Siamak Masnavi

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Siamak received his PhD in Computer Science from University of London in 1992. He has worked part-time as a freelance journalist since 1986.

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Crypto Analyst Austin Arnold: These 5 Altcoins Could ’10x Your Wealth in 2021′

In a recent video, crypto analyst Austin Arnold, Co-Founder and host of the “Altcoin Daily” YouTube channel, named five “higher cap” cryptoassets that he said could help to “10x your wealth in 2021.”  Synthetix (SNX) “Decentrized trading platform Synthetix has raised $12 million from venture capitalist firms Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm, and iOSG, and this raise looks to […]

Crypto Analyst Ivan Liljeqvist Expects These 3 Cryptoassets to Do Well in March

In a recent interview with Carlin Martin, the host of YouTube Channel “The Moon“, crypto analyst and developer Ivan Liljeqvist, who hosts the YouTube channel “Ivan on Tech“, named three cryptoassets that he is excited about. PancakeSwap is “a decentralized exchange running on Binance Smart Chain (BSC)” with “an automated market maker (AMM) model for swapping […]

Crypto Analyst Aaron Arnold Says These 8 Altcoins Could ‘Explode’ in March 2021

Recently, crypto analyst Aaron Arnold, Co-Founder and host of the “Altcoin Daily” YouTube channel, named eight cryptoassets that have the potential to greatly outperform next month.  In a recent video, Arnold told the channel’s 519K+ subscribers about eight cryptoassets that he believes could experience exploding growth next month. The first project Arnold mentioned was Bondly (BONDLY), a […]

Ethereum Update: ‘Berlin’ Hard Fork, EIP-1559, ETH 2.0 Beacon Chain, First ETH ETF

This article provides an update (as of 08:45 UTC on February 27) on some of the currently most popular topics in the Ethereum community. ‘Berlin’ Hard Fork Has Been Scheduled According to a report by Coindesk, on February 19, at a meeting of Ethereum core developers, it was decided to provisionally schedule the Berlin network […]

US Treasurys’ Sell-Off Punishes Stocks and Crypto Despite Continuous BTC Outflows From Coinbase Pro

On Friday (February 26), the price of Bitcoin fell to as low as $44,188 (at 07:45 UTC) on crypto exchange Bitstamp after Thursday’s US Treasurys sell-off caused their yields to go up and stock and crypto prices to go down. Currently (as of 10:26 UTC on February 26), according to CryptoCompare, Bitcoin is trading around […]

Bitcoin’s Market Cap Could Reach ‘Trillions of Dollars’, Says ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood

On Thursday (February 25), Catherine Wood, Founder, CIO, and CEO at ARK Investment Management, LLC (aka “ARK” or “ARK Invest”), talked about Bitcoin while speaking as part of a panel for the Bloomberg Crypto Summit. With regard to Bitcoin’s market cap potential, this is what she had to say: “We are so early. That $950 billion dollar market […]

J.P. Morgan Report: It’s OK To Have Up to 1% of a Multi-Asset Portfolio in Crypto

Per a report published by Bloomberg earlier today, on Wednesday (February 24), Joyce Chang, Global Head of Research at J.P. Morgan, talked about cryptocurrencies in a note to clients. Her bio at the Asian American Business Roundtable’s website says that from 1997 through 2012, Chang “held top rankings in Institutional Investor’s Fixed-Income Research surveys for […]

Stone Ridge Asset Management Wants Its ‘Diversified Alternatives Fund’ to Have Bitcoin Exposure

Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC, which is based in New York, notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of its plan to make Bitcoin part of the seven strategies for the Stone Ridge Diversified Alternatives Fund. Stone Ridge notified the SEC by filing Form N-1A, which is “the primary document used to communicate information […]

CNBC’s Jim Cramer Wants GameStop to Invest $2 Billion in BTC and Become ‘a Bitcoin Store’

On Wednesday (February 24), former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer gave some great advice to beleaguered video game retailer GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME). Cramer is the host of CNBC show “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer“. He is also a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street“, as well as a co-founder of financial news website TheStreet. As Bloomberg […]

Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger Says What He Really Thinks About Bitcoin

Billionaire value investor Charlie Munger, the 97-year-old Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin on Wednesday (February 24) while speaking at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Daily Journal Corporation. A Recap of Munger’s Past Comments on Crypto Over the past few years, Munger has been a harsh critic of Bitcoin. For example, as first CNBC […]

Cardano’s ‘Mary’ Protocol Update Confirmed for March 1 Launch on Mainnet, $ADA Up 474% in 2021

On Wednesday (February 24),  IOHK, the company developing the Cardano (ADA) protocol, announced that the “Mary” protocol update (which will require a hard fork) will be applied to the mainnet on March 1. The “Mary” protocol update is an important part of the rollout of phase 3 (“Goguen”) of Cardano’s development. As the Cardano roadmap […]

MicroStrategy Buys Another 19,452 BTC at Average Cost of $52,765 per Bitcoin

On Wednesday (February 24), Nasdaq-listed business intelligence company MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR) announced details of its latest Bitcoin purchase. According to the company’s press release, the software firm that many uniformed retail investors think of as a sort of unofficial Bitcoin ETF due to the large number of bitcoins it holds in its corporate treasury, it “purchased an additional […]

Bitfinex/Tether’s Settlement With NYAG and Square’s Commitment to Bitcoin Calm Market’s Nerves

Although the Bitcoin price went as low as $44,845 on Bitstamp yesterday (February 23), some annoucements that were made later in the day seem to have helped Bitcoin get above $50K, thereby calming the crypto market’s nerves. According to data by TradingView, although Bitcoin started Tuesday (i.e. 00:00 UTC) around $54,173, by 11:45 UTC, the […]

ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood Is ‘Very Positive on Bitcoin, Very Happy to See a Healthy Correction’

On Tuesday (February 23), Catherine Wood, Founder, CIO, and CEO at ARK Investment Management, LLC (aka “ARK” or “ARK Invest”), talked about the Bitcoin during an interview on Bloomberg TV. She said: “We’re very positive on Bitcoin again, very happy to see a healthy correction here. No market is straight up; everyone should know that. Everyone should […]

MoneyGram Says It ‘Has Suspended Trading on Ripple’s Platform’

On Monday (February 22), MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), made an important announcement regarding its partnership with Ripple Labs. Californian FinTech company Ripple announced on 17 June 2019 that it entered into a strategic partnership with MoneyGram, one of the world’s largest money transfer companies. Here is how Ripple’s blog post explained the deal: “Through this partnership, which will […]

Wedbush Securities Believes 3% – 5% of Public Companies Will Invest in Bitcoin in Next 18 Months

During an interview on Monday (February 22), Daniel Ives, a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering the Technology sector at investment firm Wedbush Securities, shared his thoughts on Bitcoin. Ives’ comments came during an interview with Joe Kernen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box around 08:49 ET (i.e. 13:49 UTC), when Bitcoin was trading around $52,933. Ives was asked […]

Crypto Analyst Says Litecoin Breaking Out, Explains Why It Could Run to $1000 in 2021

On Monday (February 22), popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) told the over 218K subscribers of his YouTube channel about the technical and fundamental reasons for his bullishness on Litecoin. David started with technical analysis: “We’re only looking at the kind of the higher time frame stuff since it really helps us put into focus the […]

Honda NSX Fan Feels Stupid for Selling 36.5 Bitcoins to Pay for Two Used Cars

Last week, one car enthusiast (“nsxtra” on Instagram) released a video on YouTube in which he described how he sold 37 BTC — worth over $2.1 million at today’s prices — a few years ago to pay for two second-hand Honda NSX sports cars. The Honda NSX, which is marketed in North America as the Acura NSX, […]

Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White on SEC’s XRP Lawsuit: ‘Dead Wrong Legally and Factually’

In a recent interview, Mary Jo White, a former Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York talked about the SEC’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs. Ms. White is currently a litigation partner in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton, and […]

Billionaire Mike Novogratz Expects U.S. SEC to Approve a Bitcoin ETF Within 12 Months

During a recent interview, billionaire investor Mike Novogratz shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin, and in particular he talked about Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) and why it is a bad deal for U.S. retail investors in comparison to a Bitcoin ETF. Former hedge fund manager Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, “a diversified financial services […]

Binance CEO CZ Explains How Price of Bitcoin Could Even Go As High As $10 Million

In an interview on Friday (February 19), Binance Co-Founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (aka “CZ”) explained how the price of Bitcoin has gotten to this level and how it could go much higher. CZ’s comments came during an interview on Bloomberg TV. When asked if there might be “some speculative froth” in all the latest […]

Ethereum ($ETH) Breaks $2000, Still Strong Despite Rivals Gunning for Its Throne

On Saturday (February 20), the price of Ether (ETH), the fuel of the ecosystem of Ethereum, the smart contract and decentralized application platform proposed by Russian-Canadian programmer Vitalik Buterin in 2013, went above $2,000 for the first time. Data from TradingView indicates that on crypto exchange Bitstamp the ETH price went above $2,000 a 03:54 […]

Ethereum-based Spiderman Art NFT Sells for 12.75 ETH

A non-fungible token (NFT)-based artwork by Marvel Comics and DC Comics artist Adam Kubert recently sold for 12.75 Ether (ETH). Kubert is best known for his work on Action Comics, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-Men, and Wolverine. He was “rated by Wizard magazine as one of the ‘Hot 10 […]

Bitcoin Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion, Analyst Says $BTC ‘Due for Another Face Melting Move’

According to data by CryptoCompare, around 15:35 UTC on Friday (February 19), the Bitcoin price reached $53,673, thereby making Bitcoin’s market cap go over $1 trillion for the first time ever. However, Bitcoin’s rally did not stop there; according to data by TradingView, the BTC price reached $54,688 by 16:38 UTC. Currently (as of 16:42 […]

Crypto Analyst Lark Davis Says These 5 Low Market Cap Gems Could Deliver 100x Gains

In a recent video for his very popular YouTube channel, popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) talked about five low-cap altcoins that could deliver 100x gains. The first three are projects that Davis has mentioned in several previous videos, but the last two projects he talks about in this video for the first […]

Anthony Scaramucci: Skybridge Capital Sees Bitcoin Reaching $100K ‘Before Year End’

On Wednesday (February 17), former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of global alternative investment firm SkyBridge Capital, gave his firm’s price target for Bitcoin and explained why they were so bullish on Bitcoin. SkyBridge is “a global alternative investments firm specializing in multi-strategy commingled fund of hedge funds products, custom separate account […]

Motley Fool Buying $5M in Bitcoin for Its Balance Sheet Due to Its ’10x Potential’

At 19:23 UTC on Wednesday (February 17), financial and investing advice company “The Motley Fool” tweeted that it had decided to invest $5 million in Bitcoin and explained why. Ten minutes minutes later, the Bitcoin price went above the $52,000 level before reaching $52,400 (at 20:22 UTC), which is the new all-time high. According to data […]

Bitcoin Breaks $51K, German Analyst Says ‘Looks As if Bitcoin Is Eating Gold’

This article provides an update (as of 08:00 UTC on 17 February 2021) on the current state of the Bitcoin markets, as well on the latest thinking on Bitcoin by influential crypto analysts, investors, traders, and other thought leaders. On Wednesday (February 17), the day after Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy Inc. said that his […]

Crypto Analyst Explains How This Ethereum-Based DeFi Token Could 100X

Last week, crypto analyst/influencer Ben Armstrong talked about an exciting decentralized finance (DeFi) project, the governance token of which he calls “the next altcoin gem.” The project in question is yield farming robo-advisor APY.Finance, which can connect with all the leading DeFi protocols (such as Uniswap, SushiSwap, Aave, Compound, Yearn.Finance, Synthetix, and dYdX). The team […]

BlockTower Capital CIO: This Bitcoin Bull Run Could Take Price to $400K by 2023

Recently, Ari Paul, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Managing Partner at crypto investment firm BlockTower Capital, shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin. BlockTower, a leading crypto hedge fund based in Stamford, Connecticut, was founded in August 2017 by Matthew Goetz, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs (where he spent eleven years), and Ari Paul, a former risk specialist […]

Bitcoin Breaks $50K, Fundstrat Updates Price Target to $100K by End of 2021

This article provides an update (as of 12:00 UTC on 16 February 2021) on the current state of the Bitcoin markets, as well on the latest thinking on Bitcoin by influential crypto analysts, investors, traders, and other thought leaders. According to data by TradingView, on crypto exchange Bitstamp, Bitcoin traded in the range $46,100 and $49,015. […]

Pantera Capital Co-CIO Explains Why ‘DeFi Is the Future of Finance’

Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer at blockchain-focused investment firm Pantera Capital Management LP, explained in his firm’s most recent monthly newsletter how he “became 99.9% convinced that DeFi is the future of finance.” In the February 2021 issue of Pantera Blockchain Letter, which was published on Thursday (February 11), Krug talked about the GameStop saga and how the […]

Billionaire Mike Novogratz: Bitcoin Price Could Reach $500K As Early As 2024

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin when he was interviewed by Michael Saylor, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of MicroStrategy Inc, at the recent “Bitcoin for Corporations” event. Former hedge fund manager Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, “a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, and blockchain […]

Digital Banking Startup Founder Expects Bitcoin Price to Reach $100K by 2022

Oleg Gorokhovskyi, Co-founder and Commercial Director at Ukrainian mobile-only bank Monobank said last week that he expects the price of Bitcoin to reach $100,000 either this year or next year.   One day after Tesla disclosed in its latest annual report for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it had invested $1.5 billion […]

Dogecoin ($DOGE) Creator Sold His Crypto in 2015 ‘To Buy a Used Honda Civic’

Recently, Dogecoin (DOGE) creator and co-founder Billy Markus wrote about the highly popular meme cryptocurrency in an open letter published on Reddit (on subreddit “/dogecoin“). The Birth of DOGE “As you may have heard, it was indeed created for sillies after Jackson Palmer made an flippant tweet about it that idea being the ‘next big […]

BitPay Adds Apple Pay Support for Its Crypto Debit Card

On Friday (February 12), crypto payment processor BitPay announced that U.S. holders of the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard can “add their card to Apple WalletTM and spend with Apple Pay®.” This means that BitPay cardholders will be able to “make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and online” via Apple Pay. The company says that “support for […]

Canada Gets Its First Bitcoin ETF, ‘Crypto Mom’ Explains Why U.S. Needs One Too

On Thursday (February 11), the Ontario Securities Commission conditionally approved the Purpose Bitcoin ETF, which is managed by Purpose Investments Inc, by issuing a receipt for its long-form prospectus. The prospectus says: “The ETF Units of the Fund have been conditionally approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the ‘ TSX’). Subject to satisfying […]

TRON CEO Justin Sun Wants to Send Actress Lindsay Lohan ‘Something’

On Thursday (February 11), or one day before Chinese New Year’s Day, marketing genius Justin Sun, Co-Founder and CEO of TRON Foundation, said to American actress on Twitter that he might send her “something”. His comments after Lohan mentioned JUST (JST) and SUN (SUN) in one of her recent tweets: Lohan’s tweet about DeFi and the TRON […]

PayPal EVP on His Company’s Initial Experience With Crypto and Longer Term Vision

On Thursday (February 11), at PayPal’s “2021 Investor Day” event, Jonathan Auerbach, EVP and Chief Strategy, Growth and Data Officer, talked about his firm’s initial experience with offering crypto services and longer term plans. As you may remember, on 21 October 2020, payments firm PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced a major move into crypto. According to PayPal’s press release, “the migration […]

Morgan Stanley Strategist Explains Why Crypto Is ‘Here To Stay as a Serious Asset Class’

On Tuesday (February 9), Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, wrote a report in which he explained why “cryptocurrencies are here to stay as a serious asset class.” Sharma started his report by saying that although the current price of Bitcoin might suggest to some investors that “this […]

Elon Musk Explains Why He Bought Dogecoin For His Son, DOGE Development Resumes

On Wednesday (February 10), Elon Musk, the world’s second richest person (according to the Forbes’ “The Real-Time Billionaires List“), continued his support for popular meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE). Dogecoin was initially released on 6 December 2013 as a “fun and friendly internet currency.” It was created by Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. It is “a decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency” […]

Blue Ridge Bank Becomes First U.S. Commercial Bank to Offer Bitcoin Access Via ATMs

On Wednesday (February 10), Blue Ridge Bank announced that it has become the first U.S. commercial bank to allow its cardholders to “purchase and redeem” Bitcoin via ATMs. Blue Ridge Bank, N.A., is the wholly-owned banking subsidiary of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. It provides “a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, payroll, […]

Actress Lindsay Lohan Says ‘Bitcoin Is the Future’

On Wednesday (February 10), American actress Lindsay Lohan shared her latest thoughts on Bitcoin. First, around 10:47 UTC, she tweeted: Then, at 17:05 UTC, she said that Bitcoin is the future in a tweet that also promoted a non-fungible token (NFT) artwork she is selling for 33 ETH on popular NFT marketplace Rarible, which happens to […]

CNBC’s Jim Cramer Says Bitcoin Is ‘Exciting’ and ‘Nice Hedge Against Fiat Currency’

On Tuesday (February 9), former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin. Cramer is the host of CNBC show “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer“. He is also a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street“, as well as a co-founder of financial news website TheStreet. On Monday (February 8), Tesla filed its 2020 […]

BNB Hits $148, CZ Says Binance Smart Chain Has Flipped Ethereum on Daily Transactions

On Wednesday (February 10), Binance Coin (BNB) extended the rally that has taken it from around $27.80 (on November 10) to around $145.70, where it is currently (as of 10:55 UTC on February 10), as you can see from the three-month price chart below by TradingView. According to TradingView, at 09:03 UTC on February 10, […]

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Gives Advice on Cryptocurrency Wallets

On Wednesday (February 10), Elon Musk, the world’s second richest person (according to the Forbes’ “The Real-Time Billionaires List“), gave crypto investors some important advice. Musk, who is a co-founder of PayPal, founder and CEO of SpaceX, and a co-founder and CEO of Tesla, decided to make his views on crypto wallets be known after […]

BlockFi Bitcoin Trust Launched: One More Way for Institutions to Invest in $BTC

On Tuesday (February 9), crypto-focused financial services firm BlockFi Inc. announced the launch of the BlockFi Bitcoin Trust. BlockFi was founded in 2017 by Zac Prince and Flori Marquez with the aim of “providing credit services to markets with limited access to simple products like a savings account.” BlockFi “sets itself apart from other cryptoasset […]

Ethereum ($ETH) Breaks $1800, Gemini Co-Founder Says It ‘Feels Really Undervalued’

In a recent interview, Cameron Winklevoss, Co-Founder and President of crypto exchange Gemini, told journalist Layah Heilpern that he felt that Ether (ETH) was “really undervalued.” His comments during an interview last Thursday, at a time when Ether was trading around $1600: “It’s really hard to put a ceiling or a framework on creativity, and […]

Mark Cuban Calls Dogecoin ‘Best Entertainment Bang for Your Buck’, Buys $DOGE for His Son

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban has revealed yesterday (February 8) that he has bought some Dogecoin (DOGE) for his son. On Monday (February 8), according to data by TradingView, on crypto exchange Bittrex, around 15:17 UTC, the price of Dogecoin, the world’s most popular meme cryptocurrency, hit $0.08489, which is a new all-time high. Currently (as of […]

Post-Tesla News FOMO Helps Bitcoin Price to Surge Above $48,000

According to data by TradingView, at 06:59 UTC on Tuesday (February 9) — the day after Tesla announced it had invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin — the Bitcoin price hit $48,200, which is a new all-time high (ATH). As you can see in the 24-hour price chart above, there was a huge spike in the […]

Tesla Invested $1.5B in Bitcoin, Expecting to Accept It for Payment in Near Future

According to Tesla’s latest annual report (on Form 10-K), which has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the electric car maker has already invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin. The relevant section of the annual report reads: “We hold and may acquire digital assets that may be subject to volatile market prices, […]

Crypto Analyst Looks at New ‘Gem’ Built on Polkadot He Is ‘Pretty Excited’ About

Earlier this week, crypto analyst/influencer Elliot Wainman, the owner/host of YouTube channel “EllioTrades Crypto” told his over 233K subscribers about a relatively new project built on Polkadot that he is excited about. Wainman started by talking about Ether (ETH), which he believes is undervalued. He then re-iterated his strong belief in the huge growth potential […]

Ripple CTO David Schwartz Owes His Sister Over $100K in Bitcoin

Recently, Ripple CTO David Schwartz revealed that he has owed his sister 2.77904 BTC for years. On Monday, Schwartz wrote on Twitter that he has his sister paid for a plane ticket for him and asked to be repaid in Bitcoin. Interestingly, even though Schwartz has “reminded her a few times that it’s real money […]

ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood: Bitcoin Has a ‘A Much Bigger Idea Than Apple or Amazon’

Earlier this week, in an interview with Yahoo Finance, Catherine Wood, Founder, CIO, and CEO at ARK Investment Management, LLC (aka “ARK” or “ARK Invest”), talked about the Bitcoin. Wood started by saying that ARK Invest was not shocked by institutional investors’ move into crypto: “We have been expecting institutions to start moving into Bitcoin and other cryptoassets, […]

Glassnode CTO Dispels the Myth That Bitcoin Ownership Is Highly Concentrated

Earlier this week, Rafael Schultze-Kraft, CTO at blockchain data and intelligence provider Glassnode, did an analysis of “the distribution of Bitcoin across network participants”. In a blog post published on Tuesday (February 2), the Glassnode CTO referred to a Bloomberg report (from last November) titled “Bitcoin Whales’ Ownership Concentration Is Rising During Rally.” He said that […]

Bitcoin Back Above $40K, So Far in 2021, $BTC Up 40%, Gold Down 4%

This article provides an update (as of 17:00 UTC on 6 February 2021) on the current state of the Bitcoin markets, as well on the latest thinking on Bitcoin by influential crypto analysts, investors, traders, and other thought leaders. Bitcoin’s Price Action According to data by TradingView, on crypto exchange Bitstamp, Bitcoin traded in the range […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban on Stock Market, HODLing, DeFi, NFTs

Recently, Mark Cuban shared his thoughts on the the stock market, decentralized finance (DeFi), and non-fungible token (NFTs) during an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session. Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC […]

Former SEC Exec: There Is ‘A Good Chance’ SEC Loses Lawsuit Against Ripple Over XRP

In a recent interview, Joseph A. Hall, a former executive at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), explained why “there’s a good chance” his former employer loses its lawsuit against Ripple Labs. Hall has been partner in U.S. law firm Davis Polk since September 2005. Before that, between October 2003 and June 2005, he was […]

Bitcoin Update for 4 Feb 2021: Price Action, Taproot Upgrade, BTC Funds

This article provides an update (as of 10:30 UTC on 4 February 2021) on the current state of the Bitcoin markets, as well on the latest thinking on Bitcoin by influential crypto analysts, investors, traders, and other thought leaders. Bitcoin’s Price Action According to data by TradingView, on crypto exchange Bitstamp, Bitcoin traded in the range […]

Ethereum Breaks $1650 As Launch of CME’s ETH Futures Nears, Now Up 122% in 2021

According to data by TradingView, at 18:54 UTC on Wednesday (February 3), on crypto exchange Bitstamp, the Ether price surged past $1650 to set a new all-time high (ATH) — $1654.98 — one minute later. Currently (as of 20:35 UTC on February 3), on Bitstamp, ETH-USD is trading around $1634.50, up 8.05% in the past […]

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