The Cryptocurrency Informer

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What in the world is DeFi?

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending September 11th, 2020

This week we’ll be talking about DeFi: An explanation of DeFi and a couple of compelling DeFi -related stories of the week, including a protocol bug that made a minimum wage worker a lot richer, and a major exchange ‘s attempt to compete with yield farming.

Blockchain Marketing and Psychology with Trekk

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer (Interview)

Date: September 10th, 2020

Trekk, a writer, public speaker, podcast host, storyteller, and head of Trekk Smart consulting discusses how psychology plays a role in increasing cryptocurrency adoption, and how over-marketing to early adopters can alienate them. Plus – what it means to be a “pro” in the world of crypto!

Analyzing this week's BTC price frenzy; A (micro) crypto taxation update

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending September 4th, 2020

Today’s episode will cover events happening the week ending September 4th, 2020. This week…Bitcoin saw a beautiful rise and an awful fall, and the IRS wants a piece of your microtask crypto income.

Bitcoin and Black America with Isaiah Jackson

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer (Interview)

Date: September 3rd, 2020

Isaiah Jackson aka Bitcoin Zay joins the show to discuss how Bitcoin and Black America intersect. Isaiah is an award winning speaker, best-selling author, and co-host of the long-running daily show “The Gentlemen of Crypto”. His work has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Yahoo Finance and Coindesk.

The Federal Reserve doing what they do best; The SEC possibly making things a bit easier for accredited investors

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending August 28th, 2020

Today’s episode will cover events happening the week ending August 28th, 2020. This week, the federal reserve did something very predictable, the SEC has made it somewhat easier to become an accredited investor…maybe.

Gen Z, Crypto Apparel, and DigiByte with CRYPTY

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer (Interview)

Date: August 26th, 2020

CryptyGirl is the founder of CRYPTY – apparel and accessories for crypto enthusiasts. She’s also the co-host of The Block Babes, an up-and-coming weekly livestream for sharing the latest crypto developments and economic news. Crypty joins the show to discuss how cryptocurrency interacts with Generation Z, a generation known for their passion. She also shares her story of starting a cryptocurrency apparel shop featuring unique designs that she creates herself. Plus, Crypty shares why she is so passionate about DigiByte (DGB) and the DGB community.

A new round of IRS "Educational Letters"; A city built on crypto; Crypto-political update

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending August 21st, 2020

This week, it looks like the IRS is again sending out educational letters to some crypto traders, a cryptocurrency city is being built, and a crypto-political update.

Cryptocurrency politics, philosophy, and musings with Coin Fugazi

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer (Interview)

Date: August 17th, 2020

Our guest today is Edward Kelso, CEO of Coing Fugazi. He has thousands of articles published through various news organizations and has been covering every facet of the cryptocurrency space for years. We discuss crypto from multiple views: political, philosophical, and journalistic. Kelso shares his perspective as an experienced crypto journalist and details his journey to inform the masses about what cryptocurrency really is.

Bitcoin gains a Baron; A Nasdaq company invests big into Bitcoin; JPMorgan continues to apologize for anti-crypto sentiments by investing more money!

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending August 14th, 2020

This week is all about big mainstream money going into crypto: famous internet pizza man Dave Portnoy goes all in on Bitcoin, a publicly-traded NASDAQ company bought a couple hundred million dollars worth of BTC, and JPMorgan may be investing $50 million in a very well-known blockchain tech company.

A Possible New BCH Fork; Attack(s) on ETC; Bitcoin Billionaire Transfer; Twitter Hacker Revealed

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending August 7th, 2020

This week: We will be talking about a potential new BCH split, a 51% attack on ETC, a whale of a Bitcoin transfer, and the Twitter hacker has been revealed – we’ll discuss how his identity was discovered!

Ethereum's 5th Birthday!

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending July 31st, 2020

This week: Today’s episode will be slightly different than usual…in honor of Ethereum’s 5th birthday, today’s episode will be a mini-primer for the Ethereum blockchain.

Visa Going All In On Crypto; Steve Wozniak Sues YouTube; The Twitter Attack One Week Later

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending July 24th, 2020

This week: Visa is claiming that digital currency is in their DNA and Steve Wozniak is fed up with YouTube scams. Plus, Twitter got hacked hard last week – what do we know over a week later?

Coinbase going public (?), the IRS is trying to fight private cryptos, and Tax Day is upon us!

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending July 10th, 2020

This week: Coinbase is making big moves that could be a big deal for mainstream adoption, the IRS is trying hard to track the more anonymous crypto transactions, and there are just a few days left before you need to file your crypto taxes!

Security & Encryption: AT&T, Blockstream, the LAED Act

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending July 3rd, 2020

This week is all about security and encryption! AT&T is getting sued over their alleged involvement in a sim-swap scam, a potentially pricey bug was discovered in Blockstream’s Liquid Network, and… Senator Lindsay Graham apparently wants to make encryption obsolete.

Crypto Adoption Week: Paypal, NYS, Venezuela, Lichtenstein, and...Slurpees.

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending June 26th, 2020

This week was filled with crypto adoption related news. Online payment juggernauts PayPal and Venmo are potentially dipping their toes into the world of crypto trading, New York is easing crypto restrictions, Venezuela may…or may not have… briefly accepted crypto for passport applicants, private banks are adopting a stablecoin for foreign currency transfers, and perhaps most importantly…it’s going to be a lot easier to buy crypto along with your slurpee!

The US Administration's Stance on Crypto + South Korea's Crypto Tax and Blockchain Adoption

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending June 19th, 2020

This week: Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book apparently reveals President Trump’s feelings about Bitcoin, and a look at what’s happening with cryptocurrency taxation and blockchain adoption this week in South Korea.

A Bitcoin ETP, Brave in Hot Water, New Coinbase Assets, and India's Possible Crypto Ban

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending June 12th, 2020

A number of newsworthy events occurred in the space this week – a Bitcoin ETP on the German Stock Exchange was announced, a web browser popular in the crypto space faced some pretty damning accusations, Coinbase announced that they will be potentially supporting a number of new digital assets, India could potentially be banning cryptocurrencies, and the launch of Microsoft’s decentralized identity system.

Bitcoin Security Vulnerability and Kraken's Response to Goldman Sachs

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending June 5th, 2020

This week we’ll be discussing a security vulnerability in the Bitcoin protocol and summarizing Kraken’s response to Goldman Sachs anti-crypto stance.

Traditional Investment Banks and Crypto

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending May 29th, 2020

This week we’ll be briefly discussing what role the big names in traditional investment banking play in the crypto space.

Bitcoin Pizza Day and Craig Wright

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending May 22nd, 2020

This week we’ll be talking about, and celebrating, Bitcoin Pizza Day! Plus Craig Wright is in the news again this week. Don’t know who he is? We’ll give you a quick summary of who he is, who he claims to be, and why he’s in the news.

The Reddit Blockchain Ecosystem and IRS Seeking Pros

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending May 15th, 2020

This week we’ll be doing a bit of a deep dive into Reddit’s integration with the Ethereum blockchain, and revealing how the IRS is attempting to contract experts in the crypto tax space to help them better understand the complexities of crypto taxation.

The Halving, Empty Blockchains, and (Possible) Deadline Extensions

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending May 8th, 2020

This week we’ll be talking about the big event happening soon the the world of Bitcoin: The Halving. What it is and what it means for crypto users. Plus, three blockchains that are apparently full of valueless transactions – and, is the tax deadline going to be pushed back once more?

May 1st, 2020

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending May 1st, 2020

This week we’ll be talking about Brave’s integration with Binance, a potentially frightening revelation for Xiaomi smartphone and web browser users, and how cryptocurrency may be thriving during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 24th, 2020

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week Ending April 24th, 2020

This week, an update on the Purse.IO shutdown, missing funds on the Chinese-based wallet EOS Ecosystem, the XRP and YouTube legal fight, and the Coinbase Price Oracle.

April 17th, 2020

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week of April 13th, 2020

This week, we discuss the Purse.IO shutdown, the prevalence of shady cryptocurrency chrome extensions, the new and improved (?) Facebook Libra, and the plight of those Americans who are still waiting on their stimulus payment.

April 10th, 2020

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week of April 6th, 2020

This week, we discuss the BCH and BCHSV halving events, Reddit’s potential foray into a blockchain-based ecosystem, the Forbes’ 2020 World Billionaire List, a political scandal involving the former CEO of Bakkt, and more information about the US stimulus payment.

April 3rd, 2020

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Date: Week of March 30th, 2020

This week, we discuss Binance’s acquisition of CoinMarketCap, Opera’s addition of .crypto domains, Microsoft’s interesting new cryptocurrency system patent that runs off of human power, an update to the Mt. Gox rehabilitation plan, and information about the US Stimulus payments.

March 27th, 2020

Series: The Cryptocurrency Informer

Week Of: March 23rd, 2020

In the first episode of The Cryptocurrency Informer, we discuss the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on tax deadlines and federally backed cryptocurrencies. Binance has released it’s new “Binance Card”, and Mt.Gox creditors may be getting closer to a payout.

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