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Before discussing the launch of a blockchain platform for newsrooms, there was one thing I had to clear up with the Matt Coolidge, co-founder and communication lead at the Civil Media Company: was he planning to put me out of a job? “Our visions of world domination stop short of disrupting CoinDesk,” he said. A truce …

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ConsenSys is launching Tachyon, the first ethereum-focused accelerator program in San Francisco, the firm announced Thursday. Starting in September, up to 15 projects will receive between $75,000 to $100,000 in investments, plus access to an eight-week program. According to the company, the new venue will feature everything from educational workshops to public demo days with …

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Talk to any three blockchain entrepreneurs, and at least one of them will pitch a way for internet users to own their own data. Recent privacy debacles at Yahoo, Equifax and Facebook have driven home the realization that anyone with a smartphone is walking, talking, searching, eating, posting, browsing fodder for advertisers, machine learning algorithms …

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“Convergence” may mean different things to different people in blockchain, but it’s a word that’s appearing more in more in public rhetoric of late. For some, it simply means that innovations developed on a public blockchain powered by a cryptocurrency can be leveraged on a private blockchain used by enterprises, and vice versa. But to others, …

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Put enough heads together and you might just solve governance. At least, that was the idea behind a private, two-day meeting of top researchers, who met in Toronto this week to discuss how decisions should be made on ethereum, the world’s second most valuable blockchain network. Named “EIP:0,” a nod to the platform’s process for accepting …

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New York-based fintech company trueEX has announced an upcoming release of a regulated derivatives marketplace for digital assets as well as a partnership between their newly created affiliate, True Digital Holdings (TDH), and Blockchain tech company ConsenSys to create a benchmark rate for the price of Ethereum (ETH). The announcement comes from a press release …

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ConsenSys, the New York-based blockchain application startup, has announced today it is partnering with TrueDigital, a new affiliate of online interest rate swap marketplace trueEx, in an effort to develop a benchmark price for ethereum’s ether cryptocurrency. According to an announcement, the two firms are planning to design a target reference index for the price …

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There seems to be an audible buzz. It’s been a long, hard game. Three players, all above six-feet tall, look to their coach. “Downtown” Josh Brown steps to the free-throw line. “It’s very easy to think your way out of investing in bitcoin,” he tells the packed house. For the roughly 350 fans at Fordham …

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ConsenSys, one of the most prominent startups in the ethereum ecosystem, will work with the European Commission on its EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, which officially launched Thursday. The two-year endeavor will fund up to €340 million ($425 million) in blockchain projects. The Commission first announced the initiative last spring, citing its desire to expand institutional knowledge of blockchain …

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This article is an entry in CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series. Blockchain may be an early-stage technology, but it’s big business already. In this video interview, ConsenSys CEO, and one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential people, Joe Lubin discusses his company’s explosive growth, the value of cryptocurrencies and the social impact of his startup’s work. How …

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There’s something about the way Joe Lubin relaxes that sums him up as a manager. Shoes off, revealing a pair of plain black socks, he rests his feet high on top of his desk in the corner of the same room where his staff diligently plugs away at their computers. Staring out a window overlooking …

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Ethereum development startup ConsenSys is expanding to London. The firm’s new “European Hub” will be based in the U.K. capital, the startup announced earlier this week. It’s the latest office launch for the company, which is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. That ConsenSys would look to acquire new office space is perhaps unsurprising, given a …

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The tale of the Trojan Horse first told in Homer’s Odyssey, explains how the Greeks were able to defeat the armies of Troy through a simple trick. Having failed to conquer the walls of Troy through a 10-year siege, Odysseus decides to build a giant wooden horse as a tribute to the goddess Athena, fill …

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Digital currency and Blockchain technology continue to make inroads into mainstream use and acceptance. There is perhaps no better way to move Blockchain technology forward than to convince governments of its usefulness, and that’s exactly what one partnership is doing. Blockchain firm ConsenSys partnered with the U.S. Department of State last month to plan the …

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Dubai hosted its first government-backed Blockchain developer training program in late October 2017 in partnership with Brooklyn-based Blockchain company and awarded certificates to the first batch of graduates of its inaugural program. The course is being operated by the ConsenSys Academy, which is among the earliest programs around the world to offer a Blockchain curriculum …

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