Author: Steve Kaaru

The US Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Crypto Price Manipulation

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into possible crypto price manipulation by crypto traders, reports Bloomberg. Quoting four people familiar with the situation, the report indicates that the DOJ’s prosecutors are working in partnership with the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission to probe the matter. The DOJ believes that digital currencies are highly susceptible to fraud, especially given the sector’s lack of regulation. Fake Orders And Spoofing The …
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Bitcoin’s Price Will Probably Go to Zero, Major Investment Firm Head Says

There exists a decent probability that the price of Bitcoin will eventually go to zero, according to Joe Davis, the head of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, a division of the global giant Vanguard Group. In a blog post published on Tuesday, May 21, Davis broke down his argument that cryptos don’t qualify as currencies and may soon be replaced by centralized blockchain-based currencies. Bitcoin Presents A Quandary A proponent of the ‘blockchain is …
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Indian Supreme Court to Hear All Crypto Cases Against RBI on July 20

The Supreme Court of India will listen to all cases that have been filed against the Reserve Bank of India on July 20, reports the Economic Times. A total of five petitions have been filed against the country’s central bank after it issued a circular in April that barred any financial institution that it regulates from providing services to crypto-related businesses. The Supreme Court itself issued a directive that bars all the …
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Nobel-Winning Economist Robert Shiller Equates Cryptos to Failed Currencies

Throughout history, people have tried to reinvent money, and while new inventions have created a buzz for some time, none of them have succeeded. Bitcoin and other cryptos are just the latest in a long line of such inventions, according to renowned American economist and crypto critic Robert Shiller. In a blog post appropriately titled “The Old Allure of New Money”, Shiller recounted various instances in which new forms of currency have …
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