Joseph Stiglitz Thinks We Should Ban Cryptocurrencies

Most people know who Joesph Stiglitz is. Some know him as the 2001 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences; others know him as a vocal cryptocurrency bear. This week, Stiglitz is getting a lot of attention for the latter. In a May 6 interview with CNBC, Stiglitz said we should shut down cryptocurrencies. Here’s everything we know. Joseph Stiglitz on Cryptocurrencies: The Latest This week, of course, is not the first time Joseph Stiglitz, 76, has discussed cryptocurrencies in a negative manner. Back in November 2017, Stiglitz…

Bitcoin ‘Highly Risky,’ Not a Real Currency: ECB’s Mario Draghi

By CCN: A student asked European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi about his stance on Bitcoin. Draghi told the student that cryptocurrencies are not currencies, but “highly risky” assets. Mario Draghi: “Who Is Behind the Cryptocurrencies?” Watch again: Mario Draghi answers a student’s question on cryptocurrencies #ECBYouthDialogue #GenerationEuro pic.twitter.com/5VmHr3sxNw — European Central Bank (@ecb) May 8, 2019 The central banker then raised questions about the origins of cryptocurrencies. “Bitcoins or anything like that are not really currencies, they are assets. A euro is a euro – today, tomorrow, in…

Bitfinex Releases White Paper for LEO Token Sale

Bitfinex is forging forward despite its ongoing row with the authorities, and it’s looking for investors to support its efforts. Today, May 8, 2019, iFinex, the operator and parent company of the popular cryptocurrency exchange, released a private token sale white paper, putting to rest rumors of its Initial Exchange Offering (IEO). Bitfinex is launching the token sale in a bid to compensate clients whose funds disappeared as part of the $850 million loss the exchange incurred at the hand of its payment processor Crypto Capital. Funds raised will also…

Bitstamp Hires Ex-Coinbase Trading Head to Court Wall Street Money

Bitstamp, one of the longest-running cryptocurrency exchanges, has hired a former Coinbase executive and Wall Street veteran as its new head of U.S. operations. Announced Wednesday, Hunter Merghart joined Bitstamp six months after quitting his job as the head of trading at San Francisco-based Coinbase in October. He will lead the opening of the Luxembourg-based exchange’s New York office — the company received a BitLicense from the state last month — and focus on serving institutional clients. Merghart is “the perfect person to lead our U.S. operations, which includes making sure our retail and…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Remains Strong Buy On Dips Despite Binance Hack

Bitcoin price traded to a new 2019 high above $5,950 and recently corrected lower against the US Dollar. The price declined below the $5,900 and $5,840 support levels, but it remained well bid. There was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support near $5,840 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to climb higher once towards the $5,880 and $5,900 levels in the near term. Bitcoin price started a downside correction after testing $5,950-6,000 against the US Dollar.…