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Fred Wilson’s buying more Bitcoin

When bad news hits, risk assets are sold off in a hurry. Then, investors and traders reevaluate and start thinking more critically about what to buy. Bitcoin sold off along with everything else, and now it’s starting to recover. Meanwhile, […]

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Blockchain-native insurer Nexus Mutual pays out

The insurance policies use tokens and are governed by blockchain voting and economics. There was recently a payout due to an attack on bZx. It’s interesting to see this take place with real money rather than crypto-economic theory. | learn more

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U.S. DOJ prosecutes software developer

He created the Bitcoin mixer Helix, which obfuscates the origin of the cryptocurrency. The DOJ considers this a “money transmitting and money laundering business.” This major potential precedent could (should?) drive more U.S. developers to build anonymously. | learn more

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Weird DeFi

A no-loss lottery, a protocol for “flash loans” (that I don’t understand) and streaming money. | learn more

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How criminals moved billions in 2019

“Thanks to the inherent transparency of blockchains, we can look at cryptocurrency’s money laundering ecosystem from a high level, and draw insights that aren’t possible when studying money laundering in the traditional fiat currency world.” | learn more

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ETH2 for dummies

“ETH2 is the next generation of Ethereum, and even calling it Ethereum is a bit of a misnomer — it’s an entirely different project, with a new zero-to-one paradigm for how blockchains can operate at scale.” | learn more