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With bitcoin cash developers at each other throats, the year-old cryptocurrency might just split into two. Created from a hard fork off the original bitcoin network after the scaling debate boiled over last year, bitcoin cash stakeholders seemed unified in their goal of boosting the cryptocurrency’s block size parameter in the hopes of attracting more users …

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Taylor Pearson is the author of “The End of Jobs” and writes about entrepreneurship and blockchain technologies at TaylorPearson.me. Following acrimonious debates within the bitcoin and ethereum communities over the past few years regarding governance decisions that ended in forks, there has been a wave of projects offering on-chain governance. This is a system for deciding …

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Paul Brody is the global innovation blockchain Leader at EY. When we sit down inside of EY and discuss what the biggest risks are to the future of the blockchain industry, one topic that comes up again and again is the high rate at which key blockchains are forking and the possibility that future forks will …

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Stevie D. Conlon is a vice president and tax and regulatory counsel, Anna Vayser is a product manager and Robert Schwaba is a senior tax and regulatory specialist with Wolters Kluwer. They acknowledge the contributions of colleagues John Kareken and Cynthia Lapins. The following article, an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s Crypto and Taxes 2018 series, …

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The team behind a soon-to-be-launched cryptocurrency has issued the notable claim that it will be un-forkable. Announced today, Hedera is a public network built on Hashgraph, a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT) developed by the software company Swirlds, which has already deployed private versions with several enterprise clients. Hedera Hashgraph, the governing body for the …

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A look at the headlines of late may leave you with a familiar conclusion – with all the ups and downs in the market, it’s just too early to take crypto seriously. And it’s true, despite the best efforts of even the industry’s most notable developers, the world’s largest cryptocurrencies remain not just volatile, but …

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Stefan Thomas is chief technical officer at Ripple and co-creator of the Interledger payment protocol. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. If 2017 was the year of the ICO, 2018 will be the year of the great ICO hangover. It will also be the year major financial institutions adopt digital …

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