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Crypto, Autonomy, and the Jedi: Using Jedi Principles to Understand Crypto

Crypto is all about autonomy — financial autonomy. For the individual, it fundamentally comes down to financial literacy, something that is not widely taught in public schools. The Powers That Be would prefer us to be dependent on them for our financial well-being, but the promise of crypto gives us another option. To understand the… Read more

John McAfee And Skycoin (SKY): Guns, Drugs, Steaks, Booze, Tattoos, and an Unconscious Dev Team

John McAfee and Skycoin (SKY) have a spectacularly strange relationship. Skycoin (SKY) is unique since it uses the Obelisk consensus algorithm instead of PoW or PoS. It also has native CoinJoin for highly anonymous transactions as well as built-in torrenting style peer to peer downloads via Aether, on-chain storage, built-in on-chain messaging via Skywire and… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: $3,200 Crucial Support Line

There is mounting technical evidence that the $3,200 – $3,300 level in Bitcoin (BTC) is a major pivot point. If Bitcoin (BTC) holds $3,200, that could lead to stability. We do not expect that, but it is possible. On the other hand, if Bitcoin (BTC) falls below $3,200, that could lead to a move to… Read more

Robinhood Takes Another Swipe at Legacy Banking, Offers Checking and Savings Accounts

Robinhood is taking on the legacy banking system in much the same way that Bitcoin has taken on the world financial system. In keeping with its tradition of commission-free trading, Robinhood Markets Inc. took a step toward disrupting the legacy banking system and launched a zero fee checking and savings accounts for users. After initially… Read more

Razer: Crypto Mining Software or Cash Grab?

Razer Inc. is a globally recognized brand that manufactures gaming hardware, but recently, it is trying a new business model — mining cryptocurrency. Except for one thing, Razer wants you to mine it for them. This week Razer introduced the desktop app Razer SoftMiner, which enlists the user’s GPU to mine cryptocurrency when their computer… Read more

Coinbase, Binance, and Kraken Show the Real Value of Digital Assets

The 2018 cryptocurrency market has rattled many of even the firmest proponents of digital assets. While we have seen the market for digital assets shed over 80 percent of its value, certain cryptocurrency companies have seen their valuation increase. Can the valuations being placed on companies like Coinbase, Binance, and Kraken by savvy investors tell… Read more

Highly Centralized Ripple (XRP) a Contagion not a Cryptocurrency

The War On Shitcoins Episode 5: Ripple (XRP). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to their being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or in general just being worthless copies of other cryptocurrencies. There are thousands of shitcoins… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Price Could be Headed for Low $3,000’s or Worse

Fibonacci Angles Bitcoin (BTC) has currently failed at resistance near $3,361 and now appears ready to head for levels like $3,125 or perhaps $3,000. Bitcoin (BTC) has been very responsive to analysis methods that use angles to find levels where big trends will stop and start. 200-day Moving Average The 200-day moving average can help… Read more
Name Current Price 24h %
Bitcoin $3,265.89 +0.62%
Ethereum $85.73 +0.56%
Monero $39.43 -0.53%
Litecoin $25.91 +5.69%


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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: $3,200 Crucial Support Line

There is mounting technical evidence that the $3,200 - $3,300 level in Bitcoin (BTC) is a major pivot point. If Bitcoin (BTC) holds $3,200, that could lead to stability. We do not expect that, but it is possible. On the…

Coinbase, Binance, and Kraken Show the Real Value of Digital Assets

The 2018 cryptocurrency market has rattled many of even the firmest proponents of digital assets. While we have seen the market for digital assets shed over 80 percent of its value, certain cryptocurrency companies have seen their valuation increase. Can…
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Price Could be Headed for Low $3,000’s or Worse
Fibonacci Angles Bitcoin (BTC) has currently failed at resistance near $3,361 and now appears ready to head for levels like $3,125 or perhaps $3,000. Bitcoin (BTC) has been very responsive…
Indicators Ahead of European Central Bank and Fed: Overstock (OSTK), Galaxy Digital (GLXY), ICE, Dollar Index (UUP)
Crypto may be subject to some forces in the macroeconomic world in the coming days. On Dec. 13, the European Central Bank (ECB) will meet to discuss interest rates. Given…

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Constantinople Hard Fork Could Spell Doomsday for Ethereum
The crypto space is still getting over the Bitcoin Cash fork, which led to the formation of Bitcoin SV along…
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New Developments in Side-chain Technologies by Cardano Development Team, IOHK
IOHK, the technology company that developed Cardano, has produced a paper detailing their work on a new proof-of-work sidechain. The…

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Ledger and Blockchain Announce New Blockchain Lockbox Hardware Wallet

Cold-storage wallet manufacturer Ledger announced today a new hardware partnership with Blockchain, a Luxembourg-based cryptocurrency software company. The partnership will come in the form of a new hardware wallet, dubbed the Blockchain Lockbox, a specially-branded Ledger Nano S combined with Blockchain’s software capabilities. Blockchain, formerly known as Blockchain.info, is one of the oldest software wallet…
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Polymath (POLY) Countering China’s Stance on Security Token Offerings (STOs)

On Dec. 9, the South China Morning Post published an article reporting that Pan Gongsheng, a deputy director of the People’s Bank of China — the Chinese equivalent of the Fed — had some negative comments regarding securities token offerings…

SEC Delays Approval of The VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF Despite Strong Public Support

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again pushed off its decision on the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Many Bitcoin ETF applications have been reviewed by the SEC, but its tendency is to delay making a…
Crypto Visionary Erik Voorhees and Salt Lending Under Investigation by SEC Over ICO Offering
Erik Voorhees, a long time crypto industry innovator, is once again under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to The Wall Street Journal. As a former…
French Parliament Makes Moves to Lower Bitcoin Tax
Longtime bitcoin users are familiar with the difficulties that arise when tax season approaches. While many countries have hefty taxes on cryptocurrencies and their capital gains, France has set the…

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Crypto, Autonomy, and the Jedi: Using Jedi Principles to Understand Crypto

Crypto is all about autonomy — financial autonomy. For the individual, it fundamentally comes down to financial literacy, something that is not widely taught in public schools. The Powers That Be would prefer us to be dependent on them for our financial well-being, but the promise of crypto gives us another option. To understand the…
John McAfee And Skycoin (SKY): Guns, Drugs, Steaks, Booze, Tattoos, and an Unconscious Dev Team
John McAfee and Skycoin (SKY) have a spectacularly strange relationship. Skycoin (SKY) is unique since it uses the Obelisk consensus algorithm instead of PoW or PoS. It also has native…
Highly Centralized Ripple (XRP) a Contagion not a Cryptocurrency
The War On Shitcoins Episode 5: Ripple (XRP). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due…
DafuqCoin (DFQ): The Coin That Emptied Crypto Wallets and Killed Mining Pools and an Exchange
The War On Shitcoins Episode 4: DafuqCoin. The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to…