Well, in 2017 you can probably say you were cool enough to like Bitcoin before it went mainstream. That edgy band you used to see in bars for a few bucks now has Top 40 hits and plays stadiums for hundreds of bucks a ticket. Or thousands. But what happens if/when the crowds die down? Also read: Estonia Wants to Launch a State Supported Cryptocurrency Major network NBC … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Is So Mainstream Now. Can We Still Enjoy It?
We often smirk at mainstream media's coverage of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. But an article on a supposed scaling solution called "Bitcoin United" in the Huffington Post last week was a real head-scratcher. Also read: If the Bitcoin Scaling War Is Over, Why Is Everyone Still Fighting? A number of different Bitcoin clients have appeared to challenge Bitcoin Core over the … [Read more...] about Why Is Huffington Post Promoting Dubious Altcoin Investments?
CNN is facing a backlash online after the network appeared to threaten to reveal the identity of the amateur artist responsible for this week's "Trump Wrestlemania" meme. Also read: YouTube Stars Are ‘Exposing the Normies’ to Cryptocurrency Mining In its report on tracking down the meme artist, CNN revealed it would not reveal his identity "because he is a private citizen … [Read more...] about CNN Threatens to ‘Dox’ Meme Artist If He Misbehaves Again
The Economist today ran another mostly-positive article on Bitcoin, wondering if bitcoin's high value is here to stay. The currency could be gaining a "more substantial role," it said. The paper's readers, however, show Bitcoin still faces a degree of skepticism and resistance from the general public. Also read: In the Next Financial Crisis, What Assets Should You … [Read more...] about The Economist Likes Bitcoin, But Readers Show Continuing Ignorance
With the bitcoin price now sitting above $2,000 USD, it's time for the mainstream media to take another look. The latest offering comes from CNBC's "Fast Money" program, advising viewers on how they can join in. Also read: New Bitcoin Price Moonshot — $2,000 Now a Reality, What’s Next? Historically, the media pays most attention to Bitcoin when there are large price … [Read more...] about Media Attitudes Towards Bitcoin Improving, but Still Focus on Price and Crime