Cryptocurrency News2018-07-19T17:18:52-05:00

March 13th, 2019|

Interesting Ad at the Airport

March 13th, 2019|

I was boarding my flight in Vancouver tonight and this advertisement on the walkway caught my eye. From what I can tell, it's an add for the British bank HSBC. Look at the curious tagline below: "Leading the use of blockchain technology to secure global trade data." This is neat. [Read more]

March 13th, 2019|

Bitcoin Range Bound For 3 Months

March 13th, 2019|

It's a mystery to me why bitcoin for 3 months has traded in a profoundly minuscule range. Two years ago, the world's digital asset was routinely putting in 25% daily moves up or down (usually up). Today, it trades like the two-year bond during zero-interest rate policy. Of course, there [Read more]

March 13th, 2019|

All Around the World With Crypto Never Sleep Tour

March 13th, 2019|

My Crypto Never Sleeps Tour has taken me to London, Dubai, Raleigh, New York, Vancouver, San Francisco, and, of course, Chicago. I've met some real characters along the way. One of them is my good pal Paresh Masani, who defines the highs & lows of blockchain's grand experiment as well [Read more]

March 13th, 2019|

Bitcoin Halving Coming Around the Olympics

March 13th, 2019|

One concept I'm going to start researching more is the bitcoin halving or "halvening", due in some 400 days. I remember as a kid we had locusts every 17 years. I thought that was pretty cool; when they came back I wouldn't be a little kid anymore. Bitcoin halvings come [Read more]

March 13th, 2019|

I Remember this Conversation Like it was Yesterday

March 13th, 2019|

My brother-in-law Dan Murphy says to my ex-Traditum colleague Ari Officer: "What did you think of Rolling Stones' Goldman Sachs piece." You remember; GS as: "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.” Ari: "I hated it." [Read more]

March 12th, 2019|

Perfect Place for Mining Conference

March 12th, 2019|

If my brother Pat sees this photo he'll be aghast. "Mike, we've talked about proper lighting techniques." The cinematographer. I'm at a mining conference in Vancouver and the indescribable beauty of this city is matched only by the warmth of its people. One of the speakers today was making an [Read more]

March 12th, 2019|

Ethereum Not a Security

March 12th, 2019|

From Twitter, compliments of Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano an hour earlier: "BREAKING: SEC Chairman confirms Ethereum is not a security". The market's taking this news in stride - perhaps because this is a confirmation of a previous statement by SEC chair Jay Clayton - but I still think it's a significant [Read more]

March 12th, 2019|

First Full Day at MPWR Crypto Summit Vancouver

March 12th, 2019|

It's great to be here. This trade show is for professionals. I heard "Lightning Network" three times while waiting for coffee. People are talking shop - digital currencies, banking, mining, lending. In bitcoin or alt-coins. There are no ICOs in attendance. Or none I've found; ICOs are so 2018. Mike [Read more]

March 11th, 2019|

Permutations of Algorithmic Trading

March 11th, 2019|

Algorithmic - or "algo" trading - takes on many permutations. One of which is reading "prose" off news headlines - or scraping wire feeds. Certain words generate buy or sell orders. This can get incredibly sophisticated; speed matters. This is a subset of "HFT",or high-frequency trading: Early this morning i [Read more]

March 11th, 2019|

Blockchain Abbreviations Growing

March 11th, 2019|

Blockchain alphabet soup gets longer each month as its the "IEO" now being served up widely. Initial exchange offerings skip formal fundraising rounds - who needs 'em - and go like this: idea + white-paper = crypto IPO. Look Ma - no hands. Of course this makes no sense - [Read more]

March 10th, 2019|

Power Ranking Are All The Rage in Sports

March 10th, 2019|

You rank teams, players, fantasy players, coaches, fans, stadium food. How about a Power Ranking for global currencies. Ok, fine. I'll get it started: 1 - US Dollar 2 - Chinese Yuan 3 - Swiss Sterling 4 - Japanese Yen 5 - Euro 6 - Singapore Dollar 7 - Canadian [Read more]

March 10th, 2019|

Heading to Vancouver

March 10th, 2019|

Tomorrow evening I'll be at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, with mining clients of our DrawBridge Lending, Chicago-based team. Please join us for drinks at the bar if you're nearby. Our view at DrawBridge is fairly simple: we believe in blockchain; we're friendly to bitcoin and see [Read more]

March 10th, 2019|

In Darkness, There is Light

March 10th, 2019|

Stellar rallied 11% overnight to lead top coins.  It's almost incomprehensible the devastation wracked on the Stellar community, in terms of price. The number 9 coin last January briefly traded 70 cents; this morning - daylight-savings adjusted - the token fetches a dime. Let's call that a 90% pullback. OK [Read more]

March 10th, 2019|

Will Ethereum Win on Sheer Numbers

March 10th, 2019|

From reports: "ETH has the most developers working on its base protocol of all cryptocurrencies, not counting community project developers. Per the post, the company fingerprinted over 20,000 code repositories and 16 million commits to obtain data, which reveals that on average 216 developers contribute code to ETH repositories every [Read more]

March 9th, 2019|

Its Spring Training in Baseball

March 9th, 2019|

Every kid who played the game dreams of playing in Yankee Stadium. Few make it. Just like crypto. Fidelity is live with bitcoin custody - they'll safeguard your digital assets for a fee - but alas, they won't yet accept ETH, XRP, or any of 5,000 other alt-coins deemed, simply, [Read more]

March 9th, 2019|

5 “Can’t-Miss” Port Cities

March 9th, 2019|

It is said there are 5 "Can't Miss" port cities across the globe. In alphabetical order (so as not to incur a social media riot): 1 - Cape Town 2 - Hong Kong 3 - Rio de Janeiro 4 - San Francisco 5 - Vancouver I'm counting my lucky stars [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]