Dow Erases Big Gains as Clock Ticks on Government Shutdown, US-China Trade Negotiations

The U.S. stock market traded mixed-to-lower on Monday, as the Dow and other major indexes gave back gains amid high-stakes trade negotiations between the United States and China. DOW SWINGS LOWER The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened 136 points higher on Monday and was up by as much as 190 points through the early morning. …

How This ‘Crypto Wikipedia’ is Using GIS Mapping Data to Verify Crowdsourced Contributions

Everipedia, the crypto community’s answer to Wikipedia (which has all the articles Wikipedia had at the time of the fork in 2017), will be using geospatial blockchain technology provided by XYO to verify the validity of point-of-interest information on the decentralized encyclopedia. Everipedia Co-Founder Theodor Forselius The decentralized Wikipedia alternative has an incentive structure using …

Every Big Macro Fund Should Hold At Least 1% in Bitcoin: Billionaire Investor

In the last 48 hours, the Bitcoin price recovered beyond the crucial $3,500 support level and avoided a further drop below $3,000. The valuation of the cryptocurrency market increased from $110 billion to $120 billion, by just over $10 billion. Source: CoinMarketCap.com Following the strong corrective rally of Bitcoin, billionaire investor Mike Novogratz stated that …

Free Money for Everyone Sounds Great, But Finland Proves Basic Income is a Bust

Universal basic income experiments and other plans that seek to distribute free money seem wonderful considering so many people struggle to make ends meet because of their limited incomes. In the U.S., many legislators have called for federal and or/state governments to trial these economic policies. One recent proposal actually calls for people to receive …

Cryptocurrency is ‘Honestly Useless’: Harvard Cryptographer

Cryptocurrency is useless to anyone other than nefarious groups or individuals trying to move money without being noticed by the government. This is apparently the cutting-edge opinion of Harvard University cryptographer and technology researcher Bruce Schneier. Citing a series of regularly discredited and debunked talking points, Schneier believes that the aims of Bitcoin according to …

South Korea’s Top Crypto Exchange Launches OTC, is There Real Demand From Institutions?

Bithumb, South Korea’s largest Bitcoin exchange by trading volume, has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform that will allow deep-pocketed traders to exchange crypto assets off the books. In an official announcement, Bithumb Global Limited, a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of the South Korean exchange, said that it will cater services to institutional clients under the …

Hopeful US SEC Chief Says Approval Only a Matter of Time

A Bitcoin ETF is on its way – really. This according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner who thinks a Bitcoin ETF will eventually become a reality. Commissioner Robert J Jackson Jr. expressed optimism about a Bitcoin ETF being on the horizon during an interview with Congressional Quarterly. It wasn’t slated to be made …

Facebook’s Crypto Shopping Spree Isn’t Over Yet. Here’s Who Else They Might Acquire.

Facebook’s crypto ambitions are reportedly not limited to its acquisition of blockchain startup Chainspace, according to The Information. Facebook Has Met with at Least Three More Crypto Startups Citing unnamed sources, the publication said Facebook has been eyeing several blockchain startups with a view of making acquisitions. Some of these firms include Algorand, Basis and …

$275 Million ZCash’s Fix of Deadly ‘Infinite Counterfeit’ Vulnerability Earns Praise from Edward Snowden

According to a disclosure made Tuesday by the development team behind ZCash, the most highly capitalized privacy-focused cryptocurrency (with a market cap in excess of $270M at the time of publication), has secretly fixed a critical security flaw in ZCash’s design, which was discovered by ZCash cryptographer, Ariel Gabizon, about a year ago. Last March …