Tanaya Macheel

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Tanaya is a writer and sub-editor based in New York with interest in FinTech and emerging markets. Previously she has lived and worked in San Francisco, London and Paris. She’s also a trained figure skater and teaches on the side.

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How to Avoid Bitcoin Scams in 2015
2014 was a great year for bitcoin, but its success has drawn bad actors to the space. So how should you keep your funds safe in 2015?
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Charlie Shrem Saga Ends With Two-Year Sentence in New York Court
Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business.
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Lawsky Outlines Revisions to New York's BitLicense in DC Speech
Ben Lawsky announced the latest revisions to the proposed New York BitLicense at a panel event in Washington.
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Why Bitcoin Needs Lawyers to Bridge the Technology Gap
As bitcoin continues to be taken more seriously by banks and regulators, the industry needs lawyers to help smooth out bumps on its way to mainstream.
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SecondMarket: Syndicate Bidders Real Winners of Bitcoin Auction
SecondMarket managing director Brendan O’Connor discusses his syndicate's successful bid for 48,000 BTC confiscated from Ross Ulbricht.
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Emerging Startups Take Stage at Latin American Bitcoin Conference 2014
Bitcoin services are emerging in Latin America with more emphasis on the average consumer than exclusively the bitcoin consumer.
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Charities and Businesses Unite to Launch Bitcoin Giving Tuesday
Bitcoin firms and organisations are partnering with the #GivingTuesday campaign to boost generosity and promote cryptocurrency as a tool for giving.
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Regulation Takes Center Stage at Bloomberg Bitcoin Event
Industry representatives discussed all manner of bitcoin issues at Bloomberg's bitcoin conference yesterday, but regulation was the hot topic.
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HyprKey Introduces Fingerprint Scanning to Secure Bitcoin Transactions
HyprKey uses fingerprint validation to create a three-factor authentication to bitcoin transactions in hopes of eliminating fraud once and for all.
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StopCoin Turns Your Coinbase Account Into an Automated Trading Bot
StopCoin is an online extension to the Coinbase platform that gives customers a user-friendly way to trade their bitcoin.
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