Current Events

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Dependence on Cryptocurrencies in Iran

US Sanctions have forced many countries to experiment with cryptocurrencies as a means of exchange. Is this where the next wave in adoption will come from?

by Jamesa Brown  |  Oct 19, 2018
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World’s First Blockchain-Based University Might Be Saving the World

The world is about to welcome its first blockchain-based university. How will it affect the future of higher learning?

by Hermione Daguin  |  Oct 15, 2018
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Bitfinex Suspends All Fiat Deposits

Bitfinex suddenly suspends fiat deposits for all major global currencies curiously following rumored banking issues. Has the moment of truth finally come for the cryptocurrency giant?

by Marianne White  |  Oct 14, 2018
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Cryptocurrencies and Iran: A First Person Perspective

Reddit user adun-d shares his story about how the economic situation in Iran has affected him and how cryptocurrencies are being used to help him, his family, and his community.

by Marvin Ordonez  |  Oct 12, 2018
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A Little More Conversation, A Little Less Action Please

The crypto bubble of 2017 took the world by storm. Regulators were caught off guard by it and now they're rushing to regulate this new technology, but they're making some wild decisions in their haste.

by Marianne White  |  Oct 11, 2018
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Google Ends Crypto Ad Ban

Google follows Facebook and begins to allow cryptocurrency ads once again. However, the ads will only be for approved crypto exchanges in the United States and Japan.

by Marianne White  |  Oct 10, 2018
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Pedal to the Metals

Switzerland based asset management firm introduces a metal backed cryptocurrency. Will a physically backed coin instill more confidence in people than digitally backed ones?

by Marianne White  |  Oct 09, 2018
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U.S. Fights for Their Right to Crypto

U.S. House passes a bill for a task force against cryptocurrency use by terrorists.

by Marianne White  |  Oct 08, 2018
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Coinbase Teases New Coin Listing Policy

With only 5 coins, Coinbase is an exchange powerhouse. Now they're looking to solidify their position further by adding more coins to their platform. Which coins would you like to see added?

by Vern Napolitano  |  Oct 05, 2018
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Overstock’s Medici Ventures Launches Bitsy Cryptocurrency Wallet and Exchange

Overstock has been a long time fan of crypto. Now, they're digging in even deeper by launching their very own digital wallet service (through a portfolio company).

by Vern Napolitano  |  Oct 04, 2018
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Football Club, Paris Saint Germain, is Launching a Cryptocurrency

What do cryptocurrencies have to do with sports? Football club Paris Saint Germain thinks a lot, and they're getting ready to join the crypto party by launching their very own coin.

by Hermione Daguin  |  Oct 03, 2018
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Robinhood Accused of Selling Customers’ Order Flow

Stealing from the poor and giving to the rich? It looks like Robinhood has gotten their priorities reversed. How can we make sure that the exchanges we trade on aren't taking advantage of us?

by Vern Napolitano  |  Oct 02, 2018
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Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked: 6.7 Billion Yen in Losses

Mt. Gox, Coincheck, and now Zaif. Another Japanese crypto exchange is hacked. How will this impact the regulation of cryptocurrencies in Japan moving forward?

by Marianne White  |  Oct 01, 2018
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HTC’s Exodus Blockchain Phone

HTC has taken a leap of confidence in the blockchain space and have decided to make the worlds very first blockchain phone. What kind of features will such a phone have?

by Jamesa Brown  |  Sep 24, 2018
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U.S. Poll Shows 8% of Americans Invest in Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies are a revolutionary way to transact with each other and the attention that they are getting has shown that it is here to stay. Don't be one of the last ones in!

by Marianne White  |  Sep 21, 2018
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India’s Central Bank Forms New Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Research Unit

Blockchain has made waves and nation states can no longer ignore it. India is taking a step in the right direction by creating a research unit to understand what this new technology is.

by Marianne White  |  Sep 19, 2018
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Venezuela Linked its Currency to the Petro Coin

Venezuela is getting desperate in its fight against hyper-inflation and has taken a bold move by linking the Bolivar to their newly minted Petro Coin. Is this the solution they've been searching for?

by Marianne White  |  Sep 18, 2018
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Cryptocurrency is Heading to Court in India

The second most populous country in the world is currently determining the fate of cryptocurrencies for 1.3 billion people. What are the arguments for and against cryptocurrencies?

by Hermione Daguin  |  Sep 17, 2018
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Coinbase Launches Cryptocurrency Gift Cards

A major criticism against cryptocurrencies is that there's no way to spend them. Coinbase decided to tackle this issue by creating a simple way for anyone to easily spend cryptocurrencies.

by Marianne White  |  Sep 16, 2018
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Coinbase Explores a Cryptocurrency ETF with Wall Street

A new participant has just entered the race to a cryptocurrency ETF. Coinbase is undoubtedly one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, but can it compete with Wall Street?

by Vern Napolitano  |  Sep 13, 2018