• Bill Miller investing BTC
    Bitcoin,  Commentary,  Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators,  Latin America,  Politics,  United States

    Our Weekly Bitcoin Review

    Odell Beckham Jr’s crypto football salary, the Texas coin-mining boom, and a Bitcoin City in El Salvador

    In the cryptocurrency space,  no player or asset controls the market as a whole more than Bitcoin (BTC). With this new weekly feature, Modern Consensus will give the latest updates and big news stories from the previous week. The price of Bitcoin currently sits around $56,000, while it was at a high of $64,000 earlier in the week, a significant price drop.  Sports Odell Beckham Jr., a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and an extremely popular football player, is now accepting his entire NFL salary in Bitcoin. With a $4.25 million salary, this equates to a little more than 75 BTC a year. He announced this big change…

  • India revisits crypto ban
    Asia & Australia,  Commentary,  Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    India May Ban Cryptocurrency Payments

    The threat of decentralization scares the country’s central bank

    India’s Parliament is soon to enter winter session, and many legislators are pushing for the banning of cryptocurrency as a form of payment, but Indian investors could still buy and sell it as an asset. The government is also currently working on a bill that would ban advertising by crypto firms within the country. This would include any platform or exchange on which you could buy or sell cryptocurrency. The Reserve Bank of India, the central bank of the country, is aiding in pushing much of this crypto reform.. They have held numerous closed door meetings in the past few weeks with the government about how to address this issue. …

  • Alt coins,  Technology

    Will the Metaverse Live Up to the Hype?

    Virtual land, concerts, and avatars being sold for thousands of dollars

    In the last month, certain GameFi coins have taken off in price, hitting new all time highs and trading volumes. Decentraland (MANA) is the most prominent example. With a peak price of $4.69, the coin currently trades at $3.19, which is significant considering it traded at less than $1 in late October. Other gaming coins, The Sandbox (SAND) and Axie Infinity (AXS) have seen similar patterns of growth in the past few months.  A big influence on the price of these coins was Facebook’s recent announcement of the changing of their company name to Meta. Mark Zuckerberg made an extensive video explaining what the Metaverse is and how it can…

  • Alt coins,  Commentary,  Opinion

    The Trouble With Scam Coins

    Why are people putting their life savings into coins that make them lose everything?

    Most people don’t get rich overnight… Every now and then a new story will emerge of someone throwing $5000 into a random coin and becoming a millionaire in a matter of months. It’s the investing equivalent of winning the lottery. People are able to quit their jobs, follow their dreams, buy a mansion and live happily ever after. That’s the story the news tells, but the reality is much more grim. There are the rare instances where someone actually does make it big off the right investment at the right time into some altcoin with little to no usability or backing behind it, and good for them! They made it…