Treasury Bond-Backed Stablecoins: What’s the Point?

Many investors are still put off by the relative volatility of cryptocurrency markets and of cryptocurrency prices. And while Bitcoin investors are benefiting today from upward price movement, volatility in the other direction is naturally worrisome. That has helped contribute to the development and popularity of so-called stablecoins, cryptocurrency tokens that are fully backed by […]

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China to Crack Down on Bitcoin Mining? Why That’s Good News for Bitcoin Investors

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently published a draft paper that highlighted Bitcoin mining as an undesirable industry for the country. Bitcoin miners have long flocked to areas with cheap and abundant sources of electricity, which in practice means hydroelectric or geothermal energy production. Rural areas of China, upstate New York and parts […]

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Coinbase Acquisition of Firm Tied to Hackers Highlights Importance of Keeping Your Data Safe

A few weeks ago US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase came in for a tremendous amount of criticism from consumers and investors after a recent acquisition. The exchange purchased a blockchain analytics firm, Neutrino, whose CEO, CTO, and chief resource officer had all previously worked at the security firm Hacking Team. Hacking Team was notorious in the […]

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