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Freedom Fighter or Fool? Jury’s Out on Arrested Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith – CoinDesk


Did Virgil Griffith go too far with the idea of ethereum as a “world computer”? The Ethereum Foundation researcher was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Thanksgiving for traveling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier this Read More

Binance Acquires Beijing-Based Blockchain Data Startup DappReview – CoinDesk


Binance has acquired DappReview, an evaluation platform that offers data-driven research and advertising services to blockchain-based decentralized applications (dapps). The acquisition of Beijing-based DappReview will help the world’s leading exchange by volume to further develop its existing dapps and create Read More

Ex-CFTC Chair Giancarlo to Push for Digital Dollar in New Role at White-Shoe Law Firm – CoinDesk


Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo is joining the Willkie Farr & Gallagher law firm as senior counsel, he announced Monday. Giancarlo, known to most of the cryptocurrency world as “Crypto Dad,” will work on public Read More

PODCAST: Altcoins and Ancient History with Litecoin’s Charlie Lee – CoinDesk


The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Subscribe to the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Show with iTunes, Google Podcasts or your favorite service On today’s show… Let’s Talk Bitcoin! is a long-running independent podcast on the ideas, people Read More

Coinbase Patents Automated KYC Enforcement Tool – CoinDesk


Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has patented a self-learning compliance enforcer that shutters “bad” user accounts. The U.S Patent and Trademark Office-issued patent, published on Nov. 19, describes an automated system and accompanying scoring mechanism that together root out non-compliant user accounts Read More