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Is There a Future for the Crypto City

Is There a Future For The Crypto City

With Bitcoin seemingly on the march again, news of yet another smart city planned for construction stirs up the debate; can self-regulating crypto cities become a future reality if cryptocurrencies surpass cash and credit, or must they continue to share the same space. Autonomous and self-regulating crypto environments aren’t simply a pipedream, if not a reality they are becoming the …


Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons: Bitcoin Not Dead

Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons: Bitcoin Not Dead

Bitcoin isn’t dead, according to Kiss frontman Gene Simmons, enigmatic 1970s glam metal band bassist. Simmons, known to be a dabbler in investments, was attending a crypto event for wealthy investors alongside Anthony Pompliano, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets. Well known for their face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their …


CFTC Commissioner Says Sheer Pace of Fintech Has Stalled Bakkt Type Approvals

CFTC Commissioner Says Sheer Pace of Fintech Has Stalled Bakkt Type Approvals

CFTC Commissioner Christopher Giancarlo believes that the current period of innovation makes it challenging to approve proposals like Bakkt. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the US government created in 1974, that regulates futures and options markets. Bakkt had promised prospective clients it would request permission from the CFTC to provide the first Bitcoin …


John McAfee Claims $1 Million Bitcoin Prediction Based on Math

John McAfee Claims $1 Million Bitcoin Prediction Based on Math

John McAfee’s explanation for his USD 1 million Bitcoin price by the end of 2020 is all down to mathematics, according to the high flying tech mogul. A recent McAfee Tweet offering to the market suggested that it would be “mathematically impossible” that one BTC will be less than USD 1 million “by the end of 2020”. A brave claim …


2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Hits Out at BitLicense

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Hits Out at BitLicense

Pro-Bitcoin Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is calling for more clarity in regulating cryptocurrencies slamming BitLicence as “onerous”. BitLicence, the business license of virtual currency activities issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services, has again come under fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s latest comments. Yang is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder of Venture for …


Satoshi’s $1 Million Bitcoin Treasure Hunt Hits Blockstream Satellite

Satoshi’s $1 Million Bitcoin Treasure Hunt Hits Blockstream Satellite (1)

Another Bitcoin treasure hunt is on the way, this time worth USD I million in the flagship cryptocurrency. Satoshi’s Treasure, designed to “test the resolve, courage, intelligence, and savvy [sic] of would-be hunters”, has been launched through a broadcast to the Blockstream Satellite this week enabling gamesters, hunters and would be millionaires the chance to own 198 BTC at current …


Could IMF’s “Learning Coin” Mean a Shift from Fear and Loathing to Acceptance?

Could IMF’s “Learning Coin” Mean A Shift From Fear and Loathing to Acceptance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank’s recent announcement suggest that they are not quite going crypto, but are nonetheless launching a private blockchain complete with a coin. And this could have major implications for world finance. Although the “Learning Coin” may be a new concept that the two financial giants have carefully designed to carry no monetary …


Two Men Charged as Dubious OneCoin Hits Singapore

Two Men Charged as Dubious OneCoin Hits Singapore

OneCoin, a cryptocurrency listed as fraudulent in the US, has become the subject of a court case in Singapore with two men currently held under arrest for promoting a multi-level marketing scheme. The men currently being held are facing charges for incorporating a company called One Concept Pte Ltd in violation of Singapore’s Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Selling (Prohibition) Act. …


Harvard University Backs $50 Million Digital Token Offering

Harvard University Backs $50 Million Digital Token Offering

Harvard University’s endowment fund has invested in cryptocurrency company Blockstack Inc continuing the trend of educational establishments’ interest in the burgeoning digital payment industry. Harvard joins a small group of institutional investors that have jumped into crypto assets. Two pension plans in Virginia invested in a venture-capital fund for the blockchain and digital-assets Along with Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of …


Julian Assange Arrest Provokes Surge of Bitcoin Donations

Julian Assange

Just hours following the arrest of WikiLeak’s founder Julian Assange, the whistleblower site received over 50 fresh Bitcoin donations. 47-year-old Australian Assange was arrested yesterday at the Ecuadorian embassy in London after the South American country had offered him diplomatic protection in 2012; protection which was recently withdrawn allowing for his arrest. The Wikileaks co-founder entered the embassy over six …


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