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My Sleepless Year Discovering Bitcoin’s Code

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Early bitcoin developer Stefan Thomas recalls his early obsession with programmable cryptocurrency.

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The Hidden Effects of Crypto Money Laundering Rules

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CoinDesk’s Noelle Acheson looks at anti-money laundering regulation’s increasing focus on cryptocurrencies, and at the opportunity this presents.

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Privacy Crypto Monero Celebrates Its 5th Birthday

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The privacy coin Monero celebrated yesterday five years of existence.

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PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

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Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects.

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Gemini Is Now the Largest Bitcoin Exchange to Add ‘Full’ SegWit Support

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Gemini says it has added "full" support for SegWit, an important bitcoin code change that paves the way for scaling improvements.

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Bitcoin Eyes April Price Gains for Fourth Year Running

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Bitcoin looks set to end April in the green for the fourth consecutive year, having climbed 27 percent already this month.

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Spoiler Alert: Kurt Russell’s ‘Crypto’ Movie Isn’t Crypto, It’s Just Really Bad

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CoinDesk goes to the movies to review "Crypto," a new film that claims to be about cryptocurrency – but doesn’t follow through.

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Japan’s Biggest Bank Invests in Crypto Sleuthing Startup Chainalysis

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Japanese bank MUFG has backed an additional Series B raise for crypto analytics startup Chainalysis, bringing its round total to $36 million.

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Gate.io Raises $64 Million for Launch of New Exchange Cryptocurrency

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Crypto exchange Gate.io has raised $64 million in seven days for its exchange cryptocurrency that is yet to be launched on a blockchain.

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This Price Hurdle May Pave Way for Bitcoin’s Next Leg Up

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Bitcoin’s stalled rally could take off again if the bulls can convincingly breach a new resistance level above $5,200.

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