Winklevoss Twin Talks Emerging Markets, Ignored Citizens and Bitcoin

By CCN Markets: Cameron Winklevoss teetered on sounding political Sunday, tweeting about Bitcoin, emerging markets and humanity. Bitcoin is going to disrupt gold, but it will also disrupt any volatile emerging market that doesn't put the welfare of its citizens first and foremost. — Cameron Winklevoss (@winklevoss) August 18, 2019 The co-founder of Gemini followed […]

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Facebook Poaches Ex-GOP Aide to Peddle Libra to Congress

Facebook has hired a former assistant to Republican Senator Mike Crapo as a lobbyist in their broader campaign to make Libra palatable to crypto skeptics on Capitol Hill. Susan Stoner Zook stopped working as an aide to Crapo back in 2013, according to her LinkedIn profile. From there she worked in various consulting and lobbying […]

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Expert: Trump’s Crypto-Bashing Staff Is Duping Him on Bitcoin

Bitcoin advocate Caitlin Long unleashed an impassioned tweet storm in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-crypto remarks. Long says Trump is being misled by his staff and argued that crypto could function within the law — despite what he fears. Caitlin Long Warns Trump That Staff Is Misleading Him on Bitcoin In an unexpected […]

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John McAfee Exposed His Social Security Number to the Entire Internet

"Cybersecurity expert" and noted crypto pumper John McAfee accidentally revealed his Social Security Number this morning, tweeting out some documents that contained the information. CCN has determined it would be unethical to post a screenshot since the anti-virus pioneer has already deleted the tweets, but we retained the link. McAfee later tweeted the same documents, […]

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Bitcoin Is the Surprising Key to Britain’s Post-Brexit Future: DeVere

The United Kingdom should deliberately position itself as a Bitcoin-friendly country alongside Switzerland and Japan to boost the economy of the nation that has been damaged by Brexit. That’s the opinion of Nigel Green, the CEO of deVere Group, a major independent wealth advisory firm with $12 billion under advisement. Embracing crypto to boost the […]

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$10.8 Billion Bitcoin Tussle Heats Up as Florida Court Summons Craig Wright

By CCN Markets: Craig Wright is to appear in a Florida court next week to contest allegations that he stole 1.1 million Bitcoin from his old friend, Dave Kleiman. Wright had initially appealed to postpone proceedings or be allowed to attend via video conference call. Those appeals were denied by District Judge Beth Bloom, who deemed the plaintiff’s claims substantial enough that he show up in person to defend against them. Wright summoned to florida court on june 18th According to a court docket filed June 10th by the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Wright’s motion

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CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight.   As data from SEO analyzer Sistrix shows, our visibility on Google dropped from 1.2 to less than 0.6. You might say we ought not to face any issues since we’ve been at those levels and lower, in the past. What you need to realize is that we have added more people to the team, both full-timers and part-timers. We do not want to downsize the team, we do

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Teenage Crypto Millionaire Shills Dilbert Creator’s WHEN Token

By CCN: One of bitcoin’s youngest millionaires, Erik Finman, made a major declaration on Friday. Crypto adopters will get fabulously wealthy over the next decade, he claimed recently. And now, he says, those fortunes could be made with the WHEN token. He believes it will be the next huge thing in crypto. The WHEN token, for those unfamiliar, is backed by WhenHub, a company founded by Dilbert creator Scott Adams. WhenHub has several uses at the moment, including donations to content creators, along with an ecosystem where people can learn from experts and pay with WHEN tokens rather than cash.

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‘Embarassed’ Bitcoin Core Dev Matt Corallo Slams Toxic Blockstream CSO

By CCN: Matt Corallo, also known as “The Blue Matt,” has blocked Blockstream CSO Samson Mow on Twitter. Mow, according to Corallo, represents a toxic element of the Bitcoin community. Gavin Andresen once called Mow and Gregory Maxwell “toxic trolls.” Best decision I've ever made. I'm honestly pretty embarrassed to have helped cofound @Blockstream. pic.twitter.com/6gz4Kmcaew — Matt Corallo (@TheBlueMatt) May 27, 2019 What’s Wrong with Bitcoin Culture Corallo says the move was in response to a general atmosphere of “let’s be mean just because we can.” The culture of the Bitcoin community has had some introspection recently, especially as regards

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Dark-Horse Trump Rival Pumps Crypto, Aims to Make US a Bitcoin Nation

By CCN: Far from a first, California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell is accepting Bitcoin donations for his dark-horse bid to knock off Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. More significantly, the bombastic congressman wants to usher in a blockchain revolution after he vanquishes Trump from the White House. Altogether, Swallwell is accepting six cryptocurrencies. Two of the six are odd choices. One of them is the White Standard, a stablecoin we hadn’t previously heard of which reports $0 in USD reserves. The White Company runs his crypto campaign contribution site, which probably explains that decision. The other is Bitcoin

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