Cryptocurrency News 2018-07-19T17:18:52+00:00

February 22nd, 2019|

CME Volume on Bitcoin is Surging, Suddenly

February 22nd, 2019|

I could have sworn I just saw a story volumes were plunging; now they are at all-time highs. Welcome to Crypto. From reports: "According to stats from the CME there was volume of 18,338 on Wednesday, the highest figure ever recorded. This is equivalent to 91,690 Bitcoins or roughly [Read more]

February 22nd, 2019|

Always Respect A Sources’s Privacy

February 22nd, 2019|

I always forget exact rules about "off the record", "background", & "deep background" for journalism. Question: "Mike, why did your journalism career end?" See above; kidding. But you want to respect a sources' privacy; it's important. So let's do that. I heard a comment that made me double take. [Read more]

February 21st, 2019|

A Semblance of Order Has Returned to Crypto

February 21st, 2019|

With bitcoin stuck below resistance at $4k and proudly resistant to moving much lower, we sit. Everybody's standing around watching. It's like when Iverson dominated hardwood floors at Georgetown or in Philly. It was one-on-five every time up the floor. OK - it's nothing at all like that but [Read more]

February 21st, 2019|

Bitcoin ATMs on the Rise

February 21st, 2019|

One business that's booming that no one is talking about: Bitcoin ATMs. I've actually never seen one yet. But I keep getting that sinking feeling I'm about to have one of those Malcolm Gladwell "Blink" moments where I go suddenly from having never seen one in my life to [Read more]

February 20th, 2019|

Positive Regulatory Development Today

February 20th, 2019|

A US crypto project called Gladius Network agreed to a settlement with the SEC. They had improperly sold $12.7 million of securities in 2017 and "self-reported" their misdeeds with the nation's top securities regulatory agency. We call this "coming clean", crypto style. According to the release:  “The SEC did [Read more]

February 20th, 2019|

Looking to Breakthrough $4,000 in Bitcoin

February 20th, 2019|

Light resistance at $4,000 in bitcoin as this is our second test of the level this week and it's more or less held. This is not financial advice; please do your own research. EOS and Litecoin are up 6% and Binance Coin is up 13% as the top major [Read more]

February 19th, 2019|

Where is Matthew Winkler Now?

February 19th, 2019|

Journalists know who I'm talking about; civilians don't. Mr. Winkler singlehandedly wrote the "Bloomberg Way" Style Book for thousands of reporters. I read "Way" when I interned at Bloomberg in New York & Mexico City. From memory: "Apple ROSE TO xxx FROM xxx...." Never an un-named source could be [Read more]

February 19th, 2019|

AON, Lloyd’s of London

February 19th, 2019|

Some of the biggest insurance names on the planet are insuring - you guessed it - bitcoin and other digital assets from theft or loss. There are, frankly, lots of blockchain press releases each and every day that are long on hype, short on details or merit. The crypto-insurance [Read more]

February 19th, 2019|

Cambridge Associates With Some Postive Crypto Chatter

February 19th, 2019|

Cambridge Associates, a consultancy, put out a most curious, tentative quasi-endorsement of digital assets to clients. "Despite challenges, we believe that it is worthwhile for investors to begin exploring this area with an eye toward the long term," said analysts at Boston-based Cambridge in a research note published Monday. [Read more]

February 19th, 2019|

Ripple Continues Rally After JPCoin News

February 19th, 2019|

Last week when JPMorgan announced their new digital coin, you heard noise about how this was the end of competitor XRP, or Ripple. To be candid, I don't think XRP has stopped rallying since the JPCoin news. The Trading God's are back at it again - making prognosticators look [Read more]

February 19th, 2019|

Do Cryptos Have an Unlikely Ally in the Fed? Maybe

February 19th, 2019|

Fund managers pore over ungodly amounts of data to decipher clues but, on balance, I'd say we simply don't have enough data to draw any firm correlations between the Fed Funds rate & bitcoin. However... What do we know: the Fed had from 2008-2017 the most aggressive easy-money campaign [Read more]

February 18th, 2019|

Blockchain Free Zone

February 18th, 2019|

Most memorable quotes: "I just went backwards - it was fun." "This is all your fault." "This is the best day ever." I never realized the highs & lows of skiing overlapped so completely & thoroughly with crypto trading. If you've been involved in bitcoin or alt-coins the past [Read more]

February 18th, 2019|

Digital Assets Wide Awake

February 18th, 2019|

It's President's Day so banks are closed but Crypto Never Sleeps - digital assets are Wide Awake in America. Elsewhere, too. ETH & EOS - both up 15% - are leading the push higher, but Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, 0x and too many others to mention are posting solid [Read more]

February 17th, 2019|

There are Big Names, Then There are Giants

February 17th, 2019|

There are big crypto names - Novo, Lubin, CZ. And then there are giants: "Antonopolous" falls into the latter category. Andreas M. Antonopolous has built cult-like status as a leading champions of bitcoin. He routinely lambastes the "global banking cartel". Get him in a room filled of digital-asset enthusiasts [Read more]

February 17th, 2019|

“Animal Spirts” May Be Returning Quietly to Altcoins

February 17th, 2019|

Wiki: "'Animal spirits' is the term John Maynard Keynes used in his 1936 book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money to describe the instincts, proclivities & emotions that ostensibly influence & guide human behavior, and which can be measured in terms of, for example, consumer confidence. It [Read more]

February 17th, 2019|

The Satoshi Nakamoto Mystery is Solved at Last

February 17th, 2019|

Dr. Craig Wright, an Australian, yesterday posted a public comment to the CFTC in which he wrote: "My name is Dr. Craig Wright and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto I completed a project I started in 1997....designed in part to end fraud as best that can be done [Read more]

What is Bitcoin

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blockchain, Crypto 101, Education, Features|

The Bitcoin world is abuzz with both excitement and curiosity… and the opportunity for upside potential to skyrocket. Everyone from everyday Joes to reputable experts are betting on Bitcoin’s success. It’s been a wild [Read more]

Chain of Five Premises Framework

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Education, Features|

I introduce to you, the Chain of Five Premises framework which can guide strategic evaluations, investments, synergies and innovation efficiency. Humans are unique… at the surface. But look at the makeup of Homo Sapiens and the [Read more]