Economic Instability Surrounding January 31 Brexit Could Generate Bitcoin Buying Pressure

January 16, 2020  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Brexit is finally happening after years of political battles and controversy. The United Kingdom’s House of Commons has approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, and now the bill will head to the House of Lords for final approval, which should happen in coming weeks. Ultimately, Brexit is expected to occur on Jan. 31. In… Read more

Binance Raising Millions Of Dollars Of Crypto To Help Victims Of Australian Bushfires

January 8, 2020  /  by Crypto.IQ
Binance has announced that they are donating $1 million of Binance Coins (BNB) to help victims of the Australian bushfires, in addition to crowdfunding another $1 million of donations on the Binance Charity platform. The 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season has been one of the most intense in history, with over 26 million acres burned so… Read more

Telegram Obfuscates $1.7 Billion ICO Paper Trail Despite SEC Demands

January 3, 2020  /  by Crypto.IQ
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Telegram have been in a heated battle following the $1.7 billion Telegram initial coin offering (ICO). Now Telegram is refusing to turn over financial documents pertaining to the money from the ICO despite SEC demands. Essentially, Telegram allowed United States investors without registering with the SEC,… Read more

Ethereum Hard Fork Coming New Years Day at Block 9.2 Million, Difficulty Bomb Will Be Delayed by Approximately Two Years

December 26, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The Ethereum (ETH) developers have finally announced the exact date of the Muir Glacier hard fork, which will occur on New Years Day 2020 at block 9.2 million. The sole purpose of the Muir Glacier hard fork is to delay the difficulty bomb by 4 million blocks, which is nearly two years. As explained in-depth… Read more

YouTube Censoring Crypto-Related Videos

December 24, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
YouTube, the most popular social media website for videos, is apparently censoring cryptocurrency-related content. Without any warning, crypto videos from the popular content creators Chris Dunn, Crypto Tips, The Cryptoverse, and Node Investor have been removed. Even worse, those content creators received a one-week ban and a stern warning that if they continue to produce… Read more

Coinbase To Shutdown, Will Focus On Expanding Coinbase Earn

December 23, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Coinbase has announced that it will be shutting down, with Earn users being required to withdraw funds by February 20. Indeed, the Earn website is essentially gone already, and now only displays a redirect to Coinbase Earn, although registered users can still login. Earn was originally a platform where experts could earn crypto by… Read more

Iran’s President Thinks A Muslim Cryptocurrency Could Solve Their Problems, But The Reality Is It Would Not Make A Difference

December 20, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is calling for Muslim nations to create their own financial payments network, including a Muslim cryptocurrency. Rouhani believes this is a solution to Iran’s problems, but it is not. Iran is going through a hyperinflation crisis, with the Iranian Rial (IRR) losing most of its value relative to the USD. This… Read more

The Fed Is Printing Another $500 Billion to Prevent a Year-end Liquidity Crisis, After Printing $350 Billion Since August, Showing How Shaky the Economy Really Is

December 19, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Zoltan Pozsar laid the groundwork for the modern repo market, which is an overnight market used by banks to borrow and lend liquidity. Pozsar also played a key role in the response to the Great Recession of 2008. Just over a week ago, Pozsar predicted that an extreme liquidity crisis would take place due to… Read more

Circle Sells Its OTC Trading Desk To Kraken, Will Focus On USD Coin (USDC) Going Forward

December 18, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Kraken, which is a top 5 exchange with liquidity in excess of $20 million according to CoinMarketCap, has acquired the Circle Trade over the counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading desk. Kraken says they will improve the OTC desk via deeper liquidity, a bigger variety of global trading partners, and better tools. Apparently, this sale happened because… Read more

Venezuela to Conduct Possibly the First Official Government Cryptocurrency Airdrop for the Holiday Season

December 17, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that public workers, retirees, and military personnel will be receiving 0.5 Petro each for the holiday season. This is possibly the first government backed cryptocurrency airdrop. 0.5 Petro is worth $30, which may not sound like a lot of money, but in Venezuela $30 is equivalent to the average… Read more
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