Tag Archives: cryptocurrencies

How to stay secure when trading and investing in cryptocurrencies – Part 2

In my last article, I covered the very basics in security to consider before investing in cryptocurrencies. It may feel like a chore, but it is absolutely vital. Unless you take your security seriously, you’re wide open to hacks and malware attacks. This article covers steps to ensure you are ‘layered’ up and create the […]

How to stay secure when trading and investing in cryptocurrencies – Part 1

If you’re serious when it comes to trading and investing in cryptocurrencies, keep security at the forefront of your mind, before you even think of starting to invest. Avoid falling into the trap that many do of buying your coins before ensuring your computer, network and physical security is as strong as it can be. […]

Pulling Venezuela Up By Its Own Bootlaces?

Petro Dollar

President Maduro enters the world of cryptocurrencies. Is a currency worth anything if no one wants it? The fact that the answer is an obvious “no” lies at the heart of Venezuela’s problem. Inflation in the Bolivar currency is running at more than 11,000 percent. Lucky Venezuelans are hungry; many others are actually starving. Medicine […]

New Swiss ICO Guidance – a Welcome Development

Switzerland ICO Guidance

Summary The recent release by the Swiss financial markets regulator, FINMA, of guidance regarding its approach to the regulatory framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is a welcome attempt to provide a more granular analysis of the ICO market and the likely applicability of securities regulation to this market. The guidance represents the first attempt […]

Bloomberg: Cryptocurrencies Draw more Attention from Global Regulators

As cryptocurrencies draw more attention from global regulators, BitcoinBro’s CEO Oliver von Landsberg Sadie talks with Nejra Cehic on Bloomberg Market TV’s ‘Rules and Returns’. In the UK there is a huge opportunity, right now, for banks and the FCA to embrace innovation in this space.

The End of the Tether?

Concept of Tether (or USDT) equals to1 US Dollar, Cryptocurrency

What is Tether? According to Tether’s website, “Tether converts cash in digital currency, to anchor or tether the value to the price of national currencies like the US dollar…” The primary manifestation of Tether is the “USDT”, the cryptocurrency coin which is pegged to the American dollar. In other words, in theory, for every USDT […]

Bitcoin Mining and Power Consumption Paper | Download Now

BitcoinBro has published a paper discussing the accuracy and utility of the publicly available power consumption estimates for Bitcoin miners. Bitcoin miners are owners of highly customised computers which attempt to solve complex cryptographic puzzles. This process groups together Bitcoin transactions which become validated once the group of transactions is added to a public ledger. […]

Market manipulation in an unregulated cryptocurrency environment

Freak news VS Fake news

Pump & Dump Schemes (P&D) There’s a delicate balance for regulators to put into place measures that don’t stifle innovation while at the same time ensuring consumer protection, and with cryptocurrency, that crosses multiple jurisdictions. I welcome regulators not rushing into the marketplace but taking a more considered approach, but it does mean investors need […]

Bitcoin – Reader Beware

Two children at a laptop reseraching Bitcoin

Bitcoin – You’ve heard of Buyer Beware, but what about Reader Beware? Bitcoin has become the hot topic of conversation with media coverage, casual conversations, social media posts, videos and blog posts popping up everywhere. I believe it’s great to see conversations arising because they ultimately lead to education. Yet only this weekend I saw […]