• Crypto must-reads
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Crypto Must-Reads for June 25, 2020

    These Are the Crypto Stories You Should Be Following: BTC still looking positive for Q2; China eating U.S.’s lunch on blockchain; is NY easing up for BitLicense’s 5th birthday; where was creator Satoshi Nakamoto for the first five minutes of Bitcoin’s life?

    The economy is doing Bitcoin no favors, with bad news and advancing COVID-19 pushing the still stock-market-aligned cryptocurrency within a few dollars of dropping below $9,000. Meanwhile, Ripple Executive Chairman Chris Larsen says China is winning the blockchain war. Researcher says Satoshi Nakamoto was AWOL from Bitcoin’s genesis block. New York is retreating ever-so-slightly from its super-strict BitLicense, making the prestigious but frequently fled crypto exchange qualification as it turns five.

  • Crypto must-reads
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Technology

    CRYPTO MUST-READS FOR JUNE 19, 2020

    These Are The Crypto Stories You Should Be Following Today: Crypto can help free the Black community from the power of the dollar; researchers discover Tron may not be a scam; Mike Novogratz just might suck; blockchain can strip bias from AI

    On a Juneteenth when the national dialog is dominated by #BlackLivesMatter, take a look at how “Bitcoin & Black America” author Isaiah Jackson thinks crypto can change his community. In the “keep an open mind” vein, researchers surprised themselves by finding Justin Sun’s Tron isn’t just legit, its ahead of 90% of the projects out there. Switching to keep an open jaw mode, after more than $350 million in losses over two years, Mike Novogratz says Galaxy Digital might “suck”—while sticking to his pro-Bitcoin guns. And if HAL had blockchain he might have opened the pod bay door on his own.

  • XRP is not a security
    People,  Regulation,  XRP

    ‘Crypto Dad’ Chris Giancarlo: XRP is not a security

    The former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair was a leading force in removing the scarlet ‘S’ from bitcoin and ether, and he remains influential. But making the same argument for XRP is weakened as his law firm works for Ripple

    Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair and “Crypto Dad” Chris Giancarlo argued forcefully in a June 17 column that XRP is not a security but a currency under U.S. law. That’s a huge, potentially life-or-death question for Ripple.

  • Tether Kraken funding Wright lawsuit
    Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Craig Wright accuses Tether, Kraken funding $10B Bitcoin lawsuit against him [Updated]

    Would-be Bitcoin creator claims they ‘seek to shut me down’ to protect their ‘Ponzi’ scheme. How the stablecoin issuer and the exchange benefit from Wright losing 550,000 BTC to the Kleiman estate is unclear

    Not to be missed in the ongoing $10 billion lawsuit between the estate of Dave Kleiman and his partner, self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright, are his accusations about who is funding it. The answer, he recently swore in court is... Tether and Kraken?