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Court Says Securities Fraud Case on Cryptocurrency Can Move Forward

More to come as Judge Raymond Dearie in the Eastern District of New York Federal court has ruled that securities law fraud cases can be brought against promoters of cryptocurrencies. Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s case can move … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency Is Dead

Yeah, no. The Wall Street Journal reports that Goldman Sachs has killed its planned cryptocurrency trading desk. Why? No one cares about cryptocurrency any more. The bubble has burst. (If you believe it). https://www.wsj.com/articles/goldman-tables-crypto-desk-1536183581

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In A First, Fiat Currency Tied To A Cryptocurrency

A sign of desperation or genius? Venezuela’s President Maduro, who is fighting against hyperinflation, has just done a major financial flip by tying the country’s fiat currency to the value of its “Petro” cryptocurrency. (Most “stable” cryptocurrencies are tied to … Continue reading

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Crypto Detectives Track Stolen Bitcoins

As noted before, cryptocurrency transactions are not anonymous. The U.S. government tracked down Bitcoin transactions in the Department of Justice’s indictment of Russian election hackers. The Wall Street Journal’s video notes that there are now a number of cryptocurrency detectives … Continue reading

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Total Collapse of Crytocurrencies Coming?

Is this the canary in the coal mine? This could be the early warning of the total collapse of cryptocurrencies. Nvidia, the leading chip maker for computers that mine cryptocurrencies said in an earnings call: “Our revenue outlook had anticipated … Continue reading

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Is Bitcoin Halal?

In case you didn’t know, there’s a debate going on as to whether Bitcoin is permitted and acceptable under Islamic banking law. Dr. Arindam Banerjee Associate Professor, Finance, Amity University, Dubai Campus has argued (link below) that cryptocurrencies are not … Continue reading

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Crypto Scams Continue Apace

Cryptocurrency publications are noting that “exit scams” are continuing to cost investors significant coin. The linked website (below) notes a fintech analysis that these frauds have stolen over $96 million, with about $67 million taken in the past 2 weeks. … Continue reading

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