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WSJ Identifies 15% of ICOs as Questionable

The Wall Street Journal has published a report identifying 513 cryptocurrency offerings (ICOs) which they regard as having questionable content either publicly available or in their whitepaper. Textual analysis was done against thousands of ICO whitepapers in order to flag: Duplicated language from earlier paper Regulators scrutinized project Misrepresented or faked team No team disclosed […]

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Overstock Share Price up 23% as its Blockchain Bet Continues

Overstock, the online retailer that sells everything from furniture to watches, is looking to spin off its retail arm to invest in blockchain technologies tzero. Tzero is a platform that integrates cryptographically secure distributed ledgers with existing market processes. It reduces settlement time, costs, increases transparency and efficiency. In an interview with The Wall Street […]

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ShapeShift Hits Back at WSJ: Ommissions and Deception

In a post published yesterday, ShapeShift CEO, well-known developer and Bitcoin advocate Erik Voorhees has hit back at Wall Street Journal’s claims that ShapeShift had been used to launder $9 million USD. Phrases such as “false pretenses”, “omitted relevant information”, “factually incorrect” and “deceptive” are used by Voorhees to describe the WSJ’s article (paywall). Overall, […]

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