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Buying Bitcoin? Hedge Funds Will Use Blockchain, Too

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Mona El Isa is co-founder and member of the board at Melonport AG, a decentralized digital asset management platform, and a former VP of equities trading at Goldman Sachs. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Imagine a future where humans play a minimal role in setting up, regulating and reporting regulatory Read More

The economic surprise of 2017 was Europe’s best year in a decade

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Europe didn’t head into 2017 under the best circumstances. Brexit was still relatively new and troubling, Italy’s oldest bank had just collapsed, and a series of upcoming elections were making investors nervous. Twelve months later, the success of Europe’s economy this year has been such a standout surprise it’s even been enjoying its own hashtag: Read More

After the Futures: The Next Chapter for Bitcoin

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Charles Hayter is a former equities analyst at Citi and the CEO and co-founder at CryptoCompare.com, an informational resource for the world of cryptocurrencies. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review series. On the ninth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, one of the world’s most respected derivatives providers, the CME Group, announced Read More

Archaeologists in Turkey believe they are digging up the original Santa Claus

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Santa isn’t just a myth made up for kids on Christmas. He did exist and he did give generous gifts, though not via chimneys on Dec. 25, as popular legend tells it. By this time next year, you may even be able to visit him in his original setting, say Turkish archaeologists. What we know Read More

Utility: The Defining Word for Tokens in 2018

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Shawn Wilkinson is the co-founder and chief strategy officer at Storj Labs where he oversees strategy, vision and architecture for the Storj network. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. It’s pretty clear that 2017 was the year of the token. Whether you’re reading the news, attending a trade show or Read More

Please don’t use AI to write Christmas carols

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Christmas carol songwriters should be relieved to hear that they can keep their jobs for a little while longer. It turns out that artificial intelligence hasn’t quite mastered the art of their job. In a Dec. 21 entry on her personal AI blog, Janelle Shane, a research scientist in industry and machine-learning hobbyist in her Read More

Cleaning Up the Crypto Markets: A Job for 2018

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Scott Ryan is a credit analyst and avid follower of the cryptocurrency markets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. First things first: I’m quite fond of the Wild West environment in which we currently operate – the excitement and uncertainty are unparalleled by a night at the casino, let alone the Read More

Incomes grew more than 250% over five years in the Tokyo district where Google and Apple have offices, compared to 7% for the whole city

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Income in Minato—the area in Tokyo where industry giants like Google, Honda, Apple, and Sony have put down roots—increased 251% between 2012 and 2016. That’s a big difference from the overall Tokyo income growth of 7%. Published 2 hours ago  |  Photo by Reuters/Toru Hanai 251% Japan has long been considered an example of income equality Read More

Jamming on Economics: What Comes After Crypto’s Summer of Love

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Ryan Zurrer is principal and venture partner at Polychain Capital, where he leads investments in decentralized blockchain protocols and distributed projects. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. If 2017 is to be remembered as a time when cryptographic tokens enabled novel distributed network concepts and significant capital was raised, Read More

Flipkart just figured out a way to one-up Amazon: AI and a decade of data

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India’s largest homegrown e-commerce giant, Flipkart, is making a big push for artificial intelligence (AI). A new unit, AI For India, will use AI technologies to mine the consumer data that Flipkart has gathered over the last decade to strengthen its business offerings, a company blog post said on Dec. 21. Flipkart will invest “hundreds Read More