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Stiglitz, Rogoff and Roubini: Bitcoin Will Fail Long-term After Governments Regulate
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Stiglitz, Rogoff and Roubini: Bitcoin Will Fail Long-term After Governments Regulate
Three of the world’s most prominent economists aired their views on bitcoin yesterday – and they weren’t good. They believe bitcoin will fail long-term once governments really start to regulate the technology. But are they right? Let’s take a look at their arguments. Joseph Stiglitz, Nouriel Roubini and Kenneth Rogoff are three of the biggest names in global economics and all teach at top American universities. In conversation with Financial…
McAfee Calls Boycott for Financial Institutions Doing Business with the RBI
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McAfee Calls Boycott for Financial Institutions Doing Business with the RBI
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has created chaos and panic in a technologically advanced country like India after the stay on the cryptocurrency ban. The reactions have been pretty negative, with many in the financial and technological industry calling it a massive blow to India’s rapid movement towards development. The ban that has stayed is pointed towards the RBI banning banks and other financial institutes from dealing with crypto…
Charles Hoskinson What I’ve Learned From Being a Crypto CEO
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Charles Hoskinson: What I’ve Learned From Being a Crypto CEO
Charles Hoskinson, one of the biggest names in the crypto business has shared what he has learned from being at the heart of leading projects over the last 5 years. What’s it like to be CEO of a crypto company? Charles Hoskinson has been around. He was a co-founder of the Ethereum Project, then moved on to Ethereum Classic. He is now CEO of IOHK, the company behind the development…
Ron Paul Gold- and Crypto-backed Currency are the Remedy to an Inevitable Dollar Collapse
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Ron Paul: Gold- and Crypto-backed Currency are the Remedy to an Inevitable Dollar Collapse
Once-upon-a-time presidential hopeful and US Representative, Ron Paul has authored an essay which indicts the direction of the US economy and its interest groups and calls for competition with the dollar from crypto and gold-backed currencies. Ron Paul’s latest publication is bound to spark debate; he wants the gold standard back, this time with crypto for backup. His essay appeared on the website for the Mises Institute, an academic organization…
National Cryptocurrencies When Will We See Them
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National Cryptocurrencies: When Will We See Them?
The Crypto-Rubel, Estcoin, J-coin. Over the last year there has been talk from a number of nations regarding investigations into national cryptocurrencies issued by a nation’s central bank. Venezuela issued Petro with much fanfare, however it hasn’t had fared too well and largely fell off the radar soon after. Thomas Moser, who sits as director of the board at the Swiss National Bank, has stated he believes the interest from…
Charles Hoskinson Says Crypto Nay-Sayers Overlook Impending Multi-Trillion Dollar Wall Street Entry
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Charles Hoskinson Says Crypto Nay-Sayers Overlook Impending Multi-Trillion Dollar Wall Street Entry
The CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, has made some waves with a recent tweet. In it, Hoskinson argues that observers of the cryptocurrency industry seem to disregard the possibility of institutional investors entering the sector following the ”next wave of regulation”. What's often missed by the cryptocurrency is going to die broken record media is that after the next wave of regulation, wall street is showing up to the party…
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Crypto-Market Nose Dive: What is Happening?
With the launch of the EOS main net a couple of days ago, as well as bullish predictions about crypto from organisations like the IMF as well as influential figures like Steve Wozniak, you may be wondering what the hell is going on in the markets, as the last 24 hours have seen them turn into a sea of red; let’s take a look at what is happening. The crypto…
Decentralised or Centralised Exchanges Which Should You be Using
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Decentralised or Centralised Exchanges: Which Should You Be Using?
There’s actually a good chance these days that even your grandma has heard of bitcoin. Your parents may even own some, and you may have overheard someone at work talking about how they bought $50 worth of Litecoin and it’s going to the moon. With so many people coming into the crypto space, it’s time we looked at how secure our holdings are – particularly, the types of exchanges we…
ASICs or GPUs A Dummy’s Guide to the Miner’s Million-Dollar Question
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ASICs or GPUs? A Dummy’s Guide to the Miner’s Million-Dollar Question
For crypto miners, the hardware is lifeblood. Whilst there are various types of hardware which you can use for mining an essential question these days is: ASICs or GPUs? The answer depends on how you look at the question, and what is important to you – so naturally draws strong opinions from many positions in the crypto-community. Here we take a look at both sides of the debate. What do…
Your Crypto Gains are Going to be Short-lived Unless you Do Your Bit
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Your Crypto Gains are Going to be Short-lived Unless you Do Your Bit
How will we know when bitcoin has ‘made it’? Crypto-influencer Jameson Lopp tweeted recently, ‘The real flippening is when mainstream consensus determines that it’s risky NOT to own any bitcoin.’ Let’s look at if, when and how this could happen. With so much talk about HODLing for lambos and moons, it’s sometimes easy to forget what this space is really about. Whilst many are invested in crypto with the hope…