Clearing Up Misconceptions: This Is How Tether Should (and Does) Work

There is substantial controversy surrounding Tether, a cryptocurrency that claims to be pegged to the U.S. dollar. According to Tether, each Tether token is backed by one U.S. dollar, held in the full reserve of Tether. But the existence of the U.S. dollars pegging Tether has been called into question. Moreover, worries exist that Bitfinex […]

SEC Director of Corporate Finance: Ether Is Not a Security

In an informal statement made at Yahoo Finance’s All Market Summit: Crypto, William Hinman, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s director of corporate finance, indicated that the regulatory agency has no plans to deem ether a security. “… based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its […]

Op Ed: I Think, Therefore I Bitcoin: The Case for Bitcoin

A key aspect of modern society is its trust in reliable government and monetary systems. Government and central banks have been the guardians of the financial system. Ever since humans evolved from nomads, government and financial institutions have sought restrictions — to varying degrees — on choices available to individuals with their assets and currency. […]

Ripple (XRP) Technical Analysis (June 13, 2018)

Week over week, Ripple tokens (XRP) prices are down 12 percent but surprisingly up two percent in the last 24 hours. In any case-unless of course we see rejection of XRP lower lows, these attempts of XRP higher highs are but technical short coverings. Check out those dismissive level of market participation which advice this […]

Bitcoin Futures Could Spur Bank Ratings Downgrades

Rating agencies may downgrade banks that clear bitcoin futures if these financial products continue to see increasing volumes over the coming months. Financial publication Risk.net reports that each of the three large rating agencies — Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch — have expressed concern over increasing volume in bitcoin futures markets, which are currently […]

Tron Founder Justin Sun Acquires BitTorrent after Legal Battle

BitTorrent Inc. has finally been acquired by Justin Sun, the founder of the Tron cryptocurrency. After a letter of intent went wrong, there were doubts the deal would go through. It all came to light last month when TorrentFreak first reported negotiations between BitTorrent — now renamed to Rainberry — and Justin Sun. At the […]

Wells Fargo Becomes Latest to Ban Credit Card Crypto Purchases

Wells Fargo has announced that it will begin to block all cryptocurrency purchases on credit cards under the Wells Fargo name. Wells Fargo Imposes Credit Card Restrictions Despite the ban, Wells Fargo has implied that the ban may only be temporary. To clear up the waters regarding this issue, Shelley Miller, a representative from the financial […]

New Platform Answers the Question: Who’s Really Behind That ICO?

With crypto scams running rampant across the globe, Human Trust Protocol, aka Hub, is joining hands with Civic, a blockchain identification service provider, to verify users via know-your-client (KYC) data gathered from the Civic secure identity platform (SIP). The new project entitled ICO Hub is an algorithmic ICO rating service that adds identity verification as […]

EOS Mainnet Launch Stalls as Too Few Users Stake Their Tokens

The EOS mainnet launch has stalled, as fewer than one-third of the tokens required to activate the platform have been staked by their owners. The mainnet technically launched on June 10 — more than a week after Block.one released version 1.0 of the EOSIO software — but the platform cannot be fully activated until 150 […]