Siamak Masnavi

Siamak Masnavi

Siamak received his PhD in Computer Science from University of London in 1992. He has worked as a research scientist, technical author, software developer, and journalist. Since 2014, he has been researching cryptocurrencies and other applications of blockchain technology.

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Ethereum Co-Founder Anthony Di Iorio Placing Big Bets on Qtum (QTUM) and VeChain (VET)

Billionaire entrepreneur Anthony Di Iorio, who is a co-founder of Ethereum, says that he is betting big on two Chinese blockchain projects: Qtum (QTUM) and VeChain (VEN/VET).

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CNBC Fast Money: Investors Seem Bearish on Bitcoin, but Bullish on ICOs

According to CNBC's Fast Money show, while investors seem bearish on Bitcoin and bullish on ICOs, there are some signs that the ICO market is overvalued. 

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Bloomberg Terminal to Feature Huobi’s Crypto Index As Another Tool for the Institutional Investor

Singapore-based Huobi, currently the world's third largest crypto exchange (by trading volume), has announced that it is working with Bloomberg in order to integrate its recently launched "Huobi 10 Index" into the Bloomberg Terminal.

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Cboe President Explains What Happens If the SEC Declares an ICO Is an Unregistered Security

The president and CEO of Cboe Global Markets comments on a speech given by SEC's William Hinman about how the SEC plans to determine whether a cryptoasset is a security or not.

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A TRON (TRX) Independence Day FAQ Guide

Although the TRON Mainnet launched on 31 May 2018, it has been in test mode since then. On 25 June 2018, "TRON Independence Day", TRON's transition to its own blockchain will be complete. This FAQ guide tries to answer any last minute questions you may have.

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South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked, KRW 35 Billion ($31.5 Million) Stolen, Withdrawals and Deposits Suspended

Bithumb, the world's six largest crypto exchange (by trading volume), has been hacked, with 35 billion South Korean Won (around $31.5 million) stolen.

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Circle Explains How It Evaluates Cryptocurrencies

Circle, the FinTech startup backed by Goldman Sachs, Bitmain, and Baidu, explains how it evaluates cryptoassets that it is considering adding to its crypto investment/trading platforms Circle Invest, Circle Trade, and Poloniex.

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ICON (ICX) Token Swap: An FAQ Guide

The purpose of this guide is to answer any questions you may have regarding the ICON (ICX) token swap process.

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Jack Dorsey’s Square Receives a BitLicense, Thereby Allowing New Yorkers to Trade Bitcoin Using the ‘Cash’ App

Square has become the 9th company to ever receive a BitLicense from New York State, thereby allowing New York residents to finally be able to buy/sell Bitcoin within the Cash app.

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SEC-Approved Crypto Custody Solutions Hoping to Unlock Billions of Dollars in Institutional Money

Investment banks, crypto exchanges, traditional custody players, and crypto custody solution providers are all working hard to come up with an SEC-approved answer to the crypto custody problem.

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Bank for International Settlements (BIS): ‘Cryptocurrencies Promise a Lot, but They Don’t Always Deliver’

A newly released report from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) argues that the inherent limitations of cryptocurrencies makes crypto a poor substitute for fiat. In this article, we address some of the flaws in the assumptions made by the report.

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Why Ether (ETH) Futures Could Be Coming Soon to CFE and CME

With the U.S. Securties and Exchange Commission (SEC) declaring that Ether is not a security, the largest obstacle to Ether futures appearing on CFE and CME seems to have been removed.

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Ripple’s Chief Market Strategist: ‘Our Main Competition Is Called SWIFT. You Know What It Isn’t? It Is Not Swift!’

Ripple's Chief Market Strategist, Cory Johnson, in an interview on Thursday, said that Ripple's main competitor, SWIFT, was not "swift". He also made several other interesting comments about Bitcoin, Ripple the company, the XRP token, xCurrent, and xRapid.

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IRS' Criminal Investigation Division Holds Webinar Explaining Virtual Currencies and Their Tax Implications

On Thursday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the part of U.S. Department of Treasury dealing with taxation, held a webinar that explained the basics of cryptocurrencies and their tax implications.

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Ripple’s Chief Cryptographer Says Banks Not Yet Comfortable With DLT but Expects Widespread Adoption of xRapid in Future

In a recent interview, one of Ripple's executives, Chief Cryptographer David Schwartz makes the surprising admission that the feedback from the banks is that "distributed ledgers are not yet scalable or private enough."

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Western Union CEO Shocks Ripple Community: No Cost Savings Seen by Using XRP During xRapid Trial

Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek shocked the Ripple (XRP) community on Wednesday by saying that while Western Union is still continuing its trial of xRapid, it has not seen any cost savings so far.

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Coinbase Index Fund Now Open: Everything You Need to Know

The Coinbase Index Fund, which was first announced on 6 March 2018, is now open for investment. This article gives you an executive summary of everything you need to know.

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Fundstrat’s Newly Launched Weekly Report Ranks Major Cryptocurrencies Based on Technical Analysis Indicators

Fundstrat's newly launched weekly report, which provides performance analysis of benchmark crypto indices, includes a ranking of major cryptocurrencies using technical analysis indicators.

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CryptoCompare and MJAC Bring Blockchain Pioneers to the Heart of London’s Financial District

Cryptocurrency data provider site CryptoCompare has teamed up with MJAC to bring to London, arguably the world's leading financial center, what is certain to become one of the highlights in the 2018 blockchain calendar. Get your 40% discount on tickets with code: CRYPTOCOMPARE.

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Ethereum Classic Surges 20% After Binance Adds ETC Trading Pairs and Coinbase Says It Plans to Add ETC Support

Ethereum Classic (ETC) surges 20% after Binance lists ETC and Coinbase announces its intention to add ETC.

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Wells Fargo, the Third Largest U.S. Bank, Bans Credit Card Purchases of Cryptocurrencies

Wells Fargo, the third largest U.S. bank (by total assets), has announced that it is no longer allowing credit card purchases of any cryptocurrencies.

 

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EOS Voting FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About the Block Producer Voting Process

Now that the EOS mainnet is live, 15% of the EOS tokens need to vote so that the chain is considered valid. This guide answers the most common questions related to this voting process.

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Legendary Billionaire Tech Investor Tim Draper Explains Why He Is So Bullish on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

On Wednesday, Tim Draper,  legendary tech investor and co-founder of VC firm DFJ, was interviewed by Adryenn Ashley. He talked about how he chooses what ICOs to invest in, and explained why he is so bullish on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

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Coinbase on the Path to Offering SEC-Regulated Crypto Securities

On Wednesday, Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges in United States, took a giant step on the path to becoming the first SEC registered/regulated crypto exchange.

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Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Talks About Nasdaq’s Involvement With Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies

On Tuesday, Adena Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq talked about Nasdaq's involvement with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies at the Bloomberg Invest Summit in New York. We take a look at the key takeaways.

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