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19 Mar 2017 Industry Speaks Out in Aftermath of Bitcoin ETF Rejection [61439]
CoinDesk, March 10th, 2017

"The US Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected an effort to list the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF (COIN), prompting comment from many of those who watched and waited for the decision," reports Michael del Castillo & Alyssa Hertig in CoinDesk

"Reactions to the news were, as can be expected, mixed. Markets, having hit a new all-time high of roughly $1,325 prior to the decision, fell sharply before recovering above $1,100. Some observers deemed it a setback for bitcoin, while others, by comparison, said that it wouldn't have any long-term impact.

When reached for comment, Tyler Winklevoss struck an optimistic note, telling CoinDesk that more engagement with the agency would follow..."
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10 Mar 2017 Industry Speaks Out in Aftermath of Bitcoin ETF Rejection [61311]
CoinDesk, March 10th, 2017

"The US Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected an effort to list the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF (COIN), prompting comment from many of those who watched and waited for the decision.

Reactions to the news were, as can be expected, mixed. Markets, having hit a new all-time high of roughly $1,325 prior to the decision, fell sharply before recovering above $1,100. Some observers deemed it a setback for bitcoin, while others, by comparison, said that it wouldn't have any long-term impact.

When reached for comment, Tyler Winklevoss struck an optimistic note, telling CoinDesk that more engagement with the agency would follow..."
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05 Mar 2017 'Top 10' Blockchains Report Concludes: Now Is The Time To Pivot [61010]
CoinDesk, February 25th, 2017

"Research and advisory firm Aite Group is preparing to release a detailed comparison of what it deems the 'Top 10' distributed ledger platforms suited for securities settlement," writes Michael del Castillo in CoinDesk.

"After eight months of research, including lengthy interviews with each of the platforms included, the report's author Javier Paz has crafted a side-by-side analysis complete with defining characteristics, ranging from the project's consensus mechanism to business model.

At the end of the 80-page report, Paz draws a series of conclusions for sectors including regulators and cloud providers.

But, Paz reserves his sternest conclusion for financial technology vendors not yet dealing in distributed ledger, or as he calls it, elsewhere in the report, 'chaintech'..."
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26 Feb 2017 Bank Of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation To Succeed [60797]
CoinDesk, February 17th, 2017

Garrett Keirns reports in CoinDesk, "Researchers from Canada's central bank argue that private digital currencies like bitcoin won't succeed in the long-term without some kind of government involvement.

A paper published this week by researchers at the Bank of Canada examines the viability of digital currency, looking to past examples of Canadian currency - public 'Dominion' notes and private bank notes from the 19th-to-20th centuries - as a guide..."
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26 Feb 2017 3 Big Blockchain Ideas MIT Is Working On Right Now [60801]
CoinDesk, February 17th, 2017

Alyssa Hertig writes in CoinDesk, "When one of the world's most prestigious universities announces it will explore a controversial and often misunderstood subject best known for piquing the interests of thieves and speculators, people tend to take notice.

That's what happened in July 2015, when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed it would embark on its Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) - led by a former White House advisor, no less..."
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