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Fidelity's Man: Can Tom Jessop Bridge Crypto and Wall Street for Good?
CoinDesk profiles Fidelity's Tom Jessop, who is leading the firm's effort to link the worlds of digital assets and Wall Street.
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Crypto Mom's Crusade: Inside the SEC, Hester Peirce Is Putting Up a Fight
Having worked over a decade in government before joining the SEC, commissioner Hester Peirce is well-versed in both rule-making and securities law.
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Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Riding High
CoinDesk profiles Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of the Goldman Sachs-backed crypto startup Circle that had a banner year in 2018.
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McCaleb’s Comeback: Breakups, Breakdowns and Stellar’s Big Break-Out
CoinDesk profiles Jed McCaleb, the early cryptocurrency evangelist who created Stellar, now the world's sixth-largest coin by market cap.
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A Psychic Visit with Nouriel Roubini: The Mother and Father of All Crypto Skeptics
CoinDesk profiles Nouriel Roubini, the NYU professor who won't buy the crypto hype – no matter what the price or the market says.
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The FUD Stompers: Like It or Not, XRP Army Is Winning Crypto's Hashtag War
The XRP Army is hands-down crypto's most vocal community. Who are they?
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Bitcoin's Warrior Queen: Lightning's Elizabeth Stark Is Building an Army
CoinDesk profiles Elizabeth Stark, an entrepreneur leading a new phase for bitcoin, the world's largest and most valuable cryptocurrency.
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In Bed With Brenna Sparks: Porn’s Rising Star Might Be Crypto’s Best Advocate
CoinDesk profiles Brenna Sparks, the SpankChain advisor who is equal parts porn star and cryptocurrency evangelist, during a recent visit to Las Vegas.
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Ethereum's New Radical: Glen Weyl Isn't Vitalik But He's Its Next Best Hope
CoinDesk profiles author Glen Weyl, whose radical ideas are reviving development on the world's third-largest blockchian, ethereum.
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Crypto's King Midas: Backstage With CZ, the CEO Who Can't Be Stopped
The root of CZ's appeal goes beyond his occasional semi-outlaw status, to the way he exudes its core belief in cryptocurrency so effortlessly.
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