Month: March 2019

Africa in the news: Disputed election in Comoros, US sanctions on Cameroon, and attack on Mali villages

By Payce Madden Disputed presidential election in Comoros On Tuesday, Comoros’ electoral body declared incumbent President Azali Assoumani winner of the country’s presidential elections with 60.8 percent of the vote. The runner up, Ahamada Mahamoudou, one of 12 opposition candidates, received 14.6 percent of the vote. Assoumani’s victory with over 50 percent of the vote…
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Bloomberg’s Aaron Brown Says Bitcoin Boom Pushed Crypto Forward 3 to 5 Years

Bloomberg’s Aaron Brown is today’s guest on “5 questions to…”. The former boss of a $226-billion investment firm, Brown is a writer for Bloomberg and author of several books, including “The Poker Face of Wall Street”, which was named one of Businessweek’s top 10 paperbacks for summer reading in 2017. Brown is the former managing…
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Coinbase CEO Tackles Challenges of Sending Bitcoin and Crypto to Crisis-Ridden Venezuela

Venezuela is in the throws of political and economic turmoil that has plunged the country into hyperinflation and an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Another round of power cuts began on Monday, blanketing Venezuela in a new nationwide black-out that’s affecting hospitals, water plants, public transport and other services, and leaving people without food or medicine. Brian…
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Cardano Creator Maps Out Future of Crypto, Interoperability With Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, Calls Tron’s Justin Sun ‘A Special Guy’

In a new interview with Cheddar, Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson says the crypto industry is searching for its “Wifi or bluetooth moment.” “We haven’t quite gotten there yet. The consumer has gotten used to this idea that when they pull out their phone, if they’re in Korea or Japan or South Africa or here in…
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World Bank Praises Ripple and XRP-Based xRapid, Says Technology Could Transform Cross-Border Payments

The World Bank is praising distributed ledgers and calling out Ripple’s xRapid as a potentially transformational technology. A new post written by members of the Better Than Cash Alliance and the World Bank’s senior financial sector specialist Marco Nicoli calls traditional business to business remittances “slow and opaque”, requiring intermediaries that often lead to higher…
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Why Do People Really Buy Bitcoin?

People buy Bitcoin because of value and values. People buy Bitcoin because it is a system of money that corresponds to how humanity has exchanged value for most of our history. Technologically, this system is based on mathematical formulae and a straight-forward verification and record system. The implications are spectacular: you can now trust exchanging…
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Video: Forex Trading Opportunities for the Week Ahead 1 April 19

Here is the video version of our Forex trading opportunities for the week ahead. Please go here for the written summary: Forex Trading Opportunities for the week ahead About the Author Sam Eder is a currency trader and author of the Definitive Guide to Developing a Winning Forex Trading System and the Advanced Forex Course for Smart Traders (get…
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Weiss Ratings CEO Interview: Crypto Ratings are Needed to Cut Through Hype and Fear

Weiss Ratings, an investment rating agency, published their first list of cryptocurrency ratings in Jan. 2018. A little over a year later, CryptoSlate interviewed Dr. Martin Weiss, founder and chairman of Weiss Group, on the importance of a rating system for cryptocurrencies, as well as the future of payments, cryptocurrency adoption, and the challenges currently faced…
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Craig Wright “Filing Lawsuits” Against People Denying He is Satoshi Nakamoto

Billionaire Calvin Ayre is claiming that Craig Wright, the controversial figure who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto (in the face of substantial skepticism), is allegedly filing lawsuits against those “falsely denying he is Satoshi.” Calvin Ayre is the Canadian-Antiguan entrepreneur behind Ayre Group—a conglomerate including a large cryptocurrency mining operation, venture fund, and media business…
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Institutional Investors Can Earn Interest on Tezos Through Coinbase Custody

Previously, institutional investors did not stake their cryptocurrency or participate in governance because of the need to use crypto-custodians. Coinbase Custody is changing that with support for Tezos staking and MakerDAO governance for its institutional clients. On Mar. 29th, Coinbase announced support for Tezos (XTZ) baking, the protocol’s equivalent to proof-of-stake staking. “We’re proud to…
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