• Welcome to fear itself FDR
    Cryptocurrencies

    Welcome to fear itself

    Quantum Economics’ Mati Greenspan says it’s too early to tell what impact coronavirus will have on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

    “In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, people are taking drastic measures which are having huge implications for the global economy,” Mati Greenspan, founder of Quantum Economics, told Modern Consensus. “The global economy basically went from booming in February to grinding to a virtual halt in March. Bitcoin isn't immune to that.”

  • Bitcoin,  People

    Craig Wright: I can shut down Bitcoin

    The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto said he would assert legal control of Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash in 2020; promises to pay British taxes on ‘his’ assets

    The founder of Bitcoin SV (BSV) and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto claimed to own “full rights to the Bitcoin registry” in a blog post on Feb. 13. Very few people outside of Bitcoin SV supporters believe him.

  • Huobi Global has launched an institutional brokerage (via Huobi).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Huobi Brokerage launches, targets institutional clients

    Huobi Group’s new digital asset brokerage platform also targets high net worth individuals

    Ciara Sun, Vice President of Global Business at Huobi Group, said 2020 is the beginning of the “next phase of crypto. 2019 brought the first wave of institutional interest but 2020 is when we expect to see the industry mature with growing demand.”

  • Craig Wright
    Bitcoin

    EXCLUSIVE: First interview with Craig Wright after judge orders him to pay $5 billion in bitcoin

    ‘When you find a gorilla, don’t kick it in the nuts’

    A hearing in the Kleiman v. Wright case concluded Monday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida rejecting Craig S. Wright’s testimony. The judge determined that “Satoshi Nakamoto” is a partnership of three people, but awarded half of its bitcoin holdings to the Kleiman estate. Craight Wright told Modern Consensus he “has no choice but to hand over $5 billion in BTC.”