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Wendy McElroy: Privacy Prevents Violence and Crime

(Crypto) Privacy Prevents Violence and CrimeThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of Privacy Chapter 6: Privacy is a Prerequisite of Human Rights by Wendy McElroy (Crypto) Privacy Prevents Violence and Crime (Chapter 6, Segment 1) Unlike the communities traditionally associated with the word “anarchy”, in a crypto-anarchy the government is not temporarily […]

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Number of Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Rises to 226 Globally

Number of Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Rises to 226 GloballyThe number of global cryptocurrency hedge funds has reached a record high of 226, according to research firm Autonomous Next. The hedge funds tracked by leading hedge fund database provider Eurekahedge show a return of 1,477.85 percent in 2017 on average. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies 226 Crypto Hedge […]

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SEC Suspends Trading of Three Companies With Ties to Cryptocurrency

SEC Suspends Trading of Three Companies With Ties to CryptocurrencyThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended trading in the stocks of three companies with ties to cryptocurrency. One of the three is also planning an initial coin offering. The SEC says it is concerned about the nature of the companies’ business operations and the value of their assets. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin […]

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Ellen DeGeneres Is Down with Bitcoin

Ellen DeGeneres is Down with BitcoinUS daytime television chat show queen, Ellen DeGeneres, featured bitcoin in a recent segment, wondering aloud about its fundamental mysteries with her enthused audience. And while it was a funny look at the cryptocurrency, she managed to expose an often missed demographic to cryptocurrency: baby goat loving moms. Also read: Citibank India Bans Bitcoin  Ellen DeGeneres […]

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Atari Joins Growing List of Old Brands Trying To Revitalize Through Cryptocurrency

Atari Joins Growing List of Old Brands Trying To Revitalize Through CryptocurrencyFor generation X-ers, old enough to remember a time when photographs were analogue and games consoles were 16-bit, brands such as Kodak and Atari evoke fuzzy nostalgia. Nothing perfect lasts forever though, and those companies which once dominated their respective spheres have not aged well. Many assumed these 80s stalwarts had already given up the […]

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Trader at Chicago Firm Stole Millions in BTC – Faces 20 Year Sentence

Bitcoin Trader Facing 20 Year Prison Sentence in $2 Million CaperLate 2017 will long be remembered as the time when bitcoin went mainstream. Prices were mooning, and the general atmosphere was one of fear of missing out. That sentiment was especially true in trading circles, and more traditional outlets were experimenting with cryptocurrency divisions in order to take advantage. One such experiment went sour, as […]

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US Regulator Warns Against Pump-and-Dumps and Advises How to Buy Crypto

US Regulator Warns Against Pump-and-Dumps and Advises How to Buy CryptoThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued its first warning against pump-and-dump schemes involving cryptocurrencies while giving advice on how to buy crypto. This warning follows previous warnings by two other U.S. regulators. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies CFTC’s Warning The CFTC issued a Customer Protection Advisory […]

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Half of Large British Businesses Hold Stockpiles of Cryptocurrency

Half of Large British Businesses Hold Stockpiles of CryptocurrencyA new poll of IT mangers at large UK businesses found that exactly half keep stockpiles of cryptocurrency for various reasons. Unlike what some might imagine, only a very small fraction of the companies that are holding bitcoin claim to be doing so as preparation for a ransomware attack. Also Read: Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor […]

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Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of Time

Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of TimeMalware that surreptitiously mines cryptocurrency while you browse the web is big news right now – literally in the case of news outlet Salon, which has enabled it as an opt-in feature. One thing that it certainly isn’t, though, is big business. Every other day, media outlets seem to be running stories about the latest […]

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GPU Shortage Hinders Scientific Research – Cryptocurrency Miners Blamed

GPU Shortage Hinders Scientific Research – Cryptocurrency Miners BlamedAfter gamers, scientists have now raised the alarm about the deficit of video cards caused by excessive demand in the crypto mining industry. Researchers trying to pick up radio signals from stars and extraterrestrials say they need more of the latest GPU chips for their data processing equipment. According to media reports, a leading manufacturer […]

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