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  1. Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired a senior executive from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Kapil Rathi joined AlphaPoint as global head of trading markets, a newly created position, and will be in charge of the company's trading and exchange business. He was previously Cboe's head of equity options, and earlier worked at the New York Stock Exchange, ISE (now a part of Nasdaq) and Bats Global Markets, which Cboe acquired in 2017. Rathi told CoinDesk that he has been watching AlphaPoint for the last year and a half with interest and admired the progress it made helping institutions bring new products to market. At his new job, he will be looking to "improve and bridge the collaboration between mainstream finance and the digital assets industry to build and grow the ecosystem," Rathi said by email. Read More Cboe's Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup - CoinDesk WWW.COINDESK.COM Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired Kapil Rathi from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange.
  2. Nice article. A lot of people compare blockchain (and crypto) to the internet.
  3. I'm going to have to read more about this. Some cool stuff on your roadmap.
  4. Commentary: How Blockchain Could Replace Social Security Numbers In the wake of the Equifax breach and countless others compromising Americans’ privacy, one thing has become clear: It’s time to get rid of Social Security numbers. While a string of digits on a paper card did the job in the 1930s, and got the government’s stamp of approval for identification purposes in 1972, it’s irresponsible for those nine numbers to continue to be the universal identifier for every part of our lives. We can do better; even the White House says so. But the natural follow-up question—“What’s the replacement?”—is where things get complicated. We could have a digital, national ID card system like Estonia, but that’s proven to have its own security issues. We could use biometric technology to validate identities, using retina scans or facial recognition software, but these systems aren’t foolproof. What about blockchain? Does the new, buzzy technology have the potential to one day replace Social Security numbers? The best answer we have right now is: possibly. Blockchain is the technology behind encrypted, public ledgers for storing data that cannot be erased or changed without leaving a record. It is really good at controlling information and avoiding duplication, which makes it an interesting solution for governing identities. But it’s not a rip and replace for Social Security numbers. In my 20-year career in the technology industry, blockchain is one of the most intricate and unwieldy technologies I’ve seen, so a lot of work must be done to make it a workable backbone for identity management. To get blockchain ready for primetime, collaboration between the private and public sectors will be critical. Project Jasper, a joint effort between the private sector and Canada’s central bank and payment systems operator over the past two years, is a good example of this type of work, and is a blueprint that the U.S. should follow if we ever want to see blockchain become a viable Social Security number replacement. Looking ahead, here are three of the most pressing issues with blockchain we’ll have to address before we can consider it as a universal identifier. Read More http://fortune.com/2018/01/11/blockchain-technology-social-security-number-cybersecurity-identity-theft/
  5. Interesting article about Legalfling http://www.businessinsider.com/legalflings-blockchain-based-app-for-sexual-consent-2018-1

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