Taxes Made Easy: LibraTax Joins CrossCoin Ventures

LibraTax
CrossCoin Ventures, the digital currency accelerator working with Ripple Labs (at arms length), is proud to welcome the program’s first inductee, LibraTax. Founded by Jake Benson, the startup has been developing a software suite aimed at providing crypto-tax and accounting software—which will be released by September, just in time for extended tax season.

A Place to Trade Your Secrets

Luke Cyca
The cool thing about creating open tools and platforms is that you’re never quite sure how people might use them—like ripli.ca, a marketplace for “secrets” built by Luke Cyca.

Welcome Brandon Wilson to Ripple Labs

Brandon Wilson
There’s been a bit of a buzz surrounding the recent arrival of software developer Brandon Wilson to Ripple Labs, mainly due to what he’ll be working on—smart contracts.

In the Pursuit of Transparency

Bank Vault
With the crypto-community still trembling from the aftershocks of the MtGox collapse, the emergent theme has been one of transparency.

5 Questions For St. Louis Fed Economist David Andolfatto

David Andolfatto
David Andolfatto, Vice President at the St. Louis Fed, made a splash last week with his bullish presentation on the rise and future of cryptocurrencies, part of the district’s “Dialogue With the Fed” events series. We caught up with Andolfatto to ask him a few questions.

Welcome Susan Athey to Ripple Labs

susan-athey
Ripple Labs is proud to welcome noted economist Susan Athey to its Board of Directors. Athey, who was previously an advisor to the company, is Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Can Bitcoin Lift Botswana?

Alakanani
Known as Botswana’s first Bitcoiner, Akalanani Itirleng believes the borderless cryptocurrency can lift her people—even if it isn’t quite there yet. As a dreamer and a survivor, her story is grounded in maternal resourcefulness and fueled with unabashed idealism. It also begins with tragedy.

RippleCharts Update

Value Trends
The latest update to RippleCharts (since the revamp) continues the effort to make Ripple network data more accessible and easier to digest. Network stats can now be adjusted by currency, with added metrics for daily transaction and trade volume.

Can Technology Fix Our Broken Stock Market?

Wall Street Bull
Rather than more regulations, it’s technology, human ingenuity, and ultimately market forces that will fix Wall Street, says Michael Lewis. Where regulations only perpetuate the problem, it’s possible that the market, if given a chance, will arrive at an effective solution on its own.
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