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Self-declared creator of bitcoin, Craig Wright, has taken to Twitter to brand bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos, a ‘shitcoin expert’. Escalating the attacks further, Wright dismissed Antonopoulos’ wealth of knowledge on bitcoin saying that the only correct thing the host of “Let’s Talk Bitcoin” podcast knows is how to ‘spell Bitcoin’. In Craig Wright’s view, Antonopoulos
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After ten years in existence, Bitcoin has officially made the radar of multi-millionaire motivational speaker Tony Robbins. “Team Tony,” presumably employees of Robbins, recently posted an article entitled “What You Need to Know About Bitcoin” on TonyRobbins.com which Robbins promptly tweeted about: What the heck is bitcoin, and how does it work? Find out here.
Bitcoin can help 4 billion people around the world living in authoritarian countries, according to a new essay from Human Rights Foundation Chief Strategy Officer Alex Gladstein. And there are few countries as receptive to cryptocurrencies as Venezuela. In fact, take a look at information from Localbitcoins, and you’ll see citizens of this impoverished Latin
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Last Friday, a partner at the crypto focused venture capital firm, Blockchain Capital has claimed that he believes Bitcoin price is about to surge after it soon finds it’s ‘bottom’.
This year, the crypto market has seen some massives changes, highs and lows all over the board but last week the markets seemed to be generally positive. On Wednesday, TD Ameritrade announced their investment in an exchange called ErisX in order to let consumers invest in digital currencies on a regulated platform.
People who have lost their entire savings to fraudulent bitcoin investment schemes advertised on Facebook are turning suicidal, Martin Lewis says. The U.K.-based consumer advisor, who runs MoneySavingExpert.com, blamed Facebook for causing the financial catastrophe by promoting scam ads on its trusted social network, many featuring himself. Lewis in April launched a lawsuit against the
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According to Rebecca Harding, a financial journalist and the acclaimed author of “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of policy and economics,” major financial institutions are waiting to invest in the crypto market. Harding, who operates as the CEO of Coriolis Technologies, a trade technology company that provides services to major banks and corporations
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Some have said Bitcoin’s price has hit its bottom and could only go higher, even being bold enough to say that it could go back to its $ 20,000 highs by the end of the year. However, according to one fintech and forex expert, the price of Bitcoin can only get worse. Polish fintech expert who works with Aforti Exchange believes that the Bitcoin evolution, especially over the period between December last year and February this year, is a classic speculative bubble. Even though there have been recoveries over the year, consumer interest and the accompanying trade volume has been steadily declining.
Chris Kline, co-founder and COO at Bitcoin IRA, identifies the signs that lead him to predict Bitcoin price will reach USD $ 40,000 in the next few months.
Kline: Bitcoin Price May Surpass $ 40K by End of 2019
Bitcoin’s (BTC) 00 sustained steady rise towards the USD $ 7,000 price mark is causing investors to pore over data trying to identify indicators that can confirm whether the bearish trend is now reversing course.
In a Forbes article, Chris Kline identifies these Bitcoin bullish signs and predicts that “the price may well surpass $ 40,000 by the end of 2019 and could continue to climb as we enter 2020.”
Despite scattered reports and fears about crypto’s potential use in facilitating terror activities, multiple bitcoin fundraising attempts have failed and cash remains substantially more useful to terrorists. This was the message delivered by Yaya Fanusie, director of analysis for the Foundation For Defense of Democracies Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance in a prepared testimony delivered
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On Wednesday and Thursday, Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) tumbled nearly 14% (from $ 7,380 to $ 6,410) on news that Goldman Sachs would be pulling out of plans to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk. However, an artificial intelligence (AI) software firm finds suspicious activity that may (or may not) signal market manipulation or insider trading.
The questionable trade involves a 10,000 BTC ($ 74 million USD) short-sell position right before the Wall Street bank’s announcement, which led to sharp decline in crypto prices.
Chris Larsen, the renowned angel investor and the co-founder of Ripple has recently spoken out about the future of the blockchain and the ‘profound effect’ it will have on the world once it’s ready to hit the mainstream.
Okay, of course he’s going to be optimistic about blockchain technology, this isn’t the big news here. Rather, this is more a sign of what could be to come for the Ripple project. It’s evident, through Larsen’s words that Ripple are going to be concentrating on improving their blockchain, ready for mainstream adoption.
The Zuckerbergs, made famous by Mark, Mark Zuckerberg the founder and owner of Facebook. Now we know Mark himself does have an interest in cryptocurrencies, and, also wants to start exploring blockchain technologies within Facebook specifically, however it is his sister, Randi Zuckerberg, who is spearheading a new career within the cryptosphere.
As a prolific figure at Facebook, (Randi) Zuckerberg has a wealth of experience that will indeed compliment the crypto industry. Randi is now set to join cryptocurrency exchange giants, Huobi, in a move that will see Randi work alongside the Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committee.
Whilst it seems frustrating that the SEC keep rejecting these Bitcoin ETF proposals as its pulling the markets down, we need to see this as a part of a bigger picture. Overall, it’s not entirely a bad thing as perhaps the SECs decisions are evidence that the markets aren’t ready for a Bitcoin ETF yet anyway. Surely, it’s better to take time with these things in order to get them right first time, instead of rushing into an approval?
Elizabeth White, CEO of the White Company, will be asking the hard hitting questions that you actually want answers to. White connects the world of global payments for consumers and merchants, providing real world solutions for the cryptocurrency community. In her new, weekly column “Ask The Expert,” White will ask your questions, as well as some of her own, to the most prominent figures and forces in the crypto community, offering readers all the insight and answers they desire.
The argument over whether XRP is a security remains a popular debate in the cryptocurrency industry. Now, one expert is saying that XRP isn’t even a “real cryptocurrency.” Meanwhile, the SEC has yet to issue any official word of whether or not it considers XRP to be a security.
Major Players Shying Away from XRP
Coinbase recently announced that it was considering adding five more tokens to its catalog of supported cryptocurrencies. Stellar Lumens is one of the prospective tokens that the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange platform is looking to add. Many market observers are aware of the rivalry between Ripple and Stellar.
Former Obama administration financial regulator Gary Gensler believes cryptocurrencies such as ether and ripple appear as unregistered securities, and in current violation of the law. His comments carry considerable weight in the broader financial community. They also come after venture capitalists and lawyers invested in ether projects met secretly with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to head off such regulation. Spokespeople for both coins insist they’re not securities.
As tax day rapidly approaches, there’s no lack of uncertainty amongst tax professionals regarding cryptocurrency investors purchasing digital assets through foreign exchanges. Regardless of the government’s seemingly straightforward legislative position, ambiguity continues to riddle the field when in-depth analysis is made.
What Does the Law Say?
The IRS has clearly outlined that transacting with cryptocurrency is treated the same as transacting with property and, consequently, taxes on capital gains are to be paid at the standard rate. The taxman has already issued a warning against tax evasion but experts remain uncertain about the way foreign accounts and cryptocurrency exchanges correlate.
Repu, the smart reputation management project, is pleased to welcome the ICO investor and entrepreneur in their Advisory board
REPU, the rating and feedback platform based on decentralized blockchain technology, is expanding its advisory board by welcoming LDJ Capital Chairman David Drake into their team. David will steer Repu on a number of significant issues such as international business development and investor relations.
Incredible Knowledge and Understanding
David Drake is the highly qualified advisor founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a family office , that has more than 50 global directors that maintain relations with institutions and family offices with access to over a trillion worth of assets.
Alex Momot, CEO of Remme.io and one of the top crypto experts in Eastern Europe, became an advisor at TruePlay.io – an innovative blockchain-based platform for gambling projects.
A Board Member of the Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine for the last three years, Mr. Momot has been in the Bitcoin mining business since 2015. With over ten years of IT-experience, Mr. Momot has been working in the blockchain industry since 2013. In 2014 Alex ran BitX, a start up that allowed people to pay for telecom and other everyday usage services in bitcoins. Besides serving as the CEO of Remme.io, he is the BDM of Hotmine.io – a popular mining hardware store that’s focused on utilizing the thermal energy produced by mining to heat office and living spaces.