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Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There is never a dull moment in the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. The two earth-shattering […]

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XRP, Libra and Visa to Fight It Out for Cross-Border Remittance Crown

The increased penetration of cryptocurrency in the digital payment arena appears to be affecting the landscape of cross-border remittances. Financial institutions and other mainstream establishments are now jostling with blockchain startups for control over an industry that could possibly experience massive growth over the next few years. With more participants comes greater competition and an emphasis on creating […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Bitcoin and Global Regulators

Shin’ichirio Matsuo is a research scientist in cryptography and information security at Georgetown University and a co-founder of the BSafe.network, a global blockchain research test network used by 25 universities. Since 2015, when bitcoin became an issue for regulators like the state of New York, the regulation of cryptocurrency (the G20 now calls it as […]