South Korea is looking at licensing crypto exchanges. Salon readers may opt into allowing the site to use some cpu power for mining Monero rather than seeing ads. Small European banks look to seize cryptocurrency opportunities to compete with the bigger banks. We look a list of blockchain predictions for 2018 and give our thoughts.
The U.S. Senate Banking Committee heard testimony from the heads of the SEC and CTFC regarding cryptocurrencies. The Texas Securities Commission is the ghost busters of vaporware! European Banks may soon have the option to hold bitcoin. The Federal Reserve has a new Governor. Wells Fargo gets punished by Janet Yellen on her way out. China is stopping all exchange based crypto trading. Samsung is going to join the ASIC manufacturer market. Singapore will not ban cryptocurrencies. Greyscale Investments launches more crypto based Funds and Investments. Banks are changing how bitcoin purchases are made with credit cards given the market conditions. Ethereum dApps have to come up with better pseudo-random number generators. The Ethereum Foundation has a new Executive Director. U.S. Based crypto exchange Bittrex is adding U.S. Dollar deposit options to offer an alternative to USDTether.
Bitfinex and Tether receive subpoenas from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Facebook’s new ads policy forbids options and crypto trading hype. Blockchains, LLC buys up more than 67,000 acres in a Nevada industrial park. Japanese chat app LINE to open crypto exchange for 200 Million monthly users. OpenBazaar 2.1 integrates Bitcoin Cash and Zcash payment options. BitPay upgrades website plug-ins to help merchants accept Bitcoin Cash. Coincheck suffers a massive hack that sees more than $500 Million in tokens disappear. The SEC steps in on a Texas-based scam ICO. We are moving to video so please let us know how we can do better!
Darren, JJ, and Pedro are together in this action packed episode. We discuss the latest downturn in crypto prices, trading philosophies, and more! Bitconnect was finally ended — why did so many people not see the obvious scam? The U.S. Treasury and IRS wants a piece of your crypto gains. South Korean signers have petitioned the government to not over regulate crypto. SWIFT is working with a wide array of institutions about integrating distributed ledger technology.
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In 2017 I conducted a series of interviews to see how much interest and audience I could capture. The results were impressive and with that in mind I am trying out a new interview series.
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For $1000.00 equivalent in Ether, DASH or Bitcoin Cash I will interview whichever blockchain based crypto project the buyer wishes (provided they consent to an interview). I will give it the same diligence as my previous series: I will research the subject, prepare a list of questions, share the questions in advance and then on a scheduled date and time record a 30:00 to 60:00 minute audio only interview. The interviews will be published as creative commons and typically within 1 to 3 days after recording (depending on weekend timing — I do not typically publish on the weekends). Additionally a YouTube video will also be published prominently displaying the name and logo of the subject.
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Pedro and Darren do a show without JJ! Hash rates of Bitcoin SegWit and Bitcoin Cash. Kodak announces a blockchain solution to proof of creation for photographs. Jamie Dimon flips on crypto — “the blockchain is real”. TD Ameritrade bringing crypto to Millennials.
When it come to cryptocurrencies there are many options for most everything. There are many places to acquire most cryptos, there are many wallets to hold the crypto and there are many ways to add layers of security. While it might seem like good security to keep all of your information obfuscated and hidden, all that security can cause issues for your family or loved ones should an untimely death befall you. If you don’t plan on passing on your digital wealth then do what you feel is best. But if you do want a family member or loved one to inherit your crypto you should be planning for that now.
It starts with writing it all down in very simple terms and arranging for someone(s) to help your loved one make sense of the documentation. Think about fundamental access first all the way to the wallet or exchange where the crypto is held. In some cases this will mean that the first step is gaining access to the computer which could include a drive encryption password, computer login password, and login information for the wallet, software, or service. And then think about two factor authentication: what email or cell phone is linked to the exchange or service and what is the login information for that.
In a perfect world you could have some paper wallets or seed phrases held securely in a safe deposit box in a trusted location and a Will to make sure the proper information gets to the right person. But things rarely work out that well. On the other hand by spelling things out and documenting everything you are creating a new security risk. You will need to practice good physical security surrounding the location of your instructions.
There are several ways to hide the information in plain sight. You could encrypt the instructions and set up a dead man’s switch but this has its own problems like: what if your family just doesn’t check that email or can’t figure out the encryption? Don’t forget that loved ones may be distraught at the loss of you and are not thinking clearly. Some family members may not understand crypto or encryption; all the subtle hints you dropped and sage advice you rendered did not prepare them for this moment.
For clarity you ought to have very simple and exact instructions. Where is a copy of the wallet back-up located? What program should the user download and install? Is there a delay due to a blockchain download? Then what? Your family or loved ones may not want to hold crypto so they will need instructions on how to cash out.
Having a trusted crypto-savvy helper work with your family or loved ones would make all of this much easy but no you are trusting a third party. You ought to have more than one ‘helper’ as well — what if your best friend is slated to help your wife make sense of your crypto fortune and he just happened to be in the same car accident that killed you?