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    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Europe,  Innovators,  Litecoin,  Media,  Ripple

    Must-reads for September 4, 2018: The Mueller Bitcoin connection, un-Lady-like behavior, wasted crypto energy, and more

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Bitcoin Suspect Could Shed Light on Russian Mueller Targets (Bloomberg) Remember the name Alexander Vinnik? He ran BTC-e, the cryptocurrency exchange that appeared all too willing to launder money for Bond villain-type characters. He was taken down by FinCEN, with the help of the IRS, and now sits in a Greek prison. Some of the bitcoins Vinnik allegedly helped launder belonged to a Russian hacking unit now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. See? It’s all connected.   The baroness, the ICO fiasco, and enter Steve Wozniak (Financial Times) Michelle Mone, aka Baroness Mone, of Mayfair in the City of Westminster, OBE, sits in the British House of Lords…

  • Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Media,  Tether

    Must-reads for August 24, 2018

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today and this weekend

    It’s Getting Harder to Pump Up Prices in Cryptocurrency Markets (Bloomberg) Bloomberg’s Matt Leising is quickly becoming our personal hero. He faces a barrage of insults from cryptobros on Reddit and Twitter but instead of backing down, the intrepid reporter doubles down, noting, “It’s getting hard to pump amid the dump in the $209 billion cryptocurrency market. At least that appears to be the case when you look at Tether, one of the most-traded digital assets and also one that’s allegedly been used to manipulate the price of Bitcoin.” Stay strong, Matt. Stay strong!   Mt Gox’s Bitcoin Creditors Can Now File for Rehabilitation Claims (CoinDesk) Another step forward in…

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    Africa,  Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Media,  Politics

    Must-reads for August 21, 2018

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Stop worrying about how much energy bitcoin uses (The Conversation) The title of this piece is misleading but that’s the product of editors trying to game social media by getting people to share stories since few people actually read the whole article. University of Pittsburgh researcher Katrina Kelly-Pitou argues, “Rather than discussing the energy consumption of bitcoin generally, people should be discussing the carbon production of bitcoin, and understanding whether certain mining towns are adding to an already large environmental burden.”   ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Is Having a Hard Time Winning Over True Believers (Bloomberg) Usage of cryptocurrencies as payments has slumped in the past several months. Transactions involving Bitcoin Cash,…

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    Bitcoin,  Media,  Ripple

    Must-reads for August 6, 2018

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes after computer glitch (CNN) One of the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders is under fire yet again. This time, it acknowledged that 625 people were kicked out of their home because Wells Fargo’s computers allegedly had a “glitch” (Ah, yes, the “dog ate my homework” excuse). Not indirectly related to blockchain, but crypto enthusiasts are collectively tut-tutting and saying “See? I told you so. This never would’ve happened with blockchain tech.”   Goldman Sachs Is Considering a Custody Offering for Crypto Funds (Bloomberg) Funds looking for a bank to hold their crypto may one day have Goldman Sachs as a custodian, according to…