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Will Ripple (XRP) and Coil Make Money from YouTube?

By Daniel Jennings / September 28, 2018

Ripple (XRP) is setting out to do what many consider impossible. Get real people in the real world to use a cryptocurrency to buy real stuff. Ripple’s current hopes are riding on an application programming interface (API) called Coil. To clarify, an API is a payment solution that connects digital platforms with payment solutions. Coil […]


Is Visa (V) Making Money?

By Daniel Jennings / September 26, 2018

Visa (NYSE: V) is potentially far more valuable than many suspect. For example, US payment processors generate $90 billion a year in swipe fees. You pay a swipe fee every time you make a credit or debit card transaction. Not surprisingly, the swipe fees are a lucrative business. For instance, Bloomberg estimates US swipe fees […]


Why Uphold is potentially the Most Disruptive Blockchain Application

By Daniel Jennings / September 21, 2018

Uphold is potentially the most disruptive blockchain application around and it does not have a cryptocurrency. Uphold is disruptive because it lacks its own cryptocurrency. Instead, Uphold claims to offer practically instantaneous conversions between Bitcoin (BTC) and a variety of fiat currencies. Equally disruptive is Uphold’s capacity for sending bank transfers in the world’s four […]


What is Spectrecoin?

By Daniel Jennings / September 17, 2018

Spectrecoin (XSPEC) attracted some attention early this year when it became one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrencies. Spectrecoin achieved a Coin Price of 37¢ on 13 April 2018 that fell to 22.24¢ by 17 September 2018. So what is Spectrecoin and was all the hype about it justified? Spectrecoin is apparently a basic privacy cryptocurrency, and […]


A New Kind of ICO: Workcoin and EOS Lynx

By Daniel Jennings / September 13, 2018

A company called Needly Inc. is holding a new kind of initial cryptocurrency offering (ICO). Needly is apparently selling two cryptocurrencies; Workcoin (WRK) and EOS Lynx (LYNX) at once. A joint ICO for both currencies is underway. The ICO will be longer than most it began on 1 September 2018, and should end on Halloween Day […]


Will a Cryptobank make Money at Crypterium?

By Daniel Jennings / September 8, 2018

Cryptobanks are all the rage these days. Crypterium (CRPT) which bills itself as a “Cryptobank for Cryptopeople” held the fifth biggest initial cryptocurrency offering (ICO) in 2018. Crypterium reportedly raised $52 million through its ICO. Speculators obviously like Crypterium its 24-Market Volume reached $1.667 million on 8 September 2018. The Market Volume gave Crypterium a Coin […]


How an Emerging Markets Currency Crisis will Cause Coin Prices to Explode

By Daniel Jennings / September 7, 2018

Cryptocurrency Coin Prices can explode because of currency crises erupting around the world. Argentina, Venezuela, and Turkey are reportedly in the midst of destructive currency crises. Disturbingly, author Satyajit Das thinks the currency crisis can spread to Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, and India. “Based on these criteria, the number of emerging markets at risk extends […]


Is the Blackmoon Cryptocurrency a Good Investment?

By Daniel Jennings / September 6, 2018

Blackmoon (BMC) is a blockchain platform that builds index funds; or tokenized investment portfolios, for cryptocurrencies, stocks, and hedge funds. Investors get a choice of buying stock exchange traded funds (ETFs), hedge funds, or cryptocurrency funds through Blackmoon’s blockchain platform. A typical product is the Top 20 Market Cap Monthly Strategy Cypto Fund. The Top […]


Google Tez Becomes Google Pay

By Daniel Jennings / September 4, 2018

Google Tez, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) QR Code driven mobile wallet for India has been rebranded Google Pay. Google Pay is also the name of the near field communications (NFC) wallet that Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has been promoting in Europe and North America. Google Tez was apparently a separate product until August 28, 2018; when Alphabet […]


Is Amazon Sustainable?

By Daniel Jennings / September 2, 2018

“You do not want to give Jeff Bezos a seven-year head start,” Warren Buffett on CNBC in 2017. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a massive disruptive force rather than a company. The Everything Store’s success is based on its ability disrupt rather than its moneymaking capacity. Therefore, the $2,012.71 question is how long can Amazon sustain its ability […]