A Response to Bitfinex’s Recent Love Letter to Me

$ZRX Coinbase Addition Rumor Confirmed

In recent days, there has been a ‘rumor’ going around the crypto community that there is some parts of the Coinbase (exchange) interface that shows $ZRX information.

The original source (as far as the author Read more

Bitstamp Exchange Price Manipulation

Bitstamp Exchange Price Manipulation

Before you roll your eyes and say, ‘this is another FUD article!’, just know that the author does not feel as though the events that occurred on the exchange from October 6th, 2017, leading into October … Read more

Warning: Bitfinex is No Longer Solvent – Remove Your Money Now [In-Depth Report]

The Implications of Bitfinex’s Insolvency

For those that were able to read the last article, I outlined in some fairly excruciating detail why I believe that Bitfinex is currently insolvent.

However, what was not covered were the implications of this … Read more

Federal Court Rules that Virtual Currencies Are Commodities

Federal Court Rules that Virtual Currencies Are Commodities

Just a few short hours ago from the time of writing, the CFTC (U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission), announced that virtual currencies are to officially considered commodities by the United States’ government.… Read more

We May Be on the Brink of Mt. Gox Pt. 2: Bitfinex Edition

We May Be on the Brink of Mt. Gox Pt. 2: Bitfinex Edition

Introduction

Unless you’ve been sleeping and living under a rock, you’ve probably become more than aware of the fact that there has been widespread speculation about the … Read more

ETFs Won’t Be Approved + Low Volatility Due to Bitcoin Manipulation Wash Trading

ETFs Won’t Be Approved + Low Volatility Due to Bitcoin Manipulation / Wash Trading

Foreword

This article was prompted by another article that was posted in the cryptosphere recently (within the last couple of hours from the time of writing … Read more

Vitalik Buterin’s New Scaling Suggestion Warrants More Credit Than its Received

Ethereum Price Analysis

As one of the more volatile members of the T10 cryptocurrencies, Ethereum is something that mandates special attention for traders that dare to venture into the land of the ‘unknown’.

Ethereum Price Analysis

https://www.tradingview.com/x/K1JOfwwg/

The picture above … Read more

Bitcoin Denial of Service Vulnerability Found in the Code

Bitcoin Denial of Service Vulnerability Found in the Code

Introduction

Today, on September, 18th, 2018, there was a ‘vulnerability’ in the Bitcoin client (specifically versions 0.14.0 and 0.16.2) that were identified by an anonymous reporter via Bitcoin Core’s main repository.Read more

Forensic Report/Analysis of the SEC’s Decision to Suspend Trading for Swedish ETFs

SEC Officially Suspends Trading of Swedish ‘Backdoor’ ETFs

Introduction

On September 9th, 2018, at approximately 5:43 p.m. EST; GMT-4 time, the SEC tweeted out that it had officially suspended trading for the Bitcoin Tracker One (“CXBTF”) and Ether Tracker One … Read more

Analyzing Vitalik’s Crypto Scaling Comments in Full

Analyzing Vitalik’s Crypto Scaling Comments in Full

Foreword

Recently, Vitalik issued another set of statements that were [somewhat] controversial in nature as they contradict the beliefs and hopes of a lot of cryptocurrency enthusiasts in the space currently.

Specifically, this … Read more

What Does Ripple’s General Counsel Leaving Mean for Ripple?

What Does Ripple’s General Counsel Leaving Mean for Ripple?

If you’ve been following the news on Ripple (parent company that has dominant stake over the cryptocurrency, XRP), you may have noticed a recent headline from Qz [Quartz] that read, ‘Ripple’s Read more

SEC Rejects Multiple ETFs: A Thorough Breakdown on Why ETFs May NEVER Be Accepted

SEC Rejects Multiple ETFs: A Thorough Breakdown on Why ETFs Will NEVER Be Accepted

I’m sure that everyone has already seen this headline multiple times before, but I figured that I would put my two cents into the situation while … Read more

Iran’s Crypto Announcement is 10x More Important Than the ETFs

Iran’s Crypto Announcement is 10x More Important Than the ETFs

Foreword

Recently, there was an article published by Forbes that detailed plans by some nations to start using cryptocurrencies in order to usurp the U.S. dollar so that they can … Read more

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, Previews DEX That Binance Claimed They Would Launch

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, Previews DEX That Binance Claimed They Would Launch

Introduction

So, you remember months and months ago, when Binance claimed that they were going to launching a new exchange platform and that their token ($BNB) was going … Read more

RIP Tether? IBM Looking to Create Their Own Stablecoin

Foreword

So, I saw some headlines today that definitely got my attention.

As usual, there are just certain pieces of current events news that I feel compelled to cover in a bit more depth than you’ll get from most of … Read more

We May Have Jumped the Gun a Tad on BlackRock

Picture Credit: Reuters

Introduction

On July 16th, 2018, I distinctly recall being bombarded with a host of alerts, articles, and tweets from folks in the crypto community claiming that BlackRock had finally decided to make their foray into cryptocurrency.

These … Read more

Auditing the Tether “Audit”: Tether Has Shown Nothing Thus Far

Recently (late June), the official Tether Twitter put out a couple of tweets in which they:

  1. Linked a ‘report’, which they titled a ‘Transparency Update’
  2. Linked another report, which they stated was prepared by the law firm, Freeh, Sporkin &
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Why the India ‘Bank Ban’ Should Be Expected and Why ANY Strong Reaction Would Be Illogical

Foreword

The purpose of this article will be to review the recent decision by the Indian government to summarily ban banks from trading with cryptocurrency.

Background

In specific, this ‘bank ban’ is not something that is new news. The issue, … Read more

Coinbase’s Broker Was Censured and Fined by the SEC for Using Customer Funds for Personal Gain

I’m pretty sure that most of us had the feeling that most of the exchanges in the space use some sort of fractional reserve for customer funds. But, this tweet from Nathaniel Popper (NYT writer), surprised me a bit.

Check … Read more

Tether Double-Spending Vulnerability Confirmed; Exchanges May Be At Risk 6–28–2018

Yes, you read that title correctly.

Earlier today (June 28th, 2018), the private Chinese cybersecurity firm, SlowMist, put up this tweet:

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If you can’t read Chinese, here’s the English translation below:

The translation reads,

“The exchange in the USDT Read more

South Korean Regulations Probably Not Impending

Hey Everyone!

As mentioned before in some of my other articles/posts that covered the various hacks of South Korean exchanges, the panic in the markets that would follow didn’t necessarily come from the news of the hack itself, but from … Read more

Another Day Another Hack: Bithumb Exchange Out of $30 Million

As the title implies, yes, there was another hack and this time the victim was South Korean exchange — Bithumb.

This is as reported by the news sites, ‘Reuters’ (see below):

This appears to be corroborated by the recent tweets … Read more