# Nusefile

This site gathers links and commentary on what I think are useful news items that match my interests as a development journalist and communications researcher.



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Bitcoin Falls by $1,400 After Crash of Major Crypto Exchange Coinbase

Bitcoin's (BTC) price fell by $1,400 within minutes after a crash of United States-based cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase.

cointelegraph, 26 June 2019.

Bitcoin Price Plunges 18% in 2-Hour Crash. Are Crypto Bulls Hurting?

ccn, 27 June 2019.

These Top 10 Altcoins Are Dropping Fast While Bitcoin Gains

Binance and Bitcoin SV, LTC, EOS, SATOSHI Vision. I saw only six.

ccn, 27 June 2019.

Crypto Market Plummets $58 Billion as Major Coins Drop 30% in Bloodletting

ccn, 27 June 2019.

Bitcoin Drops Below $12K After Biggest Daily Price Move Since January 2018

coindesk, 27 June 2019.


Coinbase Pro: Complete Guide 2019

crypt-economy, 30 June 2019.

U.S.: how to pay no taxes on your Bitcoin gains

cryptoslate, 16 June 2019.

Cryptocurrency Trading: What is the The MACD Indicator?

cryptoslate, 11 June 2019.

Most of what you've been told about crypto is wrong

Some of it is deliberately deceptive. Much is wrong-headed. My guide

Free 7-day course on investing in crypto

i.e. How to lose money (not financial advice) On stepwiser.net


CoinMarketCap Makes Its First Acquisition to Provide 'True Prices' for Cryptos

coinspeaker, 27 June 2019.

Telegram Picks Liquid.com For the Exclusive Token Sale of its Native Token, Gram

coingape, 12 June 2019.

At U.N. New York, community driven cryptocurrency PIVX launches foundation for charitable contributions

The PIVX Foundation aims to connect generous, innovation-focused philanthropists from the PIVX community to blockchain-focused impact projects for the U.N.'s sustainable development goals. An officially registered charity, the Foundation acts as an extension of the PIVX community that focuses on providing financial, human and social capital to:
  • 1) fuel blockchain education at leading international schools
  • 2) grow cryptocurrency awareness and adoption in developing countries
  • 3) developing blockchain tech that facilitates cross-border philanthropic giving and volunteerism.
The first project funded by the PIVX Foundation is in partnership with Vendible and PIVX's parent organization, the SDG Impact Fund. Dr. Bryan Doreian, who is spearheading the project, is aiming to create a payment processor with zero transaction fees so the project isn't hit with the traditional 3-7% online charity processing costs. He adds: "Donors can now leverage charitable contributions (charitable contributions can offset taxes they might otherwise be paying) – AND help support the PIVX ecosystem at the same time."
PIVX describes itself as promoting "a community-driven cryptocurrency that operates as a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization). This means that there is no CEO, no headquarters, no board of directors or legal entity. When the monthly treasury budget doesn't cover project needs, generous community members step up and donate several tens of thousands monthly. Now, these donors can fuel PIVX innovation and receive tax benefits for their gift."
Its announcement adds that PIVX is "the first example of a cryptocurrency-fuelled foundation within the SDG Impact Fund, the only Donor Advised Fund partnered with the Foundation in Support of the United Nations (FSUN). The opportunity gives this formerly underground cryptocurrency community a spotlight at the UN as a leading impact technology."
The entire PIVX Foundation is managed entirely in PIV (the symbol of PIVX currency), creating a full loop ecosystem where donors contribute in PIV and projects are funded in PIV.

cryptoninjas, 4 June 2019.

Holochain – the perfect framework for decentralised cooperation at scale

open.coop, 14 June 2019.


FATF tightens grip over crypto exchanges to combat money laundering

cryptoslate, 24 June 2019.

'Totally Absurd' – New FATF Rules To Turn Bitcoin Exchanges Into Banks

bitcoinist, 12 June 2019.

Singaporean Exchange Bitrue Gets Hacked, Losing $5 Million in XRP, Cardano

dcforecasts, 27 June 2019.


What Makes Slovenia a Cryptocurrency Leader – Bitcoin.com Mini-Documentary

bitcoininsider, 16 June 2019.

Following Binance, Bittrex closing Altcoins markets for US citizens

coinnounce, 14 June 2019.

Binance To Block US Customers, Announces New Exchange For American Citizens

crypto-news, 14 June 2019.


What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency

theguardian, 18 June 2019.

Finance, privacy experts skeptical of Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions

nbcnews, 18 June 2019.

Libra White Paper Shows How Facebook Borrowed From Bitcoin and Ethereum

coindesk, 18 June 2019.

Facebook's Project Libra: 5 Things to Know About the Cryptocurrency

coindesk, 18 June 2019.

10 "Best" Cryptocurrencies according to Weiss Investment Ratings

BTC, ETH, XRP, EOS, LTC, BNB, ADA, XLM, TRX, XMR. No surprises there.

hackernoon, 24 June 2019.

EOS Price Analysis: Bulls Gave Up, Risk of More Downsides

livebitcoinnews, 27 June 2019.

Litecoin Price Tottering at Support After Plummeting During BTC Run

cryptoglobe, 27 June 2019.

Stellar Lumens Price Analysis: Traders Need To Have Some Patience For Profitable Stellar (XLM)!

cryptonewsz, 27 June 2019.

Ethereum (ETH) Slides Below $320 After Rallying Above $360 For A Day

cryptonewz, 27 June 2019.

TRON Foundation Announces $20 Million TRX Buyback to Promote Market Stability

cryptoglobe, 27 June 2019.

Ripple (XRP) Could Surge or Tank in the Next Three Days

Ripple's XRP prices are on the rise spurred on by its recent partnership with Money Gram. The cross border money mover has elected to use Ripple's xRapid and XRP to settle its foreign exchange transactions. Consequently, Ripple Inc, which owns 60 percent of all XRP now, also owns MoneyGram shares worth $30 million. There is also the option of purchasing $20 million more worth of MoneyGram equity in the near future.

ethereumworldnews, 27 June 2019.

IOTA Foundation showcases improved algorithm with better security and scalability

cryptoslate, 25 June 2019.

Using Blockchain with GoChain to Protect Artists and Manage Intellectual Property Law

medium, 24 June 2019.

Why has Zilliqa's token underperformed, despite the successful mainnet launch?

medium, 1 June 2019.


UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS – Replace crypto addresses with human readable names

altcoinbuzz, 17 June 2019.

Crypterium Introduces Global Crypto Payments Card

coindesk, 14 June 2019.

Coinbase Debit Card Extends Its Reach Across Europe

To 6 more countries: Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Ireland in addition to the U.K. The card comes in two forms: physical, which people can use to withdraw money through cryptocurrency ATMs, or as a mobile app that's directly linked to their Coinbase accounts.

livebitcoinnews, 12 June 2019.


Ethereum Tokens to Trade on Swiss Stock Exchange

coindesk, 27 June 2019.

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17 April 2019

20 March 2019