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Reporting back from the Blockchain Workshops at MIT and Harvard

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the cuddly crypto critters.

Last weekend at MIT and Harvard there were blockchain workshops. Both lawyers and coders are, I'm quite certain, nerds. Often however they belong to rival tribes of nerdom. Lawyers from...

Coinbase secures major vote of confidence

Today Coinbase, a popular Bitcoin broker and merchant services provider, announced the closure of a $75 million fundraising round.

Today Coinbase, a popular Bitcoin broker and merchant services provider, announced the closure of a $75 million fundraising round. That is a huge investment – the largest in a Bitcoin related company...

Boston and the Blockchain this weekend; we’ll be there.

Harvard and MIT are hosting twin Blockchain Workshops this weekend.

Harvard and MIT are hosting twin Blockchain Workshops this weekend. Coin Center is co-sponsoring the four day law and technology marathon, and I’ll be there along with our three Coin Center Fellows:...

Bitcoin Financial Regulation: Securities, Derivatives, Prediction Markets, and Gambling

We predict and analyze the the next major wave of Bitcoin regulation. 

Putting the Price of Bitcoin into Perspective

I’m being asked about the price drop in bitcoin. Here’s why I don’t focus on price much.

1/ I'm being asked about the price drop in bitcoin. Here's why I don't focus on price much. — Jerry Brito (@jerrybrito) January 14, 2015 2/ I look at Bitcoin...

The Price of Bitcoin Doesn’t Matter Right Now

Why we don't worry about the price that much. This article originally appeared in WIRED.

The price of Bitcoin has taken bit of a dive over the last couple of days, shedding over 20 percent of its value in the last 24 hours. The sell-off,...

Brookings Institution: Like the early internet, blockchain tech deserves a careful, light touch from regulators

“Had we over-regulated the Internet early on, we would have missed out on many innovations that we can’t imagine living without today.”

Over at the Brookings Institution’s tech blog today, Mohit Kaushal and Sheel Tyle, have a great piece explaining blockchain technology. We couldn’t agree more with their conclusion: The Blockchain is a foundational...

Will 2015 Bring New Regulations for Bitcoin Users?

Coin Center fellow Houman Shadab sat down with Mimesis Law to discuss the regulatory future for Bitcoin. He discusses money transmission, licensing, smart contracts, and more.

Coin Center fellow Houman Shadab sat down with Mimesis Law to discuss the regulatory future for Bitcoin. He discusses money transmission, licensing, smart contracts, and more. Watch below:

Some perspective on Bitstamp

Bitstamp, the prominent Bitcoin exchange, has been hacked. This is bad news for the Bitcoin ecosystem, but let’s be sure to keep it in perspective.

This post has been updated below. Bitstamp, the prominent Bitcoin exchange, has been hacked. This is bad news for the Bitcoin ecosystem, but let’s be sure to keep it in...

Coin Center takes off: Who we are and what we do

Today, as we launch our website, I’d like to tell you a bit more about us, what we’ve been up to, and where we plan to go.

Three months ago we announced Coin Center, and in that time we have been incredibly busy building the new organization. Today, as we launch our website, I'd like to tell...