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: On-Chain Analyst Willy Woo Claims Futures Market Is Suppressing Bitcoin Price

Popular crypto analyst Willy Woo says that the price of Bitcoin is being suppressed and manipulated by opponents via the futures market.  Woo made his argument in a series of tweets, in which he explained that the futures market for Bitcoin has opened the door for price manipulation. According to Woo, Bitcoin’s hard cap of […]

Ford Joining Metaverse With 19 New Patents Featuring NFTs

The American car manufacturer Ford, famous for its Mustang sports car and F-series pick-up trucks, has filed a trademark application to offer digital products in the metaverse.  According to a report by Cointelegraph, Ford Motor Company is preparing for the virtual age and Metaverse by filing 19 trademark applications across its major car brands. The […]

$BTC: Bitcoiner in Lebanon Reportedly Gives Away Satoshis at His Wedding

A Bitcoin super fan in Lebanon reportedly used his wedding to promote $BTC by giving away 4,000 satoshis to each guest.  According to a report by Cointelegraph, Bitcoin advocate Said Nassar, an international business engineer from Lebanon, threw a Bitcoin-themed wedding which included small amounts of $BTC as gifts. The report claims that each wedding […]

$ETH: Binance CEO on the Problems With Ethereum That the Merge Does Not Fix

In a recent interview, Changpeng Zhao (“CZ”), the Co-Founder and CEO of Binance, said that users of the Ethereum network should not have unrealistic expectations regarding the benefits of the Merge upgrade, which was completed on September 15. In an interview with CNBC just before the Merge, which marked the Ethereum network’s move from proof-of-work […]

FTX US President: Crypto Space Needs Greater Regulatory Clarity

The president of crypto exchange FTX US outlined how his company is navigating the murky water of regulation, while arguing that the space needs greater clarity for digital asset listing. Speaking in a recent interview with The Block, FTX US President Brett Harrison explained how his company is working through the regulatory landscape of crypto […]

$BTC: Founder of Crypto Fund Manager Cyber Capital Goes Ballistic on Bitcoin

The founder and chief investment officer (CIO) of crypto-focused asset management firm Cyber Capital says that Bitcoin is “technically one of the worst cryptocurrencies,” in light of advancements being made by top competitors. In a series of tweets, Cyber Capital founder Justin Bons argued that Bitcoin was one of the worst cryptoassets on the market […]

Billionaire David Rubenstein: Failing Trust in Government Is Spurring Crypto Speculation

David Rubenstein, the billionaire co-founder  of private equity firm Carlyle Group, says that investing in Bitcoin is akin to gambling, and that waning confidence in governments is leading to greater belief in speculation.  Speaking in a recent interview with Anthony Pompliano, Rubenstein compared trading in cryptoassets to that of gambling at a casino. He noted […]

CZ Explains Says Binance Has No Connection to the Chinese Government

The chief executive officer of leading crypto exchange Binance has once again pushed back on the notion that his company is affiliated with China.  In a recent blog post, Binance Co-Founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (better known as “CZ”) likened attempts to associate the exchange with China and the Chinese government to attacks on the […]

Coinbase Connection Issues: What Are They and How Can You Fix Them?

Coinbase, one of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, is a popular portal for both retail and institutional investors. The exchange, based out of the United States, touts a user base of 103 million verified customers, in addition to 14,500 institutions across 100 countries. Often, users struggle with Coinbase connection issues, although they can sometimes do […]

Ukraine’s Tech Retail Giants Begin Accepting Bitcoin

Techno Їzhak and Stylus, two of Ukraine’s largest tech-based retailers, have now begun accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.  According to a report by Bitcoin Magazine, citing local news outlet Obozrevatel, the two behemoth tech retailers will be allowing customers to pay in $BTC for goods and services. The reports claims the company will […]

$MATIC: InvestAnswers Host Explains Why He Ranks Polygon So Highly

James Mullarney, the host of the very popular YouTube channel “InvestAnswers”, says that $MATIC, the native token of Polygon, is one of his top altcoin picks for investors to keep an eye on.  Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on […]

Morgan Creek Capital CEO Predicts Massive Flood of New Crypto Users

Mark Yusko, the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, says that more modern and user-friendly crypto wallets will lead to a massive surge in adoption.  Yusko, who is also the Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital, said during a conversation with Scott Melker that the crypto industry needed to work […]

$BTC: SkyBridge Capital Founder on Why BlackRock’s Interest in Bitcoin Is a Big Deal

Recently, former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, who is the founder and managing partner of global alternative investment firm SkyBridge Capital, shared his thoughts on the partnership between BlackRock and Coinbase. SkyBridge Capital is “an SEC-registered investment adviser and global alternative investment manager that invests in hedge funds, digital assets, private equity, and real estate.” On […]

Telegram Founder Is Consider Using NFTs to Sell Reserved Telegram Addresses

Pavel Durov, the billionaire founder of encrypted messaging service Telegram has dangled the idea of using an NFT format for auctioning popular usernames.  According to a report by Cointelegraph, Durov made his comments in a message to his personal Telegram group named “Durov’s Channel.” The messaging app’s founder floated the idea of using NFT-like smart […]

Justin Sun: Why TRON-Powered Stablecoin $USDD Is Better Than ‘DAI, UST, and Other Stablecoins’

TRON Founder Justin Sun says that the launch of Tron’s new stablecoin, Decentralized USD ($USDD), combines the best aspects of competing stablecoins on the market.  In an open letter published on 21 April 2022, Sun said that TRON DAO had “joined hands with major blockchain players to launch USDD (Decentralized USD), the most decentralized stablecoin […]

$SOL: Coin Bureau Bullish on Solana for Altcoin Rally

The host of popular crypto analytics and market commentary show Coin Bureau is bullish on the outlook for Solana ($SOL) saying that the altcoin could potentially double in price if the current rally continues.  Speaking in a recent YouTube update, Coin Bureau’s host “Guy” told viewers that he has been keeping an eye on $SOL […]

Investment Strategist Lyn Alden Explains Why She Is Still Bullish on Bitcoin Long Term

Despite Bitcoin’s fall from an all-time price high over the last year, highly respected equity research analyst and investment strategist Lyn Alden says she is bullish on $BTC long term.  Alden, who provides equity research and investment strategies for clients, made her comments during a recent interview with Alessio Rastani, where she argued that the bigger […]

Raoul Pal: The Merge Will Make Ethereum Even More Attractive to Institutional Investors

Recently, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal explained why, for investors, Ethereum remains the “safest, easiest allocation.” 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 GLG”). Before that, Pal worked at […]

$ETH: Citigroup Explains Why It Is Bullish on Ethereum’s “Merge” Upgrade

A recent research report by financial services giant Citigroup talks about the implications of Ethereum’s upcoming “Merge” protocol upgrade. Ethereum’s “Merge” hard fork, which is when the Ethereum network is making the transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake), is expected to take place around September 15. Here is how Ethereum Foundation explains The Merge: “The Merge represents the […]

Ethereum Creator: ‘I Basically Expect That the Merge Is Going To Be Not Priced In’

Recently, Russian-Canadian programmer Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum ($ETH), commented on the upcoming “Merge” hard fork, which is when the Ethereum network is making the transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. Here is how Ethereum Foundation explains the Merge upgrade, which is expected to take place on the mainnet on September 15: “The Merge represents the joining […]

FTX US President Says Crypto Winter Is ‘Starting To Thaw’

In a recent interview, Brett Harrison, who is President of FTX.US, explained why he believes that crypto winter may be over soon. During an interview with Emily Chang, the anchor of daily show “Bloomberg Technology”, Harrison was asked about a recent deal between Coinbase and BlackRock, which is the world’s top asset management firm by […]

Gucci Becomes First Major Brand To Accept ApeCoin ($APE) via BitPay Partnership

Italian luxury fashion house Gucci is now allowing users to pay with ApeCoin ($APE) via its partnership with crypto payment processor BitPay.  What Is Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)? Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is an NFT collection and ecosystem developed by Yuga Labs. Here is how they describe this collection: “BAYC is a collection of 10,000 Bored […]

In Chile, People Are Turning to $USDT and $USDC to Hedge Against Inflation and Peso Devaluation

Citizens of Chile, home to one of Latin America’s most stable economies over the last several decades, are turning to stablecoins to weather a potential economic slump. According to a report by CoinDesk, Chileans are using popular stablecoins as protection against inflation that is threatening the country and contributing to a global trend. The report […]

Investment Strategist Lyn Alden Makes a Strong Argument for Stablecoin Use Cases

Recently, highly respected equity research analyst and investment strategist Lyn Alden talked about how stablecoins are being used and how they will be used to solve real world problems over the next decade. Alden, who provides equity research and investment strategies for clients, made her comments during an interview with Anthony Pompliano, where she highlighted the “significant” […]

$SOL: Solana’s Largest NFT Marketplace Responds to Critics Over Security Risks

Solana’s largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Magic Eden recently responded to its critics. Speaking with Decrypt, Magic Eden has pushed back on the growing list of criticisms over the platform’s security and custody practices. Magic Eden, which launched last fall and now accounts for roughly 90% of Solana’s trading volume, was valued at $1.6 billion […]

Coinbase CEO Outlines His Firm’s Review Process for Adding Altcoins

The chief executive officer (CEO) for major crypto exchange Coinbase recently explained how his company decides which altcoins to add to the platform. Speaking in an interview with computer scientist Lex Fridman, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said that the company begins by evaluating an altcoin’s status as a security: “We basically have a test of […]

How to Delete a Binance Account

Binance is one of the world’s top cryptoasset exchanges and the largest by trading volume. While the exchange, first launched by founder Changpeng Zhao in 2017, has roughly 30 million users, some clients occasionally find that they want to, or need to, delete their Binance account.  Whether to take a break from crypto trading, change […]

Marriage in the Metaverse? Yes, and Singapore Is Expecting Various Government and Legal Services To Take Place There Too

Edwin Tong, Singapore’s Second Minister for Law, is expecting a wide variety of government and legal services to become available in the metaverse. According to Wikipedia, Tong is “a Singaporean politician and lawyer who has been serving as Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law since 2020.” As a a member […]

$AVAX: ‘Certain Big Brand Traditional Enterprises’ Will Be Using Avalanche

The CEO of Ava Labs is predicting a wave of big name brands will “very shortly” be annoucing “some cool stuff” they will be doing on smart contract platform Avalanche ($AVAX). Below is a brief description of Avalanche from its developer documentation: “Avalanche is an open-source platform for launching decentralized applications and enterprise blockchain deployments in […]

Coin Bureau Predicts ‘Peak Capitulation’ Ahead for Crypto Markets

The pseudonymous host of popular crypto market commentary show Coin Bureau says that the crypto markets have yet to reach a point of “peak capitulation” in the bear market.  Speaking in a recent YouTube update, Coin Bureau’s host “Guy” told viewers that he believed the crypto markets were in for another massive price crash.  According […]

$ETH: Real Vision CEO Predicts ‘Massive Supply Shock’ for Ethereum After The Merge

Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal is predicting a supply shock coming for Ethereum as the network completes its long-awaited Merge update.  Speaking in a recent video update, Real Vision’s Raoul Pal said that Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake will result in a “supply shock” due to the sudden reduction in total supply and elimination of miners. […]

UFC Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Reportedly Making a Killing on NFTs

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Francis “The Predator” Ngannou is reportedly enjoying huge success with NFTs. According to a report by Yahoo Finance via CoinDesk, Ngannou reportedly made more money from NFTs last year than he did from competing as the UFC’s Heavyweight champ.  Ngannou allegedly raked in $580,000 from competing in the MMA sport […]

Major Brands Such as Budweiser Are Increasingly Turning to NFT Technology

A large number of companies, including Budweiser, Pinkberry and more, are reportedly experimenting with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to drive their loyalty and rewards programs.  According to a report by CNBC, Web3 startup Hang is aiming to give some of the world’s largest brands, such as Budweiser, Pinkberry, and Bleacher Report, “the power of web3 through […]

Coin Bureau Predicts Ethereum Classic ($ETC) Could Benefit From ‘The Merge’

The pseudonymous host of popular crypto market commentary show Coin Bureau is predicting that Ethereum Classic ($ETC) could rally ahead of Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake (PoS).  According to a recent YouTube video released on July 25, Coin Bureau’s host “Guy” told viewers that Ethereum Classic could benefit from Ethereum’s long-awaited upgrade, dubbed “The Merge.” The […]

Banking Giant Santander Reportedly Preparing To Launch Crypto Trading Services in Brazil

Banco Santander S.A., a Brazilian subsidiary of the Spanish banking giant Santander Group, is reportedly planning to roll out crypto trading services in Brazil.  According to an article by Decrypt, local news outlet Folha de S.Paulo is reporting that Santander is planning to begin offering crypto trading services for clients in Brazil. The Brazilian subsidiary’s […]

British Man Aiming To Use Robotic Dogs To Search for His Lost 8,000 Bitcoins

Former IT worker and UK resident James Howells says he wants to use several robot dogs from American robotics firm Boston Dynamics to search a landfill fin Wales for a missing Bitcoin hard drive containing around 8,000 bitcoins (worth roughly $191 million at today’s prices).  Boston Dynamics, which is 80% owned by Hyundai Motor Group and […]

InvestAnswers Host Explains Why He Is Bullish on Ethereum Competitor Fantom ($FTM)

The host of Financial freedom show “InvestAnswers” says that one of the on-chain metrics for Ethereum competitor Fantom ($FTM) is looking bullish. Here is a little introduction by the Fantom team to this exciting platform: “Fantom is a high-performance, scalable, and secure smart-contract platform. It is designed to overcome the limitations of previous generation blockchain platforms. Fantom […]

Gibraltar MP Reveals He Owns $BTC for the Benefit of His Children

Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services for Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, says that he has invested in Bitcoin for his kids’ benefit. Here is a brief introduction to Gibraltar from Wikipedia: “Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 […]

Minecraft Enacts Ban on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Microsoft, which owns highly popular 3D sandbox game Minecraft, has announced a ban for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) being used in the game.  According to a report by CoinDesk, Minecraft has joined a growing list of games to ban the use of NFTs on its platform. Mojang Studios, the software development house behind Minecraft that was […]

Costa Rican Bitcoin Fan Pays For Entire Holiday in BTC

Bitcoin user and enthusiast Eugenio says he was able to go on a vacation across Costa Rica without spending any fiat.  According to a report by Cointelegraph, Eugenio, a Costan Rican native and “Bitcoin maximalist,” was able to leverage the adoption of crypto in his country to fund his vacation entirely in $BTC.  Eugenio told […]

Parents Turn to Crypto To Save for College

A growing number of parents are now using cryptoassets as a way to save for their child’s future college education.  According to a report by CNBC, 87% of parents who are saving for their children’s future college expenses have invested in cryptoassets. The report cites a recent poll of 1,250 parents by the online magazine […]

UFC Fighter Becomes First Latin American Sportswoman To Accept Entire Salary in BTC

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight fighter Luana Pinheiro has become the first female sportswoman in Latin America to receive her entire salary in Bitcoin.  According to a report by Cointelegraph, the UFC’s 15th ranked strawweight contender Luana Pinheiro will now receive her full contract salary in Bitcoin. Pinheiro, who fights out of Brazil, has announced a […]

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Thanks Shiba Inu ($SHIB) Community

Ethereum ($ETH) creator Vitalik Buterin has used some of the Shiba Inu ($SHIB) tokens he was gifted to fund a PhD fellowship program.  According to a report by Decrypt, on Wednesday (July 20), Buterin thanked the Shiba Inu community for helping him realize his dream of creating a PhD fellowship fund to support research in […]

Dubai’s Metaverse Strategy Aims to Support 40,000 Virtual Jobs

Earlier this week, the Government of Dubai launched the “Dubai Metaverse Strategy”, which aims to make Dubai “one of the top 10 cities globally in terms of metaverse economy.” As reported by Emirates News Agency (WAM), on Monday (July 18), In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, […]

Withdrawal Suspended Due to Risk Management: What Does It Mean?

Users of the leading crypto exchange Binance may occasionally come across an error message and not know what it means. One of the more concerning error messages is the following: “withdrawal suspended due to risk management.” There are several reasons why a user may experience this error and have their withdrawals from Binance temporarily suspended. […]

Crypto Investment Firm Exec’s Advice to Investors: ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’

Alex Tapscott says that the current bear market provides opportunities for companies and investors.  Alex Tapscott is “an entrepreneur, author and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of Bitcoin, blockchain and other digital assets on business and financial markets.” He is “the co-author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller, Blockchain Revolution, which has […]

InvestAnswers Host: Bitcoin Is ‘Probably the Safest Bet’ in ‘A Full-Blown Recession’

Financial freedom show “InvestAnswers” says that Bitcoin is probably the best to “hedge your portfolio right now.” In a video released on July 10, the anonymous host of InvestAnswers told the 442K subscribers of YouTube channel “InvestAnswers” that the world’s economy is in a precarious position. The host dismissed claims from certain pundits that U.S. […]

‘Plaid’ Launches Read-Only Integration for Several Major Crypto Exchanges

Plaid, which is a leading open banking platform, has announced the addition of read-only support for several major crypto exchanges.  According to a report by TechCrunch, Plaid had previously integrated with several large crypto exchanges (such as Coinbase and Robinhood) on an ad hoc basis. The addition of read-only support gives an indication that the […]

Coin Bureau Is Bullish on ‘Amazing’ DeFi Project Aave ($AAVE)

The host of popular crypto market commentary show Coin Bureau says that he is considering adding the decentralized finance (DeFi) altcoin $AAVE to his portfolio.  $AAVE is the governance token of Aave, which is “a decentralised non-custodial liquidity market protocol where users can participate as depositors or borrowers.” Depositors “provide liquidity to the market to earn […]

Kevin O’Leary Warns Massive Capitulation Event Is Coming to Crypto Market

Celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC TV series “Shark Tank“) is predicting that a massive capitulation event is coming for the crypto market.  On July 6, during an interview on YouTube series “Meet Kevin”, O’Leary claimed that the crypto markets are in danger of a massive capitulation event that will trigger further panic […]

Solana Labs Co-Founder Excited About Upcoming Launch of ‘Saga’ Smartphone

Anatoly Yakovenko, the co-founder of Solana Labs, says that the launch of their new mobile phone could lead to a massive explosion in potential users.  As you may know already, on June 23, Solana Mobile, a subsidiary of Solana Labs, introduced Saga, “a flagship Android mobile phone with unique functionality and features tightly integrated with […]

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor: ‘Pretty Obvious’ Cardano ($ADA) Is a Security

Michael J. Saylor, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Nasdaq-listed business intelligence company MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR), says that it’s “pretty obvious” that $ADA, the native token of proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain, is a security.  It is worth remembering that on 11 August 2020, MicroStrategy announced via a press release that it had “purchased 21,454 bitcoins at an aggregate purchase price […]

Coin Bureau Highlights DeFi Rebound Including Uniswap, Aave and THORChain

The host of popular crypto market commentary show Coin Bureau says that several decentralized finance (DeFi) altcoins are making a comeback.  Speaking in a recent YouTube update, Coin Bureau’s host “Guy” says that DeFi is making a comeback despite most predicting that crypto has entered a bear market.  The show’s host noted that non-custodial liquidity […]

How a New Crypto-Powered Platform and Its $FILM Token Is Helping the Indie Film Industry

A recent report by The Washington Post explained how a crypto-powered platform named Decentralized Pictures is helping “a new generation of filmmakers.” Decentralized Pictures from a non-profit called Decentralized (“DCP”) is an interesting new platform that allows users to earn and spend a native cryptoasset token named FILM. Patrick Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter from Ireland, […]

Coin Bureau Debates Algorand vs Cardano Following Departure of John Woods

Popular market commentary show Coin Bureau recently tackled whether Cardano ($ADA) or Algorand ($ALGO) will emerge as a top Ethereum ($ETH) competitor following John Woods’ move from IOG to Algorand Foundation. Speaking in a YouTube video released on July 11 , Coin Bureau host “Guy” told viewers that John Woods, the former Director of Cardano […]

Spain Announces Grants To Aid Metaverse Development

The government of Spain has announced that it will issue a series of grants and financial aid to spur metaverse-related developments.  According to a report by Bitcoin.com News, the Spanish government is looking to incentivize the development of metaverse projects by offering grants to companies and individuals who meet certain criteria. The government intends to […]

Crypto Exchange OKX Is Paying $20 Million-Plus To Sponsor Premier League Football Club

Crypto exchange OKX is reportedly paying more than $20 million to sponsor in the upcoming season one of the clubs in the Premier League, which is “the top level of the English football league system.” According to a report by Forbes, OKX has reached an agreement to expand its existing partnership with Premier League club Manchester City. […]

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor: ‘Pretty Obvious’ Ethereum ($ETH) Is a Security

Michael J. Saylor, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Nasdaq-listed business intelligence company MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR), says that it’s “pretty obvious” that Ethereum ($ETH) is a security.  According to a report by The Daily Hodl, Saylor, a well-known Bitcoin maximalist, made his comments on July 7 during an interview with crypto market commentary show “Altcoin Daily”. Saylor […]

South Park Roasts Celebrities Who Promote Crypto in Part 2 of ‘Streaming Wars’

American animated sitcom South Park’s recently released episode pokes fun at the crypto industry, including Matt Damon’s infamous “Fortune Favors The Brave” commercial, which was first aired on 28 October 2021. According to a report by The Verge, “South Park The Streaming Wars Part 2”, which got released on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada on […]

Binance CEO Predicts DEXes Will Overtake CEXes Within the Next 10 Years

CZ, Co-Founder and CEO of the world’s largest centralized crypto exchange (CEX) by trading volume, recently shared his thoughts on decentralized finance (DeFi) and decentralized exchanges (DEXes). Speaking in an interview with the two co-hosts of the Bankless podcast, Binance chief Changpeng “CZ” Zhao predicted that DeFi and decentralized exchanges (DEXes) would be far superior […]

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