• Mike Lempres
    Innovators,  People,  Politics,  XRP

    Brooks in, Lempres out: Political infighting creates divisions at Coinbase

    WASHINGTON—For the last year or so, people who follow digital currency have been wondering why Coinbase, the largest American digital currency exchange, doesn’t list the XRP token.  And now that XRP has cemented its place as the world’s No. 2 digital currency, its absence on Coinbase is even more eyebrow-raising. With the departure of a key executive, gossip has begun to swirl, with at least one Coinbase insider speculating that the omission is based on crypto politics more than business. The crypto world has begun to wonder if the reason for XRP’s omission has been driven by personal politics rather than business prudence. Let’s review a bit. For almost all…

  • XRP & ETH
    Commentary,  Ethereum,  XRP

    XRP and ETH fight for second place a preview for bigger battle

    Unfolding in the markets right now is a battle that has taken place several times over the past year: who will be listed at No. 2 in total market capitalization on the digital asset listing websites? Throughout most of 2018, the digital asset markets have been in a bear market tailspin. After hitting an all-time high of $1,538.13 for Ethereum’s ether and $3.92 for Ripple’s XRP (as reported by Live Coin Watch), the markets began falling just as fast as they went up. Looking back at the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, it is easy to see where investors were acting out of “fear of missing out”…

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

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

    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…