• President Donald Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) agree on their dislike of the Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency (Photo composite from images by Gage Skidmore of Peoria, AZ, and the U.S. Congress)
    Bitcoin,  Libra,  United States

    President Trump slams Bitcoin, piles on Facebook’s Libra

    Donald Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters actually agree on something: Facebook’s cryptocurrency is a bad idea

    Facebook is so powerful it can even make President Donald Trump agree with Rep. Maxine Waters, the liberal House Democrat from California’s 43rd district, near Los Angeles.

  • Keeping crypto in a piggy bank is still safer than many exchanges (via Shutterstock).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Crypto firms may not remain banking pariahs forever

    Senate, Federal Reserve express interest in crypto banking regulations; financial institutions’ patents say they are also interested

    When it comes to getting a bank account, cryptocurrency and blockchain firms are being treated like marijuana sellers. That may not be a bad thing.

  • Bitcoin fire
    Bitcoin,  Media,  Opinion

    Bitcoin can’t destroy the world if most people continue ignoring it

    Reports about the world’s death from Bitcoin might be greatly exaggerated

    Bitcoin’s white paper came out a decade ago this week, and perhaps a positive sign of its success is this week’s big, dire headline: “Bitcoin emissions alone could push global warming above 2°C.” However, there’s a problem (or, perhaps, not really a problem): the paper was written with the assumption that the Bitcoin bulls and HODL bros are right. Reality may say otherwise, to the benefit of the global environment. Written by seven academics at the University of Hawai‘i and published by Nature, the piece used a significant part of Alex de Vries’ work on his site, Digiconomist. De Vries has been sounding the alarm regarding Bitcoin’s threat to the…