# 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.



Crypto News

Too much happening this month, and none of it linking up with the prices, it seems. My charts indicate that most cryptos are devastatingly down since 1 June. Here's my chart, indicating how coins have varied:

three month chart
Note the variation with few above 0%, with many around -50%

And the returns over the past week are even more confusing when compared with 1 June. Would you have predicted any of them?

week's chart
Note how few achieved positive results

Anyway, here's the spreadsheet that gave me the results.

comparison chart
A comparison chart of my choice of cryptos with potential: highlighted are the outliers, not the same over one week and three months.

And here's the news:


UN Official: Crypto Makes Policing Child Trafficking 'Exceptionally Difficult'. "The anonymizing and pseudo-anonymizing attributes of cryptocurrencies provide a new layer of secrecy that favors the criminals." coindesk. 30 August 2019.

More Than Half of Top 50 Universities Now Offer Cryptocurrency-Related Courses: Coinbase Report. news.u.today. 28 August 2019.

Bitcoin's Market Dominance Is of Over 90% When Measured by Liquidity, Research Suggests. cryptoglobe. 22 August 2019.

World Bank Raised $33.8 Million Via Blockchain Bonds. dcforecasts. 21 August 2019.

The World Bank's Blockchain Bond Is Just a Fancy Way of Selling Debt. news.bitcoin.com. 21 August 2019.


U.S. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Says Cryptocurrencies Won't Get any Exception In The Existing Rule. worldcoinindex. 29 August 2019.

Santiago Stock Exchange Forms Latin America's First Blockchain Alliance. cointelegraph. 28 August 2019.

The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) Plans to Have Its Own Digital Currency. worldcoinindex. 27 August 2019.

Gibraltar Distributed Ledger Technology. cryptoglobe. 25 August 2019.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Proposes Global Cryptocurrency. bitcoinist. 24 August 2019.

Moscow Plans to Put City's Administrative Services on Blockchain to Boost Transparency. worldcoinindex. 16 August 2019.


ICE's Bakkt Platform Will Start Warehouse Deposits from September 6 Onwards. worldcoinindex. 30 August 2019.

Addresses sending funds to themselves cause total output value for Bitcoin to skyrocket. cryptoslate. 25 August 2019.

50% of Bitcoin Wealth Held by Just 1,800 Wallets. cryptoglobe. 25 August 2019.

Privacy-focused browser Brave to build its own crypto wallet. decrypt. 28 August 2019.

Grayscale Confirms There Are More Than 100,000 Organizations Worldwide Accepting Bitcoin. usethebitcoin.

Bitcoin Twitter Account Unfollows Roger Ver: How It Happened. news.u.today. 22 August 2019.

OPSkins Group and WAX Summoned to California Court Over 2017 ICO. cointelegraph. 21 August 2019.


British Banking Giant Barclays Cut Ties With Crypto Exchange Coinbase. worldcoinindex. 19 August 2019.

Austria's Telecom Service Provider A1 Starts Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments. worldcoinindex. 26 August 2019.

Patrick Byrne, Cryptocurrency Champion, Resigns as Overstock CEO. Admits three-year relationship with Russian agent. coindesk. 22 August 2019.

Spain's Banking Giant Santander Group to Expand Ripple-powered Remittance Service in Latin America. worldcoinindex. 20 August 2019.


Judge finds Craig Wright committed perjury, must surrender half of his Bitcoin billions. decrypt. 28 August 2019.

Female Hacker First To Plead Guilty For Crypto Fraud In Australia. dcforecasts. 25 August 2019.


The Best Free Cryptocurrency Portfolio Trackers in 2019. shrimpy. 23 August 2019.

Best 17 Crypto Trading Bots Ranked — The Ultimate Guide 2019. towardsdatascience. 5 August 2019.


Switzerland's First Crypto Bank Sygnum Now Seeks Singapore License. financemagnates. 28 August 2019.

Swiss Regulator Grants First-Ever Banking Licenses to 2 Blockchain Firms. ccn. 26 August 2019.

US Lawmakers are Still Concerned About Libra After Discussions with Swiss Authorities. crypto-economy.net. 26 August 2019.

Four hundred new clients join Swiss bank demanding crypto products coingeek. 23 August 2019.

Big Swiss Bank to Adopt Blockchain Technology. altcoinbuzz. 22 August 2019.

Catch Up

Earlier roundups

24 July 2019

30 June 2019

7 June 2019

17 April 2019

20 March 2019