Bitcoin Expertise ‘Exploding’ Among Insurance Pros in 2019: Study

Bitcoin Expertise ‘Exploding’ Among Insurance Pros in 2019: Study

TweetShareBitcoin and blockchain expertise in the insurance industry has “exploded” over the past two years, and insurers who ignore blockchain technology do so at their own peril, according to a new report from Aite Group, a global research and advisory firm.Insurance Professionals are Boning up on BitcoinIndividuals with technical expertise in both Bitcoin and insurance…

Trump Wins Again: Mueller Report Just a Colossal ‘Nothing Burger’

Trump Wins Again: Mueller Report Just a Colossal ‘Nothing Burger’

TweetShareSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report is finally out, and it is not good news for the Democrats who believed it would be their golden ticket to oust President Donald Trump in 2020 – if not sooner.Many senior Democrats had already started distancing themselves from the probe fearing that it would not amount to much.…

Democrat and Republican Parties are Both ‘Full of Idiots’: Charlie Munger

Democrat and Republican Parties are Both ‘Full of Idiots’: Charlie Munger

TweetShareBerkshire Hathaway Vice President Charlie Munger launched a scathing bipartisan attack on the American political establishment, citing both parties, Democrat and Republican, as having fringe wings that are “full of idiots.”Buffett Wingman Blames ‘Ideological Nuttiness’ for the State of D.C.In a recent interview, Munger blamed the economic crisis of the past decade on unfettered capitalism…

Short the Dow for 2019’s Coming Recession, Says Top Hedge Fund

Short the Dow for 2019’s Coming Recession, Says Top Hedge Fund

The Dow Jones is set for an epic collapse, plunging the US into a recession as early as this year, according to Crescat Capital. The hedge fund, which consistently outperforms the market, is loading up on short positions on global stocks and shifting assets into gold in anticipation of a stock market meltdown. Crescat believes…

Bitcoin Dominance Drops Near 50% – Boom on the Way?

Bitcoin Dominance Drops Near 50% – Boom on the Way?

TweetShareThere’s a buzz in the cryptosphere today. Bitcoin dominance hasn’t been this low since last August. Google trends show that interest in Bitcoin hasn’t been this low since last April. Are we in the quiet before the storm or status quo?Dominance is hovering just above 50%. A result of “alt season,” money rapidly flowing into…

Dow Deletes 200 Points Despite Strong Fundamentals: What’s Causing It?

Dow Deletes 200 Points Despite Strong Fundamentals: What’s Causing It?

TweetShareWithin two hours since opening, the Dow Jones has fallen from 25,854 to 25,599 by 250 points in a steep short-term drop.1-Day Price Chart of Dow Jones Industrial Average (Source: Yahoo Finance)Backed by strong fundamentals, noticeable progress in the U.S.-China trade talks, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to retain its benchmark interest rate unchanged, the…

Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets

Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets

TweetShareWestern Union is pushing further into the crypto world, teaming up with a cross-border payments network so its customers can take advantage of mobile wallets.The network is Thunes, and through it, Western Union customers can send funds directly into a recipient’s mobile wallet. All they need to do is go online or visit one of…

Agustin Carstens: Banks Should Not Issue Digital Currencies

Agustin Carstens: Banks Should Not Issue Digital Currencies

TweetShareShould banks design their own cryptocurrencies? According to Agustin Carstens, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, the answer is a definitive “no.”Crypto Isn’t Cool?Carstens has never been a fan of crypto, having likening bitcoin to a “bubble,” a “Ponzi scheme” and an “environmental disaster” in the past. At a speech in Dublin, Carstens…

Visa Is Avidly Fishing For A Crypto Blockchain Dev Hero

Visa Is Avidly Fishing For A Crypto Blockchain Dev Hero

TweetShareVisa Inc. is seeking a full-time technical product manager in Palo Alto, California. In a job posting to SmartRecruiters, the global card giant said it is looking for someone who is “passionate about the intersection of payments and cryptocurrency,” and “deeply familiar with permissionless blockchain technology.”With the additional job requirement of “a close network of…

The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

TweetShareThe mystery surrounding the disappearance of $190 million in crypto from Canadian exchange Quadriga deepened as it was revealed the surviving founder is a reported ex-con who served 18 months in a federal U.S. prison for identity theft, bank fraud and credit card fraud.Michael Patryn, who founded Quadriga with Gerald Cotten, has been revealed as…