CryptoKitties

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Jeffrey Chen James Cantre CryptoKitties, the smart contract-based game that launched November 28, is a hybrid decentralized application (dapp) built on the Ethereum blockchain. Users can buy, sell, and breed digital kitties, which have different appearance and traits based on a genomic algorithm. The game quickly went viral–anecdotally, many users bought their first Ether just […]

Bitcoin Futures and institutional investment

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Jeffrey Chen Summary Bitcoin futures contracts will begin trading on major derivatives exchanges this month, signaling growing institutional interest in cryptocurrency as a new asset class. Futures begin trading on Sunday, December 10, for CBOE and on Monday, December 18, for CME. Nasdaq plans to launch bitcoin futures trading in Q2 2018. A regulated derivatives […]