• Bitcoin

    Gemini announces crypto wallet usable at Whole Foods and Baskin Robbins; eBay teases acceptance

    Now you’ll be able to spend your whole crypto wallet at Whole Foods, and soon you may be able to bid on CryptoKitties at eBay. Growing adoption of cryptocurrency payments by mainstream companies was the big theme that emerged on the first day of Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York on May 13. The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini announced that major retailers—ranging from Whole Foods to Nordstrom’s—were accepting crypto payments. Meanwhile, online marketplace eBay teased it may soon take virtual currencies with ads and a show sponsorship.

  • SCOPE Panel
    Uncategorized

    At Art Basel Miami, security token debate rages on

    One can expect lavish parties at Art Basel Miami, the sprawling, star-studded, fashion-infused, week-long rave in early December that this year featured the works, insights and sounds of Christo, Bansky, Venus Williams, Sofi Tukker, Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Paris Hilton and other personalities. But increasingly leading tech brands like Google and LG are in the mix offering lavish CES/Coachella-like experiences, all in an effort to grab the attention of the luxury goods crowd. From opening night on December 5 at The Bass Museum of Art to closing night on December 8 at the Versace Mansion, you never would have known that FAANG and crypto prices were…

  • XRP & ETH
    Commentary,  Ethereum,  XRP

    XRP and ETH fight for second place a preview for bigger battle

    Unfolding in the markets right now is a battle that has taken place several times over the past year: who will be listed at No. 2 in total market capitalization on the digital asset listing websites? Throughout most of 2018, the digital asset markets have been in a bear market tailspin. After hitting an all-time high of $1,538.13 for Ethereum’s ether and $3.92 for Ripple’s XRP (as reported by Live Coin Watch), the markets began falling just as fast as they went up. Looking back at the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, it is easy to see where investors were acting out of “fear of missing out”…