Former Employees Sue Justin Sun and TRON Foundation, Alleging Workplace Hostilities

A lawsuit accuses the frontman of the TRON cryptocurrency and his business associate of harassing and firing two employees, allegedly as payback for the employees’ objections to management practices and applications of the technology they were developing. In a 70-page court document filed in October in California state, Richard Hall, 50, and Lukasz Juraszek, 28, […]

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Meet the Crypto Angel Investor Running for Congress in Nevada

“I would love to sit down with President Trump and have a discussion around bitcoin and cryptocurrency,” Lisa Song Sutton, an entrepreneur and bitcoin ATM investor in Las Vegas, told CoinDesk. Sutton might have a better shot than most at having such a conversation. She’s running for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District of Nevada, […]

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Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

ST. MORITZ — The United States may be entering a second Cold War, according to some investors, who seem mildly curious but otherwise unconcerned about the prospect. “It’s a kind of Cold War, but not just for crypto,” said Multicoin Capital’s Beijing-based partner Mable Jiang. “Currency is the leverage.” Jiang said China’s goal is to […]

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Why China Is Banning Crypto But Is Bullish on Blockchain

This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Flex Yang is co-founder and CEO of Babel Finance.  Babel Finance is one of China’s largest financial service providers.  The firm works with crypto mining companies to fund the […]

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Law Enforcement Data Requests Rose By Almost 50% in 2019, Says Kraken

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has said the cost of responding to law enforcement requests for user data is rising sharply year on year. In a tweet on Tuesday, the firm posted an infographic teasing its new 2019 Transparency Report, indicating it had received 710 information requests in total – 49 percent more than in 2018. Last […]

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Lessons From the First Digital Gold Boom

With cryptocurrencies having captured everyone’s imagination, we often forget that the digital gold boom of the 2000s was the first digital currency revolution. Jackson’s initial success with e-gold encouraged a swarm of copycats: GoldMoney, eBullion, OSGold, INTGold, Pecunix, 1mdc, and more. These currencies were swapped on hundreds of digital gold exchanges located around the globe. […]

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