Bitmain is going public in China. The IPO might make it one of the most valuable startups, cryptocurrency or not, to ever debut on the public markets.
Nathaniel Popperthe giant of cryptocurrency mining, bitmain, is planning to go public and is targeting a valuation - $40-50b - that would make it worth more than all but two of the tech unicorns of the last decade, and as much as wework and spacex put together @1024YB
There has been silence for over 3 months, silence that has been forced upon us. It’s unfortunate that the SEC has acted the way it has…
Nathaniel Popperthe guys who got their Centra cryptocurrency endorsed by Floyd Mayweather, and were then arrested a few months back, are on Medium, making their case to the public while they await trial - they point to a mixup over the Drake song "Diplomatic Immunuty"
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has launched enforcement proceedings against envion AG. FINMA has evidence that the company may have breached financial market law in relation to an ICO.
Signature Bank’s close ties to the Trump and Kushner families have led to government scrutiny. New York regulators have opened an investigation.
Nathaniel PopperSignatureBank, the bank the Trumps and Kushners turned to -- acc to a new story from @FlitterOnFraud and @JesseDrucker -- is also one of the only banks that has been willing to work with cryptocurrency companies like Bitrex and Gemini
South Korea is truly crypto crazy. While the country has less than 1 percent of the world’s population, estimates indicate it is responsible for 30 percent of all cryptocurrency trading in the worl…
Nathaniel PopperThis is the best explanation I've seen for why Korea has gone crypto crazy, from @bernardmoon, looking at the history of online tokens. But I'm not sure it pays enough attention to the phenomenon of elderly Koreans putting their pensions into crypto
Cryptocurrency transactions can be traced, but links to traditional money need to become more transparent.
Nathaniel PopperYou hear this line that the Russian hackers would have been better off using bags of cash, today from @kwerb. But could they have paid for a Malaysian server and a VPN with cash? And did the Bitcoin really help prosecutors catch the crime? I'm skeptical.
Operatives used cryptocurrency to obscure their identities and pay for the infrastructure needed to steal emails from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Nathaniel PopperFriday's indictment of 12 Russian spies provides the first details of how the operatives paid for their hacking campaign against the D.N.C. Their payment of choice? Bitcoin.
Nathaniel PopperFriday's indictment of 12 Russian spies provides the first details of how the operatives paid for their hacking campaign against the D.N.C. Their payment of choice? Bitcoin. w/ @AllMattNYT
Here in Venezuela, where we are in the midst of a political and economic crisis, cryptocurrency is not a game. It is a safeguard of value and protection against the hyperinflation of our own currency, the bolivar.
Nathaniel PopperCoinbase is setting up a new service to help big investors comfortably hold cryptocurrencies. Might not help that their partner on this, Electronic Transaction Clearing, has been charged by the SEC "with repeatedly putting customer assets at risk"
Ripple, a start-up company, is sitting on $30 billion of its digital token, XRP. It is trying to get people to think of XRP as more than an investment.
Nathaniel PopperRipple ranks among the 10 most valuable startups of the last decade thanks to its enormous holdings of the virtual currency XRP. Now the company is using some of that digital wealth to try to get people to actually use XRP.
Nathaniel PopperRipple and the co-founders of XRP own over 70% of all the XRP that will ever be created. That gives them a serious interest in making sure the currency gains some use and retains the value that speculators have given it so far.