Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey is a New York-based writer and entrepreneur. He is particularly interested in digital currencies, startups, online media, technology and strategic management.

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11 Top Responses from Andreas Antonopoulos’ Reddit AMA

| Tom Sharkey

Noted security expert Andreas Antonopoulos recently took to Reddit as the latest influencer in bitcoin to host an AMA.

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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Implicated in Silk Road Trial

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Today in court, a witness from the US Department of Homeland Security claimed that Mark Karpeles was once suspected to be Dread Pirate Roberts.

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Silk Road Trial Begins in New York

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Accused Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht stood trial today for charges stemming from his alleged involvement in the online black market.

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Bitcoin Makes Notable Appearance at CES Despite Recent Scandal

| Tom Sharkey

Bitcoin made its presence known at one of the tech industry's biggest conventions this week, even in the face of heightened skepticism.

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6 (More) Bitcoin Myths Debunked

| Tom Sharkey

We've all heard them before. As such a novel and complex innovation, bitcoin is ripe with myths and misunderstanding from those not 'in the know'.

10 Bitcoin Resolutions for 2015

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In the spirit of the new year, here are 10 bitcoin resolutions that will help you look at 2015 with a fresh perspective.

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A Year in Headlines: CoinDesk’s Top News Stories of 2014

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It has been a momentous year for bitcoin, with both good and bad news making the headlines. Here are CoinDesk's most popular news stories of 2014.

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The 7 Biggest Crypto Scandals of 2014

| Tom Sharkey

Whether it was bankruptcy, allegations of fraud or clashes with the government, the bitcoin industry faced a fair share of scandal in 2014.

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The 10 Most Influential People in Bitcoin This Year

| Tom Sharkey

Members of the bitcoin community had a big impact on the digital currency this year. Here are CoinDesk's 10 most significant influencers of 2014.

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Boost VC to Invest Additional 300 BTC in Each Tribe 5 Bitcoin Startup

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Boost VC has just closed a new fund to provide a 300 BTC investment to each of the companies in its upcoming startup batch.