CNBC | Meet Silvergate’s Alan Lane, who’s bankrolling cryptocurrency exchanges

San Diego-based Silvergate is a 30-year-old community bank with three branches in southern California. Yet, it has become known as a lifeline for cryptocurrency exchanges and companies that had their accounts closed or were turned down by Wall Street banks wary of an emerging asset with potential ties to money laundering. Even Warren Buffett has expressed his skepticism about bitcoin, calling it “rat poison.”

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HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE | What You Need To Know About Blockchain-based Solutions and HR : HRExecutive.com

“Blockchain is a great opportunity for HR professionals,” says Monique Black, head of talent and HR services at investment firm Maco.la, describing blockchain as “a tamper-proof system of record.” “Blockchain can be instrumental in making HR processes more effective, whether it’s identifying job candidates or validating credentials.”

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BARRON’S | Bitcoin: Where’s That Post-Tax Price Boom We Were Promised?

Bitcoin continued to hover around $8,200 on Wednesday, the level where it’s traded for much of the past week. The flat trading pattern is a bit of surprise, given that Tuesday’s tax deadline (later extended to Wednesday because of IRS tech troubles) has now come and gone. ILLUSTRATION: BLOOMBERG NEWS Bitcoin bulls have argued that tax season was a bummer for the digital coin, because owners were forced to sell their coins for cash and hand it over to the government. The IRS views bitcoin as an asset, so

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