Max Keiser and Tucker Carlson Talk FTX and the Future of Bitcoin

Economic journalist Max Keiser recently joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson to discuss how FTX went bankrupt. The two personalities discussed how Bitcoin can fix corruption within the financial system, including at FTX and on Wall Street.  Crypto and Financial Corruption In an interview released on Monday, Tucker began by suggesting that FTX’s collapse may be used as an excuse to regulate the crypto. However, Max Keiser argued that Bitcoin is “designed” to be attacked, and only grows more resilient…

Binance Releases its Proof of Reserves — But is it Enough?

Binance released its highly anticipated proof of reserves (PoR) on Friday, providing blockchain-based evidence for the Bitcoin on its books.  However, many in the crypto community question Binance’s approach. Also, they aren’t fully sure they have the transparency they’re looking for. The Move to Proof of Reserves As Binance explained in its announcement, the exchange’s transparency system will add multiple tokens and networks within the next two weeks. For now, it solely validates its Bitcoin holdings.  The company’s initial audit…

Vitalik Calls Out Bitcoiners for Supporting El Salvador’s ‘Undemocratic” Government

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin spoke on Saturday about the crypto community’s tendency to enable and welcome nefarious actors.  He named El Salvador President Nayib Bukele as an example, accusing enthusiastic Bitcoiners of overlooking his “not democratic government.” Enabling Bad Actors In an interview with The Straits Times, Buterin discussed the numerous “small countries” whose governments are experimenting with crypto adoption. When asked whether such efforts were safe for the countries involved, the developer said it depends on how these efforts…

El Salvador Congress Presented With Legal Framework for Non-Bitcoin Digital Assets

El Salvador’s government has presented a bill to congress for regulating cryptocurrencies and related assets beyond just Bitcoin.  The legislation brings the Central American country a step closer to its goal of issuing blockchain-based Bitcoin-bonds. The Digital Securities Law The “Digital Asset Issuance Law” was presented by a spokesperson for the Salvadoran presidency late Tuesday. The legislation seeks to establish a dedicated crypto commission and Bitcoin Fund Management Agency for overseeing crypto debt sales. Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino said on…

Nayib Bukele: El Salvador Will Buy 1 BTC Everyday Starting Tomorrow

In a tweet on Thursday, El Salvador’s pro-Bitcoin president Nayib Bukele announced the nation’s plans to buy 1 Bitcoin per day, starting tomorrow, 18 November 2022. Tron Founder Justin Sun didn't spare a moment to jump into the conversation announcing he would follow in the nation’s footsteps.  We are buying one #Bitcoin every day starting tomorrow, Bukele stated. El Salvador’s BTC Reserves Suffer Major Losses Amid FTX Saga The nation recently celebrated its anniversary of adopting the leading cryptocurrency as…

How FTX’s Fallout Highlights the Virtues of Bitcoin: Michael Saylor

MicroStrategy’s Executive Chairman Michael Saylor believes FTX’s collapse only reinforces the importance of Bitcoin – his favorite crypto asset.  The former CEO spoke at length last week about the primary cryptocurrency’s relationship with the rest of the digital asset market. Is the ‘crypto’ industry helpful or harmful in spreading Bitcoin adoption? Bitcoin’s Unique Attributes In a Coin Stories podcast episode published on Monday, Saylor said the biggest lesson from FTX’s meltdown was “Bitcoin; not crypto.” “This week highlights the contrast…

CZ Dismisses ‘Slight’ Increase in Binance BTC Withdrawals After FTX Crash

As the FTX crisis draws on, competitor and leading global exchange platform Binance recorded a jump in client withdrawals. Users have pulled out assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other stablecoins from the firm as tensions soar throughout the market.  CZ however dismissed any worries, describing the increased withdrawals as only 'slight' and 'normal'.  Binance Users Withdraw BTC, ETH, and Others On-chain data platform CryptoQuant reports BTC withdrawals on Binance totaling 81,712 tokens. This amounts to roughly $1.35 billion at…

Instagram Scammer Jay Mazini Pleads Guilty to $2.5 Million Bitcoin Theft

Instagram Influencer Jay Mazini has pled guilty to stealing $2.5 million in Bitcoin from his victims in one of multiple giveaway scams. The influencer – whose official name is Jebara Igbara – faces up to 20 years in prison for his crimes. As the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday, Mazini has specifically pled guilty to wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering. Mazini was known for social media stunts like giving away large amounts of cash to…

Why Bitcoin and Ethereum Have Suddenly Pumped: Arthur Hayes

Arthur Hayes – co-founder of the crypto exchange BitMEX – broke down the macro backdrop to Bitcoin and Ethereum’s latest price pump.  The former CEO argued that the U.S. Treasury is responsible for the rally, due to upcoming plans to alter the supply of Treasury bills in the market.  RRPs, T-Bills, and Bitcoin Both Bitcoin and Ethereum broke out of trading ranges below $20,000 and $1400 respectively for the first time in weeks on Tuesday. The move was largely unexpected,…

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