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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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Pump & Dump: Cryptocurrency

SUCKA! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that their analysis of cryptocurrency trading has exposed at least 175 “pump and dump” schemes generating $825 million in activity over the last seven months. It’s a game of musical chairs where anonymous … Continue reading

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SEC Denies Winkelvoss Bitcoin ETF Again

The Securities and Exchange Commission again denied the listing of the Winklevoss Twins’ Exchange Traded Fund in Bitcoin. In its denial order, the SEC took pains to say that ” its disapproval does not rest on an evaluation of whether … Continue reading

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