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BitShares logo.svg
Ticker symbolBTS
Original author(s)Daniel Larimer and Charles Hoskinson
Initial release1.0 / 19 July 2014; 6 years ago (2014-07-19)
Latest release2.0.180202 / 2 February 2018; 3 years ago (2018-02-02)
Code repositoryBitShares on GitHub
Development statusCurrently under development
Written inC++, JavaScript
Operating systemLinux, Mac OSX & Microsoft Windows.
LicenseMIT License (open source)

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BitShares was created by an Daniel Larimer.[1][2] It is described as a cryptocurrency platform,[3], a digital currency,[4] or a digital exchange.[5] It is organized as a Decentralized autonomous organization (aka DAO).[6] The Financial Times in 2016 pointed out BitShares difficulty to operate its DAO due to conflicting interests of its voting members.[6] Bitshares were seized (along with Bitcoin and other digital currencies), when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2018 seized the assets of AriseBank for operating an illegal Initial coin offering.[7] Bitshares was initially referred to as ProtoShares.[8] Remittance company Bitspark based in Hong Kong raised 1.4 Million USD by doing an Initial coin offering on the bitshares platform.[9]


  1. Rooney, Kate (31 May 2018). "A blockchain start-up just raised $4 billion without a live product". CoinDesk. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. Dale, Bradley (9 June 2018). "The Yes Votes Are In: EOS Blockchain to Launch Imminently". CoinDesk. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. Bullock, Nicole (2 June 2018). "Blockchain start-up raises more than $4bn". FT.com. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  4. Samson, Adam (30 January 2018). "SEC accuses crypto-bank of fraud, halts $1bn initial coin offering". FT.com. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. Murray, Nate (19 November 2017). "100 cryptocurrencies described in four words or less". TechCrunch. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kaminska, Izabella (17 May 2016). "More decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO) mysticism". FT.com. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  7. Cheng, Evelyn (30 January 2018). "SEC halts one of the largest 'ICOs' ever as it wades deeper into the murky world of cryptocurrency offerings". CNBC. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  8. Demmitt, Jacob (24 March 2018). "Inside a $1.5 Billion Cryptocurrency Startup in Virginia". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  9. Cuen, Leigh (25 January 2018). "Who Are The World's Blockchain Stars? 8 People To Watch In 2018". IBTimes. Retrieved 18 June 2018.

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