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    1. Meet the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange business ShapeShift growing its Denver presence

      Meet the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange business ShapeShift growing its Denver presence

      ShapeShift, a cryptocurrency exchange business based in Zug, Switzerland, has big plans for its operations in the Denver metro area. CEO Erik Voorhees said the company has more than 120 employees here and plans on hiring “at least” between 30 and 50 more people within the next year. Voorhees is also active in the community. In June, Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed 12 people, including Voorhees to the Colorado Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology.

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    2. Colorado wants to be an epicenter of blockchain technology. Can it succeed?

      Colorado wants to be an epicenter of blockchain technology. Can it succeed?

      Headlines are buzzing about the demise of the popular cryptocurrency bitcoin. But many experts in Colorado say these reports obscure the growing promise of the technology that supports cryptocurrencies: blockchain. “Even if cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are seeing a fall in prices, blockchain, as an underlying but independent technology, is following its own path of advancement,” says Emily Garnett, an attorney at the Denver law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Colorado — and the Denver metro in particular — is home to many promising blockchain startups, while established businesses in the area are looking into using blockchain technology. The state's government ...

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    3. Thornton site submitted for Amazon HQ2 ‘being considered for another office development’

      Thornton site submitted for Amazon HQ2 ‘being considered for another office development’

      The city of Thornton submitted one site to the Denver Metro Economic Development Corp. as a possible location for Amazon HQ2. “It is currently being considered for another office development,” Todd Barnes, the communications director for the city of Thornton, said. He declined to discuss more details about the development. The Denver metro area was one of 20 semifinalist cities for Amazon's second headquarters. The project aimed to bring the winning metro 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in economic impact.

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    4. Lone Tree site proposed for Amazon HQ2 being 'actively pitched' to other companies

      Lone Tree site proposed for Amazon HQ2 being 'actively pitched' to other companies

      The city of Lone Tree in Douglas County submitted one site to the Denver Metro Economic Development Corp. as a possible location for Amazon’s HQ2. “What we learned in the process of doing this is that this site is now ready for prime-time development,” said Jeff Holwell, economic development director for the city of Lone Tree. “This validated all the work we’ve done since we annexed the property in 2000 for a significant development.” He added that the owner of the site is "actively pitching" it to other companies.

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    5. Colorado blockchain council drafting two bills, considering fintech regulatory sandbox

      Colorado blockchain council drafting two bills, considering fintech regulatory sandbox

      The Colorado Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology is in the process of drafting two bills to help spur innovation in the blockchain industry. “The goal is to create incentives and to not make it difficult to use cryptocurrency to use goods and services,” Snell and Wilmer lawyer Eric Kintner said. Kitner is a member of the Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology, which Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper created in June.

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    6. Here are Denver's top 10 venture capital deals for Q3

      Here are Denver's top 10 venture capital deals for Q3

      In the first three quarters of this year, Colorado companies have seen more than $1.29 billion in venture capital funding, according to a quarterly report from PitchBook Data. That’s the second largest amount for a single year in the last five years. In 2015, Colorado companies saw more than $1.36 billion in venture capital funding. 

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    7. Exclusive: Fintech company moving headquarters from Seattle to Denver

      Exclusive: Fintech company moving headquarters from Seattle to Denver

      AngelMD, a fintech platform for medical startups, is moving its headquarters to Denver from Seattle, AngelMD Director of Marketing Brad McCarty told Denver Business Journal in an email Tuesday. “Though we're a distributed company, the majority of the staff will now be in Denver,” McCarty said. “We're building out in the Catalyst HTI building on Brighton Blvd.”

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    8. Western Union scores patents for augmented reality money transfer, alternative currency exchange

      Western Union scores patents for augmented reality money transfer, alternative currency exchange

      Denver-based Western Union was awarded two patents on Tuesday for new technologies related to money transfers. The first patent is for augmented reality money transfers and the second patent is for alternative value exchange systems and methods. The patent application for the augmented reality money transfer system was originally filed on June 29, 2010.

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