All posts by William M. Peaster

William M. Peaster is an editor and cryptocurrency writer. He is not a financial adviser. He enjoys covering both the promise and warts of the emerging cryptoeconomy. Follow him on Twitter: @WPeaster


Coinbase Unfurls MakerDAO’s Dai Stablecoin on Coinbase.com, Smartphone Apps

Dai, the banner stablecoin of Ethereum's growing decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem, just hit the big time on Coinbase's main platforms for retail...

/ May 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

GlobalCoin: Facebook Cryptocurrency Now Just Around the Corner

If you were one of the world's most influential companies and you wanted to introduce a cryptocurrency aimed at global domination in...

/ May 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

European Authorities Launch Unprecedented Takedown of Bitcoin Mixer

In what Europol has hailed as the "first law enforcement action of its kind," officials from the E.U.'s top police agency, in...

/ May 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Vitalik Buterin: Breakthroughs Needed to Implement Ethereum 2.0 Already Done

Many of Ethereum's doubters have argued the project's forthcoming "2.0" Serenity upgrade -- wherein developers are aiming sharding, Casper, and Plasma tech...

/ May 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Dutch Anti-Fraud Watchdog Arrests Man in Bitcoin Mining Fraud Case

This week, investigators with the top Dutch anti-fraud watchdog, the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), arrested a man they argue defrauded...

/ May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments
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JP Morgan Analysts: Bitcoin Price May Be Beyond “Fair Value” in Uptrend

After bitcoin's recent bullish steam in recent weeks, analysts at JP Morgan, the world's sixth largest bank, think the bitcoin price appears...

/ May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
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U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Says New Crypto Tax Guidance Near

Listen up, U.S. taxpayers: the IRS is getting ready to publish its first guidance on cryptocurrency taxation subjects in years. IRS Commissioner...

/ May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Big Banks Drop $50 Million on Blockchain Settlements System

A group of large banks are investing $50 million USD into a financial settlements system built atop blockchain technology, the latest in...

/ May 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Facebook Blockchain, Fintech Plans Accelerate: Libra Networks Launched in Switzerland

Previous reporting has pegged Facebook's cryptocurrency initiative as being codenamed "Project Libra." The effort's accordingly been shrouded in secrecy to date ......

/ May 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Notable Enterprises Bosch and EDF Turn to Blockchain in Electricity Arena

This week, major companies like EDF and Bosch respectively signaled commitments to explore the use of blockchain -- specifically Ethereum (ETH) for...

/ May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments