• 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…

  • Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators,  Politics,  United States

    Government will control cryptos, says CEO of bank bailed out by government

    Did JP Morgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon really have a change of heart when it comes to bitcoin?

    Just four months ago, Dimon called bitcoin a “fraud” and threatened to fire any of his traders caught trading the cryptocurrency on the company’s dime. “Someone is going to get killed,” he warned. Dimon even went so far to mock his own child, saying at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference, “My daughter bought bitcoin, it went up and now she thinks she’s a genius.” Since then, bitcoin has more than quadrupled, a return so lucrative that most traders would gladly go short their souls and take a punch in the jaw from their CEO as he escorted them out the door if they could get a glimpse of it. Thus, Jamie…