John McAfee and TokenPay CEO Crypto Adoption Debate Interview Recap

Crypto Adoption Debate – With John McAfee, Craig Neil, Chris Painter and Derek Capo Popular crypto media personality Keith Wareing hosted a 1 hour debate which included CEOs from Tokenpay, Om…

Source: John McAfee and TokenPay CEO Crypto Adoption Debate Interview Recap

  • Crypto ecosystem needs users who utilize tokens for its intended purpose
  • Fads like CryptoKitties is essential for adoptions
  • Governments vs Cryptos
  • Proof of Stake vs Proof of Work
  • On NYSE’s new Bakkt platform

 

 

A common language lesson on – What is Blockchain? – VIDEO – Citi Innovation Lab

Citi Innovation Lab

Shai Rubin gives you a world class simple to understand and follow as to what the blockchain is and in specific an open immutable distributed ledger aka blockchain / tokens / cryptocurrency / smart contracts / distributed databases / etc.

In under 15 minutes! 

A common language lesson on what it is. If it cannot be explained simply or commonly then the one does not have a commanding grasp of what Bitcoin / Altcoin and a blockchain is and is not.  Citi Innovation lab is in good hands 🙂

Blockchain explained. Shai Rubin, CTO of Citi Innovation Lab, explains in an easy and simple way the basics of blockchain.

Tether Used to Manipulate Price of Bitcoin During 2017 Peak: New Study – Bloomberg

Tether, one of the most-traded cryptocurrencies, shows a pattern of being spent on Bitcoin at pivotal moments, helping to drive the world’s first digital asset to a record price in December, according to research by a University of Texas professor known for flagging suspicious activity in the VIX benchmark.

Source: Tether Used to Manipulate Price of Bitcoin During 2017 Peak: New Study – Bloomberg

“Tether seems to be used both to stabilize and manipulate Bitcoin prices,” finance professor John Griffin and co-author Amin Shams wrote in a paper released Wednesday.

Questions about Tether and Bitfinex have dogged the cryptocurrency world since last year, when Bitfinex lost banking relationships yet continued to operate. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission subpoenaed both firms in December, seeking proof that Tether is backed by a reserve of U.S. dollars, as it claims. Tether and Bitfinex haven’t been accused of wrongdoing.

“Bitfinex nor Tether is, or has ever, engaged in any sort of market or price manipulation,” Bitfinex Chief Executive Officer JL van der Velde said in an emailed statement. “Tether issuances cannot be used to prop up the price of Bitcoin or any other coin/token on Bitfinex.”

Read more: Bitfinex said to find Caribbean bank after Wells Fargo exit

Griffin and Shams — in a paper titled “Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered?” — set out to understand how the 2.5 billion Tether coins in existence have flowed through markets. While little public information exists about how Tether is created, it generally trades for around $1 because each coin is supposed to be backed by $1 of fiat money in a bank. The currency, which started trading in 2015, is pitched as a stable alternative to Bitcoin’s volatility, acting as a haven for crypto investors.

Interview with Jared Tate Digibyte

DigiByte (DGB) is a rapidly growing worldwide decentralized payment and security blockchain used in 82 countries. DigiByte allows you to move money over the internet similar to PayPal & Western Union but with many improvements, including lightning fast transactions with minimal or no fees.
DigiByte (DGB) is a rapidly growing worldwide decentralized payment and security blockchain used in 82 countries. DigiByte allows you to move money over the internet similar to PayPal & Western Union but with many improvements, including lightning fast transactions with minimal or no fees.

Blockchain is going to be changing perhaps everything we do. It is already beginning to challenge traditional ways we have kept records, managed supply chains, and produced trusted contracts. It will enhance security and reduce the uncertainties.

What is your business doing to capture the value of the blockchain?