Why Did Robinhood Launch Cryptocurrency Trading?

Robinhood, the stock trading app for millennials, recently introduced cryptocurrency trading services on its platform to customers in five states – California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire. (See also: Trading App Robinhood To Offer Commission-Free Crypto Trading.) The San … read more …

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Brit Morin was “pissed off” that more women weren’t into cryptocurrency, so she organized an event …

On an unusually warm February night in San Francisco, 500 women — and a handful of men — crowded into a giant pavilion at a sold-out event to learn more about the volatile world of cryptocurrency. The attendees — mostly female tech professionals in their 20s and 30s — sipped on locally roasted … read more …

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A reported $400M acquisition creates a cryptocurrency giant in Boston

Boston-based financial technology startup Circle Financial Internet Ltd. has acquired Poloniex, a cryptocurrency exchange, in a deal reportedly worth about $400 million. The two companies have a combined revenue of $250 million over the past three months, according to Fortune, and the deal sets up … read more …

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The Top 15 Cities For Blockchain Technology Jobs In America

That's because blockchain underpins cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin—it's distributed ledger software used to transfer information securely and quickly. Every day, it seems that a different company announces a new blockchain initiative. But for anyone interested in getting a job in the space, what cities … read more …

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Why blockchain technology isn’t just a fad

The blockchain might be one of the hottest technologies in business today, but is it a fad? TechRepublic met with Jim Scott, the director of enterprise strategy and architecture at MapR to discuss some of the blockchain basics, and to help decipher if blockchain's for real or just for now. It's for real, Scott … read more …

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Goldman Sachs-backed Circle Buys Poloniex Cryptocurrency Exchange for $400M

Circle had fallen out of favor with diehard Bitcoin fans after it made the decision to divest itself of Bitcoin interaction. One of the pioneering major movers in cryptocurrency, many saw the removal of Bitcoin from the Circle Pay app as a rejection of the more innovative values cryptocurrency represents. read more …

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Op Ed: What Do We Mean When We Talk About the “Blockchain Ecosystem”?

Ethereum has just announced its Ethereum Community Fund (ECF) grant program, an initiative launched by a collection of major players in the Ethereum world that is designed to accelerate the development of blockchain infrastructure apps and services. The stated aim of the ECF is to bring about “an … read more …

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