Bitcoin Is Trading Surprisingly Well After Another Round Of SEC Rejections

August 23, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
We’re looking at two stories today that relate to the price of Bitcoin. The first is the SEC’s denial Wednesday of nine applications for Bitcoin ETFs (see our first story in today’s digest for more detailed analysis of the decision). The other is the surprising and short lived jump in price that many are saying… Read more

Why the Latest Bitcoin ETFs were Rejected

August 23, 2018  /  by Jackson Rickun
On Wednesday, the SEC published three orders all disapproving Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals from GraniteShares, Direxion, and ProShares. An ETF is a security that represents a commodity, bond, or basket of assets that consumers can trade like a common stock on an open exchange. The orders, which all use similar language and reasons for… Read more

Venezuela’s massive currency devaluation is a ‘scam’ — and does ‘nothing’ to ease its economic crisis, analysts say

August 20, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Venezuelans had a rough weekend, with their government devaluing the Bolivar by 95 percent and issuing a new currency that is tied to the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency. This is an old game, versions of which have been played since the inception of fiat money. It’s a game that is designed to steal from a populace.… Read more

Blockchain Authoritarianism: The Regime In Iran Goes Crypto

August 16, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Iran has taken the next step toward thumbing its nose at international sanctions. The repressive regime is in the early stages of creating its own cryptocurrency. Unlike in other countries where governments don’t seem in any rush to foster crypto adoption and there is no threat of looming international sanctions, Iran’s central bank is helping… Read more

NEO is Probably a Security – That’s Why We Removed it From Our Portfolio

August 2, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
In light of the upcoming SEC regulation of cryptocurrencies, NEO came up on our radar as a problem. We swept through our portfolio to see if there was anything at risk of falling under the SEC definition of security. We wanted to reduce our portfolio risk by removing coins we believe will be a problem… Read more

5 Tips for a Profitable Altcoin Season

July 10, 2018  /  by Charlie Shrem
1. Buy the Dips As prices break upwards out of their accumulation bottoms and confirm uptrends, the old trading adage of “buy the dip” becomes essential once again. Similar to Isaac Newton’s first law of motion, a body (or trend) in motion has a tendency to stay in motion. To elaborate, as a coin confirms… Read more

Crypto & Coffee

July 6, 2018  /  by Charlie Shrem
 Charlie chats about decentralization, exchanges, the latest Satoshi wannabe, and shares a security tip.

Why are You Buying Cryptocurrencies?

May 25, 2018  /  by Charlie Shrem
When you buy a cryptocurrency, what are you actually buying? Some coins we want to use as a convenience like a pure currency. Others give us access to a platform or app. Generally speaking, we are buying cryptocurrencies most often as investments, with the hope that they will appreciate in value. These function like a… Read more


March 24, 2018  /  by Michael Kimelman
Now is the Winter of Our Discontent…. Hyper-volatility may make crypto a trader’s paradise, but it can be gut-wrenching for those of us in this game for the long run. December mania has become March despair. We’ve watched the prices of most altcoins get clubbed like a seal, with even the blue chips being bludgeoned.… Read more
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