• Jeff Bezos laughing but this guy's divorce will undoubtedly make him cry. Now imagine it with crypto (photo by Steve Jurvetson via Wikicommons).
    Cryptocurrencies,  United States

    Crypto a growing problem in divorce cases

    From finding hidden Bitcoin stashes to figuring out when or if to sell them, cryptocurrencies are an issue divorce lawyers are struggling with

    There are few business transactions as potentially divisive as dividing up assets after a divorce, and when you throw an anonymous currency like bitcoin or ether into the mix, it’s a recipe for trouble.

  • Bitcoin being eaten by a cactus because 2018
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    We need to talk about cryptocurrency stock images

    Giving form to the formless: is it bad form?

    Cryptocurrencies aren’t easily given to images. After all, they’re digital files containing commands and numbers that can’t be visualized. For a medium like a blog post, for instance, posting a story containing only words would ignore the sensory stimulation people seek. .  People need to look at something. Anything. That’s why children’s books have pictures. Kids can barely understand the words they’re reading. They need to see Spot run, not just read about it. Enter stock photography. For better or worse, stock photos reflect our world. That’s why the emergence of cryptocurrency in stock images must be noticed and discussed. Thank you, Australian tech reporter Rohan Pearce, for doing the…

  • A photo of a Starbucks cup.
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    Starbucks serves up a bitcoin discussion with its latest earnings call

    The company’s founder doesn’t see bitcoin as the cryptocurrency of the future but hold out for others

    Howard Schultz, founder and executive chairman of Starbucks, made blockchain waves over the weekend by sounding off against bitcoin. It happened during the Starbucks Q1 2018 earnings call, attended by investors, analysts, and journalists alike. Though Schultz clearly explained that Starbucks is not presently pursuing any bitcoin- or cryptocurrency-related initiatives, the company is deeply aware of these emergent payment technologies. You can’t bring up cryptocurrency in the public forum without coming out as for bitcoin or against, and the Frappucino King is deeply skeptical. “I don’t believe that bitcoin is going to be a currency today or in the future,” Schultz said. Yet he’s bullish enough on the crypto space…

  • Cryptocurrencies,  United States

    Millennial favorite Robinhood tries to lure crypto traders with no fees

    Will zero-fee crypto-transactions be enough to win the exchange wars?

    Financial services company Robinhood is sailing a rising tide of hype after announcing that it will implement zero-fee cryptocurrency trading. Whether it’s to the tune of huge gains or crushing losses, account holders can use their platform to speculate on bitcoin starting next month, and won’t pay any fees to do so. Just as cryptocurrency traders might have their preferred coins, they also have their favorite exchanges for buying them. Robinhood is a five-year-old smartphone-based no-fee platform for trading stocks and ETFs. It boasts mainstream street cred as a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation that’s registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Last year 2 million people…