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The Ledger: Bitcoin Predictions, Tim Draper, Elon Musk Crypto Ads

Two-thirds of The Ledger team—including me and Robert Hackett—were in Lisbon, Portugal last week for the massive Web Summit conference, where we spent much of our time talking blockchain and fintech (in between samplings of the city’s delicious egg tarts, pasteis de nata). I had the opportunity to interview two people who made some of […]

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Crucial Vote Pushes Marshall Islands Closer to a National Cryptocurrency

The president of the Marshall Islands survived a no-confidence vote after senators derided her plan to launch a national cryptocurrency. The nation is moving forward with the endeavor despite criticism from the IMF. Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine looks to have a clear mandate to keep pushing forward with her proposed state-backed cryptocurrency after navigating […]

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Cryptocurrency Miners Vanish in Sweden, Leaving Big Electricity Bill

The Swedish county of Norrbotten has seen the failure of not one, but two recent cryptocurrency mining initiatives. The companies involved have simply disappeared leaving only unpaid bills in their wake. Above the Arctic Circle, Sweden The most northerly Swedish county, over half of Norrbotten’s area lies within the arctic circle. Cool conditions for mining cryptocurrency, […]

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Korean Exchange Terminating After Regulator Crackdown

Exchanges Cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex has announced that it is terminating all services after South Korea’s financial authorities started cracking down on unauthorized crypto funds. The exchange is asking its customers to withdraw their cryptocurrencies before the end-of-service date. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Terminating Services and Fund Zeniex, an exchange launched in […]

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Don’t Worry Vitalik, Captain Kirk Has Ethereum’s Back

William Shatner defended Vitalik Buterin against ‘literal scammer’ claims on Twitter this week. The USSS Enterprise’s very own James T Kirk appears to have found a deep love of Ethereum. Vitalik Not a Star Wars Fan? It would appear one of the best ways is simply to say that there is a rumor. You can even admit […]

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Which Cryptocurrency Will Ignite the Next Crypto Market Explosion?

The stage seems to be set for a dramatic cryptocurrency price surge, like the one we experienced in 2017. However, Bitcoin, the world’s largest digital currency, might not be the one triggering the explosion this time. What’s Next for the Cryptocurrency Market? This year has been horrendous for the crypto market. Some digital currencies have […]

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Young Man Waterboarded and Waxed by ‘Friends’ Who Wanted His Crypto-Wallet Password

A main rule of crypto ought to be ‘don’t tell your friends you have crypto.’ One man violated this unspoken rule and paid a rather gruesome price. The Kid Is an Easy Mark… After a boozy night out on the town, a group of well-heeled young whippersnappers decided to honor to the fraternal code of friendship […]

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Korean Lawyers Lobby Government to Pass Several Cryptocurrency Laws

Regulation The Korean Bar Association, whose membership is mandatory for all lawyers in the country, has campaigned publicly for the government to pass a number of cryptocurrency-related laws. The group specifically proposes regulation for crypto exchanges, initial coin offerings, domestic and foreign crypto transactions, and cryptocurrency funds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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The Ledger: Crypto Consolidation, St. Vitalik, Interest Bites Bitcoin

In today’s cryptocurrency landscape, it’s striking how many companies offer the same services. There are numerous exchanges, multiple wallet providers and, heck, there’s even a glut of crypto media outlets. When times are good—think $20,000 Bitcoin—such plenty isn’t a problem. The pie gets bigger, customers pour in and everyone grabs a piece of the market. […]

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