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One Augur user was so eager, they didn’t even wait for the user interface. That may have summed up the slapdash state of affairs Tuesday, hours after the Forecast Foundation, the non-profit behind the Auger protocol, announced the launch of its decentralized platform for betting on the outcome of events. By 5:00 UTC, the first prediction …

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While over 4,000 ICO projects have managed to raise a combined total of around $12 billion to date – and most since January 2017 – a majority of them fail within four months of their token sales, a new study suggests. The research, conducted by a small team at Boston College in Massachusetts, found that a mere 44.2 percent …

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The wider world of crypto tokens is becoming a bit more accessible to institutional investors. The security startup BitGo exclusively told CoinDesk on Tuesday, July 10, it will expand its suite of custody products and services to support 57 new ethereum assets, a move driven by demand for services that safeguard private keys – the …

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Paul Brody is a principal and the global blockchain leader at EY.  The following article is the second in a series. Read part one here. One of the most compelling uses of blockchain technology is the ability to reliably record information and verify when and where it was added to the network. This feature, combined …

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The $2 billion cryptocurrency network Tron kicked off an election this week – one of the last steps in its efforts to launch its official blockchain. Largely free from classic campaign pageantry (there are no voting lines or oversight committees in cryptoland), the process finds the protocol seeking to leverage one of its core differentiators, …

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Call it an explosion of cute names for a cause. Announced this week, CryptoKitties debuted a number of new initiatives that will further decentralize its popular ethereum app, which while largely passing under the radar, show the startup is making strides to give users rights. It’s been the subject of criticism for the beloved game, which …

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Call it an explosion of cute names for a cause. Announced this week, CryptoKitties debuted a number of new initiatives that will further decentralize its popular ethereum app, which while largely passing under the radar, show the startup is making strides to give users rights. It’s been the subject of criticism for the beloved game, which …

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If all goes well, $700 million worth of cryptocurrency is about to find a new home. That’s because Shanghai-based Ontology, a project closely tied to the “smart economy” blockchain Neo, is expected to launch its live blockchain on June 30, a step that will find one of the top 20 crypto assets finally releasing its …

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Crypto loves Lamborghinis. So much so it seems that a startup looking to release movies – early offerings include a biopic about the founder of the car company and his feud with the founder of Ferrari – has raised a whopping $575 million off its private sale of TTU crypto tokens from investors including BlockTower Capital and …

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A week after Quantstamp community members began accusing the smart contracts auditing startup of undermining the value of its $65 million token, the company responded with a statement on Thursday. As previously reported by CoinDesk, for at least the past week, Quantstamp token holders have been alleging that the company misled them by accepting U.S. …

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The World Cup may be completely analog, but don’t tell that to crypto developers. Soft launching now, a new company called CryptoStrikers is entering the so-called “crypto collectibles” market with tokens commemorating the stars of this year’s World Cup. The thing is the tokens it’s offering aren’t the same you’ll see listed on a popular …

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The EOS blockchain is now live. At press time, the blockchain has received more than the 150 million votes needed to determine the individuals or entities that will maintain the distributed network, the world’s fifth largest by total value, thus ending a weeks-long process that had been among the most complex the evolving cryptocurrency market …

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A little-known company in Estonia is looking to raise as much as $180 million in a SAFT sale, public records show. A Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities published on June 4 through the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR document system shows that a firm called NewTech Myning OU is looking to raise the funds by …

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In several countries throughout Africa, citizens are spending an average of 27 cents to top up their mobile airtime, and they’re using a crypto token to do it. That might sound strange to many in the crypto industry, since the vision of today’s blockchains allowing the movement of millions of microtransactions across the globe has …

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Invented to democratize access to funding, it could be argued the crypto token hasn’t quite lived up to its goal. Already gone are the days when any investor could get access to the next big offering (most early issuances, it seems, are now catering to the same stable of Silicon Valley VCs). But one new project …

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Even Pokemon Go might need a blockchain. While an augmented reality mobile app used to collect funny-looking, digital critters might sound like a silly (or useless) service to re-architect with blockchain, the developers at ethereum startup FOAM make a compelling case. “The problem is that people lie about their location,” said Ryan John King, the co-founder …

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The ongoing blockchain launch for the hotly anticipated token project EOS is becoming a bit more complicated. No, this isn’t the product of a hard fork, whereby users weren’t able to work out their differences. In the case of EOS, it’s blockchain, set to launch over the weekend, still hasn’t even been created. Now, amidst …

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Days after first initiating its launch in an unorthodox, distributed process, the EOS blockchain isn’t yet live, but so far, the software appears to be progressing toward that goal without any major issues. As profiled by CoinDesk, after raising a reported $4 billion over the last year to create the software necessary to launch the …

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One of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s leading officials on the cryptocurrency and token sale front has been named to a new senior advisory position. The agency said Monday that Valerie Szczepanik will serve as associate director of the Division of Corporation Finance and senior advisor for digital assets and innovation, reporting to division director …

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OK, Ardor fans. You have your wish. Your favorite token is getting a mention on CoinDesk. Not, perhaps, for the reasons you want. But they do say all publicity is good publicity. So, there you have it. The response to my column last week on layer-two solutions was mostly positive with the usual dose of …

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