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‘You can hear the panic in the bankers’ voices’ says Tim Draper

June 23rd, 2018 at 7:21 am » Comments Off

Most advice around ICOs tends to center on researching the team or project themselves, but Draper favors a different approach. The never-ending debate is if Bitcoin is a universal currency. I attend the final session of the Blockchain Economic Forum in San Francisco, where venture capitalist Tim Draper was interviewed by former Obama administration CFTC […]



Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak wants ‘pure’ bitcoin to become the global internet currency

June 8th, 2018 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

 Bitcoin’s Two Possible Outcomes According to this digital asset manager. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has thrown his weight behind Jack Dorsey’s hope that Bitcoin will emerge as the global currency of the internet. The Twitter (TWTR, +3.02%) and Square CEO said last month that the internet is “going to have a native currency” and he hoped […]



Dutch central bank warns about the rise of the cashless society

June 8th, 2018 at 9:20 am » Comments Off

No cash here. The Dutch central bank DNB said on Tuesday it had concerns about the decline in the use of cash, saying the lightning-fast rise in digital payments could lead to vulnerable groups having limited access to goods and services. While apps and other digital methods of payment are rising in popularity, ‘there is […]



The Cryptocurrency Job Market Is Exploding

June 5th, 2018 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

Looking for a new career? Check out the crypto industry. It can feel like a new cryptocurrency is popping up every hour, and that’s because they basically are. There are more than 1,500 tradeable cryptocurrencies. In 2017 alone, there were between 2.9 and 5.8 million people using crypto wallets throughout the year, compared to 0.3 […]



People are so obsessed with trading cryptocurrencies that a hospital just launched a program to treat addictive behavior

June 2nd, 2018 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

Scottish addiction treatment center Castle Craig Hospital has launched a program geared to help people who are addicted to buying and selling cryptocurrencies online. In its online guide, the hospital describes the addictive behavior as similar to that of other online addictions, and offers practical advice as well as longterm therapeutic treatments. Since bitcoin first […]



Ryan Van Wagenen discusses how cryptocurrency will play into digital currency going forward

May 29th, 2018 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

Ryan Van Wagenen has been with Global Private Equity for nearly a decade and is no stranger to the cryptocurrency movement. Since being promoted to Director within GPE in 2011, Van Wagenen has been covering the firm’s technology coverage and has seen a lot of growth in the sector. The question one must ask about […]



Bitcoin is going to use as much electricity as Austria by the year’s end

May 22nd, 2018 at 2:07 pm » Comments Off

At this point, mining Bitcoin requires such intensive, specific hardware that the only way for most people to get in on the crypto game is to simply purchase the coin via an exchange. But that doesn’t mean mining has slowed down. Rather, the opposite has been happening, giving environmentalists (and anyone but the most adamant […]



The dollar will be replaced by gold and cryptocurrency by 2040

May 16th, 2018 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

Fiat money will lose its significance to gold and the cryptocurrencies in the next twenty years, said Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and his latest ,”Why The Rich Are Getting Richer.” The self-proclaimed gold bug is one of few investors to be bullish on both bitcoin and gold, noting that the […]



Facebook plans to create its own cryptocurrency

May 14th, 2018 at 8:16 am » Comments Off

Facebook is exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency, a virtual token that would allow its billions of users around the world to make electronic payments, people familiar with Facebook’s plans told Cheddar. “They are very serious about it,” said one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced plans.



Bitcoin sees Wall Street warm to trading virtual currency

May 13th, 2018 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are warming up to Bitcoin, a virtual currency that for nearly a decade has been consigned to the unregulated fringes of the financial world. The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange has been working on an online trading platform that would allow […]



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