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Millions of Chinese Firms Face Collapse If Banks Don't Act Fast

Brigita, a director at one of China's largest car dealers, is running out of options. Her firm's 100 outlets have been closed for about a month because of the coronavirus, cash reserves are dwindling and banks are reluctant to extend deadlines on…

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Past Time to Tell the Public: 'It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now'

by Jody Lanard and Peter M. Sandman NOTE FROM IAN: The expert risk communication team of Lanard and Sandman has given me permission to post their very well-considered reply to my question of them just on 24 hours ago, here. I'm not an expert in…

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WSJ News Exclusive | Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion

Intuit Inc. is nearing a deal to buy personal-finance portal Credit Karma Inc. for about $7 billion in cash and stock, in a move that would push the bookkeeping-software giant further into consumer finance, according to people familiar with the…

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The Key to Bitcoin's Future: Inflation

Bitcoin is back, sort of. The original cryptocurrency hasn't regained the lofty highs of its bubble peak in late 2017, but it has climbed back up to about $10,000: Predictions that Bitcoin would collapse have not borne fruit. Despite its bubbles…

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'Rich transactions' via EVM bytecode execution from externally owned accounts

I've written up an EIP draft proposing a way for externally owned accounts to execute per-transaction bytecode, here. Feedback appreciated! So, SELFDESTRUCT could be run multiple times for a given EOA?

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Mass Adoption of Bitcoin's Values

While the mass adoption of Bitcoin as money is a decent goal to strive for, many have already pointed out that it is far from perfect. In an ideal future, everyone not only uses Bitcoin but also holds their private keys and runs their own full…


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…


A quick update: Lots of new articles + podcasts

Howdy! I just want to catch you up on some of the work Su and I have been publishing outside of UCC. Contango and Backwardation: A Window into Market Behaviour (by Su and Arthur): In this article, Su and Arthur focus on the phenomena of contango…


TIP284: Bitcoin - Law & Legal Implications w/ Caitlin Long - The Investor's Podcast Network

On today's show, we talk to Bitcoin legal expert, Caitlin Long, about how U.S. States like Wyoming are establishing laws to support Bitcoin and digital currencies moving forward. What states like Wyoming are doing to attract Bitcoin companies into…

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White House to ask Congress for emergency coronavirus funding

However, the amount could be significantly lower than some public health officials have argued is necessary. A White House official said that the pending request for aid is still preliminary and the sum could change. | Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images…

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Venmo did what with my data? My location was shared when I paid with the app

Many of us have ditched cash and, instead, use smartphone apps like Venmo to pay for goods and services. The app is free, it takes just a second to initiate and finish a transaction. I don't have to write a check or pull out some cash. It's great.

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The Gupta Option

Historical evidence shows that the 1918-1919 flu epidemic virus, H1N1, was extremely lethal (CFR > 60%) in isolated communities without prior exposure to similar viruses. This raises the extremely frightening possibility that H5N1 could have a…

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Pokemol is a frontend for Moloch daos. View, submit and vote on proposals here at Pokemol.

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Ethereum is now unforkable, thanks to DeFi

As the second most used stablecoin in decentralized finance (or DeFi), USDC represents 99% of all fiat-backed stablecoins locked in DeFi applications. All other fiat backed stablecoins have negligible usage in DeFi. But so what, you might say…

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Fidelity Acquires Stake in Hong Kong Crypto Firm BC Group

Fidelity International has acquired a HK$110.5 million ($14.2 million) stake in the operator of OSL, one of Asia's biggest digital-asset platforms for professional investors. The investment manager acquired 17 million shares of BC Technology Group…

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The Three Ways ETHDenver Changed My World View Of Crypto

I've been to dozens of crypto conference over the last three years. The last conference I was at that changed my world view was The Asia Blockchain Summit, in July last year, when I experienced crypto Asia for the first time. Like I wrote following…

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Don't buy China's story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab

Researchers in central China study coronavirus samples as some wonder whether the disease escaped from a Wuhan laboratory. At an emergency meeting in Beijing held last Friday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke about the need to contain the…

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