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Chairmen of SEC and CFTC Co-Author Article on Crypto Regulations

Regulation Jay Clayton, the chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and J. Christopher Giancarlo, the chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), have co-authored an opinion piece recently published by The Wall Street Journal. The article outlines a number of perceived problems facing the cryptocurrency sphere from the […]

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Wealthy Americans have the most student debt and how much Rosie the Riveter would have earned today

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! We have made it to the middle of the week. Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance Wealthy Americans hold the most student debt It’s because they tend to go farther in school. What Rosie the Riveter would make today Naomi Parker Fraley’s likeness became a feminist […]

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Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid”

Featured The drama from Tezos just keeps coming. A top attorney in the cryptocurrency space, once involved with setting up the Tezos Foundation, has issued sharp cautionary notes for those who wish to dabble within the burgeoning initial coin offering (ICO) market.  Also read: Samourai Wallet Introduces Bitcoin via SMS Text Message for Censorship Resistance Swiss […]

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Government shutdown could delay tax refunds and is Amazon Prime still worth it after the monthly price hike?

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are your top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance Why we have trouble kissing bad relationships and investments goodbye The sunk cost fallacy extends from public transport and relationships to stocks student debt. Millions of Americans are one pay check away from the street As income stagnates, millions of […]

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Blockexplorer.com Declares a Preference for Bitcoin Cash Over “Blockstream Fork”

Announcements Blockexplorer.com has announced that it will henceforth refer to Bitcoin Cash as Bitcoin only and the “Blockstream fork of bitcoin” as Bitcoin Legacy.  Also Read: Michael Novogratz $400 Million Bet: Form Giant Crypto Merchant Bank An Evolutionary Dead End Blockexplorer.com, which provides detailed information about bitcoin blocks, addresses, and transactions, will be supporting Bitcoin Cash […]

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Confusion Grows Surrounding Official Chinese Position Regarding Bitcoin Mining

Mining In recent days a number of conflicting reports have surfaced pertaining to the stance of China’s government with regards to bitcoin mining. Last week, Bloomberg reported that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) had met to discuss curbing mining operations in China, whilst Chinese media reports denied such – however, it has since emerged […]

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Economist James K. Galbraith isn’t celebrating Dow 25,000

Pardon James Galbraith if he sits out the celebration of Dow 25,000. University of Texas economist Galbraith, the son of the famous Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith, believes mainstream economists and the Federal Reserve are too wedded to old ideas to see what is really going on in the economy. Specifically, Galbraith is worried that […]

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US Government to Sell Bitcoin Seized from Dark Web Dealer

Featured The US government has been approved by a federal judge in Utah to sell 513 Bitcoin and 512 Bitcoin Cash seized from an investigation involving Aaron Michael Shamo, a dark web dealer. Also Read: Bitfury as Big Brother: Mining Company Tracks Bitcoiners 513 Bitcoin and 512 Bitcoin Cash The U.S government is expected to sell […]

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United States of Bitcoin: Illinois Gives Crypto Love While Other States Hate

Featured The United States continues to divide over the issue of cryptocurrency generally and bitcoin in particular. Idaho and Alaska issued crypto investment warnings, while Iowa’s Insurance Division cautions against the digital asset’s “high risk,” and Utah announces “scam” scares. Illinois bucks the worrywarts, however, and is instead crafting legislation that would welcome crypto businesses […]

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Bitconnect Slapped with Securities Emergency Cease and Desist Order

Featured On Thursday the Texas Securities Commissioner (TSC) signed an Emergency Cease and Desist Order to stop Bitconnect from operating. The mysterious company is a popular bitcoin lending platform with a 4.1 billion USD market capitalization, and is long accused of being a scam. Also read: African Central Banks Told to Ditch Dollar and Buy […]

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