Weiss Crypto Ratings Drops EOS Over Centralization Concerns but Who Cares

By CCN Markets: Weiss Crypto Ratings on Friday announced that it is downgrading the technology score of EOS, a blockchain protocol developed and distributed by Block.one. EOS Downgraded by Weiss Rating Over Centralization Issues | Source: Weiss Crypto Ratings The US-based economic research agency said EOS has “serious problems with centralization,” three months after it …

Dow Shoots North But Hedge Fund Pro Warns of 40% Stock Market Crash

 By CCN: The Dow overcame a worrisome jobs report to shoot higher on Friday, as the US stock market plowed ahead toward its best week since November 2018. However, one hedge fund legend warns that if Donald Trump fails to mount a successful reelection campaign, his successor could trigger a brutal 40% stock market crash. …

Beyond Meat’s Stock Will Kill Your Portfolio

By CCN: In yet another example of the ongoing irrational exuberance in the stock market, Beyond Meat soared 15% in after-hours trading to $115 after its first post-IPO earnings report. Or rather, its first post-IPO loss report. Once again, the stock market insists on valuing money-losing businesses in the billions of dollars. Beyond Meat Stock Price …

Baltimore’s Ransomware Bill Hits $18 Million. Hackers’ Demand? $80,000

By CCN: Total costs from the crypto ransom attack last month on Baltimore’s networks is likely to exceed $18 million. According to Ars Technica, this will include $10 million to fund the full recovery of the IT infrastructure. Additionally, officials have estimated that the city lost revenues amounting to approximately $8 million while the systems were …

Bitcoin in Crosshairs as SEC & DOJ Drop Hammer on Crypto Firm Longfin

By CCN: The “crypto” startup Longfin Corp. got spanked by both the SEC and the DOJ for fraud amid a broader regulatory crackdown on bitcoin-related financial crimes. Specifically, Longfin’s CEO, Venkata Meenavalli, is accused of inflating the company’s revenue by $66 million in order to fraudulently secure a listing on the Nasdaq in 2017. Prosecutors …

US-China Trade War Will Escalate Bitcoin Price to $20,000: Analyst

By CCN: Bitcoin price is unlikely to hit the December 2017 highs unless the U.S.-China trade war escalates to new levels, an analyst has told Kitco News. According to DailyFX’s senior currency strategist Christopher Vecchio, bitcoin has lately been inversely correlated with the Chinese yuan. Being an effective method of moving value around the world, …