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Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology

Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology

Magda Borowik is the special envoy for fintech to the Minister of Digital Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the director of technology research at FinTech Poland. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. The last couple of years were […]

Korea’s Crypto Crackdown Talk Draws Backlash From Users and Politicians

Korea’s Crypto Crackdown Talk Draws Backlash From Users and Politicians

More than 100,000 South Korea residents have signed petitions asking the government there to step back from any plans to close the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. Earlier this week, the South Korean Justice Ministry announced that it was preparing legislation to close the country’s online exchanges […]

Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge

Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge

Pavel Matveev is the CEO of Wirex, a bitcoin wallet and payment card provider. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. The new year will usher in regulatory arbitrage amongst companies that want to develop innovative solutions, as well as […]

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018

Christopher Pallotta and Vincent Molinari are the co-founders of Templum, an alternative trading system designed for cryptographic assets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As we enter 2018, it appears that blockchain’s contribution to capital formation has only begun. An unfortunate influx […]

2018: The Year We Democratize Blockchain

2018: The Year We Democratize Blockchain

Eric Piscini, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is the global leader of Deloitte’s financial services blockchain consulting efforts and co-lead at its the global blockchain and cryptocurrency team. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As the technology behind […]

I Love Bitcoin. That’s Why I Sue Exchanges

I Love Bitcoin. That’s Why I Sue Exchanges

David Silver is the founder of Silver Miller, one of the preeminent plaintiffs’ law firms in crypto litigation. Silver Miller prosecutes cases against wayward cryptocurrency exchanges and misleadingly presented crypto-investment offerings. The firm is focused on representing victims of financial fraud. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 […]

2017: A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style

2017: A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style

Joshua Ashley Klayman is co-head of global law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP ‘s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group and chairs the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Legal Working Group. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review, and represents the author’s personal […]

What Crypto Didn’t Give Us in 2017

What Crypto Didn’t Give Us in 2017

Ian Simpson is head of marketing and communications at Lakeside Partners, an early-stage investment firm in Zug, Switzerland. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Without a shadow of a doubt, this past year has been huge for cryptocurrencies and […]

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?

Nick Cowan is CEO of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange and the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group, which operates the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Let’s face facts: initial coin offerings (ICOs) have done more this year to […]

Japan: The New Heart of Bitcoin

Japan: The New Heart of Bitcoin

Yuzo Kano is the CEO for BitFlyer, one of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs developing settlement systems, and later on equities derivatives and convertible bonds. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. No matter what […]