Rachel Rose O'Leary

Rachel-Rose O'Leary is a writer specializing in ethereum, with an interest in privacy technologies. She is a director at Multidisciplinary Academic Grants in Cryptocurrencies (MAGIC), a US-based charitable organization focused on privacy infrastructure for the public good. Her background is in philosophy and digital arts, and she is a one-time web3.js contributor. She holds value in bitcoin and has previously held value in zcash See: Editorial Policy.

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Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Co-Authors Plan for Interactive ICO Protocol

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A new white paper, co-authored by ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, seeks to tackle challenges in the fast-moving market for initial coin offerings.

Mizuho CEO: Financial Firms ‘Should Have Courage’ to Take Blockchain Live

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The president and CEO of the Mizuho Financial Group "megabank" has spoken out on the potential of blockchain to disrupt financial incumbents.

Bitcoin Businesses Face Bank Account Closures in Singapore

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Banks in Singapore have closed the accounts of a number of cryptocurrency firms without expanation, according to a news report.

Mario Draghi: European Central Bank Has ‘No Power’ to Regulate Bitcoin

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The president of the European Central Bank has indicated that his institution does not have the authority to regulate cryptocurrencies.

Miner Argument Continues Over Ethereum’s Byzantium Economics

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The question of how ethereum is incentivizing miners is developing ahead of an expected hard fork on the platform this month.

Gibraltar Issues ICO Advisory Amid Drive Toward Blockchain Regulation

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Gibraltar's financial watchdog has said it will soon put in place new regulations aimed to bring oversight to cryptocurrency exchanges.

Europe’s Largest Port Launches Blockchain Research Lab

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The Dutch port of Rotterdam, the biggest shipping hub in Europe, is opening a research lab devoted to blockchain technology.

Japan’s Bitcoin Exchanges Under Regulator Surveillance From October

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Japan's Financial Services Agency will begin more closely monitoring cryptocurrency exchanges from next month.

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Better in Byzantium? Ethereum Takes Baby Steps Toward a Privacy Boost

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The upcoming "Byzantium" hard fork of ethereum will usher in new cryptographic procedures that should eventually pave the way for increased privacy.…

Ethereum’s Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The planned roll-out date for ethereum's "Byzantium" network upgrade is being postponed to October 17.