Michael Lavere

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Mike is a financial and cryptocurrency journalist for CryptoGlobe covering the industry since 2017. Mike is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

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$BTC Trader Robbed at Knifepoint of $523,000 in Cash When He Tries To Buy Bitcoin

A South Korean Bitcoin trader has reportedly been robbed at knifepoint of more than HK$3 million (US$523,000) According to a report by AsiaOne, a South Korean crypto trader in Hong Kong attempted to meet with a Bitcoin seller on the afternoon of July 28. The 39-year-old trader arrived at a building in Tsim Sha Tsui […]

Asset Strategies International President: CBDCs Were ‘Concocted in Hell by Satan Himself’

Rich Checkan, the President of Asset Strategies International (ASI) is apparently not a fan of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). In a recent interview with Michelle Makori, editor-in-chief of Kitco News, Checkan railed against the development and adoption of CBDCs. He said the digital form of money was a threat to individual privacy and opened […]

Crypto Analyst Elliot Wainman: Blockchain-Powered Projects Will Drive Crypto Adoption

Popular crypto analyst and influencer Elliot Wainman says gaming-based blockchain projects will be the next big driver for cryptoasset adoption.  Speaking in a recent YouTube video, Wainman highlighted the importance of gaming to the cryptoasset industry.  As reported by The Daily HODL, he said: Games are the only thing that I see as truly decoupled […]

12-Year-Old Boy Pockets Over $160K in $ETH From Sale of His ‘Weird Whales’ NFTs

An enterprising 12-year-old boy from London recently made 80 ETH through the sale of his non-fungible token (NFT) collection.  According to a report by Decrypt, Benyamin Ahmed, creator of “Weird Whales” has made $160K from the sale of his NFT collection. This collection of Ethereum-powered NFTs consists of 3350 whales that “have been programmatically generated […]

Cambridge University: Bitcoin Mining Is Now More Environmentally Friendly

A new study from Cambridge University shows that the impact of Bitcoin mining on the environment is not nearly as bad as previously believed.  According to a report by CNBC, data published from Cambridge University shows that the geography of Bitcoin mining has evolved over the past six months, leading to an improvement in the […]

Man Allegedly Drugged Over Bitcoin in a Date Gone Horribly Wrong

A man was allegedly drugged for his Bitcoin holdings after meeting (via a dating app) a woman who claimed to be a “cryptocurrency trader” in her profile.  According to a report by Bitcoin Magazine, Jameson Lopp, CTO at Bitcoin self-custody solution provider Casa, recently published a blog post in which he told the story of […]

Vegas Strip Club Now Accepting Bitcoin Via Lightning Network

A Las Vegas strip club is elevating itself into the digital age by accepting Bitcoin via the ultra-fast and efficient Lightning Network.  According to a recent press release, the Crazy Horse 3 gentlemen’s club in Las Vegas, Nevada has started accepting Bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network. The world-renowned strip club claims to be the […]

Altcoin Daily Looks at Ethereum, Cardano, and 6 Other Altcoins

Recently, crypto analyst Aaron Arnold, Co-Founder and host of the “Altcoin Daily” YouTube channel, shared his thoughts on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, and six other popular cryptoassets. Arnold said he was positive about the launch of version 3.0 of the mainnet for Theta Network ($THETA). The YouTube host said the update would help improve the platform’s streaming […]

U.S. Lawyer on Chances of the U.S. SEC Going After $ADA, $DOGE, $DOT, and $UNI

An American lawyer who has been closely following the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple Labs over the sale of XRP tokens has weighed in on the fate of several other altcoins.  In a recent YouTube video, Jeremy Hogan, a partner at the law firm Hogan & Hogan, shared his […]

1897-Built New York Power Plant Turns to Bitcoin Mining for Better Profitability

A historic power plant in Mechanicville, New York has decided to switch to mining Bitcoin as a more profitable pursuit in addition to generating electricity.  According to a report by The Albany Times Union, a hydroelectric plant built in 1897 and operated by Albany Engineering Corp., is using a portion of the power it produces […]

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Calls Bitcoin ‘The Most Amazing Mathematical Miracle’

Apple co-founder and legendary programmer Steve Wozniak said that Bitcoin is superior to gold and a “mathematical miracle.” As Cointelegraph previously reported, per an article in Mexican newspaper El Sol de México, on July 8, at the Jalisco Talent Land Digital 2021 event, Wozniak talked about Bitcoin during his presentation, calling it “the only digital […]

Raoul Pal: Crypto Space Is Building ‘The New Digital Architecture of the World’

In a recent interview, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal said that a “promised land” is being created through cryptoassets and digital finance.  Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG Partners (which is now called “Man […]

Crypto Analyst Lark Davis: Don’t Miss These Four Cryptoassets in July

Popular trader and crypto analyst Lark Davis recently talked about four cryptoassets that he believes are poised to make big gains in the month of July.  Speaking in a recent YouTube video, Davis told subscribers he was bullish on Bitcoin. Davis said Bitcoin was “number one” on his watch list for the coming month and […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Explains Why He Is So Bullish on Ethereum ($ETH)

Recently, popular crypto analyst and influencer “Coin Bureau” talked about Ethereum (ETH) and how the ETH price could “skyrocket” even if the DeFi part of its ecosystem managed to replace just a small percentage of traditional finance. In a video released on YouTube channel “Coin Bureau“, the show’s pseudonymous host told the channel’s over 1.13 million subscribers about […]

Cardano ($ADA) Launches on the Nexo Platform

On Wednesday (June 30), the Cardano Community finally got the news that it had impatiently been waiting for: Cardano ($ADA) has been integrated with the financial services of crypto startup Nexo, which is one of the largest providers of crypto-backed loans. Nexo lets you: buy crypto using fiat currency (USD, EUR, or GBP) earn interest […]

Crypto Analyst Austin Arnold Explains How He Would Invest $1000 Into Crypto in July 2021

In a recent video, crypto analyst Austin Arnold, Co-Founder and host of the “Altcoin Daily” YouTube channel, named nine cryptoassets that he would be happy to buy and hold for at least the next five years. As The Daily Hodl reported on June 25, he started with Bitcoin: “My first $500 out of my total $1,000 I’m […]

Crypto Analyst: These Two Blockchain Platforms Could Beat Ethereum and Cardano

Popular cryptoasset influencer and analyst Ben Armstrong has named two high-speed L1 blockchains that have the potential to “unseat the big boys” (including Ethereum, Cardano, Polkadot, and Binance Smart Chain). According to a report by The Daily Hodl, in a video released on June 23 on his very popular YouTube channel “BitBoy Crypto“, Armstrong made interesting comments […]

Arcane Assets CIO: Bitcoin Price Almost Entirely Driven by Investor Sentiment

The chief investment officer for cryptoasset investment firm Arcane Assets has disputed the notion that Chinese miners were the catalyst for Bitcoin’s price dip over the past month.  In a series of tweets published on June 23, Arcane Assets CIO Eric Wall refuted the idea that selling pressure from Chinese miners had caused Bitcoin’s price […]

Crypto Analyst: Cardano Remains ‘One of the Main Racehorses’ of This Market Cycle

On Thursday (June 24), crypto analyst Benjamin Cowen commented on $ADA’s impressive price action during the current downtrend in the crypto bull market. In a video released on his popular YouTube channel, Cowen said that $ADA is one of the “main racehorses” this market cycle despite falling nearly 50% in value over the past month.  […]

Former NYSE Group President Is Maintaining His Long-Term Bullishness on Bitcoin

In an interview with CNBC on June 23, former NYSE Group President Thomas Farley talked about Bitcoin and gold. Farley, who is the current CEO of Far Point Acquisition Corp., served as the President of the NYSE Group (which owns the New York Stock Exchange), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), between November 2013 and May 2018. He made his […]

Could Charles Hoskinson Help El Salvador to Adopt Cardano?

Recently, Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder and CEO of IOHK, the technology company“contracted to design, build, and maintain the Cardano platform”, talked about his talks with the government of El Salvador, the central American nation that on June 9 passed a law that makes Bitcoin legal tender. In a video released on his YouTube channel on June 21, the Cardano […]

Charles Hoskinson Explains Advantages of Cardano ($ADA) Over Polkadot ($DOT)

Recently, Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder and CEO of IOHK, explained the key differences between Cardano ($ADA) and competing smart contract platform Polkadot ($DOT).  Hoskinson’s comments about Dogecoin were delivered during a conversation with MIT AI Researcher Lex Fridman on episode #192 of the “Lex Fridman Podcast“, which was released on June 16. As reported by The Daily HODL, Hoskinson said: […]

Crypto Analyst Explains Why He Invested in This Relatively New DeFi Token

Recently, crypto analyst Aaron Arnold, Co-Founder and host of the “Altcoin Daily” YouTube channel, talked about $FORM, the native token of decentralized finance (DeFi) project “Formation Fi“. The following description is from a blog post by the team that was published on June 10: “Formation Fi is a DeFi project that aims to take yield farming […]

Former Goldman Sachs Exec on What Could be the Most Ambitious Crypto Project

Recently, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal talked about a crypto project that describes itself as “the world’s first frictionless blockchain with web speed and internet scale.” The Internet Computer ($ICP) “extends the functionality of the public Internet so that it can host backend software, transforming it into a global compute platform.” Using the Internet Computer, […]

McLaren Racing Announces Partnership With Tezos ($XTZ) to Build NFT Platform

McLaren Racing has announced a multi-year technical partnership with Tezos (XTZ) in order to build an “NFT fan experience platform” on an “energy-efficient blockchain network.” According to the official press release, McLaren Racing has selected Tezos, which it called “the world’s most advanced blockchain” to become the team’s Official Technical Partner across Formula 1, INDYCAR, […]

SEC vs Ripple: Key Upcoming Deadlines in the XRP-Related Lawsuit

Jeremy Hogan, a partner at the law firm Hogan & Hogan, says that lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple Labs over the sale of XRP tokens could continue into early 2022. On 22 December 2020, the SEC announced that it had “filed an action against Ripple Labs Inc. and two of its executives, […]

US Government’s Auction of Seized Litecoin ($LTC) Ends Today

The U.S. government’s latest cryptocurrency auction, which was announced by the General Services Administration (GSA) on June 16, is closing at 17:00 Eastern Time (or 21:00 UTC) on Monday (June 21). The GSA is “an independent agency of the United States government established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal […]

Three Arrows Capital CEO on What Caused Bitcoin’s Over 40% Drop

Last week, Su Zhu, Co-Founder, CIO, and CEO of Singapore-based crypto-focused hedge fund Three Arrows Capital talked about the past, present, and future of the crypto market. The former Deutsche Bank trader’s comments were made during an interview with pseudo-anonymous crypto researcher “Hasu” for an episode of the “Uncommon Core” podcast that was released on June […]

Crypto Analyst: ‘Very Likely That by 2025, Ethereum Will Hit $85,000 per ETH’

Recently, popular crypto analyst and influencer Ben Armstrong explained why he feels confident about the Ethereum ($ETH) price hitting $25,000 by the end of 2021 and $85,000 by 2025. In a video released on June 11, the host of the YouTube channel “BitBoy Crypto” told the channel’s 1.1M+ subscribers about why he is so bullish on Ethereum. […]

Analyst: This Altcoin Has ‘Best Shot’ at Becoming 2nd Most Valuable Cryptoasset

Recently, popular pseudonymous crypto influencer and trader “The Crypto Dog” said that investing in one lesser-known altcoin is a “more exciting long term bet” than Ethereum ($ETH).  In a series of tweets on June 10, The Crypto Dog said that he considers Bitcoin to be a “safer, more boring long term” investment compared to Ethereum. The […]

Denmark’s Largest Bank Clarifies Its Position on Crypto

On Friday (June 18), Copenhagen-headquartered Danske Bank A/S published an article to clarify its position on “trading and investing in cryptocurrencies”. The bank started this article by acknowledging the value in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies: “Cryptocurrencies represent a significant digital innovation in financial services and we recognise that there is a significant global market for crypto […]

Celsius Co-Founder and CEO Raises His Year End Target for Bitcoin to $160,000

On Monday (June 14), Alex Mashinsky, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of lending platform Celsius Network predicted that Bitcoin’s price could reach $160,000 by the end of this year.  Here’s some information about Mashinsky from his bio page on the Celsius website: “Alex is one of the inventors of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) with a […]

Crypto Analyst on Two Gravity-Defying Altcoins: Solana ($SOL) and Kusama ($KSM)

Recently, crypto analyst/influencer Elliot Wainman, the owner/host of YouTube channel “EllioTrades Crypto” talked to his over 340K subscribers about two L1 blockchain projects: Solana ($SOL) and Kusama ($KSM). Wainman said: “I wanted to cover Salona here, which is only down 30%. As you can see, over the last you know 30 days or so, we got […]

Raoul Pal Explains How He Has Improved His Crypto Investing Strategy

Recently, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal, who is seen as an important influencer in the crypto community, explained how he has been trying to optimise his crypto portfolio’s asset allocation strategy. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global […]

Ethereum ($ETH) Inventor Vitalik Buterin: ‘Very Interesting Things’ Coming Out of Cardano ($ADA)

Recently, Vitalik Buterin, the author of the Ethereum white paper, talked about Cardano during a conversation with MIT AI Researcher Lex Fridman. The Russian-Canadian programmer’s comments about Cardano were made during episode #188 of the “Lex Fridman Podcast“. Buterin acknowledged that there were “interesting ideas” coming out of work being done on rival smart contract platform Cardano by […]

Crypto Analyst Predicts Other Nations Will Follow El Salvador’s Adoption of Bitcoin

In a recent episode of crypto-focused show “Delta-Fi” by Hxro Labs, the pseudo-anonymous (“Crypto Messiah”) said that he expected several other countries to follow El Salvador’s lead and make Bitcoin legal tender. As reported by The Daily Hodl, he said: “It’s the first domino in a string of many disenfranchised nations and then maybe, other […]

Space Mission Taking Bitcoin to the Moon Later This Year

A U.S.-based commercial space company intends to send 1 BTC to the Moon as a part of a mission taking place later this year.  According to a report by The Block, Astrobotic Technology is planning to send its Peregrine lander to the Moon in Q4 2021. The company announced at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in […]

Dutch Finance Minister on Crypto: ‘Supervision Is More Effective Than a Total Ban’

Last week, Dr. Pieter Hasekamp, the Director of the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (“CPB” for short) called for a complete ban on crypto; however, finance minister Wopke Hoekstra does not agree. Here is a little information about the CPB and its goals: “Literally translated, CPB stands for ‘Central Planning Bureau’. This has […]

Bitcoin: O’Leary Says ESG Concerns Holding Back ‘Trillions of Dollars’ of Capital

Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC TV series “Shark Tank“) recently said that “trillions of dollars” of institutional money is holding off on Bitcoin until the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues have been resolved. As the “The Daily Hodl” reported on June 7, during an interview with Kitco News, O’Leary said: “I talk […]

Hedge Fund Billionaire on Bitcoin: ‘Should Have Bought a Lot More – That Was My Mistake’

On Tuesday (June 8), Marc Lasry, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of hedge fund Avenue Capital Group (and co-owner of NBA team Milwaukee Bucks), expressed his regret over not buying more Bitcoin several years ago when the price was much lower.  The hedge fund that Marc Lasry co-founded (with his sister Sonia Gardner) in 1995 — Avenue Capital […]

Bitcoin: Asset Manager Makes $1.1B Profit in 6 Months From a $600M Investment

Hamish Baillie, Investment director at UK-based asset manager Ruffer Investment Company Limited (“Ruffer”) recently talked about his firm’s experience with investing in Bitcoin. Ruffer is a closed-ended investment company incorporated in Guernsey, an island in the English Channel. It was funded in 1994, and it has around 6,600 clients worldwide., “mainly individuals and families, pension funds and […]

El Salvador President Says Bill to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender Is ‘Simple – Short – Sweet’

On Monday (June 7), El Salvador President Nayib Bukele provided an update on the status on the proposed bill that Zap’s Jack Mallers — who helped with drafting the bill — announced at Miami’s Bitcoin 2021 conference last Saturday (June 5). During his talk, an emotional Mallers, who is the founder and CEO of Zap Solutions (a […]

Bitcoin: Veteran Trader Peter Brandt Says Lowest Price He Can Envision Is $21,000

Peter L. Brandt, who is one of the world’ most respected classical chartists, recently talked about the price of Bitcoin. In 1990, Brandt, who has been a commodity trader since 1976, published the book Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns. Then, in 2011, John Wiley and Sons published his second book, Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader, which […]

‘Bitcoin Will Be Remembered for Pushing Central Banks To Adopt Digital Money’, Says CEO of Europe’s Largest Asset Manager

The chief investment officer (CIO) of Amundi, which claims to be Europe’s largest asset manage (with 1.755 trillion euros in assets under management as of 31 March 2021, talked about Bitcoin during a recent press conference. According to a article by Newsweek (which used a report by Reuters as the source) published on Thursday (June […]

CEO of Russia’s Second-Largest Bank: “We Don’t Like Bitcoin. We Think It’s Like Making Fake Money. “

Earlier this week, the CEOs of two of Russia’s largest banks shared their thoughts on Bitcoin. According to a report by Cointelegraph, during a recent interview with local TV channel NTV, Sberbank CEO Herman Gref called Bitcoin “probably the riskiest type of investment alongside the equity market”. Gref said that although putting money in a […]

Coin Bureau: Kusama ($KSM) Could Explode Following Parachain Slot Auction Launch

Recently, pseudo-anonymous crypto analyst and influencer “Coin Bureau” explained why he is so bullish on Kusama (KSM). Here is what the Kusama team say about the upcoming parachain slot auctions: The key to Kusama’s scalable multichain architecture, parachains connect to the network by leasing a slot on the Relay Chain via permissionless auction. As Polkadot’s […]

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Considering Getting Into Crypto

Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says he is considering being “active” in the market of cryptocurrency. Shiller, a professor at Yale University, told CNBC in an interview that he sees a “wild west” mentality in crypto-assets investors. He called crypto a “very psychological market,” but noted Bitcoin and other cryptoassets comprise “impressive technology.” Despite being […]

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Explains Why He Is Excited Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Canadian celebrity investor Kevin “Mr Wonderful” O’Leary says the sector within the crypto space that he is most excited about is decentralized finance (DeFi).  According to a report by The Daily Hodl, during in a recent interview (released on May 24) with Anthony Pompliano (aka “Pomp”), O’Leary said:  What interests me the most right now […]

Crypto Analyst Lark Davis on Ethereum: ‘This Bad Boy Has a Lot of Room Left To Run’

Recently, popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) said that he could see in the future a $2 trillion market cap for Ethereum ($ETH).  Speaking in a new YouTube video, Davis told viewers that Ethereum is not that far off from reaching Apple’s market capitalization of $2 trillion. Davis highlighted Ethereum’s involvement in […]

Former Goldman Sachs Exec: Bitcoin’s Recent Crash Revealed Crypto Space’s Resiliency

Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal, who is seen as an important influencer in the crypto community, has shared his thoughts about the recent fall of Bitcoin’s price from nearly $65K to around $30K. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for […]

‘Ether Beats Bitcoin as a Store of Value,’ Says Goldman Sachs Global Macro Research

A new research report out of Wall Street banking giant Goldman Sachs predicts Ethereum overtaking Bitcoin as a store of value asset. Santiago Roel Santos, General Partner at blockchain-focused investment firm ParaFi Capital, published a series of tweets showing excerpts from relevant sections of a 41-page report (titled: “Crypto: A New Asset Class?”) by Goldman’s […]

Crypto Analyst Lark Davis Says These 6 Altcoins Could 10X in 2021

Recently, popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) named six crypto assets that he believes have the potential to 10X in price by the end of the year.  The six crypto projects that Davis talked about in a YouTube video (titled: “TOP 6 CRYPTO ALTCOINS TO BUY NOW TO 10X YOUR WEALTH IN […]

Litecoin Surges 21%, Analyst Says $LTC Could Hit $1000 in Current Bull Market

Recently, popular pseudo-anonymous crypto analyst and influencer “Coin Bureau” (“@coinbureau” on Twitter) talked about “one of the oldest serving alt coins on the market.” In a YouTube video (titled: “Litecoin: Is LTC Seriously Underrated? My Take!!”) released on May 18, he explained what Litecoin is, how it works, Litecoin’s upcoming privacy support, analysed $LTC’s price action, […]

Crypto Analyst Looks at Price Action of $ADA, $ETH, $LINK, $DOT, and $AVAX

Popular crypto trader and analyst Benjamin Cowen has given a prediction for Cardano’s next price movement, in addition to four surging altcoins.

Dogecoin: Someone Just Sold A Piece of Land in the U.S. for 150,000 DOGE

A man in Rhode Island has sold a vacant lot in Providence for 150,000 DOGE, or around $50,000 at the time of the sale.

Cardano ($ADA) Powered Decentralized Apps Have Potential for ‘Parabolic Gains’

Recently, popular crypto analyst Elliot Wainman shared his latest thoughts on Cardano ($ADA) and its ecosystem. In a recent YouTube video (titled “CARDANO ECOSYSTEM IS ABOUT TO MAKE HOLDERS THE BEST GAINS”), Wainman talked to viewers about the huge potential of Cardano-powered decentralized apps (DApps) once support for smart contracts goes live. According to a […]

Most Investors Will Miss Massive Ethereum Price Rally, Crypto Analyst Ben Cowen Warns

Popular crypto quant analyst Benjamin Cowen says the majority of investors will miss out on Ethereum’s massive price gains by predicting a correction will happen in the short term.

Not Just XRP That Bothers SEC: Gensler Says ‘A Lot of Crypto Tokens’ Are Securities

Last Friday (May 7), Gary Gensler, the recently appointed Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), talked during an interview with CNBC about the need for “greater investor protection” in the crypto markets. According to a press release by the U.S. SEC, Gensler was “nominated to Chair the SEC by President Joseph R. […]

Crypto Analyst Benjamin Cowen Expects Cardano ($ADA) Price To ‘Go Much Higher’

On May 7, crypto analyst Benjamin Cowen shared his thoughts on Cardano ($ETH). Cowen made his comments about Cardano during an interview with Austin Arnold and Aaron Arnold, the co-founders and hosts of the “Altcoin Daily” YouTube channel. Here are a few highlights from his reamrks about Cardano: “If an altcoin can’t outperform Bitcoin, then […]

Crypto Analyst Tyler Swope Says ‘DAO Altcoins’ Are the Next Big Thing

Popular crypto commentator and analyst Tyler Swope predicts decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) will be the next big altcoin category to take off.

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