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John Paller – Cointelegraph Magazine

John Paller is training a new generation of blockchain workers and giving them the tools to live free from the chains of full-time employment. After a chance conversation with a “Russian dude” wearing a weird T-shirt at a 2014 conference — Vitalik Buterin’s father, Dmitry — John Paller’s life was transformed by having a front-row […]Read More

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Rogue states dodge economic sanctions, but is crypto in the

When the United States first began going after crypto companies for violating its economic sanctions rules, it didn’t exactly start with a bang. In December, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a settlement with crypto wallet provider BitGo after the Palo Alto firm failed to prevent persons apparently located in the […]Read More

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Is China softening on Bitcoin? A turn of phrase stirs

They were only two seemingly innocuous words: “investment alternatives.” But when applied to Bitcoin — the seminal cryptocurrency — by an official from the People’s Bank of China in a recent panel discussion, they reverberated like a firecracker. “A remarkable step for BTC,” Lennix Lai, director of financial markets at OKEx, calls the statement. Michael […]Read More

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J. R. Willett launched the first ICO… but still has

ICOs? He held the first one. Stablecoins? He dreamed of them by accident. Vitalik Buterin tried to get him on board to help launch Ethereum, but he was too busy. He is J. R. Willett, one of the most fascinating men in the industry. Back in 2012, Willett, now 41, felt he could improve Bitcoin […]Read More

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Cryonics meets crypto – Cointelegraph Magazine

Toward the end of our hour-long interview, Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver drops a bombshell: He had considered killing himself to escape a jail sentence at the age of 23. Even for the most freedom-loving libertarian, this seems extreme. But Ver had worked out a way to escape his own death by having himself cryonically preserved, […]Read More