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One of the most unusual and potentially transformative deals in the cryptocurrency space started as an argument on social media. Back in April, Charlie Lee, the creator of litecoin, was exchanging barbs on Twitter with Derek Capo, the CEO of payment processor TokenPay. But their fight quickly turned into a friendly exchange of direct messages, …

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To most banks in the U.S., cryptocurrency businesses are pariahs. To Metropolitan Commercial Bank, they’re “pioneers.” At least, that’s how the New York financial institution’s chief technology officer, Nick Rosenberg, describes them. “We’re certainly very interested in growing this vertical,” Rosenberg told CoinDesk of the bank’s crypto clientele. “We’ve learned that it’s a serious industry. …

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To most banks in the U.S., cryptocurrency businesses are pariahs. To Metropolitan Commercial Bank, they’re “pioneers.” At least, that’s how the New York financial institution’s chief technology officer, Nick Rosenberg, describes them. “We’re certainly very interested in growing this vertical,” Rosenberg told CoinDesk of the bank’s crypto clientele. “We’ve learned that it’s a serious industry. …

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Is bitcoin in a bubble? Or will its price continue to increase through 2018 as some investors have predicted? Notable bankers, economists, and rich investors have all weighed in over the past year. But views vary: some believe investors should hold their funds; but many big-name financiers have also sounded the alarm on the world’s …

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