Crypto Firms Speak out Against Critical McKinsey Report

Consulting giant McKinsey & Co recently published a report on the state of the blockchain industry, claiming that while crypto technology has potential, it has been unable to break away from the early “pioneer” phase with most use cases failing to take off. The Report: ‘Blockchain’s Occam Problem’ The report is not entirely critical, stating … Continued The post Crypto Firms Speak out Against Critical McKinsey Report appeared first on CCN

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Interview: Aeternity Team Talks ‘Roma’ Public Blockchain Launch

Aeternity launched the first live implementation of the Aeternity blockchain from a stunning villa on the outskirts of Rome, and CCN went to speak with the team and learn about the scope of the project. Aeternity is a smart contract and decentralized applications development platform founded by Yanislav Malahov whose early contributions to the Ethereum The post Interview: Aeternity Team Talks ‘Roma’ Public Blockchain Launch appeared first on CCN

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Activists Use Crypto to Protect ‘Rap Against Dictatorship’ from Government Censorship

Anti-government activists in Thailand are using crypto tech to help prevent authorities from censoring “Rap Against Dictatorship,” a controversial music video that has gone viral in the country. The video, which excoriates Thai government and military authorities on a number of social issues, has achieved runaway success in Thailand, amassing more than 28 million views The post Activists Use Crypto to Protect ‘Rap Against Dictatorship’ from Government Censorship appeared first on CCN

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Interview: Caitlin Long on Cryptocurrency Regulation and Why Wyoming is the Next ‘Crypto Valley’

Note: This is part 2 in a multi-part interview series with Caitlin Long, a 22-year Wall Street veteran who formerly led Morgan Stanley’s Pension Solutions Group. Long, an ardent blockchain advocate, has been critical of Wall Street’s corrupt banking practices, which she fears institutions will integrate into their cryptocurrency products and services. Read part 1 here. Part The post Interview: Caitlin Long on Cryptocurrency Regulation and Why Wyoming is the Next ‘Crypto Valley’ appeared first on CCN

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Interview: MakerDAO CEO Rune Christensen Talks Stablecoins

I recently spoke with MakerDAO CEO Rune Christensen. MakerDAO is the company behind not one, but two, top 2oo-cryptocurrencies by market cap. One of these is Dai, sitting at #107 with a modest market capitalization of $46 million, and the second is Maker (MKR), which currently sits at #29 with a market capitalization of $272 The post Interview: MakerDAO CEO Rune Christensen Talks Stablecoins appeared first on CCN

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Interview: Joe Fanelli, Co-Founder of Top 21 Block Producer EOS Asia

Since going live a couple of months ago, EOS has generated a lot of column inches for good or for bad. One man who knows a things or two about the cryptocurrency, fifth-largest by market cap, is Joseph Fanelli. He is the co-founder of EOS Asia, which is an active block producer on the EOS The post Interview: Joe Fanelli, Co-Founder of Top 21 Block Producer EOS Asia appeared first on CCN

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Coinbase, Billionaire Peter Thiel Back New ‘Reserve’ Stablecoin

Coinbase and Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel are among over 40 groups, funds, and angel investors backing the latest addition to the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s stablecoin arsenal, a new stable token called Reserve, which  closed $5 million in its first round of funding The stablecoin, which is pegged 1:1 to the value of USD, is in The post Coinbase, Billionaire Peter Thiel Back New ‘Reserve’ Stablecoin appeared first on CCN

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Blockchain Insider: Exclusive Interview with Olympian Apolo Ohno of HybridBlock

Blockchain Insider is a column dedicated to interviewing leaders in the blockchain world. These include founders, traditional industry veterans turned ICO participants and everything in-between. The weekly interviews will cover a wide range of questions and try to explore the motivation behind blockchain-based ideas and the problems blockchain technology is being used to solve. Apolo The post Blockchain Insider: Exclusive Interview with Olympian Apolo Ohno of HybridBlock appeared first on CCN

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