Category Archives: CFTC

Bitcoin Birthday Look Back

Yesterday, October 31st, was Bitcoin‘s 10th birthday. Questions remain as to whether it has fulfilled its intended mission of replacing fiat currencies. While some in business thought it had an inevitable path to legitimacy, history has shown that early adopters … Continue reading

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Blockchain Company Inks Pact With Depp

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has formed a partnership with the blockchain and recent ICO company TaTaTu to develop content to be shown on the TaTaTu platform. TTT raised $575 million in its Initial Coin Offering (with a maximum token value … Continue reading

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Crypto Argument Falls Flat

The Wall Street Journal ran a debate on whether there is a need for cryptocurrency. The “pro” side of the argument claimed that people in unstable countries with unstable fiat currency could use Bitcoin as their stable money. That argument … Continue reading

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Blockchain Could Change Movie Industry

The movie industry has been in constant flux since the mid-1950’s with the break up of the big studios’ stranglehold on distribution and exhibition. Now comes the blockchain which threatens the studios power even more. A small startup, BitMovio, is … Continue reading

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SEC Shuts Down ICO Claiming SEC Approval

Don’t tug on Superman’s cape: The Securities and Exchange Commission got an emergency court order to stop an Initial Coin Offering that falsely claimed that the SEC had “approved” the ICO. It also halted pre-sales of the tokens from Blockvest … Continue reading

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Crypto Consolidates With Crowdfunding

Even as evidence grows as to the unreliability of cryptocurrencies, legitimate players are consolidating their positions in the industry. Goldman Sachs-backed Circle, a cryptocurrency platform has acquired crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. SeedInvest is reported to be the largest crowdfunding site in … Continue reading

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Crypto Mining Company Files IPO

Would you buy an initial public offering of a company that made $1.4 Billion net profit in its last fiscal year? How about if it’s a cryptocurrency mining company? Bitmain filed to list on the Hong Kong exchange yesterday and … Continue reading

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