• newspaper
    Africa,  Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Litecoin,  Media,  Tether

    Must-reads for August 30, 2018: Ethereum’s Lubin talks Tether, EU considers regulations, and more

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Ethereum cofounder defends Tether against manipulation accusations (Yahoo Finance) Tether is often accused of being printed without assets to back and then used as a tool to manipulate bitcoin price. Joe Lubin, who now runs Brooklyn-based Consensys, isn’t a Tether skeptic. “Based on our analysis, which involves just talking to a bunch of people in the space, we do believe that tethers are backed 1 to 1 by U.S. dollars in bank accounts. But it’s still not 100 percent solid in terms of a story from my perspective. I expect may other price-stable tokens will arise and take it place. MakerDAO’s dai is doing incredibly well. It’s a mechanism that…

  • 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…

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