Tag Archives: crypto

Content Creators on YouTube, Twitch, and Wikipedia Can Now Accept Ripple (XRP)

Content Creators on YouTube, Twitch, and Wikipedia Can Now Accept Ripple (XRP)

Content creators on the internet will now be able to accept payments in XRP tokens directly from their users. The tipping-for-content has become possible because of Coil, the brainchild of Stefan Thomas, the former CTO of Ripple Labs. The San Francisco company has launched the beta version of its browser extension app of the same […]

Point72 Exec Leaves the Firm to Launch Crypto Hedge Fund in October

Point72 Exec Leaves the Firm to Launch Crypto Hedge Fund in October

Former equities portfolio manager Travis Kling has left billionaire Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management to launch his own digital assets fund, Bloomberg reported September 21. Point72 is an asset management firm founded in 2014 as the successor of investment company SAC Capital Advisors. The latter pleaded guilty to federal insider trading charges and paid a $1.8 billion fine. Point […]

Why The First 6 Months Of 2018 Have Been Devastating For Bitcoin Exchanges In Japan

Why The First 6 Months Of 2018 Have Been Devastating For Bitcoin Exchanges In Japan

Breaking news out of Japan today comes as yet another cryptocurrency exchange is hacked, seeing around $60 million worth of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and MonaCoin lifted from Zaif, a Japanese based cryptocurrency exchange. We covered this story a little earlier on so therefore won’t harp on about Zaif too much. The big issue here is […]

Cryptocurrency Prices Will “Slowly Recover” Due to “Real Utility,” Blockchain Professional Says

Cryptocurrency Prices Will “Slowly Recover” Due to “Real Utility,” Blockchain Professional Says

Josh Fraser, co-founder at Origin Protocol, an Ethereum-based peer-to-peer (P2P) solution for enabling economic transactions without intermediaries, recently told MarketWatch he thinks cryptocurrency prices will “slowly recover.” Fraser explained in an email to the financial information website that the “shift towards development” will “see real utility, versus speculation” in the volatile crypto ecosystem. The Clemson University computer science graduate wrote […]

CFTC Chair: Crypto Needs ‘Do No Harm’ Approach That Regulators Gave the Early Internet

CFTC Chair: Crypto Needs ‘Do No Harm’ Approach That Regulators Gave the Early Internet

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has said that crypto needs a “do no harm” approach from regulators to flourish, in an interview at the annual Singapore Summit today, Friday 14. Chairman Giancarlo said he took the precedent from the early days of the Internet, which he argued was able to develop and […]