Elon Musk Praises Bitcoin: “Paper Money is Soon Going Away”

Notorious billionaire and entrepreneur Elon Musk once again expressed his enthusiasm for cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies in the latest episode of ARK Invest’s FYI podcast: “On the Road to Full Autonomy With Elon Musk,” courtesy: bitcoin.com In an interview for Tasha Keeney, Musk pointed out several advantages that cryptocurrencies have over traditional fiat money. For Musk, the future of finance goes hand by hand with a global adoption of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. Musk supported Jack Dorsey’s idea that Bitcoin could become the native currency of the internet.…

Bullish Bitcoin (BTC) Inch Close to $4,500 as Tech Leader Says it is Better than Paper Money

  Bitcoin prices are trending higher, up 8.1 percent in the last week Elon Musk says Bitcoin and crypto is brilliant for value transfer Transactional volumes high, behind recent higher highs   Adoption is on the rise, and it is at this juncture that Elon Musk has reasons to believe that Bitcoin is brilliant and a better tool for value transfer. As an influencer, this is bullish, and as long as prices are on the rise, we expect momentum to build up. Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis Fundamentals Interesting days ahead.…

Tesla Founder Elon Musk Believes that Bitcoin is Better than Paper Money, and Here’s Why

The community of those predicting great future of cryptos has welcomed a new member. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has officially confirmed his belief in digital currencies and said that cryptos provide a better alternative to conventional money. On February 19, Musk had a podcast interview with investment firm ARK Invest. He spoke about future plans and strategies of his companies, discussed the development of virtual coins and shared his own view on cryptos, Bitcoin in particular. According to Musk, Bitcoin has “quite brilliant structure”. He said: “It [crypto]…

Bitcoin Has ‘Quite Brilliant’ Structure, Paper Money is Going Away

Technology entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Bitcoin’s (BTC) structure is “quite brilliant” and that digital currency is “a far better way to transfer value than pieces of paper.” Musk made his remarks during an interview on advisory services firm ARK Invest’s podcast on Feb. 19. In response to a question about whether Bitcoin becomes the only native cryptocurrency of the Internet, Musk said that “the Bitcoin structure was quite brilliant,” and that he thinks that “one of the downsides of crypto is that computationally it is quite…

Drivechain Creator’s Latest Paper Sparks Debate Over Bitcoin’s Future Security

Drivechain developer Paul Sztorc has the cryptocurrency community riled up over his latest blog “Security Budget in the Long Run.” The essay discusses the economics of BTC network fees over a long period of time and suggests rather than giving up the fees to competition, a dominant protocol should collect fees “from all networks.” Also Read: More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project Unraveling Bitcoin’s Security Budget Paul Sztorc has written another thought-provoking essay that has got many of the ‘bitcoin intellectuals’ talking. “Security Budget in the…

Drivechain Creator’s Latest Paper Sparks Debate Over Bitcoin’s Future Security

Drivechain developer Paul Sztorc has the cryptocurrency community riled up over his latest blog “Security Budget in the Long Run.” The essay discusses the economics of BTC network fees over a long period of time and suggests rather than giving up the fees to competition, a dominant protocol should collect fees “from all networks.” Also Read: More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project Unraveling Bitcoin’s Security Budget Paul Sztorc has written another thought-provoking essay that has got many of the ‘bitcoin intellectuals’ talking. “Security Budget in the…

QuadrigaCX Founder May Have Stored Private Keys on Paper in Safety Deposit Box

The founder of major Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, Gerald Cotten, may have stored the exchange’s private keys on paper in a safety deposit box, Bloomberg reported on Feb. 15. In an interview on the “True Bromance Podcast” in February 2014, Cotten warned of the danger of losing keys to cold wallet storage systems, and thus losing access to the assets stored on them. “Even the U.S. government, with the biggest computers in the world, could not retrieve those coins if you’ve lost the private key. It’s impossible to retrieve those,”…

Lawyers for Israeli Crypto Entrepreneur Say White Paper Confers No Legal Responsibility

Moshe Hogeg, the Israeli entrepreneur behind blockchain firm Stox (STX), has denied misappropriating investors’ funds in a response to the lawsuit filed against him. Online newspaper The Times of Israel reported the development on Saturday, Feb. 9. As Cointelegraph wrote earlier in January, Chinese investor Zhewen Hu has sued Stox and its founder for $4.6 million. Hu claims to have invested a total of around $3.8 million worth of Ethereum (ETH) in an open source, Ethereum-based prediction market platform. According to the lawsuit, Hu’s anticipation was that the successful development…

UK Financial Regulator Releases Consultation Paper on Crypto

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator has published a consultation paper titled “Guidance on Cryptoassets” today, Jan. 23. The stated goal of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) paper on cryptocurrency is to provide more regulatory clarity on the subject for market participants. The consultation period on crypto, which the paper initiates, is scheduled to end on April 5, 2019, after which a policy statement with final guidance is set to be released. In its introduction to the paper, the FCA declares that the final version is meant to “help market participants…

South African Gov’t Reveals It Has No Plans to Ban Crypto in Recent Consultation Paper

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has issued a consultation paper assessing the benefits and risks of cryptocurrencies. The paper, developed jointly with a number of the country’s government agencies, was announced in an official statement published Jan. 16. In the document, titled “Consultation Paper on Policy Proposals for Crypto Assets,” South Africa’s government clarifies that it does not intend to ban either cryptocurrency trading, or crypto payments at the moment. The consultation paper further proposes that all crypto asset trading platforms, as well as custodial services, payment service providers,…