UFC Fighter Ben Askren Shills Bitcoin, Gets Roasted by ‘Twitter Geniuses’

Professional UFC fighter and unabashed bitcoin bull Ben Askren took to Twitter yesterday to tell everyone he’s piling up on BTC and challenge the crypto haters. In a fairly confrontational tweet, Askren dared all of the “twitter geniuses” to explain why “crypto is a scam,” resulting in several gibes at his expense. UFC Fighter Gets …

Trump Ups the Ante on China While Bitcoin & Gold Shine Bright

As Charles Schwab’s Liz Ann Sonders points out, this rift between President Trump and China is no longer just a “skirmish.”  | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: China had to see this one coming. After China President Xi Jinping revealed his intentions to slap fresh tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods, President Trump raised …

Mainstream News Trumpets Bitcoin, Gold as Global Recession Hedge

Retail and institutional investors alike are increasingly turning to safe-haven assets like gold and bitcoin. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: As the fear of an upcoming global recession is continuously surging, the interest in safe haven assets, like bitcoin and gold, is growing too. And now a major Australian news publication deems the two …

UK Govt. Halts Mint’s Plan for Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

The UK government has blocked a Royal Mint plan to create a “digital gold” token that would trade on a cryptocurrency exchange. According to sources cited in Reuters, the British finance ministry refused to approve the 1,100-year old Mint’s plans to issue as much as $1 billion worth of “Royal Mint Gold” (RMG) tokens, which …