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WSJ News Exclusive | Morgan Stanley Is Buying E*Trade, Betting on Littler Customers

Morgan Stanley is buying E*Trade Financial Corp. in a $13 billion deal that will reshape the storied investment bank and firmly stake its future on managing money for regular people. The all-stock takeover, set to be announced Thursday, will…

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Update on Aragon Court's first mock dispute

On February 8th, the Precedence Campaign Primer was published ahead of the launch of Aragon Court, a blockchain-based dispute resolution protocol. The goal of the campaign was to test and build confidence in the protocol by running a series of mock…

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Bitcoin's Guardian Angel: Inside Coinbase Billionaire Brian Armstrong's Plan To Make Crypto Safe For All

ear the foot of San Francisco's California Street stand the august stone pillars of a bank dating to the 19th century. A few paces away sit the offices of Coinbase, the largest American exchange for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. It's a beehive of…

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No, Concentration Among Miners Isn't Going to Break Bitcoin

CoinDesk columnist Hasu is a pseudonymous crypto researcher publishing analyses for Deribit Insights and his personal blog. A recent TokenAnalyst report claims a single entity could be in control of around 50 percent of bitcoin's hashrate. The…

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The State of Optimistic Rollup

A technical overview of Ethereum's emergent Optimistic Rollup ecosystem The following report was commissioned by MolochDAO. Input/review was provided by John Adler, as well as a number of others; however, all opinions expressed here, subtextual or…

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Tim Draper puts $1M into the Aragon blockchain project to create digital courts

Image Credits: Westend61 / Getty Images In the murky world of crypto and blockchain, taking disputes to a traditional court would either land both the plaintiff and the defendant in jail or confuse the court to the point of total befuddlement. You…

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A Game of Chain-constrained Dispute Resolutions

Recap of Aragon's Dispute System and Gitcoin's CLR Grant It was a Thursday in Denver, Colorado when I stood there in the middle of Sports Castle looking at my phone. I didn't really understand the tweet I was looking at, so I kept staring at it.

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Latacora - Stop Using Encrypted Email

Email is unsafe and cannot be made safe. The tools we have today to encrypt email are badly flawed. Even if those flaws were fixed, email would remain unsafe. Its problems cannot plausibly be mitigated. Avoid encrypted email. Technologists hate…

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Peter Thiel-backed Layer1 begins mining bitcoin at its West Texas facility

Bitcoin mining startup Layer1 has started mining in its West Texas site The site expects to scale to 200MW within a few months, and aims to capture 30% of total network hashrate by the end of 2021 Layer1 raised $50 million from Peter Thiel, Shasta…

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Visa Grants Coinbase Power To Issue Bitcoin Debit Cards

Credit card giant Visa has granted its principal membership to a cryptocurrency company for the first time. Officially awarded to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase in December, but not revealed to the public until today, the membership cuts out a…

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What Happens After You're Cancelled

This is a highly personal account of what happens after a social media crowd destroys a life. It includes talk of mental illness, severe pain, trauma, and suicide. Stop now if that's not for you. Also, it's long. I was folding laundry with my…

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Headline vs. Reality

Headline: Employee leaves company — things must be wrong. Reality: Employee leaves company — to follow his heart. The reality of most employee departures is far more boring than headlines would lead you to believe. I learned that…

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Transaction Details

Blockchain Ethereum Type Mint Amount 300,000,000 USDT ($300,321,300 USD) Timestamp 9 minutes 33 seconds ago (Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:13:44 UTC) Hash 0xbd08623c93ce7b74faab328e710353de8b478971d7df06a80b9d47973db368460xbd08623c...973db36846 View…

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Bitcoin Optech Bridges Gap for Development

Bitcoin Core and other open-source projects have, over the years, built a range of technologies to improve Bitcoin scaling and the general Bitcoin user experience. With examples including Segregated Witness (SegWit), Replace-By-Fee and the…

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Silicon Valley Is Quietly Building Its Own Wall Street

This story is part of The New Rules of the IPO, a multi-part special report. Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Follow all the topics you care about, and we'll…

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Introducing Dandelion Organizations

We are happy to announce that the Dandelion Organization template and component Aragon Apps have been audited by Consensys Diligence and are now available on Ethereum mainnet. Members of the 1Hive community have embarked on a mission to create an…

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Stealing All of Maker's Collateral

Maker and its Dai stablecoin is the most popular so-called decentralized finance (DeFi) project on Ethereum with around of $700m locked in its smart contracts. The Maker protocol relies on a governance process encoded in a smart contract. MKR token…

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