With her victory for Bitcoin still fresh in mind from Las Vegas last October, Money20/20 Payments Racer Amélie Arras is confident she can do it all again in Asia. Speaking to Bitsonline, Arras said the pressure's higher this time -- thanks to more challenging locations and the fact she's defending Bitcoin's title, rather than competing as a plucky outsider. Also … [Read more...] about Bitcoiner Amélie Arras Plots Another Victory in First Money20/20 Payments Race Across Asia
California-based mobile trading app Robinhood is now officially offering cryptocurrency trading. To start, the two largest cryptocurrencies by market cap -- bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum's ether (ETH) -- will be available to trade. The Palo Alto company will provide zero-free trading to its first batch of users. Also see: Crypto Please: America’s Olympic Luge Team Seeks Bitcoin … [Read more...] about Robinhood’s Commission-Free Bitcoin Trading Now a Reality
Reports of a Bank of Indonesia crackdown on bitcoin payments have largely obscured the fact that the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – OJK) has actually been encouraging rural financial institutions to implement blockchain technologies into their operations. This is a bid to encourage them to make greater use of technology so that they and their … [Read more...] about What Ban? Indonesian Regulator Asks Banks to Use Blockchain Technology
Possibly following in the footsteps of Venezuela, Iran is hinting it may release its own cryptocurrency. After months of speculation, it now appears officials -- while still not thrilled about bitcoin -- realize its technology may have more followers than they thought. Also see: Tokens and the ICO Model: Why Bets on the Velocity of Money Are Bound to Fail Subscribe to … [Read more...] about Iran Hints it Might Release a National Cryptocurrency Too
In case you hadn’t noticed, the narrative droning from mainstream media sites, newspapers and press conferences seems to be following a distinct theme: "Trusted, wealthy older gentleman believes cryptocurrency is a scam, and here’s why". But let's take a look at the favored business practices of these "vulture capitalists" and ask: Are they really the people whose advice you'd … [Read more...] about Why Trust Old Vulture Capitalists Like Paul Singer on Bitcoin?