• reading newspapers
    Bitcoin,  Litecoin,  Media

    Must-reads for August 29, 2018: Surveys, stolen hotel data, faked trades, and more

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    The rise of crypto in higher education (Coinbase) It’s a slow news week for the crypto space so this survey is getting a lot of press. Here’s the stat they keep talking about: “42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities now offer at least one course on crypto or blockchain.” That means 21 schools have at least one single class teaching a 9 year-old technology. Of 675 students surveyed, 9 percent said they’ve taken a cryptocurrency course, 18 percent said they’ve owned crypto at some point, and 26 percent said they want to take a crypto course. Did we mention this is a slow news week?   Data of…

  • news
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Latin America,  Litecoin,  Media,  United States

    Must-reads for August 20, 2018

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Maduro orders 96 percent devaluation in hyperinflation-stricken Venezuela (Reuters) The hell-on-earth created by Hugo Chavez and his equally noxious successor, Nicolas Maduro, has led to swaths of starving people eating their pets and zoo animals. However, for HODL bros, Maduro is an enlightened leader of a nation that now has a fiat currency officially pegged to its own cryptocurrency, the petro. That means a 96 percent instant devaluation of the bolivar. Remember, kids: Danish socialism is what they try to sell places like Park Slope and the suburbs but the reality usually looks like Venezuela.   The blockchain bonanza is over for graphics card makers (Ars Technica) Remember when Nvidia’s…

  • Robinhood
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Litecoin,  Ripple

    Review | We tried out Robinhood’s fee-free crypto app and here’s what we found

    The cons outweigh the pros—here’s why

    On Monday, popular stock app Robinhood rolled out zero-fee crypto trades for users in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Montana, with other states to follow. Just announcing that they would do something like this sent Robinhood’s valuation well over $5 billion. Users in those states can invest in 16 cryptocurrencies, including popular names like bitcoin, ether, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ripple’s XRP. And Robinhood also has some lesser-known coins like Zcash, Monero, Dash, and even the semi-serious Dogecoin. TechCrunch called it the “Coinbase-killer” but we are wary of the entire platform. Robinhood joins Abra and Uphold in the “invest in” crypto bandwagon. They want you to have an easy way to…

  • TONG! Jerky
    Litecoin

    This beef jerky company now accepts Litecoin

    One crypto exchange helps small businesses stand out in a big way

    Ryan Alberts had a tough time standing out in the beef jerky world until March 24, 2018, when he added crypto purchasing at checkout. “Crypto has always been really cool and an interesting topic for all of us at TONG! Jerky. We’ve been investing in and out of various alts and bitcoin for a few years and that’s pretty much what lead us to think we definitely need to implement a Crypto based checkout,” the TONG! Cofounder told Modern Consensus by email. His TONG! Jerky is certainly the alt-coin of the jerky world. Far from the average Slim Jim, his meat snack is based on “biltong,” a traditional South African…