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.

$950 Million Stolen from 'Immature' Cryptocurrency Exchanges & Wallets in 2018: Analytics Firm CEO

$1.7 billion was stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges, custodial services, and in ICO exit scams in 2018. That’s a dramatic rise from the year before, despite the shrinking market. And according to the Q4 CipherTrace Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report, that money needs to be laundered. But here’s the kicker: with a global wave of regulations going into effect later this year, laundering...

WTF: Is Venezuela Paying Off Russian Debt with 20 Tons of Central Bank Gold Reserves?

To much of the rest of the world, Venezuela remains a mystery. It’s hard to understand how a country with the largest oil reserves on the planet can’t afford to feed its people. But then, Venezuela also has a government that devalues its national currency by 95% from one day to the next. And pays its pensioners in Petro. So perhaps it’s not entirely unimaginable that Maduro is using national gold...

Trump Wants His Ball and His Wall - Warns Another Government Shutdown ‘Certainly an Option’

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As U.S. federal workers set their alarms last night for the first time in over five weeks since the government shutdown, Trump already dampened their spirits. They may be going back to work today, but once the three-week government funding lapse passes, all bets are currently off. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, president Trump said that he honestly didn’t believe the...

Exclusive: Markets Will Take Time to Digest 2018 ‘Crypto Meltdown’, Says Former Morgan Stanley MD

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By CCN.com: Patrick Springer spent 20 years working for Morgan Stanley as an investment specialist. Specifically, his job was to help institutional investors make informed decisions in global equity markets. Now, despite the bitcoin market meltdown, he’s flung himself headlong into crypto becoming an advisor for Polybird Exchange. Why? Because “it’s important for people to challenge themselves at...

Exclusive: $630 Million Cryptocurrency Dash Releases 'Biggest Upgrade' Since Governance System

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By CCN.com: The Dash community has been banging its head against a wall for a while now. As its developers ramp up infrastructure to make mass adoption easier, it loses users in the process. Dash dropped from a number seven crypto in 2017 to 15th place over the last 12 months, losing 92% of value from an all-time high market cap of $11.6 billion. However, in the spirit of better late than never...

4 Ways the U.S. Government Shutdown is Menacing Bitcoin and the Crypto Market

By CCN.com: The U.S. government shutdown has entered its 35th day. For five weeks, many industries have been paralyzed and federal workers are living on food stamps and soylent. It’s almost incomprehensible to anyone living outside the land of the plenty that the majority of its population lives from paycheck to paycheck. This is still the world’s largest economy, after all. While for some...

Bitcoin Price Will Tank to 'Zero', Claims Investment Firm Chief at Davos

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By CCN.com: Heated debates are warming up the icy snow-capped city of Davos during this year’s World Economic Forum. BOE senior adviser yesterday said that cryptocurrencies were worthless. Today, BCG Digital Ventures founder Jeff Schumacher said Bitcoin price will fall to zero. Schumacher is a top investor and relative veteran in the space. He told an open-mouthed CNBC panel that he believed...

Teresa May’s 'Plan B' - Just Rip the Damn Brexit Band-Aid Off

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By CCN.com: Thursday, June 23, 2016. The day that 48% of the British public realized they no longer knew their neighbors. When the dust settled, the stench of defeat lingered in the air. The majority had spoken. And it turned out that the rest of us didn’t like what the xenophobic, nationalistic mob had to say. For many of us, the ceilings fell in on our worlds. The days and weeks that followed...

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