Bernie Sanders is Running for President. He’s the Only One Who Can Beat Trump

Bernie Sanders has officially launched his presidential campaign for 2020. The 77-year-old is now the Democratic front-runner and the only candidate who can realistically beat Donald Trump. Not only is he the most popular Senator in the country, but recent polls also show he would pip Donald Trump in a hypothetical election.  Beating Donald Trump …

A Huge EU Bank Just Ruthlessly Froze People’s Accounts. It Would Never Happen With Bitcoin

Spain’s second-largest bank, BBVA, has aggressively frozen up to 5,000 accounts without warning. Many of the accounts belonged to Chinese clients, leading to cries of racism. The bank, however, claims it was acting on Spanish anti-money laundering rules. Spain’s second-largest bank has apologized after hundreds of Chinese customers accused the group of racism for freezing …

Why This Andreas Antonopoulos Talk Should Go Down as 2019’s ‘State of the Crypto Industry’ Address

In this concise overview of the cryptocurrency industry’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, renowned crypto expert Andreas Antonopoulos explains what’s going on the world that makes Bitcoin such a relevant and powerful force. The State of the Crypto Industry in 2019 The most important feature of Bitcoin is its neutrality, and the rest of the …

How the World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Helped Usher in the Dawn of a Currency Revolution

The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, is flush with massive profits from its operations in 2018, estimated from buybacks of its BNB token to total $446 million. Although Bitcoin is trading at a loss over the last 12 months, transaction volume has been steadily increasing over the last year, so Binance has been busy. “To …

Why Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Need to Stop the Billionaire Bashing

In a Thursday interview on CNBC show Mad Money with Jim Kramer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren came out swinging against billionaires, saying: “You know that top one-tenth of 1 percent this year, taxes all in, they’re gonna pay about 3.2 percent of their total worth in taxes to help keep everything running around here. You know …

Is Tether Trying to Price Itself out of the Stablecoin Wars?

Bitfinex recently moved toward “Tether neutrality,” breaking its special bond with Tether (wherein it was the most reliable way to redeem USDT for USD) and in turn, Tether, with nearly $2 billion it outstanding units, had to re-establish direct redemption for USDT holders to USD. Those still wanting to use the Bitfinex method will have …

Opinion: The State of Ethereum

On my latest couple of articles I’ve been kind of focused on Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain. I discussed the lightning network, why I see Bitcoin as the King of Kings and, of course, why so many people mistake blockchain for DLTs. It’s time to take these articles one step further and look …

Op-Ed: Crypto-Security – the Good, the Bad, and the McAfee

If you’ve been following the news over the past few days then you might have noticed CCN’s coverage on reported acquisition of unauthorised hacker access to the recently released Bitfi hardware wallet, created by controversial cybersecurity veteran John McAfee (ex-McAfee Associates, Cloak Phone). Whilst the Bitfi security saga has gained widespread media attention, largely due …