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Why PR Still Matters During The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has thrown a wrench in the American economy. There’s no definitive timetable for the lifting of quarantines that have shut down retailers and jettisoned workers from their offices. Most public gatherings are closed, and everything may seem surreal, but problems always bring new opportunities.  What’s clear is that companies are struggling. It…
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How to Remain Productive With a Remote Team During a Crisis

The chaos around the COVID-19 fallout has consumed the worries of many companies as city quarantines kick in and commercial activity comes to a halt. The economic fallout from COVID-19 is daunting, to say the least, something we see reflected with the Fed Bazooka response and the government’s multi-trillion fiscal stimulus plan.  Needless to say,…
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Bitcoin Mining Industry Hones in on Texas Amid Flurry of Recent Developments

Bitcoin’s mining industry has transformed from a dispersed set of hobbyists extracting large sums of bitcoin from the protocol with CPUs to a vast confluence of innovative hardware manufacturers, pools, and upstart technology firms pushing the limits of ASIC mining.  Bitcoin mining has industrialized at a daringly rapid pace.  As the industrialization of the bitcoin…
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Why Bitcoin’s Next Halving Event Is It’s Most Significant Yet

Bitcoin’s halving events are when the block reward issuance is sliced in half every 210,000 blocks, which equates to roughly every four years. An integral part of Bitcoin’s overall economic and incentive structure, the halving events are the pivotal moment that is the manifestation of Bitcoin’s deflationary stature — with its capped supply at 21…
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The Utility of Bitcoin Continues to Surface as Global Geopolitical & Monetary Events Raise Concerns

Tulip Mania was a flashpoint in the Dutch Golden Age, where the price of the Tulip flower soared to meteoric levels before crashing in an epic bubble of historic proportions. A scarce good at the time, Tulips sparked some of the original debates about speculative economic bubbles and what constitutes the intrinsic value of an…
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Bitcoin Price Experiences Volatility Spikes as Exchange Outflows Increase & Stablecoin Use Surges

Bitcoin’s price has been undergoing some high intensity, short-term volatility over roughly the last week as the price dropped precipitously on August 28th, triggered by a large sell order on Coinbase, which is one of the 3 exchanges that feed into the critical BitMEX index mark price. Subsequently, the price violently rebounded off the lower…
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FTX Is Striving to Become the Leading Crypto Derivative Exchange in Asia

Cryptocurrency investment instruments are much more abundant than even some of the most ardent proponents could have imagined just a year ago. On the cusp of the impending entrance of institutions into the crypto markets, products from perpetual swaps offering high leverage to indexes covering lower-end altcoins, the market sophistication of crypto is maturing.  One…
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Circles Move to Bermuda Highlights Growing Exodus of Crypto Firms from the US

Circle — the popular crypto investment app — is packing up the majority of its exchange operations and moving them to the blockchain-friendly island of Bermuda in a move that is a microcosm of the broader regulatory sentiment in the US on the crypto market.  The firm announced the move in a blog post on…
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Bitfinex Exchange Reportedly Used Tether To Cover $850 Million Losses

The New York Attorney General’s Office has issued a stunning press release that officially announced a court order against cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex’s parent company, iFinex, detailing violations against New York residents for alleged fraud. The allegations involve an apparent loss of $850 million by the exchange Bitfinex, that it attempted to surreptitiously cover with using…
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The Curious Case of QuadrigaCX

What was at one point the leading cryptocurrency exchange in Canada, QuadrigaCX has devolved into a tangled mess of lost user funds, creditor protection initiatives, and mystery surrounding the deceased founder and missing funds. Now, QuadrigaCX is officially transitioning into bankruptcy following a ruling by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court that transfers the exchange out…
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