VC Firm Co-Founder Foresees Crypto’s Resilient Ascent Outshining Regulatory Obstacles

In a recent Twitter thread, Chris Burniske, Partner at crypto-focused venture capital firm Placeholder, shared his thoughts on the impact of the current banking crisis, regulatory challenges, and Balaji Srinivasan’s bet on the future of cryptocurrency. Burniske expressed his bullish outlook on the long-term prospects of crypto, despite short-term volatility and uncertainty. Burniske believes the current […]

Cardano Founder’s Battle Cry: Crypto Leaders Must Unite Against Regulatory Assault

On Friday (March 24),  Charles Hoskinson, who is Co-Founder and CEO of IO Global (“IOG”), the company responsible for Cardano’s research and development, expressed his support for Messari Co-Founder Ryan Selkis’ recent open letter to U.S. Congressional leaders, which called for effective crypto legislation. Ryan Selkis, Co-Founder of Mesari, recently sent a letter to several U.S. Congressional […]

Nasdaq’s Crypto Custody Launch: A New Era of Trust and Security in Digital Assets

In a recent development, Nasdaq Inc. is on track to launch its digital asset custody services by the end of Q2 2023, as reported by Bloomberg. According to a Bloomberg report by Anna Irrera published on Friday (March 24), the global exchange group is making strides to ensure all necessary technical infrastructure and regulatory approvals […]

SEC Targets Justin Sun and Star-Studded Lineup in Crypto Fraud and Market Manipulation Case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun, Tron Foundation Limited, BitTorrent Foundation Ltd., and Rainberry Inc. (formerly BitTorrent) for the unregistered offer and sale of Tronix ($TRX) and BitTorrent ($BTT) crypto asset securities. According to a press release issued by the SEC earlier today, Sun and his companies are […]

Bittrex Global CEO: ‘Every Big Bank Now Has a Substantive Crypto Desk’

Bittrex Global CEO, Oliver Linch, predicts that traditional finance giants will soon aggressively adopt crypto to capitalize on the industry’s opportunities. As The Daily Hodl reported yesterday (March 21), during an interview with crypto analyst Scott Melker, Linch anticipated that leading financial institutions like Goldman Sachs would play a more significant role in crypto. Linch […]

SkyBridge Capital Founder’s Vision: Moving from Enforcement to Holistic Crypto Support

In an op-ed piece published on CNBC, Former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, who is the founder and managing partner of global alternative investment firm SkyBridge Capital, explores the ongoing debate surrounding the regulation of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. He believes the “too little, too much, or just right” approach to regulation is overly […]

Coinbase Expresses Optimism Over UK’s Crypto Regulatory Consultation, Foresees Bullish Future

Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency platform, has praised the UK government’s proactive approach towards the crypto industry in a recent blog post. The UK government has launched the “Future financial services regulatory regime for cryptoassets” consultation to provide regulatory clarity, drive innovation, and prioritize consumer protection. Coinbase’s blog post highlights the potential for the UK to […]

World’s Largest Asset Manager Continues ‘To Explore the Digital Assets Ecosystem’

Last week, Larry Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager by AUM, wrote about crypto as part of his annual Chairman’s Letter to Investors. BlackRock, which was founded in 1988, started with just eight people working in one room. It made its Initial Public Offering on the New York […]

Veteran Crypto Investor Explains Why Silvergate Bank Failed

On Wednesday (March 8), Silvergate Capital Corporation (NYSE: SI), the holding company for Silvergate Bank, announced “its intent to wind down operations and voluntarily liquidate the Bank in an orderly manner and in accordance with applicable regulatory processes.” According to Silvergate’s press release, this was their move; they noted that all customer deposits would be […]

Investing Reviews CEO Answers Most Frequently Asked Questions About Investing in Crypto, Stocks, and Bonds

Last Friday (March 3), investment education website Investing Reviews revealed the results of a study into the most Googled questions about investing and answers given by its CEO Simon Jones to ten of the most popular questions. According to the findings of Investing Reviews’s research, the question “How do I invest in cryptocurrency?” is the […]

Prominent Crypto Analyst on ‘5 Major Crypto Headwinds Alarming the Market Right Now’

On Friday (March 3), prominent crypto Analyst Miles Deutscher highlighted the five “major crypto headwinds” creating fear among investors in the crypto market and shared his analysis of how each headwind affects the market. The first headwind Deutscher highlighted is the Mt. Gox saga, with 142,000 BTC to be released this year. According to Deutscher, […]

How to Maximize Your Profits: 10 Tips From Crypto Analyst Lark Davies

On Wednesday (March 1), New Zealand-based crypto analyst and influencer Lark Davies shared ten steps for successful investing in cryptocurrency. According to Davies, the first step to investing in crypto is to get your finances in order. This means spending less and finding ways to earn and save more so that you can invest more […]

Binance CEO Says You Can Now ‘Buy Fries With Crypto’

On Tuesday (February 28), “CZ,” Co-Founder and CEO of Binance, which is the world’s largest crypto exchange, made an announcement that should delight fans of both crypto and  American international fast food restaurant chain Wendy’s. Binance Pay is a “contactless, borderless and secure cryptocurrency payment technology designed by Binance” that allows Binance users to “shop with […]

Majority of Retail Bitcoin Investors Likely Lost Money in Last 7 Years, Finds BIS Report

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published its Bulletin No 69, titled “Crypto shocks and retail losses,” which investigates the behavior of crypto investors and whether the sector has impacted broader financial markets. BIS was established in 1930 and is based in Basel, Switzerland. Its aims are “to serve central banks in their pursuit […]

Inventor of the Web Tim Berners-Lee Explains Why Believes Crypto Is ‘Really Dangerous’

During a recent interview, British computer scientist Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, who is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, explained why he thinks that cryptocurrencies are “really dangerous.” He wrote the first web browser, web server, and web page, and his work paved the way for the development of the modern internet […]

The Matrix Star Keanu Reeves Expresses Support for Cryptocurrencies

Keanu Reeves, famous for his role in “The Matrix” media franchise, has called cryptocurrencies “amazing tools for exchanges and distribution of resources.” According to a report by Stephen Graves for Decrypt, in a recent interview with Wired, the actor said he found “amazing” the “ideas behind an independent currency.” Reeves went on to say: “To […]

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Slams Bitcoin, Other Cryptos as ‘Not an Effective Storehold of Wealth’

Legendary billionaire hedge fund manager, the founder and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, has recently slammed Bitcoin ($BTC) and other cryptocurrencies as they don’t “replicate anything” and are “not an effective storehold of wealth.” During an interview  with We Study Billionaires, the legendary investor, who has an estimated net worth of over $19 billion, […]

IMF’s Discussion of How Crypto Should Be Regulated Sparks Fear of a Total Ban

On Thursday (23 February 2023), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a press release on crypto assets that has some crypto enthusiasts worried. The IMF, established on 27 December 1945, “works to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries” by “supporting economic policies that promote financial stability and monetary cooperation, which are essential […]

Binance and Ingenico Team Up to Introduce Cryptocurrency Payments in French Retail Stores

Binance users in France can now pay with crypto at retail stores thanks to a new partnership between the world’s largest crypto exchange and Ingenico, a leading provider of in-store payment terminals. According to Ingenico’s press release, this partnership integrates Ingenico’s AXIUM payment terminals with Binance Pay, allowing them to “accept more than 50 cryptocurrencies.” […]

‘A Crypto-Asset Is Nothing More Than a Speculative Asset, Like a Baseball Card,’ Says Fed Board Member

Recently, Dr. Christopher J. Waller, who “took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on December 18, 2020,” shared his thoughts on the crypto ecosystem. Here is some information from the Fed about its Board of Governors: “The seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal […]

Mississippi State Senate Passes Bill Defending Crypto Miners’ Rights

Mississippi’s state Senate has passed a bill to protect cryptoasset miners from being discriminated against on electricity rates.  According to a report by Cointelegraph, the state Senate has passed the Mississippi Digital Asset Mining Act, which now awaits its companion bill to make it through the state’s House of Representatives.  The bill, authored by state […]

Billionaire VC Investor Marc Andreessen Explains How His Firm Invests in the Crypto Space

Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner at Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (“a16z”) recently explained how his firm invests in the crypto space. Andreessen Horowitz, which was founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, is a venture capital firm that “backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology.” It claims that it […]

‘Bitcoin Is Unresponsive to Both Monetary and Macroeconomic News’, Claims NY Fed Report

The New York Federal Reserve has released a report on the impact of macroeconomic news on the price of cryptocurrencies, specifically Bitcoin. The 31-page New York Fed report #1052 (titled “The Bitcoin-Macro Disconnect“) was co-authored by Dr. Gianluca Benigno, the head of International Studies within the Monetary Policy Research Division of the New York Fed, […]

Coinbase CEO Shares Concern Over Rumors of SEC Ban on Crypto Staking for Retail Investors, IOG CEO Responds

On Wednesday (February 8), Coinbase Co-Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong expressed his worries about rumors of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) considering a ban on crypto staking for retail investors. Armstrong believes that such a ban would have a negative impact on the growth of the crypto industry in the U.S. Crypto staking, […]

Crypto’s Global Hubs: Recap Reveals the World’s Most “Crypto-Ready” Cities

UK-based crypto taxation start-up Recap has revealed its findings on the ‘crypto-readiness’ of the world’s most populated cities. Their research evaluated eight key data points, namely quality of life, crypto-specific events, the number of people working in crypto-related jobs, the number of crypto companies, R&D spend as a percentage of GDP, the number of crypto […]

Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz: ‘We Need To Cheer for Binance’

In a recent interview with Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal, Galaxy Digital Founder and CEO Mike Novogratz shared his thoughts on Binance and its CEO (“CZ”). During this interview — which was recorded on 18 January 2023 and premiered on the YouTube channel “Real Vision Crypto” on 27 January 2023 — Novogratz had this to […]

White House Aims to Shield Investors from Cryptocurrency Turmoil

The White House has revealed a strategy to address the possible risks linked with crypto. The statement, which was issued on Friday (27 January 2023), details the efforts the Biden Administration has taken to address the problems posed by cryptocurrencies. These include developing a framework for their safe and responsible use, boosting enforcement, and issuing […]

Coinbase Co-Founder Explains How Crypto Can ‘Get to 1 Billion Users?’

On Tuesday (24 January 2023), Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder of Coinbase and crypto-focused investment firm Paradigm, talked about one potential approach to achieving mass adoption of cryptocurrency. He told his over 212K Twitter followers: “How does crypto get to 1 billion users? One simple theory: Games with crypto-based money or items get popular. A few grow […]

Binance Research on Key Themes for Crypto in 2023

Binance Research’s analysts are keeping a close eye on a number of developments that might have a significant impact on the cryptocurrency market in 2023. In 2023, according to a recently-released report (“Full-Year Review 2022 & Themes for 2023”) by Binance Research, macroeconomics will be the driver of returns for risk assets. Whether macro factors […]

Ripple Executives Offer Their Crypto Predictions for 2023

FinTech Ripple expects 2023 to be the year when cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies genuinely come into their own. According to Ripple’s blog post, they expect the industry to shift away from speculative businesses toward ones that employ crypto technologies to address actual problems and unfulfilled consumer demands.  Moreover, they foresee a rise in the use of non-fungible tokens […]

BNY Mellon CEO on Crypto: ‘We’re Leaning Into the Future With Things Like Digital Assets”

On Friday (13 January 2023), Robin Vince, President and CEO of BNY Mellon, the world’s largest custodian bank and securities services company, shared his thoughts on crypto. According to the transcript provided by Seeking Alpha, during the Prepared Remarks section of his company’s Q4 2022 earnings call, the BNY Mellon CEO said: “In Asset Servicing, […]

Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz Says “Outlook for Crypto Is Not Horrible, but It’s Not Great”

During an interview on Tuesday (10 January 2023), Galaxy Digital Founder and CEO Mike Novogratz shared his outlook for crypto in 2023. Novogratz told Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box, had this to say about Coinbase’s latest layoffs: “2022 was a was a grand washout, you know, for growth stocks and for crypto. […]

Gemini Co-Founder Cameron Winklevoss Demands Resignation of DCG Chief Barry Silbert

Since the November 2022 decision of a Digital Currency Group (DCG) subsidiary to suspend withdrawals has left owners of Gemini’s crypto yield product in limbo, Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss sent an open letter on Tuesday (11 January 2022) demanding the removal of  Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of DCG. Former investment banker Silbert is one […]

Ripple’s Managing Director for UK and Europe Shares Her 2023 Crypto Predictions

On Monday (9 January 2023), Sendi Young, Managing Director for UK and Europe at FinTech firm Ripple, share her predictions for “what we can expect from crypto over the next 12 months.” On 30 June 2021, Ripple announced Young’s appointment. Ripple’s press release stated that Sendi will “oversee strategy and champion the expansion of Ripple’s global financial network […]

Cryptocurrency Adoption in Europe

Cryptocurrency adoption in Europe has been on the rise in recent years, with countries like Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands leading the way. These countries have a high level of technological advancement, which has contributed to the early adoption of cryptocurrencies. In addition, a growing number of merchants and businesses in these countries are accepting […]

‘Crypto Is Effectively Non-Existent for Most Large Institutional Investors’, Says J.P. Morgan Exec

In a recent interview, Jared Cross, a Managing Director who is Head of Institutional Portfolio Strategy at J.P. Morgan, talked about degree of adoption of crypto by institutional investors. Cross is “responsible for providing insights and solutions to institutional clients, including corporate and public pensions, endowments, foundations, and healthcare institutions.” Before joining J.P. Morgan in […]

‘Black Swan’ Author Attacks Credibility of Lex Friedman, Gets Slammed by Cardano Founder

On Monday (2 January 2023), Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder and CEO at Input Output Global (“IOG), the blockchain technology firm responsible for the development of Cardano ($ADA), made it very clear clear what he thinks about Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the best-selling author of “Black Swan”. Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, and former quantitative trader. He is […]

Meta’s Former Head of Crypto: Market Will Probably Not Recover Until 2025

On Friday (30 December 2022), David Marcus, Facebook’s former Head of Messenger and Head of Crypto (more specifically, the Head of the Novi digital wallet), shared his predictions for 2023. Between May 2018 and December 2021, Marcus was working at Meta Platforms, Inc. (previously known as Facebook, Inc.) on the Novi digital wallet project. According […]

Fidelity Investments Seems to Have Big Plans for Web3 and the Metaverse

According to three recent filings at the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO), American multinational financial services firm Fidelity Investments seems to have big Web3 plans, including NFT market places and investment services in the metaverse. On 21 April 2022, Fidelity Investments announced the grand opening of its first immersive metaverse experience aimed at offering a new way […]

3AC Co-Founder Kyle Davies Shares His Crypto Predictions for 2023

On Monday (26 December 2022), Kyle Davies, Co-Founder of failed Singapore-based cryptocurrency hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (aka “3AC”), shared his crypto predictions for 2023. 3AC, which was founded in 2012 by Kyle Davies and Su Zhu, was “ordered to liquidate on 27 June 2022 by a court in the British Virgin Islands.” According to […]

Bank of England Deputy Governor: Investing in Crypto Is Effectively Same As Gambling

In a recent interview, Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability at Bank of England (BoE), shared his thoughts on crypto and how it should be regulated. According to his BoE bio, Sir Jon Cunliffe “became Deputy Governor for Financial Stability on 1 November 2013.” He is “a member of the Bank’s Financial Policy and Monetary […]

CNBC’s Jim Cramer: ‘I Would Not Touch Crypto in a Million Years’

The day after SBF — the disgraced former CEO of FTX — got released from jail on a $250 million personal recognizance bond, former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer shared his thoughts on crypto. 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 […]

CZ Explains Why ‘People FUD About Binance’

Recently, CZ, Co-Founder and CEO of Binance, which is the world’s largest crypto exchange (by trading volume), explained why he believes there is so much misinformation spread about his company. On 23 December 2022, CZ told his over eight million followers: “Some in our industry hate centralization. Regardless if a CEX helps with crypto adoption […]

Brazil’s New Crypto Regulation Allows Digital Currencies to be Used As Payment Methods

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law a bill that “provides for the inclusion of virtual currencies and air mileage programs in the definition of ‘payment arrangements’ under the supervision of the Central Bank.” This bill was passed by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies on 29 November 2022. The Brazilian Parliament, which is called the National […]

‘Black Swan’ Author: ‘All Crypto People Are Dimwits’

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the best-selling author of “Black Swan” and “Antifragile” believes that “all crypto people are dimwits”. Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, and former quantitative trader. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s top experts on probability and uncertainty. Publishing company Penguin Random House describes Taleb’s landmark five-book series […]

Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Identifies Three Huge Opportunities in Crypto

Recently, Russian-Canadian computer scientist Vitalik Buterin, who is best known as the father of Ethereum, named what he believes are three of the biggest opportunities in crypto at the present time. Earlier this week, during an interview on episode #149 of the Bankless podcast, Buterin said: “If you can make a wallet that a billion […]

Coinbase CEO on What a ‘Modern Day Howey Test for Cryptocurrency’ Might Look Like

Earlier this week, Brian Armstrong, Co-Founder and CEO of crypto exchange Coinbase, shared his thoughts on crypto regulation in the U.S. In a blog post published on 19 December 2022, Armstrong said that, in the wake of the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, the U.S. and other major jurisdictions needed to take the aforementioned steps […]

JPMorgan Chase Research on ‘Dynamics and Demographics’ of US Household Crypto Use

Earlier this month, JPMorgan Chase released a research report titled “The Dynamics and Demographics of U.S. Household Crypto-Asset Use.” This report “uses de-identified data covering a sample of nearly 5 million active checking account customers, over 600 thousand of which have conducted transfers to crypto accounts.” These were the four main findings: “Most crypto users […]

U.S. Senator Tester on Crypto: ‘I See No Reason Why This Stuff Should Exist’

During a recent interview, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) shared his thoughts on crypto. Tester’s comments about crypto were made in response to a question by Chuck Todd, the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” program. When Todd asked Tester if crypto should be banned or regulated, the senior senator of Montana replied: “Look, one […]

Crypto Trading Firm Cumberland Forsees ‘A Spat of Volatility’ Then ‘Eventual Up-Trend’

Recently, crypto trading firm Cumberland DRW LLC, which is a subsidiary of privately held trading firm DRW Holdings, took a closer look at the crypto market in the wake of the collapse of FTX and Alameda Research. On 12 December 2022, Cumberland said on Twitter: “After a very busy month, price action is consolidating. Given the […]

‘Digital Assets Are Not on Trial’, Says Senator Lummis at US Senate Banking Committee

On Wednesday (14 December 2022), U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) explained during a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee that the failure of FTX does not mean that crypto is guilty since fraud is fraud regardless of how it is committed. According to a press release issued on 7 June 2022, “U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), member of the Senate Agriculture […]

Guggenheim Partners CIO: Crypto Will Be ‘Transformative’ to the General Economy

On Wednesday (14 December 2022), Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer of Guggenheim Partners, shared his thoughts on crypto. Minerd is also the Chairman of Guggenheim Investments, which is “the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners and has more than $233 billion in total assets across fixed income, equity and alternative strategies.” Guggenheim […]

Microsoft Bans Use of Its Cloud Services for Crypto Mining Unless There Is ‘Prior Written Approval’

Microsoft has quietly updated the license terms for its online services such that customer can no longer “mine cryptocurrency without Microsoft’s prior written approval.”   As The Register first reported, the update to the Universal License Terms for Online Services became effective on 1 December 2022. The Acceptable Use Policy states: “Neither Customer, nor those that […]

U.S. Senator Toomey Explains Why FTX Collapse Does Not Justify Banning Crypto

On Wednesday (14 December 2022), U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) explained during a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee that what caused the collapse of FTX was not crypto but the exchange’s bad behavior. Toomey’s comments were made during the “Crypto Crash: Why the FTX Bubble Burst and the Harm to Consumers” hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, […]

Binance CEO on Risks of Self Custody: Most People Will End Up Losing Their Crypto

On Wednesday (14 December 2022), CZ, who is Co-Founder and CEO of the world’s largest crypto exchange (by trading volume) shared his thoughts on people holding their own crypto. According to a report by Alys Key for Decrypt, during an AMA session hosted on Twitter, CZ said: “For most people, for 99% of people today, […]

U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman: ‘Crypto Is a Garden of Snakes’

On Tuesday (14 December 2022), U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) shared his thoughts on the crypto space in the wake of the collapse of FTX and the arrest of its disgraced founder and former CEO Sam Bankerman-Fried (aka “SBF”). Congressman Sherman, who was “born and raised in southern California” is “currently serving his thirteenth term in Congress and […]

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon: ‘Crypto Tokens Are Like Pet Rocks’

Earlier this week, Jamie Dimon, the Chairman of the Board and CEO of global finances services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co., shared his thoughts on crypto during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”. On 6 December 2022, Dimon, who is a well-known harsh critic of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, was asked by co-anchor Andrew Ross […]

ECB Executive Board Member on ‘Fundamental Flaws in Crypto Finance’

Recently, Dr. Fabio Panetta, a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), talked about crypto finance during a speech given at the Insight Summit held at the London Business School (LSB). Panetta, whose speech was titled “Crypto dominos: the bursting crypto bubbles and the destiny of digital finance”, mentioned that we […]

Three Catalysts That Could End Crypto Winter In 2023

Recently, popular crypto market commentary show “Coin Bureau” looked at several potential tailwinds for crypto in 2023. Although Coin Bureau’s pseudonymous host talked about ten “bullish catalysts”, here the three which are most likely to occur: The upcoming launch of central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot projects in various countries could scare some rich people […]

Ledger Stax: ‘Father of the iPod’ Helping To Create the Ultimate Crypto Hardware Wallet

On Tuesday (6 December 2022), crypto hardware wallet maker Ledger unveiled its latest device, Ledger Stax, which was designed with the help of legendary designer and engineer Tony Fadell, who is known as the “father of the iPod”. Here is Fadell’s bio from Wikipedia: “Anthony Michael Fadell is an American engineer, designer, entrepreneur, and investor. He was […]

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