All posts by Nick Chong

Nick has been enamored with cryptocurrencies since finding out about them in 2013. He now reports on crypto- and blockchain-related news for a number of leading outlets.

Satoshi Nakamoto

Early Bitcoin Adopters & Crypto Community Pounces on New “Satoshi” Claim

Over the past few days, there has been a weird press release circulating the internet. What's weird, it has been gaining a...

/ August 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten: Unveils Crypto Exchange

Imagine Amazon making a foray into crypto. While this is all but a quixotic dream in the U.S. and Europe, an event...

/ August 20, 2019 / 0 Comments
Fidelity Investments

Bitcoin Charity: Fidelity’s Charity Arm Hits $100 Million Crypto Milestone

Mainstream media lambasts the cryptocurrency industry for housing the world's unsavory. Incumbent President Donald Trump argued in his now infamous thread on...

/ August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Bitcoin Base Layer Not Good for Payments: Declares Blockstream Exec

"Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" is the title of the original white paper for the world's favorite cryptocurrency. This simple line,...

/ August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
Bitcoin Bull Run

Fundstrat’s Lee: Doubles Down on Cheery $20k Bitcoin Prediction

Bitcoin has a tough, tough week. According to price trackers, the cryptocurrency has shed 20% in the past seven days, resulting in...

/ August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
Coinbase Xapo

Crypto Giant Coinbase Looks to Entice Institutions With $55 Million Xapo Deal

With the custody of crypto assets becoming of utmost importance, industry startups have been doing anything in their power to make a...

/ August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
Dallas Mavericks

NBA’s Dallas Mavericks Accepts Bitcoin Despite BTC-Skeptical Owner

Despite the fact that it may be just a PR stunt, the Dallas Mavericks will now be accepting Bitcoin as a method...

/ August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
Crypto ETF

Bitwise CEO Unfazed by SEC Bitcoin ETF Proposal Verdict

Countless analysts have had high hopes for Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals. But these products aren't coming to market just yet. As...

/ August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
Cryptocurrency and Gold

Bitcoin as a Safe Haven Narrative Continues to Gain Steam

Bitcoin has had a stellar 2019 so far. Year-to-date, the cryptocurrency has gained a jaw-dropping 200%, shocking investors the world over. While...

/ August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments
Argentina Bitcoin

Are Argentinians Buying Bitcoin With Their Life Savings?

Earlier this week, the Argentinian economy collapsed within a day's time. Responding to the news that the incumbent President Mauricio Macri has...

/ August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments