Ex-Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Is Making a Cryptocurrency

Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to U.S. President Donald Trump, confirmed that he wants to launch a cryptocurrency of his own. Speaking to CNBC on Wednesday, the Breitbart co-founder said “they’re the future,” adding that “we’re working on some tokens now, utility tokens, potentially, for the populist movement on a worldwide basis.” Bannon first hinted at the idea in June, though at the time he was hesitant about revealing too much about his cryptocurrency plans, according to the New York Times. He did contemplate naming his token the “deplorables coin”…

Cryptocurrency Market Booms – EOS, Cardano, Stellar and Neo Post Big Gains

The cryptocurrency markets finally appear to be in full recovery mode — at least as of Tuesday afternoon when all the major coins posted considerable leaps with most in the double digits. The total market cap shot up to $291 billion, which is the highest it has been in almost two months. Bitcoin shot upwards in a considerable trajectory, gaining the $7,400 mark in just under an hour. At around 6pm CET, the currency was over the $7,000 level, having traded in the $6,650-6,750 mark for most of the day.…

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Insured By the FDIC

The latest attempt to create a cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, or “stablecoin,” combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the Great Depression. Announced Tuesday, a startup called Stronghold is launching USD Anchor, which will run on the rails of the Stellar blockchain and use its consensus mechanism to verify transactions. The token will be backed one-for-one with U.S. dollars held at a Nevada-charted trust company called Prime Trust, which in turn will deposit the cash at banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. IBM is partnering on the initiative…

Cryptocurrency Markets Gear into Recovery Mode as EOS Rises 8%

The cryptocurrency markets appear to be in recovery mode on Monday after a rather torrid week where most coins reached 2018 lows. Chief of the pack was EOS which sees an 8% rise to trade at well over the $7.30 level after having dropped as low as $6.50 last week. However, the increases were not limited to EOS since other currencies also registered impressive increases. Stellar Lumens pushed forward and easily sailed over the $20 mark in the past 24 hours to settle at the $0.22 level at press time…

Cryptocurrency Prices Soar on News Coinbase Is ‘Exploring’ Adding Five New Coins

The cryptocurrency market experienced a slight bump on Friday, but five altcoins managed to break away from the pack, bolstered by the announcement that cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage giant Coinbase is “exploring” adding support for them to its several platforms. Earlier today, the San Francisco-based Coinbase announced that it is engaging with discussions with banks and regulators in a variety of jurisdictions about adding support for five new cryptocurrency tokens: cardano (ADA), basic attention token (BAT), stellar (XLM), zcash (ZEC) and 0x (ZRX). Having learned from past listing fiascos, the…

GPU Prices Fall Following Slump in Cryptocurrency Markets

The price of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) has been declining along with sinking prices in digital currency markets, Computerworld reported July 10. While at the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 cryptocurrency mining caused a sharp rise in the price of high-end gaming cards, the tendency seems to have reversed as crypto markets continue on a downward slope. Add-in board (AIB) prices are reportedly falling and supplies increasing amid a severe drop in cryptocurrency prices. Manager of digital media at Jon Peddie Research C. Robert Dow told Computerworld…

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Which Cryptocurrency Is the Most Usable as Money?

It’s no secret that most mainstream economists don’t think too highly of cryptocurrencies. Not only have Bitcoin, Ethereum and the rest produced the “greatest bubble in history,” but they’re “neither a serious method of payment nor a good way to store capital” — at least according to the Bank of America and Nouriel “Dr Doom” Roubini, respectively. However, while traditional financial experts have spent countless hours complaining that the volatility of cryptocurrencies renders them unviable as actual currency, it is possible to use them as money in a wide variety…