Penguin: Open Source Blockchain w/o Native Crypto

Yosemite X announces first open-source public blockchain without native cryptocurrency Yosemite X, a blockchain technology company, today announced the release of its open-source public blockchain that operates without a native cryptocurrency, giving developers and businesses the ability to build solutions and reduce costs, without the price volatility of crypto. This approach enables companies to reap …

Stephen E. Arnold: Facebook, WhatsApp, Enabling Crypto-Porn

Facebook: WhatsApp and In App Payment I noted two developments which Facebook may roll out. The first is the story in Newsweek “WhatsApp Child Porn Groups Exposed.” WhatsApp is an encrypted messaging service. As pressure on “old school” Dark Web sites continues to escalate, bad actors are looking for new, easy ways to communicate, share, …

Stephen E. Arnold: Roubini Trashes Crypto…

Jason Bloomberg writing in Forbes. ‘Dr. Doom’ Economist Nouriel Roubini Bearish On Everything Crypto Economist and New York University professor Nouriel Roubini is perhaps best known for calling the 2008 financial crisis in a series of articles and presentations starting in 2006. However, Roubini is no one trick pony – his research on emerging markets …

Catherine Austin Fitts with Greg Hunter: Elites Stole $50 Trillion, Investing in Space War, Using Crypto to Keep Public Out of Gold, Silver, and Land

Elite Stole $50 Trillion and Will Invest in Space –Catherine Austin Fitts “The establishment has stolen $50 trillion plus, and they want to keep it, and they want to invest it in the space based economy and not have to give it back to the pension funds. One of the most important techniques they are …

Robert Steele: Pre-Amazon Crypto Black Swans

IDEN A is not John McAfee but of equivalent substantive stature. This is the pre-Amazon calculation. The future of block chain will be known as BA and AA — before and after Amazon. It is not clear if PayPal, among others, sees the threat as well as the possibility of burying Amazon. CYBER BLACK SWAN …

Penguin: Venezuela Offers Petro-Backed Crypto Currency

Venezuela aims for crypto alchemy with new ‘petro gold’ token Maduro is hoping cryptocurrencies will help Venezuela skirt U.S. financial sanctions as it struggles under hyperinflation and a collapsing socialist economy. Phi Beta Iota: Sanctions are going to die in next decade. Ecuador particularly and UNASUR generally, should be looking at three things: nationalizing all …

Yoda: Crypto 2018 – 10 Predictions

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute 1. The value of cryptocurrencies continues to grow 2. The cryptocurrency craze broadens to embrace blockchain business transformations 3. The new platform for value creation emerges 4. The $10 billion ICO, as ICOs shift towards equity tokens 5. Cracks in the walls …