New York University

NYU Is Offering Students A Major in Blockchain

New York University (NYU) is becoming the first university in the U.S. that is offering students a major in blockchain technology. The program will be provided at the NYU Stern School of Business, which is also the first one to offer undergraduate sources in cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Professor Andrew Hinkes stated: “We hope to establish a groundwork so that the students can…

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Law Enforcement Argues in Favor of Bitcoin Regulations

New York’s top financial regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, is holding a hearing to determine the merit in implementing regulations on the use and exchange of bitcoins. Currently bitcoin is an unregulated, decentralized cryptocurrency. While cryptocurrency are not necessarily knew, this is the first time a cryptocurrency has gained traction within the mainstream market. During the hearing law enforcement officials testified that…

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Coinbase Introduces New Merchant Apps

Coinbase is already established as a Bitcoin wallet provider. They recently expanded their services by launching a new merchant app. Their new app will allow merchants to accept Bitcoin payments in-person through their mobile device. This will expand the capabilities of merchants interested in accepting bitcoins in lieu of standard monetary payments. Coinbase is headquartered in San Francisco, and has…

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Coinbase Reels in $25 Million Funding Round

Coinbase provides secure accounts for those that use bitcoins. Users can use these accounts to store bitcoins, as well as make and accept payments. Their user base has been growing by approximately 31% each month. Unlike many other bitcoin startups, Coinbase is actively working to get licenses with state regulators. Bitcoins are an unregulated digital currency. The creators of bitcoins…

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