Let’s Talk Bitcoin: Authority in a Decentralized System

On the most recent episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin!, the hosts discuss the now-defunct Bitcoin Alert system, devised by Satoshi himself. A rarity in the podcast space, this episode’s exploration involved no guest appearances, instead relying on the wealth of experience that Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Andreas Antonopoulos had already picked […]

Brazil’s Largest Independent Broker Is Launching a Crypto Exchange – CoinDesk

The parent company of Brazil’s largest independent broker is setting up a cryptocurrency exchange, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Grupo XP, which owns brokerage firm XP Investimentos, plans to launch the platform in the “coming months,” the news source said, adding it will support trading in bitcoin and ethereum. However, despite the notable move, the firm seems […]

Petro Coin | Beginning Global Trade in Venezuela Come October

Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, just made a bold statement regarding his oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro Coin. The Petro Coin Maduro appeared on the national VTV channel today and delivered a speech about his country’s latest economic issues. According to VTV’s official website, Maduro said: “The Petro enters the street, as a currency of exchange, purchase […]

Ripple (XRP) Temporary Passes Ethereum (ETH) | But Not for Long

Ripple (XRP) just passed Ethereum (ETH) this morning to take the second-largest cryptocurrency spot. Except, a few hours later Ethereum enthusiasts shot back and Ethereum re-gained its #2 spot. Ripple (XRP) Comeback XRP is among the group of worst performing cryptocurrencies this year, but it seems to be making a comeback. In the summer, it […]

Report Finds Cryptojacking Instances Jumped 400% In A Year – CoinDesk

Instances of cryptojacking malware have jumped more than 400 percent since last year, a new report finds. A collaborative group of cybersecurity researchers called the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) published the report Wednesday, detailing the various and repercussions from cryptojacking – the illicit practice of hijacking a user’s computer to mine cryptocurrencies. Most notably, CTA […]

Novogratz Says Crypto Market Showing ‘Classic Bottom’ – CoinDesk

Michael Novogratz, the founder of the cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital, believes the market has hit a bottom. The market is experiencing “seller fatigue,” Novogratz contended while speaking at Yahoo Finance’s second annual All Markets Summit on Thursday, and added further that bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, is now on the upswing. […]