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SEC Announces Hub to Engage with New Financial Technologies

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission launched today a new strategic hub to engage with companies and organizations that use blockchain, artificial intelligence, and digital asset technologies. The Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) aims to triage disparate areas of regulatory concern in order to better serve regulators and businesses. According to… Read more

The Fidelity Crypto Bulldozer

This week’s announcement by Fidelity about the launch of an institutional trading platform for crypto seemed to get too little attention. Anything that can counteract the endless FUD is most certainly newsworthy even if it didn’t move crypto prices. In our view, this announcement is beyond a counter to FUD. It is a part of… Read more

Am I the Only One Who Has CAPTCHA Anxiety?

There’s already enough anxiety that comes with owning and using crypto. With every move we make and every account we sign into, we have some concerns. Will my transaction go through? Are my funds safe on that exchange? What if my wallet is hacked? But nowadays, I have anxiety about even signing in to my… Read more

51% For Nothing

The potential for 51% attacks has plagued cryptocurrencies since Bitcoin’s founding in 2009. There are plenty of different possible ways to attack a blockchain or cryptocurrency. The famed 51% attack is perhaps the best known. When a consortium of miners control more than 50% of a network’s mining hashrate, this opens the possibility to print… Read more

How to Identify Altcoin Bottoms and Trend Reversals

From 2000-2002, Amazon’s stock dropped 95%. Since then, the stock went on to rise over 35,000%. It is safe to say those who sold near the lows in 2002 are kicking themselves. Of course, not every altcoin is going to go on to be as world-changing as Amazon. It’s likely most of them won’t, to… Read more

Blockchain Pioneer Charlie Shrem Catches up with Morpheus.Network CEO Dan Weinberger

 On Thursday, Crypto.IQ’s Charlie Shrem talked to Dan Weinberger, co-founder & CEO of Morpheus.Network, about the exciting role blockchain and supply logistics will play in global trade. Weinberger was on his way to China to deliver a speech at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe conference about the Morpheus.Network blockchain-based logistics platform. If… Read more

Blockstream’s Liquid Launched

Blockstream’s Samson Mow announced the official launch of the Liquid Network in a blog post yesterday. The Bitcoin sidechain project, several years in the making, has actually been live since Sept. 27. It is designed to decrease transaction times to nearly instant for partner traders and exchanges. This allows for increased arbitrage opportunities, reduced balances… Read more

Deconstructing FUD: In the Crypto Universe, FUD Never Sleeps

In the doldrums of cryptocurrency markets, the FUDsters aren’t taking a break. No, in fact they are attacking every perceived weakness of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Today’s headline: ‘Dr. Doom’ warns Senate: ‘Cryptocurrency is the mother of all scams’ You’ll notice in this particular piece of FUD originated by Nouriel Roubini, an economist who teaches at… Read more
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The Fidelity Crypto Bulldozer

This week’s announcement by Fidelity about the launch of an institutional trading platform for crypto seemed to get too little attention. Anything that can counteract the endless FUD is most certainly newsworthy even if it didn’t move crypto prices. In…

How to Identify Altcoin Bottoms and Trend Reversals

From 2000-2002, Amazon’s stock dropped 95%. Since then, the stock went on to rise over 35,000%. It is safe to say those who sold near the lows in 2002 are kicking themselves. Of course, not every altcoin is going to…
Binance Delists Four Coins
Binance has announced the delisting of four coins from its platform: Bytecoin (BCN), ChatCoin (CHAT), Iconomi (ICN), and Triggers (TRIG). Following the announcement, each coin was down at least 30%…
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51% For Nothing
The potential for 51% attacks has plagued cryptocurrencies since Bitcoin's founding in 2009. There are plenty of different possible ways…
Blockchain Pioneer Charlie Shrem Catches up with Morpheus.Network CEO Dan Weinberger
 On Thursday, Crypto.IQ’s Charlie Shrem talked to Dan Weinberger, co-founder & CEO of Morpheus.Network, about the exciting role blockchain…
Blockstream's Liquid Launched
Blockstream's Samson Mow announced the official launch of the Liquid Network in a blog post yesterday. The Bitcoin sidechain project,…
Lightning Labs CEO Speaks About the Future of The Lightning Network
At a recent Bitcoin conference, CEO and Co-Founder of Lightning Labs, Elizabeth Stark, spoke about the future of the Lightning…

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8 Factor Authorization

Security is important in crypto. And it is even more important than in traditional financial services because we are responsible for our own security. But some of our current solutions and (hopefully temporary) compromises are getting old quickly. The idea of 2 Factor Authorization is perfectly understandable and temporarily acceptable. By using two different modes…
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SEC Announces Hub to Engage with New Financial Technologies

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission launched today a new strategic hub to engage with companies and organizations that use blockchain, artificial intelligence, and digital asset technologies. The Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) aims to triage…

SEC Fine Print: ETF Is Price Positive but May Not Align with Satoshi Vision

Recently, a law firm wrote a piece highlighting SEC enforcement actions against a crypto broker-dealer and hedge fund. The article is worth the trip to the printer, especially if you are following the SEC’s view on a BTC ETF. The…
A Response To Genesis Vision's Restriction of US Users
Genesis Vision announced this weekend that it will be restricting US users from accessing its asset management platform upon launch on Oct. 30. This preemptive decision protects Genesis Vision from…
Behind the Curtain of Poloniex Announcements
US-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex made announcements in recent days that clue us in about what may be going on behind the regulatory curtain. Yesterday's announcement by Poloniex that they are…

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Am I the Only One Who Has CAPTCHA Anxiety?

There's already enough anxiety that comes with owning and using crypto. With every move we make and every account we sign into, we have some concerns. Will my transaction go through? Are my funds safe on that exchange? What if my wallet is hacked? But nowadays, I have anxiety about even signing in to my…
Deconstructing FUD: In the Crypto Universe, FUD Never Sleeps
In the doldrums of cryptocurrency markets, the FUDsters aren’t taking a break. No, in fact they are attacking every perceived weakness of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Today’s headline: 'Dr. Doom' warns…
Add Murder to Maduro's Crimes
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Always Open Markets and Lightning Fast Events Create a Crypto Time Warp
After spending time working in crypto circles, it seems clear that how time flows in traditional markets seems terribly old fashioned. Time in the crypto universe operates at two levels.…