...

  • Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court

    Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 17 Feb '17, 1pm

    Roger Ver’s fight against Chinese bitcoin exchange OKCoin is intensifying as the noted bitcoin investor attempts to have the business liquidated in a Hong Kong court. The move comes after months of legal wranglings that have already seen the exchange lose one court case. OKCoin's alle...

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