This has been a good week for individuals and startups in the crypto and blockchain space. Within a span of hours, players in the sector have been recognized by two mainstream media organizations – CNBC and Time magazine – over their potential to influence the future. Continue reading Crypto Hits the Big Time After Coinbase CEO Makes Rising Star List
Coinbase CEO Brain Armstrong conducted a live YouTube AMA today from the company’s New York offices. Presumably, he’s in town for blockchain week, which brought him away from the San Francisco headquarters. Continue reading Coinbase Plans US Debit Card Launch, Is ‘Considering’ Margin Trading
Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies, including ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, and litecoin, have long struggled against accusations they are harder to spend and use in the real world than their traditional fiat counterparts. Continue reading Coinbase And Visa Are Making Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP And Litecoin Payments A Reality
We can draw many lessons from the GFC of 2008-09. Before everything crumbled, the so-called global banks, too big to fail, lent out money to unqualified borrowers and because they couldn’t pay back their monthly obligation, the house of cards fell, pushing the global economy into a recession. Six weeks later, we had the Bitcoin whitepaper, and it has been a roller-coaster ever since. Continue reading Ripple (XRP) Draw-downs, is CoinBase a Systemic Risk?
While nearly all cryptocurrencies have focused on decentralization for greater adoption, San Francisco-based Ripple has taken a different approach with XRP. The firm has forged partnerships with many banks to promote their services of quick and low-cost cross-border payments, and this policy has been highly successful. Another milestone for XRP occurred earlier this week when it was added to Coinbase Pro. However, there are rumblings that Ripple
paid Coinbase to list the crypto. Continue reading Ripple Denies Coinbase Payoff Rumors Over XRP Listing