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Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Director on What DLT Startups Need to Succeed

The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator — an incubator for early stage distributed ledger technology startups at the University of California, Berkeley — recently launched its spring cohort, which includes startups seeking to fight COVID-19, launch a cannabis-themed massively multiplayer online game and create a reverse auction platform for loans.CryptoX spoke

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Berkeley Blockchain Incubator Welcomes Startup Fighting COVID-19

The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator, an incubator program for distributed ledger technology, or DLT, startups run out of UC Berkeley, has welcomed Snark Health into its spring cohort.Snark Health seeks to combat COVID-19 by “building a framework for data-driven discussions and shared learnings” to enable the “rapid dissemination of information

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Bitcoin is Nothing More Than ‘Bovine Excrement’: Berkeley Researcher

Move over, Jamie Dimon, because there’s a new contender for the coveted title of “king bear of the bitcoin-bashing brigade”: technologist Nicholas Weaver.Technologist Nicholas Weaver Rants Against BitcoinWhile he might not have the mainstream name recognition of Jamie Dimon, or Warren Buffett, or even Nouriel Roubini, Weaver – a senior

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UC Berkeley Launches Accelerator for Early Stage Blockchain Startups

Prestigious United States public school University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has launched a 12-week accelerator program for early stage blockchain startups. The launch was reported in an official announcement published on Jan. 28.The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator is partly sponsored by venture capital fund Berkeley X-Lab Fund and is reportedly

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Are they Viable? Berkeley Economics Prof Doesn’t Think So

Stablecoins are becoming popular. There’s no denying it; a number have hit the market this year. In fact, just yesterday, the Winklevoss twins announced the Gemini Dollar—the first-ever regulated stablecoin. Not to mention Carbon launched CarbonUSD, a US dollar backed stablecoin, today. And yet, despite the crypto market displaying optimism around the

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Not ‘Viable’? Berkeley Professor Takes Dim View of Stablecoins in New Critique

A University of Berkeley professor has claimed stablecoins are a “myth” in a new critique published Tuesday, September 11.Taking the emerging market sector, which includes well-known assets such as Tether (USDT), to task, Professor of Economics Barry Eichengreen argues that stablecoins are not automatically “viable” just because they are pegged

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Global Blockchain Hackathon Berkeley Invites Startups, Project Teams, Developers, and Investors

Blockchain enthusiasts of all ages, genders and skill levels are invited to bring their enthusiasm, skills, and creativity to the Global Blockchain Hackathon at Berkeley this weekend on Aug 18thand 19th, hosted by International Data Engineering and Science Association (IDEAS).Solo developers/coders or teams of up to five members are welcome to participate. You will spend the

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