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Cryptocurrency Is Legitimizing!

Posted February 11, 2019

Cryptocurrency has to become as valid in our financial systems as traditional currencies. Some recent developments have chipped away crypto’s dark connotation and are steering it into the light of financial legitimacy. The Token Authority contributor John Butler tells you exactly what's been going on and what that means for your digital wallet...

Ledger Live Goes Live

Posted February 4, 2019

Not many people pay attention to what kind of digital wallet they use. Hell, some don't even know the differences between the types to begin with. This week, John Butler shows you the various incarnations of digital wallets and a new product that incorporates elements from two types.

2019’s World Economic Forum on Cryptocurrency

Posted January 28, 2019

Last week was the World Economic Forum, held annually in Davos, Switzerland. Each year, leaders in tech, finance, and more convene and discuss all things economic. Coming from November 2017, where BTC was almost $20K a share, 2018's Forum was packed with bullish talk on crypto...

Bitcoin’s a Backdoor for U.S. Sanctions; Will Cause a Bull Run

Posted January 21, 2019

Two countries have been sanctioned by the United States. Is it affecting their pockets? Yes, but not as much as it could. And it's all because of a cryptocurrency. This week, John Butler tells you why this digital currency is helping these countries mitigate U.S. sanctions and what that means for us as investors...

Ethereum Will Beat Bitcoin in 2019

Posted January 14, 2019

It's 2019, and Bitcoin is still the market's #1 cryptocurrency... but for how much longer? This week, contributing editor John Butler takes you to another cryptocurrency and analyzes why it will take BTC's place as the top cryptocurrency of the year...

Bitcoin’s 2018 Recap and Prediction for 2019

Posted January 7, 2019

2018 was a terrible year for Bitcoin (BTC). Its share price, volume, and market cap all dropped considerably during the year. Although 2018 was bad, not all hope is lost on the token for 2019. This week, contributing editor John Butler will recap BTC's 2018 performance and provide a prediction for 2019 that may alter your crypto investing for the new year...

What’s the Average Investor’s Take on Crypto Investing?

Posted December 31, 2018

What's the average investor's take on investing in cryptocurrencies? Do they have any concerns? Are they interested? Recently, trading platform eToro commissioned a widespread survey involving a thousand investors and their stances on crypto investing. The results are compelling.

Is Bitcoin’s Bump Signaling a Bottom?

Posted December 24, 2018

Bitcoin (BTC) had a bad year. It went from making investors a fortune 12 months ago to trading barely above $4K today. Recently, the crypto saw an over 20% bump in price and a wave of selling. Does this mean BTC's rebounding and on its way back to $20K? Or are investors are giving up on the world's most valuable crypto?

UNICEF Invests in Six Humanitarian Blockchain Startups

Posted December 17, 2018

Earlier this year, UNICEF placed a call to companies whose blockchain goods and services would benefit humanity. After months of review, the organization chose six blockchain startups to invest in. This week, contributing editor John Butler takes you through each of these startups...

How to Avoid Crypto Pump and Dumps

Posted December 10, 2018

Record producer DJ Khaled and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather are the first to be charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to disclose their paid endorsements for several cryptocurrency companies, including one that pumped and dumped its investors...

Venezuela Relies on Petro to Revive its Economy

Posted December 3, 2018

Venezuela's economy is in the gutter. Unemployment's abundant, and inflation's out of control. What can be done to revive the economy? This week, the Token Authority discusses Petro, a cryptocurrency, which has been approved for commercial use in hopes of revitalizing the country's dying economy...

Overstock Drops E-Commerce and Shifts Toward Blockchain

Posted November 26, 2018

On Black Friday, CEO of internet retailer Overstock announced that the company's e-commerce portion would be sold off. Furthermore, Overstock would then dedicate itself to blockchain advancement and assimilation. This week, John explains what Overstock's plan is and what implications may result from it.

Business and Investing Leaders on Cryptocurrency

Posted November 19, 2018

People are talking about cryptocurrencies everywhere, discussing whether their bubble is bursting or just starting. Perhaps we should note how the leaders in business feel on crypto for clearer insight. This week, John delves into several key figures in the business and investing world and their respective takes on cryptocurrency.

Will Blockchain Voting Replace Paper Ballots?

Posted November 12, 2018

The U.S. midterm elections were held last week. While many of us voted with paper ballots at a polling station, a small group was able to cast their votes through their phones... on a blockchain! This week, Token Authority's John Butler explores blockchain voting and what it means for our democracy moving forward.

How Countries in Asia Are Regulating Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

Posted November 5, 2018

Cryptocurrency and blockchain have grown exponentially over the years. They are also welcomed by countries all over the world. In this week's Token Authority, we get a glimpse into how four Asian countries are regulating cryptocurrency and blockchain.