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Bitcoin in the Headlines: The Chicken and Egg Debate

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Bitcoin in the Headlines is our weekly look at bitcoin news, analysing media and its impact.

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It’s the classic philosopher’s dilemma, the chicken and egg. Which came first? And how do you make sense of being stuck in that unknowing middle?

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Xapo Moves to Switzerland Citing Customer Privacy Concerns

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Xapo has officially relocated its corporate headquarters to Zurich, Switzerland, citing the country’s long history of neutrality and stability.

The bitcoin services and security firm said the transition was put in motion three months ago at the request of customers, and that now, Xapo‘s operations in Palo Alto are in the process of being reduced. As part of the transition, Xapo will hire new finance and legal staff in the central European nation while still keeping a small US presence.

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How Blockchain Tech is Inspiring the Art World

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Since its creation in 2009, bitcoin’s blockchain has proved that value can be moved across a network that cuts out the traditional ‘middle men’.

While the broad strokes of distributed ledger technologies like bitcoin are a hot topic, it’s not just Wall Street or multi-national corporations that are paying attention.

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SEC Charges Ex-Circle Board Member With Investment Fraud

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30cbx US SecuritiesAndExchangeCommission Seal.svg  SEC Charges Ex Circle Board Member With Investment FraudA former Circle board member is being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over alleged investment fraud, it has been revealed.

According to a 13th May press release unsealed by the federal agency, Iftikar Ahmed is accused of fraud and self-dealing in connection with Oak Investment Partners.

Ahmed served as a general partner at Oak, which took part in Circle’s $17m Series B round.

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Coinbase App Update Enables Mobile Sign Up

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75dfn UWL1xd78H3CfQaTloNe8Y9iPIkRCpFbFw6x55y6JY Coinbase App Update Enables Mobile Sign UpCoinbase has updated its iOS and Android apps to enable new users in the US to enroll via their mobile phones or tablets.

Previously, users could only sign up for the service and link their bank accounts via a desktop browser.

The app improvements follow statements made by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong at the time of the company’s $75m Series C fundraising, when he said development of the company’s mobile product was to be a key focus this year.

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