Fund Manager: US Might Have Already Lost Crypto Innovation Race

Fund Manager: US Might Have Already Lost Crypto Innovation Race

As U.S. lawmakers wrestle with what to do with Facebook’s Libra, they are being forced to confront another digital currency that they’ve been trying to avoid like the plague – bitcoin. Unfortunately, the longer lawmakers wait, the more left behind the U.S. becomes as crypto innovation goes elsewhere. Even Facebook chose Switzerland for its Libra…

Trump’s Fed Pick Isn’t Just a Gold Bug – She’s Also a Crypto Bull

Trump’s Fed Pick Isn’t Just a Gold Bug – She’s Also a Crypto Bull

White House economic adviser Judy Shelton made headlines last week after President Donald Trump nominated her to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The mainstream press and finance industry were surprised to learn Trump’s Fed pick is a “gold bug.” She advocates returning the U.S. Dollar to the “gold standard.” President Trump's Fed Nominee Dr.…

Study Exposes How Russia, Iran, & China Are Weaponizing Crypto

Study Exposes How Russia, Iran, & China Are Weaponizing Crypto

It’s no secret that foes of the United States – including Venezuela, Iran, Russia, and China – are experimenting with cryptocurrency technology as they seek to render their economies immune to crippling US sanctions. However, a new study from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) exposes the lengths to which these rogue nations are…

Breaking: Donald Trump Bashes Crypto, Says He’s No Fan of Bitcoin

Breaking: Donald Trump Bashes Crypto, Says He’s No Fan of Bitcoin

President Donald Trump just tweeted about bitcoin, Libra, and cryptocurrency for the first time ever. It’s the most high-profile mention cryptocurrency has ever received. He’s not a fan: I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated Crypto…

Maduro Orders Venezuela’s Biggest Bank to Accept Crypto Petro Nationwide

Maduro Orders Venezuela’s Biggest Bank to Accept Crypto Petro Nationwide

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has announced an order requiring Banco de Venezuela —the country’s biggest bank— to open desks for transactions in Petros in each of its near 790 agencies across the country.Maduro stated:“I am giving the explicit order to open Petro transaction desks at all Banco de Venezuela agencies.”#EnVivo | Pdte. @NicolasMaduro:…

Bitcoin Mining Exec Reveals the Key to Sustaining Crypto’s Future

Bitcoin Mining Exec Reveals the Key to Sustaining Crypto’s Future

It’s no secret that mining bitcoin consumes an extraordinary amount of energy—in fact, more than the entire country of New Zealand.Such a level of energy consumption is not only a problem for the existential issue of climate change, but also threatens the sustainability of the entire bitcoin (and crypto) economy. If bitcoin mining becomes too…

15,000% Gains: The 5 Best and Worst Crypto Performers of 2019

15,000% Gains: The 5 Best and Worst Crypto Performers of 2019

Given the meteoric rise in the value of the cryptocurrency market since the turn of the year, one might assume every major altcoin recorded growth in the six months since January 1st.Yet a glance at the year-to-date figures for coins in the crypto market cap top 100 tells a different story. Many household-name cryptocurrencies are…