Author: Joseph Morton

Joseph Morton is a Vancouver-based author and journalist, with an interest in issues surrounding privacy, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and cannabis.

This Week in Crypto: News You Can Trust Edition

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Because we’re all about value let’s start this out with some fake news.   Walmart (WMT.NYSE) decidedly did not partner with Litecoin, despite news published earlier this week that did the rounds with multiple sources. Charlie Lee, the brain behind Litecoin and leader of its peoples, said the news was fake. Walmart quickly quashed it […]

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United States regulators side-eye Bitcoin and crypto, but do they know what they’re doing?

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Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, reported that he believes that regulators in the United States would take control of Bitcoin if said crypto attains mainstream success.   I read that in an article this morning and it gave me pause. I’ve been following Bitcoin’s progress since 2012. I bought in the first time […]

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Prophecy DeFi (PDFI.C) foretells profits in their future with acquisition of Layer2 Blockchain

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Prophecy Defi (PDFI.C) completed its acquisition of the remaining 40% of Layer2 Blockchain today in an all share deal, according to a press release.   This is the final closure of a story that started on July 9th, when Prophecy snatched up 60% of Layer2, courtesy of Layer2’s management having the right stuff when it […]

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This week in crypto: standard regulation edition

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One of the biggest claims that hardline cryptocurrency aficionados offer is that cryptocurrency (and Bitcoin in particular) is regulation proof. It was a selling point for me back in 2014. You can’t regulate what you can’t find and decentralization comes specifically from that. The only way regulators could get at crypto is through the access […]

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This week in crypto: standard regulation edition

regulation

One of the biggest claims that hardline cryptocurrency aficionados offer is that cryptocurrency (and Bitcoin in particular) is regulation proof. It was a selling point for me back in 2014. You can’t regulate what you can’t find and decentralization comes specifically from that. The only way regulators could get at crypto is through the access […]

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This week in crypto: slouching towards a cautiously optimistic future edition

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It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why confidence in Bitcoin’s future has jumped, but the likely culprit is that the Chinese bitcoin miners recently exiled from their ancestral homelands have made their way to to North America (and Russia and Kazakhstan) and set up shop. The hashrate and mining difficulty both enjoyed a bump, and now […]

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Fandom Sports Media (FDM.C) brings on Phantom Compliance to help with licensing and NFT

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Fandom Sports Media (FDM.C) enlisted the assistance of Phantom Compliance to help them set up the internal controls and structures to support their business-to-business Malta critical gaming license application, and also with their non-fungible token marketplace.   Calgary-based Phantom |Compliance is a regulatory compliance consultancy that also provides with risk management, fraud prevention and other […]

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