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New US Chief of Staff: Bitcoin is Good, ‘Not Manipulable by Any Government’

Advertisement This week, following the scheduled leave of John F. Kelly, United States President Donald Trump has chosen the pro-Bitcoin Mick Mulvaney to serve as the acting White House Chief of Staff beginning 2019. According to the Washington Post columnist Matt O’Brien, Mulvaney has been vocal about his support of Bitcoin (BTC) and in a speech covered by Mother… Read More »

Crypto Winter? Winklevoss Twins Say They’re ‘Totally at Home’ in this Market Climate

Advertisement Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, early bitcoin investors and founders of the Gemini crypto exchange, don’t seem to be deterred by the current market slump. In fact, speaking to Bloomberg recently, Tyler Winklevoss said, “We’re totally at home in winter.” The twins confirmed they are pushing ahead with their firm’s plans, including a new mobile application, the Gemini… Read More »

Romania Bitcoin Exchange CoinFlux Halts Activities after CEO’s Arrest

Advertisement CCN recently reported on the case of CoinFlux CEO Vlad Nistor. The Romanian bitcoin exchange executive has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and other crimes and is currently fighting extradition to the United States. Earlier this week, CoinFlux posted to Medium.com to inform followers that they are unable to access parts of their platform including… Read More »

Coinbase Exec. Unpacks the Industry Giant’s About-Face on Crypto Listings

Advertisement Coinbase Vice President Dan Romero has given reasons behind the platform’s recent announcement that it is exploring support for dozens of new cryptocurrency assets, arguably in contrast to its long-cautious approach to supporting individual crypto tokens. Speaking recently to Linda Shin on an episode of the Unchained podcast, he delved into the factors that predicated the unusual… Read More »

Bitcoin Bomb Threats, Romanian Fraud Arrests, Bitcoin Cash Continues to Plummet, Coinbase Integrates Paypal and More: This Week in Crypto

Advertisement Several Notches Above Ransomware An extortion scheme which sought to terrorize people into paying over BTC made global headlines over the course of the week. The threats happened worldwide, at a minimum being reported in the US, New Zealand, and Australia. The bomb threats demanded $20,000 in BTC in exchange for the terrorists to “give the command… Read More »

Donald Trump Hires Prominent Bitcoin Supporter Mick Mulvaney to White House Staff

Advertisement U.S. President Donald Trump has hired the prominent Bitcoin supporter Mick Mulvaney to be his new White House Chief of Staff. Donald Trump is one of the most polarizing people on Planet Earth and whether you love him or hate him, it is beneficial for the crypto industry to have a major Bitcoin advocate whispering sweet nothings… Read More »

Brazilian Football Club Atletico Mineiro Launch Crypto Token for Fans

Advertisement The latest football team to embrace cryptocurrency is the Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro, who are amidst launching a crypto token for fans called ‘Galo Coins’. The relationship between the crypto industry and football is at an all-time-high as sports and crypto are a match made in heaven. As crypto looks to gain wider traction in the… Read More »