AuthorChristina Comben

Christina is a fintech writer and crypto reporter with a fascination for tech and a passion for starting interesting conversations. When not at her computer, you can find her surfing a wave or drinking Rioja.

NEO Founder Da Hongfei Says His Project Will Be the 'Number One' Blockchain by 2020

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In the damp and drizzly Pacific northwestern city of Seattle, NEO (remember them?) held their DevCon conference last weekend. It was a chance for the passionate City of Zion developers, dApp developers, NEO enthusiasts, and skeptics alike to come together to find out about the cryptocurrency project's ambitious plans moving forward - and, of course, to hear from charismatic founder Da Hongfei. As...

Kraft Heinz's 20% Stock Plunge Sees Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Lose $2.8 Billion

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The SEC isn’t messing around when it comes to investor protection. We’re getting used to subpoenas being dealt out in the cryptocurrency space. But when it comes to traditional industries, they pack a decent punch. One right hook so hard, in fact, that it saw Kraft Heinz stock plummet by 20%. And Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway take a $2.8 billion hit. Kraft Heinz sees 'step...

Bill Gates: 'Extreme' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Tax Reforms Would ‘Create Tax Dodging’

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What does America’s second wealthiest man think of Ocasio-Cortez’s tax reforms? Bill Gates believes that talk of a top-rate tax of 70 percent is “extreme” and completely “missing the picture.” In an interview with the Verge, Gates spoke out on his views of the taxation reforms. He conceded that taxes could be higher, or “more progressive”. However, focusing on ordinary income tax was misguided...

Want to Avoid Taxes for Life? Have 4 Children, Says Hungary's Anti-Immigration PM

Having kids is hardly a walk in the park. Oftentimes it feels as if the only incentive in the incessant additional child caring workload is the occasional smile, cuddle, or unexpected kiss. Well, not in Hungary. Outspoken anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban is determined to raise the birth rate by waiving taxes completely for families with four children or more. In what sounds almost...

Crypto Mom Admits the U.S. SEC is ‘Impulsive in Running Away’ from Bitcoin

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In a recent speech at the University of Missouri School of Law, U.S. Commissioner Hester Peirce (‘Crypto Mom’) admitted the SEC has a tendency to flee from anything to do with digital currencies. We rightfully fault investors for jumping blindly at anything labeled crypto, but at times we seem to be equally impulsive in running away from anything labeled crypto. Regulation Should Not Strangle...

Why Bitcoin's Forecast is Finally Turning Bullish, Expect a Bitcoin Price Rise

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The price of bitcoin is still hovering below the $3,500 mark and volatility seems to be dying fast. Is it strange, then, that SFOX' report (a cryptocurrency prime dealer for large-scale investors) places the Crypto market at ‘mildly bullish’ entering February? This is a couple of notches up from its ‘mildly bearish’ tag last month. Why? The institutional broker-dealer SFOX report collects key...

Exclusive: Why Ledger CEO Eric Larchevêque is Preparing for Crypto Nuclear Winter

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One of the most striking things about the cryptocurrency industry is people's willingness to talk about it. As the CEO of Ledger, perhaps the most secure hardware wallet in the world, you might think that Eric Larchevêque would send a spokesperson on his behalf. Yet the professional, poised, and, above all, humble Larchevêque is always willing to talk--especially if it helps the advancement of...

SpaceX Layoffs Were Caused by ‘Absolutely Insane’ Projects, Admits Elon Musk

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There aren’t many CEOs who can blame company layoffs on interplanetary space crafts and Space-based Internet. But then, there aren’t many CEOs like Elon Musk. During an investor call for Tesla on Wednesday, Musk argued that the SpaceX layoffs were completely different and due to his company’s ‘absolutely insane’ projects. SpaceX documentary actual footage pic.twitter.com/RrEwYwMNgj — E...

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