• Altcoins dominate trading
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  People

    Altcoins seize the spotlight: BTC takes a tumble, ETH slides

    Starved of attention from its biggest backer in recent days, Dogecoin enjoyed a surge on Wednesday when Elon Musk declared he had bought DOGE for his son. But Cardano ruled the day

    As bitcoin nursed a 3.5% loss and struggled to stay above $45,000, with Ether flat at $1,735, the real gains were to be seen in altcoins with a smaller market cap. Most notably, it was an impressive day for Cardano

  • Roubini Microstrategy Saylor Coke addict
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    Crypto critic Nouriel Roubini: MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor a ‘coke addict’

    Three days in, CoinDesk TV had its first controversy in an interview with prominent Bitcoin and cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini, who also called Tether a “criminal enterprise”

    When asked about institutional investors buying bitcoin Roubini, an NYU economics professor, launched into a diatribe about the first cryptocurrency not being an asset but a “speculative bubble”—which he’s said many times— before calling MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor a “coke head," accusing Elon Musk of "market manipulation" and saying stablecoin-issuer Tether is a “criminal enterprise.”

  • Elon Musk criticizes Freewallet
    Bitcoin,  People,  Technology

    ‘Your app sucks’: Elon Musk to crypto wallet Freewallet

    After Freewallet praised his pro-DogeCoin tweets, the newly-pro-Bitcoin Tesla CEO criticized the custodial wallet’s design, which does not give its users control over their private keys

    Musk’s comments resonate with the “Not your keys, not your bitcoin” mantra well known by all seasoned members of the cryptocurrency community. Bitcoin—and many of the crypto assets that followed—was created to ensure that people using it could do so without having to trust any third party and obtain anybody’s permission.

  • irresponsible not own bitcoin Cramer
    Bitcoin,  People

    It’s ‘almost irresponsible’ not to own Bitcoin: investing star Jim Cramer

    The CNBC Mad Money host said that holding Bitcoin is ‘exciting,’ calling it a better alternative than cash, which makes ‘absolutely nothing’

    Former hedge fund manager and host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” Jim Cramer said investing in Bitcoin isn’t just acceptable, it’s the responsible thing to do.