Month: November 2018

A Tale Of Two “Stablecoins”: How Tether And Dai Track USD

Bears have taken an iron grip on the cryptocurrency market, sending the bitcoin price plunging below $5,000 to its lowest price of the year so far. Despite the weakness in the crypto market, many early adopters remain convinced that blockchain […] The post A …

500-Year Old Swiss University Makes Vitalik Buterin an Honorary Doctor

The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Switzerland’s oldest institution of higher learning, the University of Basel. According to the university’s Faculty of Business and Economics, which awarded Buterin the hon…

Floyd ‘Crypto’ Mayweather & DJ Pay SEC $0.75M Over ‘Unlawful’ ICO Promotion

As U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer DJ Khaled settled charges with the SEC over failing to disclose payments to promote ICO investments, the regulator warned investors to be wary of investment advice posted on social media. But were the fine…

“Enforcement by Guidance”: How the SEC Is Slowly Shaping ICO Regulation

On November 27, 2018, a California judge turned back the SEC’s request for an injunction against token company BlockVest, a company the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pursuing for allegedly conducting an unregistered securities offering. The…

“Guidance by Enforcement”: How the SEC Is Slowly Shaping ICO Regulation

On November 27, 2018, a California judge turned back the SEC’s request for an injunction against token company BlockVest, a company the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pursuing for allegedly conducting an unregistered securities offering. The…

Cryptocurrency Analysis: Leaky Fiat and Tight Cryptos

It’s quite clear that many bankers and economists don’t understand the math and technology behind cryptocurrencies. Frequently they fall victim to their own problems that they then blame on cryptocurrencies. In this segment, we do a deeper dive on what crypto…

What Is Cryptocurrency? “Jeopardy!” Features Entire Category on Crypto

Is cryptocurrency becoming more mainstream? It could be if one of America’s most prominent game shows features an entire category devoted to it. The November 29, 2018, episode of “Jeopardy!” — which has been on the air since 1964 — offered five unique questio…