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US Court Sentences Another Centra Tech Co-Founder to 8 Years in Jail

Sohrab Sharma, a co-founder with the now-defunct Florida cryptocurrency firm, Centra Tech, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of duping investors via a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). Additionally, the court has ordered Sharma to forfeit $36,088,960. Material Misrepresentations Prior to Sharma’s sentencing, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) similarly announced the jailing of Robert Joseph Farkas, another mastermind of Centra Tech. Both Sharma and Farkas are accused of using fabricated business relationships with legitimate institutions to dupe investors. […]

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Critics Claim Tesla Should Sell Bitcoin Position, Electric Vehicle Firm’s Shares Down 30% Since Buying

Ever since Tesla announced the company held $1.5 billion in bitcoin on its balance sheet during the first week of February, the company’s stocks have dropped over 30%. One analyst says that Tesla’s shareholders would be “very supportive” if the company announced it would sell the bitcoin. Additionally, the shares of Microstrategy’s firm have also dropped considerably during the last 30 days, after multiple bitcoin treasury purchase announcements. Critics Say Tesla Should Sell Bitcoin After Tesla announced to the world that there was $1.5 billion worth of […]

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George Ball Says Crypto Is Effective Hedge Against Currency Debasement as US Passes $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill

The chairman of investment firm Sanders Morris Harris, George Ball, says cryptocurrencies are an effective hedge against currency debasement. In addition, he says that cryptocurrencies are attractive as a small part of portfolios. George Ball Advocates for Crypto as Hedge Against Currency Debasement George Ball talked about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in an interview with Yahoo Finance last week. He described two main reasons why cryptocurrencies are now ideal targets for investment by wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Ball is currently the chairman of investment firm Sanders […]

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Satoshi’s 21 Million Mystery: One-Millionth of the Bitcoin Supply Cap Is Now Worth $1 Million

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, the price per bitcoin jumped over the $50k handle once again, as the digital asset’s overall market capitalization is around $925 billion. One thing is for certain, there will never be more than 21 million bitcoin and today there’s roughly 18,647,525 bitcoin in circulation. Interestingly, anyone who owns 21 bitcoin or one-millionth of the entire supply is currently a millionaire today. The ’21 Million Bitcoin Club’ Back in 2017, finance publications reported on a number of crypto proponents “gunning” for exclusive membership […]

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US House Representative Ro Khanna Lauds BTC Which ‘Cannot Be Devalued’- Calls for Less Carbon Intensive Mining

After Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senator for Massachusetts called bitcoin a speculative asset, Ro Khanna, the U.S. House Representative for California has spoken in favor of the crypto asset. In his Twitter statement, Khanna says “bitcoin just like digital gold cannot be devalued.” Khanna also lauds the crypto asset’s decentralization, an attribute which he says “promotes transnational exchange whilst providing a check against economic mismanagement.” Awareness of the Concerns In her recent comments about the crypto asset, Warren said she agreed with the U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet […]

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Bitcoin Corporate Balance Sheet Watch Monthly Update: February

Throughout February, corporations announced massive bitcoin buys in a series of increasingly bullish speculative attacks on the dollar. What started out as a slow trickle of institutional investment pouring into the bitcoin market is developing into a steady stream that will, in time, turn into an all out flood. Let the game theory commence! Prior to 2020, institutional and corporate interest in bitcoin was rather inconsequential. Though it started as a grassroots phenomenon, led mostly by “retail” for the first 11 years of its history, the rubicon […]

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Discount on Grayscale’s GBTC Plunges to New Record Low as Competition From Emerging Rivals Intensifies

The premium on Grayscale Investment’s GBTC, which turned negative for the first time on February 23, is continuing its downward slide. As the latest Glassnode data shows, the GBTC was trading at a record low discount of -11.92% on March 4, 2021. According to the same data, this new low is a significant reversal from the December 21 premium of nearly 40%. The Competition This growth in the discount on GBTC comes as Grayscale Investments gradually shifts focus to altcoins. As reported by news.Bitcoin.com, Grayscale added 174,000 […]

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Argentinean Startup Accelerator Launches Crypto Mining Farm in Mar Del Plata

The Technological District of Mar del Plata, Argentina, will host a massive crypto mining operation backed by a domestic startup accelerator. Lothal Mining is the company that will run the operations of the mining firm in the Argentinean city. Firm Will Mine Ethereum During the First Stage Per local newspaper La Capital, Grupo Neutrón invested almost 45 million pesos ($310,000), and there are plans to allocate additional funding of 200 million pesos ($2.21 million). The infrastructure is ready, and in a first stance, the firm will mine […]

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Ripple’s Asia Pacific Business Flourishing Despite SEC Lawsuit, Says CEO

Ripple chief executive officer Brad Garlinghouse said Friday that the company’s business in the Asia-Pacific region has not suffered from the ongoing regulatory issues in the U.S. Ripple’s Business in Asia and Japan Sees Growth Ripple is facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In December, the SEC charged Ripple, creators of the eponymous XRP cryptocurrency, and its top executives with selling unregistered securities since 2013. The blockchain payments firm denies the charges, but that has not stopped a number of […]

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Personal Finance Expert Suze Orman Says ‘I Love Bitcoin’ — Advises How to Buy BTC, Praises Paypal

American financial advisor Suze Orman says she loves bitcoin. She has provided some advice on how to invest in the cryptocurrency a month, noting that she prefers to buy bitcoin through Paypal’s crypto service because the payments giant has made it easy to do so. Suze Orman Loves Bitcoin Suze Orman said she loves bitcoin in an interview with Yahoo Finance published Friday where she shared her bitcoin investing strategy and advised listeners how they should start investing in the cryptocurrency. She founded the Suze Orman Financial […]

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