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WednesdayJul 17, 2019 12:46 pm

The Wild West Crypto Show Ponders if Libra is for Real or Just Snake Oil

With all the hype surrounding Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, it’s hard to know what to believe. This week, hosts Drew Taylor and Brent Bates had Joerg Molt of the Satoshi School back on the show. The crypto crusader threw cold water on the Facebook venture, citing a letter from Congress that asks the social media giant to postpone launching Libra. Another familiar face on the show was Jonathan Keim, communications director of CryptoCurrencyWire, who beamed in from Monaco and later from Barcelona as he followed HODL RALLY across Europe. For news like this and updates of developments in the crypto…

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WednesdayJul 17, 2019 10:35 am

What is NIRP?

Negative interest rate policy is an unconventional monetary policy tool used by central banks in tough economic times to stimulate the economy. Central banks may turn to NIRP to stimulate the economy even further if ZIRP or the zero-interest policy did not work in an effective manner. A lack of growth calls for more stimulation and economists and central banks may prescribe a dose of NIRP to revitalize the economy. In a negative interest rate environment, the lender would receive less capital from the borrower. A recent post by the IMF states that in a proposed cashless system where depositors…

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TuesdayJul 16, 2019 1:24 pm

Popular ‘Blockchain Bootcamp’ Returns as Featured Event of Blockchain Futurist Conference

Untraceable’s Blockchain Futurist Conference, the largest and most high-profile blockchain event in Canada, brings back its popular Blockchain Bootcamp as a featured event of this premier conference, which returns to the Rebel Entertainment Complex and Cabana in Toronto, Ontario, Aug. 13-14. Providing a rundown of the most important details that blockchain enthusiasts need to know, Blockchain Bootcamp will cover everything from the basics of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to more advanced topics. An entire room at the conference will be dedicated to the bootcamp, with the central focuses being promotion of mass adoption and education for all. Whether attendees are…

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TuesdayJul 16, 2019 10:47 am

Bitpoint Recovers $2.3m, Only $28m More to Go

According to the local English language daily, The Mainchi, the crypto exchange Bitpoint has discovered a little more of the $32 million that was mucked last week. Bitpoint was initially attacked on July 12 with hackers netting about $23 million USD from funds belonging to customers while about $9.2 million belonged to the exchange itself. The report from The Mainchi went on to say that Bitpoint’s latest recovered funds were on overseas exchanges and that the amount, about 250 million yen/$2.3 million USD, along with that already recovered brings the loss down from 3.5 billion yen/$32 million USD, to about…

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MondayJul 15, 2019 1:57 pm

World Crypto Conference Invites You to Experience the Future Now

Include World Crypto Conference (WCC) on your agenda, and you’ll be in for a glimpse of how crypto technology is shaping the future. Scheduled for October 29-31, 2019, this conference experience is set to take over two levels of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It is the second annual blockchain and cryptocurrency technology conference in its series and will be the largest event of Vegas Blockchain Week 2019, which runs from October 25-31, 2019. The Cosmo, as The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is affectionately called, has room enough to accommodate the throng of executives and enthusiasts expected to attend WCC. The facility has four…

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MondayJul 15, 2019 12:54 pm

Litecoin and the Miami Dolphins

Are you ready for some football? As the National Football League hits their 100th season this year, the Litecoin Foundation was pleased to announce their partnership as the “official cryptocurrency of the Miami Dolphins” during the 2019 NFL season. What does this mean to football fans? This collaboration will tap into the cryptocurrency world and football fan base by allowing attendees to pay for the 50/50 raffle tickets with crypto, which supports the Miami Dolphins Foundation and its charitable causes. There has not been specifics on whether in-stadium purchases for food or souvenirs can be purchased with LTC, but this…

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FridayJul 12, 2019 1:39 pm

The Wild West Crypto Show Offers a Calm Approach to Analyzing Bitcoin’s Storminess

The Wild West Crypto Show hosts Drew Taylor and Brent Bates turned the focus of their particular brand of amusing cryptocurrency insights and chats toward bitcoin and its recent volatility in episode 67 of the popular market analysis forum, demonstrating the adage that the show must go on – even when Taylor is on the road to Florida. Regular features included perspectives on Bitcoin Ben’s activities, the news from the schoolhouse segment and insights into the market innovations driving crypto toward an asset class from CryptoCurrencyWire’s director of communications, Jonathan Keim. Keim made note of three headlines of potential significance…

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FridayJul 12, 2019 11:08 am

5 Bitcoin Weaknesses that need to be addressed

So you want to learn about bitcoin weaknesses? Let’s get started. Bitcoin is known as the world’s primary and leading cryptocurrency. When people think cryptocurrency, they think bitcoin first. The rise of bitcoin even helped to bring the value of the blockchain to the world. But even while being the world’s top cryptocurrency by market cap, Bitcoin comes with its fair share of weaknesses. Knowing about said weaknesses is important if you ever want to invest in the digital asset, especially if you want to do so with a large amount of money. What are the Most Apparent Weaknesses of…

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ThursdayJul 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Untraceable’s Blockchain Futurist Conference Set to Build Immersive Crypto-Enabled Society

Blockchain technology event organizer Untraceable is advancing the evolution of today’s increasingly mobile society with a network matrix that resourcefully undergirds its second annual Blockchain Futurist Conference, which will take place Aug. 13-14 in Toronto, Ontario (http://ccw.fm/59afB). The conference will take place at the Rebel Entertainment Complex & Cabana and will feature networking and deal-making opportunities, discussions about the trending opportunities of blockchain and emerging tech, exhibitor booths, and a little partying. CryptoCurrencyWire is sponsoring a contest giveaway that will grant free tickets to 11 lucky winners, giving them full access to the largest and most high-profile blockchain event in Canada (http://ccw.fm/R1r8o).…

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ThursdayJul 11, 2019 9:56 am

Facebook’s Libra vs Telegram’s TON

Telegram and Facebook are two social media giants that have announced their cryptocurrencies in the past year. These two are arguably the most popular blockchain projects in the industry at the moment. Telegram’s coin TON and Facebook’s Libra are indeed promising, and in this article we dive into a comparison between the two. We take into account the history of their creation, public opinion and key features. What is TON? Telegram Foundation announced their token, Telegram Open Network (TON) in early 2018 and shared more info on the ICO a few weeks from the announcement. The ICO intended to raise…

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