• Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Crypto). Er, we mean (R-Ga.) of course (via @GovKemp).
    People,  Politics

    Kelly Loeffler Senate appointment win for cryptocurrency industry

    Industry analyst Mati Greenspan said the CEO of Bakkt will be ‘a friend of crypto’ in Congress as digital asset regulations are written

    Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler's appointment as a U.S. Senator for Georgia is "is really good news for crypto regulation in the United States,” Mati Greenspan, founder of Quantum Economics, told Modern Consensus.

  • Google monetizing yet another pair of eyeballs (photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay).
    Libra,  Technology

    Facebook, Google want to be your banker

    In separate announcements, Facebook unveiled a non-blockchain payments tool that could compete with Libra, and Google said it will offer consumer checking accounts

    The tech giants that already know everything about you, and now they want to be your banker, too. What could possibly go wrong?

  • This doesn't look like a good business plan (via Pixabay).
    Alt coins

    Stellar burned by $3.5 billion gamble

    The Stellar Development Foundation just lost billions to give other lumen cryptocurrency owners a mere $260 million windfall.

    On November 5, the Stellar Development Foundation shocked attendees of its first Stellar Conference in Mexico City by announcing that 55 billion of the 105 billion lumen (XLM) in existence had been “burned” by sending them to a wallet with no key.

  • University of Texas Tower (via Wiki commons).
    Opinion,  Tether

    Tether/Bitfinex study gets updated while Crypto Twitter gets angry

    The report that claimed Bitcoin prices were manipulated via Tether now says a single “whale” was behind the trades; those with skin in the game react negatively

    The lead academic in that (in)famous study postulating that Bitcoin prices were manipulated by Tether updated it with this added doozey: a single “whale” was behind most of it, trading large amounts of bitcoin against tether on Bitfinex, Tether’s sister company.