Bitcoin Mining: Three Reasons Why Energy Consumption Rhetoric Is Pure Nonsense

When they aren’t bashing Bitcoin as a bubble, nocoiners can usually be found trying desperately to prove how the activities of miners will bring about the end of the world. Here are three reasons why the energy consumption rhetoric is utter garbage. The Global Energy Misconception The pseudo-environmentalist brigade will have you believe that Bitcoin …

China Threatens Overseas Tax Havens, Will Investors Flock to Crypto

Since early 2018, the government of China has tightened policies targeting millionaire investors in the country holding their wealth overseas to avoid large taxes, and it may lead local investors to alternative assets like crypto. Chinese investors rely on the Swiss offshore banking industry, Hong Kong real estate market, and foreign stock markets to hoard …

What’s Causing 2% Bitcoin Premium on Bitfinex? Possibility of Arbitrage

On Bitfinex, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin is being traded with a 2 percent premium based on the current price of $6,285. As BitMEX Research revealed, the premium of Bitcoin on Bitfinex continued to increase throughout the past week, during a period in which Tether (USDT) started to demonstrate a decline in price. Currently, on …

Cryptocurrency Fueling a New Future for Ukraine

In Ukraine, a county bearing the brunt of rampant corruption and still trying to find its footing after a revolution, a growing number of citizens are turning to cryptocurrencies to get back on their feet. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, many Ukrainians watched in dismay as much of the area’s wealth …

“Dr Doom” Nouriel Roubini Calls Crypto a “Stinking Cesspool,” Fails to Grasp Its Value

New York University Economist Nouriel Roubini has once again attacked cryptocurrency and its supporters. The man known as “Dr Doom” for his bearish market commentaries went as far as to call the financial innovation a “stinking cesspool” in a series of tweets late last night. Apparently Roubini Didn’t Attack Crypto Enough in the Senate… One …

SEC Obtains Emergency Court Order to Halt Questionable ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained an emergency court order issuing the stoppage of a recently planned initial coin offering (ICO) by Blockvest LLC and its founder Reginald Buddy Ringgold III, who falsely advertised that the token sale was approved by the SEC. According to the SEC, Blockvest has repeatedly violated both …

Crypto Billionaires Among China’s Wealthiest, Despite Bear Market

There is no question that the entire cryptocurrency sector is in a bear market, with many cryptocurrencies losing over 50% of their value.  However, this certainly hasn’t prevented individuals from becoming very wealthy through cryptocurrency-related ventures.  Specifically, despite the decrease in market capitalizations of various cryptocurrencies, several Chinese businessmen have landed onto a list of …

Coinbase Pro Adds 0x (ZRX) Token Ahead of Mass Rollout

US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase confirmed it would open trading for decentralized Ethereum token trading platform 0x’s native ZRX token on Coinbase Pro. Coinbase Opens ZRX Deposits In a blog post and tweet, officials revealed ZRX would fast go live on the Coinbase Pro professional trader platform, with Coinbase.com and apps to follow …