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Crypto-friendly countries: a birds-eye view

28 Jul 2022 2 minute read 2 comments meg0

A birds-eye view of five crypto-friendly countries.  There are many other crypto-friendly countries that could also have been included, these were just some of my favorites. El Salvador El Salvador is likely the first place that comes to mind recent...

SEC crypto/cyber series: v. Shavers "Pirateat40", Bitcoin Savings & Trust Ponzi (2013)

25 Jul 2022 3 minute read 0 comments meg0

The first ever SEC crypto/cyber action was against Bitcoin Savings & Trust, a 764k BTC Ponzi scheme run by Trendon Shavers aka "Pirateat40".  This was the first federal securities fraud case related to Bitcoin.   The Series In May 2022, the U.S. Secu...

Regulators are fighting? CFTC calls out SEC over charges against Wahi, formerly of Coinbase

22 Jul 2022 1 minute read 4 comments meg0

July 21, 2022 --- earlier today, the SEC put out a press release announcing that they were charging Ishan Wahi and two others with insider trading.  Wahi was a former Coinbase product manager, who helped coordinate public listing announcements relati...

SEC crypto/cyber series: v. Long Island Iced Tea / Blockchain (2021)

18 Jul 2022 3 minute read 0 comments meg0

A beverage company planned to pivot to blockchain technology and three people were busted for insider trading for purchasing stock just ahead of the public announcement and dumping it after the price soared.   The Series In May 2022, the U.S. Securit...

A vintage Warren Buffett-ism for the modern CeFi meltdown

14 Jul 2022 2 minute read 6 comments meg0

The Warren Buffett-ism about "swimming naked when the tide goes out" has recently seen a resurgence. Understanding the origin and meaning of this saying helps explain why it keeps popping up in reference to the current CeFi collapse.  Plus, a semi-re...

The two "Crypto Queens" in the news right now

11 Jul 2022 3 minute read 2 comments meg0

Women that get attention for something crypto-related often get nicknamed "Crypto Queen", and there are two in the news right now for very different reasons.  One is a wanted criminal and the other is a US Senator.   Meet the queens (a quick introduc...

SEC crypto/cyber series: v. NVIDIA Corporation (2022)

9 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments meg0

SEC claims NVIDIA misled investors by not disclosing that crypto mining was a significant portion of their gaming business growth.   The Series In May 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced they were nearly doubling the siz...

Norton Crypto: mining Ethereum with Norton360 antivirus tool?

7 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments meg0

This past week, NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK) launched Norton Crypto to Norton 360 customers in their early adopter program.  Full rollout to all Norton 360 customers is expected sometime later this year.  The company noted that certain PC hardware m...

Nvidia limits hash rate on GeForce GPUs, proposes a 4:1 stock split

22 May 2021 2 minute read 4 comments meg0

Nvidia released two unrelated bits of news this week that caught my attention. New GeForce GPU's will ship with reduced hash rate On Tuesday, May 18th, a post on the Nvidia official blog announced that a reduced ETH hash rate will be applied o newly...

Fear & greed: a crypto volatility index (CVI)

21 May 2021 1 minute read 3 comments meg0

In both crypto and the stock market, investors often behave in an irrational, emotional manner.  They buy at the top because of FOMO and sell at the bottom because of FUD. Emotional investors can drive market volatility.  Volatility in the crypto mar...