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    Odell Beckham Jr’s crypto football salary, the Texas coin-mining boom, and a Bitcoin City in El Salvador

    In the cryptocurrency space,  no player or asset controls the market as a whole more than Bitcoin (BTC). With this new weekly feature, Modern Consensus will give the latest updates and big news stories from the previous week. The price of Bitcoin currently sits around $56,000, while it was at a high of $64,000 earlier in the week, a significant price drop.  Sports Odell Beckham Jr., a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and an extremely popular football player, is now accepting his entire NFL salary in Bitcoin. With a $4.25 million salary, this equates to a little more than 75 BTC a year. He announced this big change…

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    Must-reads for August 31, 2018 (Labor Day Weekend): Ethereum futures, missing petros, useless bitcoins, Walmart robots, and more

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Cboe, the exchange group behind the first market for bitcoin futures, is telling market makers that ether futures will soon be live (Business Insider) A source has told Business Insider that the CBOE, which launched the first U.S. regulated futures on bitcoin, is looking to launch an ether-based futures contract as soon as December. As of last week, the total open interest in the CBOE’s bitcoin contract equaled only 4,069 BTC, or a little more than $28 million.   Special Report: In Venezuela, new cryptocurrency is nowhere to be found (Reuters) The Venezuelan government’s much-hyped oil-backed cryptocurrency known as the petro is tough to find. It’s not in exchanges and…

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    Must-reads for August 23, 2018

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    SEC rejects bitcoin ETFs (CNBC) Crypto bros are used to getting a lot of rejections, especially on Tinder. Now it’s the Securities and Exchange Commission turn, rejecting seven bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund. Bitcoin prices remain above $6,000, perhaps because it was mostly priced in. Obviously, everyone read the Modern Consensus piece about why the SEC shouldn’t approve such ETFs in the first place. A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild — and it’s not bitcoin or the petro (Business Insider) Spoiler alert: The cryptocurrency they’re talking about is Dash. Hey, maybe one of the upsides to a regime marked by terror, failed financial planning, corruption, persecution…

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    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…