• Reddit experiments with crypto
    Cryptocurrencies

    Reddit experiments with crypto-based points system

    The points, based on the Ethereum blockchain, could be used to buy Reddit Premium membership and purchase things like badges, GIFs, and emojis

    Funny cat videos are rewarded with a mere like on Facebook. On Reddit, they could soon be rewarded with cryptocurrency. The hugely popular social network is said to be experimenting with a new system for racking up points that is based on the Ethereum blockchain.

  • Skeleton Bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies

    Coinbase CEO speculates on QuandrigaCX management coverup

    Analysis points to possible trouble long before the CEO’s death

    As the QuadrigaCX saga continues to play out, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has jumped into the fray. The chief executive at the largest U.S. exchange suspects that management at its largest Canadian competitor is using its founder’s death to cover up what could be a massive fraud.

  • RIP ETH?
    Alt coins,  Ethereum,  Innovators

    Ether’s $0 destiny: Could it really happen?

    One guy argues yes—and Vitalik Buterin kinda-sorta agrees

    A blockchain wonk has gone pundit in a TechCrunch article, predicting that Ethereum’s ETH asset will eventually crash to zero forever. In an unexpected twist, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin mostly agrees. Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin Core contributor who’s lately advising Stellar, launched a public critique of Ethereum and how it operates, calling for the network’s cryptocurrency to ultimately be worthless. He draws a clear distinction between the technology that powers the Ethereum network and the digital asset that represents value moving through it. The kernel of his “ETH to zero” argument revolves around network scalability and security issues that will hold Ethereum back as competitors move ahead. Rubin also invokes…

  • news
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Media

    Must-reads for August 27, 2018

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    This little-talked about correlation suggests bitcoin may end year ‘explosively higher’: Tom Lee (CNBC) Fundstrat’s Tom Lee may use shoddy analysis. He may even make absurd claims of bitcoin prices reaching $10 million in a couple of decades based on shockingly flimsy correlations between Millennial income power and the price of bitcoin over a few months during the bubble last year. But you know what he’s really, REALLY good at? Getting repeatedly booked on CNBC. On Friday, the former JP Morgan’s Chief Equity Strategist was at it again, this time spouting the idea that emerging markets may power BTC toward his $25,000 year-end price target, a prediction made earlier this…