$1 Million BTC Options Position Set to Expire on Dec. 28
Dec10

$1 Million BTC Options Position Set to Expire on Dec. 28

Former portfolio manager at the University of Chicago endowment and current CIO of Blocktower Capital, Ari Paul, was reported to have made the largest-ever speculative play using BTC options during December of 2017. The contracts, which will expire on Dec. 28, 2018, are almost guaranteed to close as a total loss. Also Read: Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Crypto Recommendations  Ari Paul’s Record Options...

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Chatter Report: Sirer Says Crypto Too ‘Volatile’, Zhao Ponders Next Bull ‘Trigger’
Dec10

Chatter Report: Sirer Says Crypto Too ‘Volatile’, Zhao Ponders Next Bull ‘Trigger’

In today’s chatter report, Emin Gun Sirer debates with Diego Gutierrez-Zaldivar on cryptocurrencies being a good store of value and Changepeng Zhao crowdsources Twitter for ways to trigger the next crypto bull run. Some, like Richard Heart, believe that bull runs are determined by technical indicators while others argue that fundamental changes need to be made to the cryptocurrency ecosystem.  Also read: Simple Ledger...

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Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Crypto Recommendations
Dec10

Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Crypto Recommendations

The Indian government panel appointed to recommend cryptocurrency measures has reportedly submitted its report to the country’s finance minister, suggesting a new legal framework for cryptocurrencies. The actual content of the report has yet to be announced publicly. Industry participants weigh in on speculation about the report’s content. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for...

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Federal Agents Told This Silk Road Moderator to Fake His Own Death
Dec10

Federal Agents Told This Silk Road Moderator to Fake His Own Death

A former administrator from the now-defunct Silk Road marketplace is recounting his story in a tell-all book and movie deal. After being arrested in 2013, darknet moderator Curtis Green was involved in a bizarre conspiracy with corrupt Silk Road investigators and was later told to fake his own death. Also read: Tales From A Dead Man: Curtis Green on Silk Road, Ulbricht A Kilo of Cocaine and Half a Million Dollars of BTC Curtis...

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Report: Swiss City of Zug Named Fastest Growing Tech Hub in Europe
Dec10

Report: Swiss City of Zug Named Fastest Growing Tech Hub in Europe

The city of Zug, home of the Swiss Crypto Valley, has been named the fastest growing technology community in Europe. Zug ranked atop the “State of European Tech” report by London-based global investment firm Atomico last week, on the strength of its year-on-year growth of attendees to tech-related meetup events. Also read: Malaysian Financial Regulators to Intensify Scrutiny of ICOs, Cryptocurrencies Zug Tech...

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