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Morgan Stanley Is Still Struggling to Understand Bitcoin

Like many late arrivals to cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley doesn’t quite know what to make of bitcoin. The investment bank understands money, unless that money is peer-to-peer digital cash, in which case it struggles. Its latest report into the cryptocurrency ecosystem reveals its shifting stance on bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin.com Store Now Offers Hundreds of Top-Branded Gift […]

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November 1, 2018 0

Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible Intervention

Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible InterventionVisa chief executive officer Alfred Kelly has said that cryptocurrencies are not a significant threat to his company’s electronic payments hegemony. He nevertheless indicated that the legacy financial intermediary may move into handling cryptocurrency if there is an incentive to do so. Also Read: Japan Approves Self-Regulation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Kelly: Cryptocurrency More a Commodity Than […]

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October 26, 2018 0

Sberbank CEO Sees Huge Potential for Cryptocurrency

Former Russian Economics Minister Sees "Huge" Potential for CryptoHerman Gref, the former Russian minister of economics and trade and the current CEO of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, recently articulated his expectation that cryptocurrency will have a profoundly transformative effect upon society in coming decades. Despite his longer-term outlook, Gref also expressed his belief that cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology still needs up to […]

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October 23, 2018 0

The Nakamoto Imperative: Why We Have to Build a Decentralist Culture

decentralistThe following opinion piece on building a decentralist culture was written by Max Borders, director of Social Evolution and author of The Social Singularity.  Some people have made good money buying and trading tokens. And on net, that’s a good thing. Whether you’re a trader or lucky hodler, you’re contributing to human progress. But it’s […]

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September 11, 2018 0

Turkish Bitcoin Volume Soars as Traders Flee the Lira

Turkish Bitcoin Volume Soars as Traders Flee the LiraTrading volume on Turkish cryptocurrency exchanges has soared over the last 24 hours as citizens have sought refuge from the weakened lira. Turkey’s national currency has faced a torrid time on a day when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of trying to “stab it in the back”. Trade volume on domestic exchange Btcturk […]

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August 13, 2018 0

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical ContextProfessor Robert Shiller, who received the 2013 Nobel prize in economics and is famous for the Case-Shiller Index, published an article on Monday talking about the way the allure of bitcoin fits previous attempts to reinvent money. Also Read:  Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics Historical Precedents The main question Shiller was trying to answer […]

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May 23, 2018 0

Mastercard “Very Happy” to Use Cryptocurrencies, Just Not Real Ones

Mastercard “Very Happy” to Use Cryptocurrencies, Just Not Real OnesWhen you are an entrenched player deep within a certain system, especially one as complex and inflexible as the banking industry, it can be hard to implement changes, even when there is a critical need to adapt to emerging technologies. If a company wants to appear as if it is keeping up with the times, […]

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March 19, 2018 0

Transaction Data Suggests a Crypto Recession Is Brewing

Transaction Data Suggests a Crypto Recession Is BrewingCharts can reveal a lot about crypto assets. Past performance and future indicators can be gleaned at a glance, but there’s also a lot more that can be ascertained. A study of several of the most popular blockchains, including bitcoin and ethereum, has shown transaction velocity to have reached its lowest in years. Cryptocurrency is […]

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March 2, 2018 0

‘Black Monday’ Shows Bitcoin Isn’t As ‘Dangerous’ As Regulators Claim

'Black Monday' Shows Bitcoin Isn't As 'Dangerous' As Regulators ClaimLooking at mainstream media headlines over the past few weeks shows a lot of columnists and pundits have declared that ‘bitcoin’s bubble has burst.’ They always claim that it’s much safer to invest in traditional investments like equities or the stock market while at the same time highlighting cryptocurrency’s volatile price swings. However, on Monday, […]

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February 6, 2018 0

The Bitcoin Price Equivalence Shows What “Cheap” Cryptocurrencies Are Really Worth

The Bitcoin Price Equivalence Shows What “Cheap” Cryptocurrencies Are Really WorthThere’s been a lot of talk lately about market capitalization and circulating supply. As sub-$1 altcoins have shot up in price, some new investors have been making noises about their anointed coin being worth more than bitcoin one day. What these new entrants fail to take into account is digital scarcity: the notion that assets […]

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January 9, 2018 0