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Blockchain startup Nervos Network has announced it raised $28 million in a Series A funding round. The company said on Wednesday major investors in the new round include token hedge fund Polychain and venture capital firm Sequoia China as well as several China-based blockchain startups such as wallet services Bixin and imToken. Nervos said the …

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Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Nearly a year ago, at Consensus 2017, I bumped into blockchain lawyer Marco Santori, who made an interesting observation. The industry was in a transition phase, as the “blockchain …

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Software giant Microsoft has said it sees potential for public blockchains in supporting decentralized identities and will explore the possibilities within its Microsoft Authenticator app. In a blog post released on Feb. 12, Microsoft’s Identity Division doubled down on its belief that blockchain technology is the right solution to store, maintain, protect and distribute users’ identification …

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Paul Brody is a principal and global innovation leader for blockchain technology at EY. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Say what you will about Cryptokitties, but the app does something today that nearly all enterprise blockchains still cannot: exchange one item of value, a cryptokitty, for another item of …

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Chris Burniske is a cofounder of Placeholder Ventures in New York and former blockchain products lead at ARK Investment Management LLC. Jack Tatar is an angel investor and advisor to startups. In this opinion piece, adapted from their book Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond, they explain what mainstream financial commentators still don’t understand about the …

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