Chinese Spy Scandal Threatens Trade Deal & Stock Market Recovery

Chinese Spy Scandal Threatens Trade Deal & Stock Market Recovery

TweetShareA burgeoning spy scandal threatens to be an 11th-hour stumbling block to the U.S.-China trade deal, and it could take the wind out of the stock market’s sails as it continues to mount a recovery from its 2018 lows.Premier Li Keqiang denied allegations that the Chinese government instructs its companies to engage in corporate spying…

Crypto Exchange Plans Show Riot Blockchain Still Clings to Bitcoin Dream

Crypto Exchange Plans Show Riot Blockchain Still Clings to Bitcoin Dream

TweetShareRiot Blockchain, a former biotech firm turned bitcoin-mining company, expects to launch a regulated cryptocurrency exchange by the end of the second quarter of 2019, or June 30. The company is initially investing up to $250,000 to make this roll-out happen.Riot Blockchain made the revelations in a March 14 filing with the Securities and Exchange…

Trump Cartel Crackdown Could Amplify Headaches for Crypto Startups

Trump Cartel Crackdown Could Amplify Headaches for Crypto Startups

TweetShareIn a recent interview with right-wing media outlet Breitbart News, President Donald Trump said his administration is “very seriously” considering designating Mexican cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs). However, the strain this policy shift would impose on the banking industry calls into question the feasibility of an expanded counter-terrorism regime.Donald Trump ‘Seriously’ Considering Branding Mexican…

Buffett Is Pushing Back Against AOC’s MMT Spending Plan, Here’s Why

Buffett Is Pushing Back Against AOC’s MMT Spending Plan, Here’s Why

TweetShareWarren Buffett may be a Democrat, but that doesn’t mean he’s on board with the economic policies promoted by progressive firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The congresswoman from New York plans to ramp up spending and drive the US deficit closer to the cliff-edge with a $40 trillion indulgence. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, the Oracle…

We Need to Talk About How Domestic Terrorists are Created Online

We Need to Talk About How Domestic Terrorists are Created Online

When I was a wide-eyed 19 year-old sophomore at the University of Hull in 2009, I had a close friend and housemate whom we shall call ‘Harry.’ Despite the wide cultural gap between this privileged Nigerian international student and the ‘third culture’ child of middle-class Chinese-Norwegian parents who spoke in an American accent, we bonded…

Can We Just Agree to Stop Hating on Facebook?

Can We Just Agree to Stop Hating on Facebook?

TweetShareAs far as shitty years go, you really don’t get much worse than cryptocurrency in 2018. Losing over 80% of your market cap in 12 months is kind of rough. But you know who also had a tough time? Facebook. Last year was a series of migraines for Mark Zuckerberg who saw some $19 billion…

Bitcoin Price Slips at $4,000; A Minor Pullback Before a Major Rally?

Bitcoin Price Slips at $4,000; A Minor Pullback Before a Major Rally?

TweetShareFollowing a spike to $4,068 from the low $3,900 region, the bitcoin price has experienced a slight pullback to $4,000.While the price of bitcoin slightly differs from region to region, on average, bitcoin is currently being traded at $4,017. Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts for…

Tragic New Zealand Shooting Must Not Lead to Knee-Jerk Censorship

Tragic New Zealand Shooting Must Not Lead to Knee-Jerk Censorship

TweetShareThe horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch have prompted calls for extremist websites or sites that allow extremists to promote hate and bigotry to censor or be censored. Calls for censorship in the wake of the tragic New Zealand shooting are not only a counterproductive, albeit understandable, response to…