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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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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 Roundtable To Discuss Regulation

“Cryptocurrencies are a crock,” according to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA). But today, representatives of cryptocurrency companies and other financial services providers will have a chance to have a seat at the roundtable being held in Washington, DC today to give … Continue reading

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Crypto Inventor Claims Better Exchange

Kyser Sose, Satoshi Nakamoto, David Chaum – recognize any of those names? In the world of cryptocurrency, only Mr. Chaum is a real person who, the Wall Street Journal says, built his own cryptocurrency (Digicash) years before Bitcoin. He is … Continue reading

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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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Not The Season For Crypto ETFs (Yet)

It’s still not time for cryptocurrency Exchange Traded Funds according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yesterday, it denied 9 applications to operate Bitcoin ETFs giving as their reason (as they reasoned when they turned down the Winklevoss Twins recently): … 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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Iran Seeking Crypto-Currency To Avoid Sanctions

One of the reasons that governments, including the US, are skeptical of cryptocurrencies is that it can be used to avoid regulation, and, in the case of Iran, to avoid U.S. government imposed sanctions. It’s reported that Iran’s Central Bank … Continue reading

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Can’t Keep The Winklevoss Twins Down

The press is just too nosey in this politically contentious state. The New York Post says that the Facebook famous Winklevoss Twins ponied up $100,000 in campaign contributions to Gov. Cuomo of New York and less than a month later … Continue reading

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HBO’s Silicon Valley Tries Crypto-Currency

Pied Piper decides to circumvent its Venture Capitalist and a $30 million Series B in order to raise the money via an Initial Coin Offering. The ICO offers Richard freedom from the constraints of the VC’s micro-managing but he will … Continue reading

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