• If SWIFT had a storefront in Ukraine, this would be their shingle (via Shutterstock).
    Ripple,  Technology

    R3/SWIFT deal threatens to bring back an old conflict

    Partnership still won’t bring DLT’s decentralization to the decades-old industry

    Enterprise blockchain provider R3 will partner with SWIFT, the service banks have long used to process secure interbank payments, to bring distributed ledger technology to the most powerful middleman in the financial world..

  • Vitalik Buterin, Rachel Siegel, and Roger Ver
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Litecoin,  Media,  Ripple

    Forget environmental damage, this is the worst thing you’ll see about crypto in a long time

    Just a woman in XRP underwear writhing on the steps of the New York Stock Exchange

    What a bunch of weirdos humanity is. We’re all out here trying to scratch together a living, and Rachel Siegel—the woman behind a truly remarkable new video “Top Six”—is no different. As crypto money continues to bring out our bizarre instincts, Siegel produced her rewritten version of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” with a focus on the top six cryptocurrencies. “Oh / The runs and the dips / I’m holding tight / Your top six, your dipping under” The video has been making the rounds on Reddit, although Siegel explained it’s just a first attempt at building an audience with viral videos about cryptocurrency. “My thesis is: there’s no way to get a common consumer…

  • Skeleton Bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Europe,  Innovators,  Media,  Ripple

    Must-reads for October 29, 2018: Bitcoin might be a threat to democracy but may be replaced and no one cares anyway

    These are the crypto stories you should be following today

    Is Bitcoin Secretly Messing with the Midterms? (Politico) According to Betteridge’s Law, “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” This is no exception.   Bitcoin seems indestructible but is another cryptocurrency about to take its place? (The Independent) According to Betteridge’s Law, “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” This is no exception.   Bitcoin Can Boast Incredible Stability, But Interest Also Hits a Low (Today) Bitcoin’s low volatility is coinciding with a drop in Google searches for the term “Bitcoin” (it’s at its lowest since May 2017). Does that explain everything? Probably not,…

  • newspaper
    Asia & Australia,  Bitcoin,  Innovators,  Media,  Ripple,  XRP

    Must-reads for October 26, 2018: Crypto’s pay-to-play, Coinbase cuts, and other stories

    These are the crypto stories you should be following today

    We Asked Crypto News Outlets If They’d Take Money to Cover a Project. More Than Half Said Yes (Breaker) This is the little article burning up the cryptosphere today. Corin Faife of The Breaker posed as a Moscow-based public relations agency and contacted several crypto news sites, asking them if he could pay for favorable articles on their website. “Of the 22 outlets who replied conclusively, 12 of them—more than half the total—were willing to publish paid content without disclosing it as such,” Faife writes. The sites that were willing to take money were: CryptoNinjas Cointelligence Coinsepeaker CryptoPotato Blokt BTCManager Coinidol AMB Crypto Globalcoinreport Cryptovest Bitcoinist NewsBTC Keep that in…