American comedian and talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres recently spared a few minutes to explain to her 3 million strong audience what bitcoin is. DeGeneres hilariously compares the controversial number one cryptocurrency with a "Digital Goat." Also see: Chicago Trader the First to Be Charged With Cryptocurrency-Related Fraud Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube … [Read more...] about Comedian Ellen DeGeneres Welcomes Bitcoin to the Mainstream
Criminals are laundering "billions" using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to E.U. law enforcement agency Europol. Although director Rob Wainwright used the statistics to call for more industry and regulatory action to combat it, some commentators noted the amount is tiny compared to that passing through the heavily-regulated banking system. Also see: John … [Read more...] about Europol Worries About Billions in Bitcoin Money Laundering, but What About ‘Regulated’ Banks?
Business magazine Forbes, which publishes an annual list of the world's wealthiest individuals, has turned its attention to newly-minted cryptocurrency billionaires. The "First List of Cryptocurrency's Richest" lists several familiar faces from the industry -- but they're likely just the tip of the crypto wealth iceberg. Also see: Curaçao Digital Assets Holding Wins Approval … [Read more...] about Forbes Publishes List of ‘Richest People in Crypto’… That We Know Of
Industry media (like Bitsonline) reporters have been active at conferences like TNABC for years now, but what's it like for the "regular" business and finance media seeing all this for the first time? Bianca Chen is a NYC-based reporter, originally from China, who worked for Thomson Reuters and also founded her own production company called OX3. Ox3 was in Miami filming a … [Read more...] about TNABC Miami 2018 Video Report: Mainstream Media’s View, With Bianca Chen of OX3
Growing up in the former USSR, if you wanted to learn the truth from official media reports, you had to "learn to read between the lines". David Mondrus, who was born in Kiev when the Iron Curtain was still a reality, says the same thing is happening in American media today. Trive, the blockchain-based story verification network his team is building, aims to give readers the … [Read more...] about TNABC Miami 2018 Video Report: Keeping Media Honest, With David Mondrus of Trive