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Coinbase, Circle & Others Form Blockchain Lobbying Group in DC

Amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of cryptocurrencies and blockchain ventures, some of the sector’s leading startups and investors have formed the Blockchain Association, a lobbying group that will try to amplify their influence in Capitol Hill and around the country. The nonprofit trade association’s initial members include San Francisco-based Coinbase and its competitor, Boston-based Circle Internet […]

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E-Commerce Innovations in the Mix at Consumer Tech Conference

Alexa is now mobile. Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is expected to unveil its first augmented-reality glasses to pair with Alexa, its digital assistant, at the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas this week. The glasses were developed for Amazon by Vuzix, a Rochester, NY -based wearable tech company, and can communicate […]

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Verizon Gobbles Up Yahoo, Will Group It With AOL—But What About Tumblr?

A huge question has finally been answered about Yahoo’s future. Verizon sealed a deal over the weekend to acquire the company’s core business for more than $4.8 billion in cash, and will put Yahoo on the same shelf it keeps AOL. That is but a sliver of the valuation Yahoo tasted in its heyday, including […]

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$75M in Real Cash Helps Coinbase Launch First U.S. Bitcoin Exchange

Bitcoin took a potentially big step toward legitimacy in the U.S. today with the launch of the nation’s first licensed exchange for the virtual currency. Now, it’s up to San Francisco startup Coinbase to convince would-be traders that its platform is a safe and preferable place to put their money. Founded in 2012, Coinbase has […]

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