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  1. My Sleepless Year Discovering Bitcoin’s Code
    Early bitcoin developer Stefan Thomas recalls his early obsession with programmable cryptocurrency.
  2. The Hidden Effects of Crypto Money Laundering Rules
    CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson looks at anti-money laundering regulation’s increasing focus on cryptocurrencies, and at the opportunity this presents.
  3. Privacy Crypto Monero Celebrates Its 5th Birthday
    The privacy coin Monero celebrated yesterday five years of existence.
  4. Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report
    The average payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019 – largely due to one variant called Ryuk.
  5. Data Market Ocean Tries New Token Sale After CoinList Offering Misses Target
    After a token sale on CoinList failed to reach its target, data marketplace Ocean is trying again on crypto exchange Bittrex International.
  6. Bitcoin Clings on Above Key Support Amid Signs of Price Pullback
    Bitcoin is showing signs of exhaustion on the short-duration technical charts, but a pullback has been elusive – so far.
  7. Volkswagen to Track Minerals Supply Chains Using IBM Blockchain
    Volkswagen Group has joined an initiative tracking mineral supply chains using a platform built on IBM Blockchain.
  8. In First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws
    U.S. regulator FinCEN has for the first time penalized a cryptocurrency trader for breaking anti-money laundering rules.
  9. South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinnest Announces Closure
    Cryptocurrency exchange Coinnest, once South Korea's third largest, is shutting up shop, citing a drop-off in trade.
  10. Aragon Vote Aims to Restrict Ethereum App from Funding Polkadot Blockchain
    Ethereum project Aragon is getting ready to vote on whether to expand operations to include blockchain interoperability platform Polkadot.
  11. Overstock’s tZERO Token Market Misses Closing Date for $100 Million Raise
    Overstock’s tZERO security token trading platform has once again failed to close on a capital injection by the targeted date.
  12. As ICO Business Dried up, This Firm’s Headcount Fell From 120 to 50
    Significant layoffs at Ambisafe tell the tale of another ICO services startup that got too big in 2018.
  13. Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Calls for ‘Clear Guidelines’ on Crypto
    U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has laid out his campaign's policy position on cryptocurrencies.
  14. NYDFS: Why We Rejected Bittrex’s Application for a BitLicense
    Bittrex is not telling the full story about its BitLicense denial, a New York Department of Financial Services official writes.
  15. MakerDAO Voters Divided on How Much to Hike Fee for DAI Stablecoin
    MakerDAO token holders approved a 3 percent fee increase on the programmatic loan system issuing DAI tokens. Yet token holders appear to be more divided on how high of an increase is warranted for the MakerDAO system.
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