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What Venezuelans Are Saying About the Petro

By: Stan Higgins     Social media has been abuzz since Tuesday’s initial sale of the forthcoming Venezuelan government-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, though reviews are so far mixed. So far, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has claimed that the country had collected a…

Banks Buy Stakes in Blockchain Startup SETL

By: Nikhilesh Financial services group Citi has bought a stake in blockchain startup SETL. The move, announced today, comes less than three weeks after the French banking institution Credit Agricole also became a minority shareholder. Other investors in the startup include…

The Real Problem With Nocoiners

Marc Hochstein   A nocoiner, according to Urban Dictionary, is someone who has no bitcoin. But not everyone who has no bitcoin is necessarily a nocoiner. Rather, what makes a nocoiner a nocoiner is not simply the absence of cryptocurrency from…

Why Crypto Looks A Lot Like Wall Street

Jill Carlson       Jill is an independent advisor and consultant working on everything from early-stage token ventures to initiatives at large institutions.     I first seriously heard about cryptocurrency while I was working on Wall Street. This…