• Square CashApp dollar-cost averaging
    Bitcoin

    Square’s Cash App adds small investor-friendly bitcoin buying feature

    Jack Dorsey’s payments app now supports dollar-cost averaging, a small investor friendly, long-term investment strategy in which a set amount of Bitcoin is bought on a regular schedule

    Square founder Jack Dorsey is aiming to make it easier for small investors to buy bitcoin in CashApp by setting up regular daily, weekly, or biweekly purchases at a set dollar amount.

  • SafePal's hardware wallet (photo by Brendan Sullivan for Modern Consensus).
    Technology

    We tried SafePal crypto wallet and here’s what we think

    We are going to hear a lot more about crypto security in the coming years as Facebook’s Libra gets your mom into crypto. But if your mother can fall for one of those Facebook scams, she can easily lose her Facebook piggy bank. So we’re going to walk you through the SafePal crypto wallet and see if it’s something your mom can use.

  • Ian Balina
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    Keeping your cool after losing $2.5 million: Ian Balina talks to Modern Consensus

    ‘The category of hate that I get is different from other influencers that don’t look like me’

    One amazing thing  about crypto culture is that there are few heroes and many villains. People have muted feelings towards Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin Pizza Guy yet they make memes about how much they hate Roger Ver, a guy who actually spends time working on the blockchain. To make sense of this, we sat down with one of crypto’s most successful—and controversial figures—Ian Balina. Non-traders might recognize Ian as the guys who got $2.5 million stolen from his account in the middle of his own livestream. Until then, Balina had been so successful that he was known for “The Ian Balina Effect” for the success that followed him. This is…

  • FBI
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies,  Media,  People

    Victim of $2 million livestreamed theft claims FBI involvement, responds to allegations

    Ian Balina seems to be having a rough week and some are now making big accusations

    We love a good heist story. But there’s a big difference between the Icelandic heist where $2 million in mining rigs were stolen and the story from Monday where a single crypto YouTuber named Ian Balina lost $2 million to hackers. “I’ll be ready to talk when the criminal has been arrested,” he told Modern Consensus Tuesday. “We have identified who did it and this is a lot bigger than me. Other big names in crypto have been hacked by this criminal. Currently working with FBI, that’s all that I can say.” A representative from the FBI field office in New York City could not confirm they were investigating the…