DECONSTRUCTING FUD: Two FUDdy Takes on the Approaching One-Year Anniversary of Bitcoin’s All-Time High

November 28, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Since the beginning of crypto a decade ago, the purveyors of FUD have used hyperbole to heat up the news. It’s always been part of the scene in crypto, whether the market is mooning or “Plunging off a Cliff” (an actual headline). But we’ve seen this phenomenon intensify so much recently that it’s emotionally grueling… Read more

A Different Kind of Double Bottom

November 7, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Recently, The New York Times published a piece reporting that the Winkelvoss twins are suing Charlie Shrem, alleging fraud over 5,000 Bitcoin left me depressed and bewildered. The New York Times piece used graphics and language to imply that the Winkelvoss twins were justified in their lawsuit based on the fact that Charlie had purchased… Read more

Janet Yellen’s Recent Comments on Bitcoin are Misinformed

October 31, 2018  /  by Jackson Rickun
Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen criticized Bitcoin and doubted its utility at a Canada Fintech forum recently. At the 2018 Canada Fintech Forum held in Montreal, Yellen used a series of misinformed claims to detail why she is “not a fan” of Bitcoin. Yellen opened her argument saying that very few transactions… Read more

Am I the Only One Who Has CAPTCHA Anxiety?

October 16, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
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

DECONSTRUCTING FUD: In the Crypto Universe, FUD Never Sleeps

October 11, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
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

Add Murder to Maduro’s Crimes

October 10, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
The suffering for Venezuelans started with higher prices. Now, that level of suffering seems a past paradise compared to the the runaway inflation, the starvation, the lack of government services — and murder. Venezuelan opposition leader Fernando Albán, a Caracas councilman and outspoken critic of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is reported by police to have… Read more

Always Open Markets and Lightning Fast Events Create a Crypto Time Warp

October 7, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
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. On one, things happen around the clock, so the opportunities seem endless. On another, the nature of digital interactions is that they happen fast, so… Read more

Bitcoin hovers near $6,500, but will take months to repair technical damage, says chart expert

October 2, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
When we’re going through the morning news meeting here at Crypto.IQ, we’ve taken to deconstructing FUD, Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt, perpetrated on the news consuming public. It would be entertaining if it weren’t for the damage these purveyors of half truths and lies are trying to do to the crypto community. This article is built… Read more

Don’t Drink and Trade

October 2, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Recently, Bloomberg went out its way to highlight the psychology of gambling as a way to explain parabolic booms and bust cycles for crypto and cannabis stocks. The article implies that crypto and cannabis investors who have chased strength have wound up looking like people waiting for an outbound Sunday night flight from Las Vegas.… Read more

Banks Exponentially More Responsible for Money Laundering

October 2, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
WSJ “Investigation” Targets Crypto but Gives Banks a Pass There’s an ongoing narrative that the traditional financial industry wants us to accept. It clashes with the narrative put forward by cryptocurrency evangelists, that the banking system is reliable and trustworthy. Crypto, on the other hand, is the Wild West, full of untested technology, scam artists,… Read more
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