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By Roland Antonides, CFA

Money: Money was created many times in many places.Money is not coin and banknotes. Money is anything that people are willing to use in order to represent systematically the value of other things for the purpose of exchanging goods and services.

Biggest ICO ever: Messaging app Telegram has raised an additional $850 million for its initial coin offering, according to documents filed with the SEC on Thursday. The funding means that Telegram has raised a total of $1.7 billion so far for what will likely be the largest ICO in history.

Bitcoin developments: What’s in the development pipeline and review what could be coming to Bitcoin in the years ahead, including MAST, Schnorr signatures, Bulletproofs, Confidential Transactions, sidechains and Mimblewimble.

Switzerland and ICO: Switzerland has become a hotbed for cryptocurrency and blockchain, and in many aspects, is now one of the world leaders in initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Barclays: Barclays strikes banking deal with major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase

Ethereum: Buterin doesn’t seem worried about competitors. “The Ethereum killer is Ethereum, the Ethereum of China is Ethereum, the Ethereum of Taiwan is Ethereum… 2.0,” he said.