The Cryptocurrency Informer

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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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