Zcash Will Get a Gateway Into Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

When cryptocurrency fans gathered in Osaka, Japan, this week for the Devcon developer conference, the halls were filled with buzz about smaller projects seeking access to ethereum’s decentralized finance smorgasbord, especially loans and financial products, via interoperability. “Connecting to other chains doesn’t seem to be an ethereum developer’s priority,” Summa co-founder James Prestwich told CoinDesk. […]

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South Korea’s Upbit Becomes Latest Exchange to Delist Privacy Coins

Another cryptocurrency exchange has delisted a slew of privacy coins following recent regulatory requirements from the international body the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). According to a notice from Korea exchange Upbit, transaction support for monero (XMR), dash (DASH), zcash (ZEC), haven (XHV), bittube (TUBE), and PIVX (PIVX) will end Monday, Sept. 30. Upbit announced […]

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As Crypto Markets Go Cold, Who Will Pay for Open-Source Code?

Formerly a CoinDesk Contributing Editor, Daniel Cawrey is author of the upcoming “Mastering Blockchain” book to be published by O’Reilly Media. Earlier this year IBM purchased Red Hat, the oft-referred to model for how open source can thrive, for $34 billion. Long the consultant to enterprises, IBM is going through a transitional period as a […]

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Coinbase UK Dropping Support for Cryptocurrency Zcash

The U.K. arm of Coinbase appears to be dropping support for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash. According to customers, Coinbase UK is sending letters out warning people that they will need to convert their zcash (ZEC) holding, or remove them to an external wallet, by Aug. 26. @zcash @ElectricCoinCo @coinbase what’s going on with Zcash in the […]

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From Ghana to the Bronx, Meet the Teen Bitcoiners Building the Future

Jemima Joseph, 18, is working a summer job as a social media manager for a crypto startup after graduating from high school in the Bronx. And she learned how to make her first cryptocurrency transaction, a purchase using zcash, with the Flexa mobile app.  It was a summer day, so hot the air outside felt […]

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