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Another Bitcoin prediction was made this week by Winklevoss twins – the famous Bitcoin billionaires. Bitcoin has “potential appreciation” of thirty to forty times its current value, Cameron Winklevoss claimed in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, Feb. 7. At press time, the market capitalization of Bitcoin was just below $140 bln, following a huge …

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The US’s two major financial regulatory authorities have announced that they will hold a dedicated hearing on virtual currencies on February 6, 2018. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will meet to discuss what an advance notice describes as their “oversight role”, as the industry becomes an increasingly …

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Cointelegraph had a chance to work together with different incredible media at the World Economic Forum in Davos. We were exchanging ideas, feedbacking on events, chasing speakers together to get an interview. But with one colleague we just couldn’t help making an interview ourselves- Mike Butcher is the one who set a trend of quality …

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Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  Every year at the World Economic Forum, a handful of timely, hot-button issues overshadow the myriad other topics consuming the chatter of the attending businessmen, government officials, development professionals, celebrities, journalists and multiple other …

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Cointelegraph had the opportunity to meet Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading experts on the economic and social impact of technologies and innovations, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Don has been an advocate of Blockchain and the digital economy for many years. This year at the World Economic Forum is the first …

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is working with the Canadian and Dutch governments to pilot a digital identity project that focuses in part on blockchain. The Known Traveller Digital Identity initiative is aimed at using technologies like blockchain and biometrics to improve the security around international air travel. A prototype, developed in collaboration with professional …

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Deutsche Bank’s Chief Investment Office head Markus Mueller has suggested that “governance” that will legitimize crypto investments could exist in “five to ten years.” Originally speaking in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Jan. 29, Mueller cautioned against current investment in cryptocurrency as only for those “who invest speculatively” while appealing for businesses in the …

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The crypto community is one where there is a lot of vehement support for certain coins. Bitcoin, being the biggest and probably most popular, obviously has a large contingent of die hard fans who think it cannot be bested. However, that view must have taken something of a knock as Weiss Rating, a supposed independent …

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While cryptocurrencies have been a talking point at previous World Economic Forum conferences, they have come to the fore in Davos this year. Following a breakout year which saw Bitcoin rise to an almighty high of $20,000, alongside the massive growth of other altcoins, it’s hardly surprising that one of the major talking points at …

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Cryptocurrencies took the stage Thursday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, with the global elite event featuring a discussion that centered primarily on the question of whether bitcoin is a currency. The panel, dubbed “The Crypto-Asset Bubble,” featured Cecilia Skingsley, deputy governor of Sweden’s central bank; Jennifer Zhu Scott, Radian Partners principal; Neil …

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World leaders have struck a cautionary tone on cryptocurrencies in statements made during the World Economic Forum (WEF) event in Davos, Switzerland. From the Prime Minister of the U.K. to the Treasury Secretary of the U.S., the event has seen a number of notable figures make remarks on both cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as well as …

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Government officials from the US and UK have said they are “looking at” cryptocurrency this week as the topic gains considerable focus at the ongoing World Economic Forum 2018. Speaking separately at the annual event, US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK prime minister Theresa May both said that “illicit” or “criminal” use of Bitcoin …

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The currently ongoing 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) is so far producing negative feedback on Bitcoin as economists including Joseph Stiglitz line up to proclaim the superiority of fiat currency. Addressing Bloomberg TV audiences during the annual event in Davos, Switzerland, the professor and Nobel Prize winner said that cracking down on “secret” Bitcoin use …

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The Chairman of UBS Bank, the world’s largest manager of wealth, Axel Weber stated on Jan. 23 that he does not advise the bank’s clients to invest in cryptocurrencies, although he makes a distinction between institutional and retail clients when discussing the subject. Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Weber …

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Cointelegraph will be attending this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23-26, covering the event as a media partner for Tech Tuesday. The WEF takes place in Davos every January and has so since the early 1970s. It brings together financial experts, academics, and world leaders in a small resort town in …

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Cryptocurrencies have captured international attention this year. Although trading currency is nothing new, it certainly feels like an ancient concept being renewed by novel technology. The rapid price increase of almost all digital tokens, which is most noticeable in Bitcoin’s 1,600 percent improvement this year, and their surprising integration into mainstream investment markets through futures …

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The Blockchain Symposium in Muscat (Oman) this past week represents the very best that Blockchain technology can do in bringing government and private business together. Such a successful event shows the incredible potential for Blockchain technology and its related fields to be supported by senior government officials in countries with small populations, for example, with …

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