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Ban Banks From Holding Crypto, UN Development Body Says
UNCTAD recommends extra taxes on transactions and ad restrictions to boost states' revenue and safeguard financial stability in developing countries.
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Vinteum, un centro de investigación y desarrollo de Bitcoin, abrió sus puertas en Brasil
El lanzamiento de la organización sin fines de lucro tiene como objetivo apoyar a los desarrolladores en América Latina.
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Dusty, a Bitcoin developer, presents Lightning Network splicing which will allow payment channels to easily fluctuate in size. (George Kaloudis/CoinDesk)
Texas Feels Like Bitcoin Country (Maybe Because I Was There for a Bitcoin Conference)
A Bitcoin developer conference last week put three important Bitcoin themes in focus: lightning, design and education.
Dusty, a Bitcoin developer, presents Lightning Network splicing which will allow payment channels to easily fluctuate in size. (George Kaloudis/CoinDesk)

Alchemy co-founder and CEO Nikil Viswanathan (Pantera Capital/CoinDesk archives)
‘Crypto AWS’ Alchemy Hits $3.5B Valuation in $250M Round Led by A16z
The venture giant invests in the kinds of companies Alchemy has called clients for years.
Alchemy co-founder and CEO Nikil Viswanathan (Pantera Capital/CoinDesk archives)

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MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative Raises $4M for Effort to ‘Harden’ Bitcoin
Prominent backers include CoinShares’ Meltem Demirors, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor.
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Dogecoin's Surging Price Has Resurrected Its Technical Development
Wow! After such price rise, Dogecoin’s developers have much coding to do.
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Bitcoin Developer Fund Brink Secures Tax-Exempt Status
U.S. bitcoiners can now make tax-exempt donations to fund Bitcoin development.
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BBN IMP connected computers to Arpanet
Unlike the Early Web, Crypto Does Not Need State Patronage
Blockchain doesn't need ARPANET-type government support. But co-ordination and collective action are vital to avoid duplication of effort.
BBN IMP connected computers to Arpanet

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Here's How to Inspect Bitcoin's Next (Likely) Major Upgrade Yourself
With bitcoin’s next likely major upgrade in the works, students of the cryptocurrency can inspect the code themselves, helped by core developers.
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Bitcoin Cash Miners Propose Controversial Soft Fork for Zcash-Style Development Fund
The proposed fork will see 12.5 percent of block rewards diverted to a new BCH-specific development fund. Reactions have been mixed.
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