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El Salvador is the first to adopt Bitcoin as real money — which is good news for the unbanked

Around the world, bitcoin has a mixed reputation. Owning and using the cryptocurrency is legal in a majority of nations, tolerated in many others, and outlawed by a relatively small number. El Salvador has just become the first nation to formally adopt the cryptocurrency as legal tender, and a handful of other Latin American leaders have indicated that they would follow suit. This marks a sharp change in bitcoin’s reputation on the global stage. Backed by a public ledger called “the blockchain”,...
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The Real Word: Can the appraisal process be color-blind?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. In this edition of The Real Word, they'll discuss racial discrimination in homebuying, NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and using TikTok as a real estate agent.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Cryptocurrency, Industry News, Regrets, NAR, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Millennial Homebuyers, Byron Lazine

Western Digital & Seagate Increasing Production to Keep up with Chia Demand

The Chia cryptocurrency mining craze has been causing major shortages when it comes to hard drives and solid state drives. To keep up with the demand both Western Digital and Seagate are increasing production of their high capacity hard drive models by increasing utilization rate on their exiting product lines. The post Western Digital & Seagate Increasing Production to Keep up with Chia Demand appeared first on
Tags: Seagate, Hard Drive, All News, Hardware News, Web News, Cryptocurrency, Western Digital, Chia, Cryptocurrency Mining, Western Digital Seagate, Chia Plotting, Chia Demand

Trump just shat on 46M Bitcoin HODLers — Good luck in 2024

The last US presidential election featured the highest voter turnout in the nation’s history. The candidates received a combined 155.4 million votes with just over seven million separating them. That’s a margin of about 4%. By that math it would seem like incredibly poor judgment if a candidate were to intentionally disrespect a group of people representing as much as 20% of the US adult voting population. Enter the 45th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump. Despite his numero...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Opinion, Finance, US, Tech, United States, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork, United States Of America Donald Trump, Next Featured

What happens to Bitcoin when billionaires build cryptocurrency miners on the Moon?

By the end of 2021, if everything goes according to plan, the richest man in the world will take a pleasure cruise to outer space on his personal spacecraft and both Bitcoin and Dogecoin will literally go to the Moon. Space exploration and exploitation have traditionally been nationalist endeavors. But the rise of the 12-digit billionaire has suddenly made outer space look like open territory. The players Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his position as the CEO of Amazon after 25 years ahead of ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Space, Insights, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Cryptocurrency, Dogecoin, Hard Fork

IRS chief asks Congress for more authority to regulate the crypto industry

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig speaks at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on June 8, 2021. Senate Finance Committee The IRS wants more Congressional authority to conduct tax-collection operations for cryptocurrencies, the agency's commissioner said Tuesday. Commissioner Charles Rettig said the IRS needs a stronger hand to crack down on fraud. A 2022 budget proposal calls for the agency to receive $41 million to expand efforts to tackle cybercrime. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, US, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Ohio, Cryptocurrencies, Irs, Cryptocurrency, Kraken, Senate Finance Committee, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department

Bitcoin investments hit by the highest weekly outflow on record as investors pull $141 million, data show

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images and Dado Ruvic/Reuters Investment in bitcoin products marked the largest weekly outflows on record in early June, said CoinShares. $141 million was pulled out of bitcoin investment products during the week ended June 7. Ether and XRP, meanwhile, logged weekly inflows. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investment in bitcoin products logged the largest weekly outflow on record, data from CoinShares showed, indicat...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Carla Mozee, Coinshares, Bitcoin Price, Crypto Prices, MI Exclusive, Bitcoin Investment, CoinGecko Bitcoin, Ethereum Alain Pitton NurPhoto

Are we overestimating the ransomware threat?

On Monday afternoon, the U.S. Justice Department said it has seized much of the cryptocurrency ransom that  U.S. pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline paid last month to a Russian hacking collective called DarkSide by tracking the payment as it moved through different accounts belonging to the hacking group and finally breaking into one of those accounts with the blessing of a federal judge. It’s a feel-good twist to a saga that began with a cyberattack on Colonial and resulted in a fuel shortage ...
Tags: TC, Ebay, China, Russia, Tech, Department Of Defense, Ransomware, Fbi, Gru, Cryptocurrency, U S Justice Department, Russia Iran North Korea, Recorded Future, Colonial Pipeline, Christopher Alhberg

CRYPTO GUNS: The Case For Blockchains In The Firearms Industry

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, the United States and the rest of the world shifted from a market of in-person retail sales to one dominated by online shopping. Rather than hopping in the car, driving to the mall, and hoping the store will have the exact item you want at a reasonable price […] Read More … The post CRYPTO GUNS: The Case For Blockchains In The Firearms Industry appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Bitcoin, United States, Crypto, Ethereum, Editorial, Cryptocurrency, Other Gear & Gadgets, NFTS, Défi, Monero, Crypto and Guns

We need a global crackdown on Bitcoin mining to curb its monstrous energy demands

Huge concrete data centers, permanently plugged into power plants and telephone exchanges, maintain much of online life. But the infrastructure behind internet-based cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, dogecoin and ethereum is more like a rusty traveling circus. And right now, that circus is on the road. Bitcoin relies on a network of millions of specialist machines, known as miners, around 70% of which are currently based in China. Like a never-ending game of Hungry Hippos, each player hammers th...
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DOJ Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency From Hackers After Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

Federal agents have tracked and seized over half of the $4.4 million ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to the cybercriminal gang DarkSide following May’s catastrophic cyberattack, the U.S. Justice Department has announced.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Cyberattack, Crimes, Cryptocurrency, Computer Security, U S Justice Department, Conti, Darkside, Lisa O Monaco, Paul Abbate, Colonial Pipeline

In search of a new crypto deity

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I wrote about tech taking on Disney. This week, I’m talking about the search for a new crypto messiah. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page , and follow my tweets @lucasmtny . The Big Thing Elon has worn out his welcome among the crypto illuminati, and the acolytes of Bitcoin are searching out a new emperor god king. This weekend, thousands of crypto acolytes and...
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Is Dogecoin A Good Investment? Expert Suggests Avoiding Controversial Cryptocurrency Market

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The Real Word: Is sight unseen the way to go?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. In this edition of The Real Word, they'll discuss buying a home sight unseen, co-housing and how to win bidding wars.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Cryptocurrency, Industry News, Regrets, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Millennial Homebuyers, Byron Lazine, The Real Word

New OCC Chief Targets Fintech/Banking Deals & Crypto for Scrutiny

Acting chief at the national banking regulator wants to end fragmented views on financial innovation and has made CRA reform a top priority. The post New OCC Chief Targets Fintech/Banking Deals & Crypto for Scrutiny appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Finance, Crypto, Fintech, Cryptocurrency, OCC, CRA, Digital Banking Strategies, Featured Content, Community Reinvestment Act, Fintech Charter

Ethereum hits its highest ever crypto-market share as investors load up following dramatic May selloff

Ethereum represented more than a quarter of crypto assets under management in late May. Photo by S3studio/Getty Images Ethereum's market share rose to its highest on record during the last week of May, CoinShares said Tuesday. Ethereum's market share of nearly 27% was boosted as investors took advantage of a drop in price during May's crypto market crash. Bitcoin investment logged outflows of $4 million last week but inflows remain positive for 2021. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: China, Trends, Investing, Markets, Bitcoin, US Treasury, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Internal Revenue Service, Carla Mozee, Ether, Coinshares, Crypto Investing, Crypto Assets, MI Exclusive, Ethereum Market Share

Sabrent Announces Plotripper SSDs for Chia Cryptocurrency

Sabrent has just announced their new Plotripper solid state drives that are designed to endure the harsh writing cycles of Chia plotting. For those out of the loop Chia Coin is a new cryptocurrency which is storage-based. The post Sabrent Announces Plotripper SSDs for Chia Cryptocurrency appeared first on
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Where P2P Payments are Heading in 2021

Speed of payment has growing appeal and sets the stage for more interest and growth in real-time payments, says Fiserv expert. The post Where P2P Payments are Heading in 2021 appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Finance, Paypal, Cryptocurrency, Fiserv, Payments Strategies, Zelle, Featured Content

U.K. police expecting to bust pot farm stumble onto cryptocurrency mine instead

U.K. police went into a raid looking for cannabis, but they came out with computers mining cryptocurrency.
Tags: News, Trends, Bitcoin, Computing, Cryptocurrency

The Real Word: Could buying leads put your business in danger?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. In this edition of The Real Word, they'll discuss why millennial homebuyers have regrets, buying leads and the first property in the nation to be paid in Dogecoin.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Cryptocurrency, Industry News, Regrets, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Millennial Homebuyers, Byron Lazine, The Real Word

Augmented reality NFT platform Anima gets backing from Coinbase

Augmented reality and non-fungible tokens, need I say more? Yes? Oh, well NFTs have certainly had their moment in 2021 but the question of what they do or what can be done with them has certainly been getting voiced more frequently as the speculative gold rush begins to cool off and people start to think more about how digital goods can evolve in the future. Anima, a small creative crypto startup built by the founders of photo/video app Ultravisual, which Flipboard acquired back in 2014, is look...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Marketing, Tech, Arkansas, Augmented Reality, Blockchains, Ethereum, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Flipboard, Consensys, Damien Hirst, NFT, Anima

Crypto sends investors on a rollercoaster ride

Experts say recent market volatility is part of the nature of crypto assets and should not scare off long-term investors The post Crypto sends investors on a rollercoaster ride appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, China, Gold, Tesla, Bitcoin, Fossil Fuels, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Dogecoin, Bitcoin mining, Top Six, Luno, South Africa (country, Marius Reitz, Revix

Bitcoin ETFs from Fidelity and Skybridge Capital are under review by the SEC

Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital is waiting on SEC approval of a bitcoin ETF. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Bitcoin exchange-traded fund applications from Fidelity and SkyBridge Capital are under review by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC is currently looking at four other applications to launch bitcoin exchange-traded funds. A decision on asset manager VanEck's application is expected in June. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Securities and Exch...
Tags: US, Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, Reddit, SEC, Fidelity, Cryptocurrency, Securities And Exchange Commission, Fidelity Investments, ETFs, Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital, Carla Mozee, Exchange Traded Funds, Scaramucci

Dapper Labs backs art hardware startup Infinite Objects in $6 million seed raise

The NFT world is all about reshaping the idea of digital ownership, but art hardware startup Infinite Objects sees a big opportunity in making physical copies of those assets as it looks to reshape digital art and collectibles. The startup makes screens that show a single video from a single artist and don’t do anything else. You can’t download apps to the screens or upload your own photos to them or check the time or weather. If you even want another piece of art from Infinite Objects, you can’...
Tags: TC, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Nba, Christie's, National Basketball Association, Ashton Kutcher, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Mary Meeker, Artist, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

Bitcoin is scarce, valuable, and should be part of your 401(k), Anthony Scaramucci says

SkyBridge Capital's Anthony Scaramucci. Reuters Bitcoin stands to be the best-performing asset in the next 10 years and should have a spot in retirement portfolios, Anthony Scaramucci tells 401K Specialist magazine. Scaramucci said purchases of the volatile cryptocurrency should be made in "bite-size" chunks. Bitcoin is "the technology that people are going to use for a large swath of commerce" over the next 100 years, said SkyBridge Capital's founder. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Retirement, China, Trends, Investing, Markets, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bitcoin, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital, Carla Mozee, Scaramucci, Skybridge, 401 (k

This Solar Crypto Mine Plan Is Stranger Than Fiction

A Montana crypto empire wants to build out one of the nation’s largest solar projects, promising it will power a technological revolution in the state. But some residents are worried about the impact the project could have on their community–and it brings up a question of whether installing huge renewable energy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Montana, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Decentralization, Financial Technology, Standard, Matt Vincent, Kevin Washington, Renewable Energy Commercialization, Uberisation, Anne Hedges