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Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan While Facing More Prison Time

Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan, While Facing More Prison TimeThe infamous Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, appeared in an exposé interview on Monday and publicly discussed how he tolerated Japanese jail. Karpeles explained how he’s been accused of financial misconduct in a land that has a 99 percent conviction rate and he wouldn’t wish his experience on anyone. […]

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Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again

Clickbaiting Telegraph Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines AgainIn the past week or so, a number of publications, including cryptocurrency websites, but also “reputable” mainstream outlets, have given stage to a “Kremlin economist” with a bold prediction – Russia will invest billions in bitcoin to tackle U.S. sanctions, possibly triggering a new bull run as early as next month. The claim was quoted […]

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Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again

Clickbaiting Telegraph Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines AgainIn the past week or so, a number of publications, including cryptocurrency websites, but also “reputable” mainstream outlets, have given stage to a “Kremlin economist” with a bold prediction – Russia will invest billions in bitcoin to tackle U.S. sanctions, possibly triggering a new bull run as early as next month. The claim was quoted […]

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Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019

Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019Joseph Christinat, the vice president of Nasdaq’s media team, has confirmed that the exchange will soon launch bitcoin futures. In a recent interview with a newspaper in the U.K., Christinat revealed that the platform plans to start offering bitcoin futures contracts within the first half of 2019. Also Read: Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing […]

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Civil Fails to Raise $8M Minimum in ICO

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for Civil Fails to Raise $8M MinimumCivil, a blockchain startup that has partnered with Forbes and The Associated Press, failed to reach the $8 million minimum target it set for its initial coin offering this week, suggesting an end to the days when promoters simply had to hint at collaborations with established companies to woo investors. Also Read: Nouriel Roubini Attacks […]

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Civil Fails to Raise $8M Minimum in ICO

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for Civil Fails to Raise $8M MinimumCivil, a blockchain startup that has partnered with Forbes and The Associated Press, failed to reach the $8 million minimum target it set for its initial coin offering this week, suggesting an end to the days when promoters simply had to hint at collaborations with established companies to woo investors. Also Read: Nouriel Roubini Attacks […]

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Crypto-Flashbacks: How the Media Pumped the ICO Known as Paycoin

Crypto-Flashbacks: How the Media Pumped the ICO Known as PaycoinJust recently Josh Garza was sentenced to 21 months of prison and six months of home confinement for his role in the many Ponzi scams like Gaw Miners, Zen Miners, Hashlets, and of course the controversial Paycoin that appeared in 2014. Back then lots of people were scammed by Garza’s schemes but he had a […]

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Mainstream Media Narrative Sensationalizes Chinese Crypto Crackdown

Mainstream Media Narrative Sensationalizes Chinese Crypto CrackdownAn American academic has written an article criticizing dominant media narratives surrounding China’s regulatory actions pertaining to cryptocurrencies. The article’s author, Nicholas Krapels, asserts that “most casual observers of Chinese politics do not understand” that “by design, Chinese law maintains a grey area” and get caught up in the “clickbait-oriented sensationalist echo chamber” of contemporary […]

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British Artist Sells Entire Collection for Crypto via Wechat

British Artist Sells Entire Collection for Crypto Via WechatThe London and Los Angeles-based artist once dubbed “the next Andy Warhol” by actor Michael Caine, Lincoln Townley, has sold an entire collection of works in exchange for cryptocurrency via popular social media platform Wechat. Also Read: The Daily: Bittrex Invests in New Platform, ATM Market to Grow Over 50% a Year Contemporary Artist Sells Entire […]

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New CNBC Documentary Explores the Cultism of Bitcoin

New CNBC Documentary Explores the Cultism of BitcoinTo outsiders, Bitcoin is a weird and wacky cult. Its devotees adhere to their own acronym-filled jargon, and have monetary theories that would make an economist blanch. Some of the movement’s more maverick characters are to be profiled in a CNBC documentary premiering this Monday. “Bitcoin: Boom or Bust” looks to be crass and compelling […]

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