Bitcoin Jesus slapped with lawsuit

BCH hard fork co-conspirators sued by tech company. ConsenSys lays off 13 percent of staff. Anthony Pompliano faces off against Nouriel Roubini on Twitter.


Bitcoin, as those of you who are now bankrupt will know, is falling apart at the seams, along with most of the other currencies (besides Ripple). Overnight, Bitcoin managed to sink to a new low, at $4,500, knocking a further $3 billion off the market. (Debrief lost $700 million—please send donations to [email protected]). So it […]

Daily Debrief. November 15, 2018.

It’s Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork day. And it’s still stupid. But it’s also important. Please read this so I can explain why. Please. For those living under a rock/living a regular, healthy life, the Bitcoin Cash community is riven with disagreements over today’s scheduled BCH software upgrade. Craig S. Wright, the chief scientist at research […]

The War of the Fork

The reactionary forces of Bitcoin Cash SV are trying to stave off the rebel forces of Bitcoin Cash ABC. May the strongest hashrate win.

Much ado about Bitcoin Cash

Key players from the BCH community weigh in on the hash war that could split the network. Neither believes we need to be worried.

Bitcoin Cash approaches reckoning

Partisan forces in Bitcoin Cash fracas mobilize ahead of hard fork. Shrem, one-upping the Winklevii, has assets unfrozen. Teachers busted for mining ETH.

Fork Support. November 8, 2018.

Seven of the top ten major exchanges—OKex, Bitforex, Binance, Huobi, Upbit, Coinbase Pro, and Coinsuper—have announced that, in the event of a Bitcoin Cash hard fork on November 15, they will support both resulting currencies. As it stands, no one knows Bitcoin Cash’s fate. What was intended to be a routine upgrade has devolved into […]

Atonement. October 10, 2018.

Etherdig spy mining grinds to a halt. Roger Ver floats BCH exchange. MasterCard gets crypto fever. Forbes joins Civil. Bitcoin rat intimidates Wall Street.

Admissions, commissions, superstitions. September 5th, 2018.

Summer Dreams, Rippled at the Seams Roger Ver, bless him, seems to be just as clueless as the rest of us when it comes to the upcoming Bitcoin Cash fork/update/symposium/total war. Asked by YouTube channel Crypto Strategies what he thought of mining giant Bitmain’s impossible-to-understand “wormhole” proposal, Ver admitted that he, well, didn’t really understand either, […]

Back-slapping. September 3, 2018.

Bitcoin Cash stress test sends up prices  A brief upsurge in trading activity on the Bitcoin Cash network overnight prompted smug back-slapping among the coin’s fans. Their fervor, of course, was unwarranted. The spike was the result of a much-advertised “stress-test,” meaning the boost in trades was wholly artificial. So this excitable tweet by the […]

August 30, 2018. Trust Issues.

The NASDAQ plans to set up a crypto “coin exchange” by the second quarter of 2019, ICO Journal reports, citing a “trusted source.” ICO Journal thinks this is no surprise: the NASDAQ made inroads into crypto in early August when it partnered with crypto-exchange Gemini. Another “trusted source” elaborated further: “I’d put money on their [sic] being […]

August 29, 2018. The Bitcoin bull bucks again

The bear of yesterday has been shunted back into storage and our friend, the bull, has been let loose once more. Just last night, bitcoin passed the $7,000 mark, and now looms tall holding 53 percent of the total crypto market cap. While a far cry from the heady days of 2017 where it held 95 percent […]

August 24, 2018. Mind the miners.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is playing hard to get. Less than one day after the agency roundly rejected nine proposals for a bitcoin exchange traded fund—citing the currency’s instability—it has discreetly opted to “review” its decision. But like all flaky lovers, the Commission may yet backtrack once more. BREAKING: The U.S. Securities and Exchange […]

August 22, 2018. Hard forks, hard knocks, hard bargains.

The market cap for cryptocurrencies across the board leapt by $12bn in a single hour overnight. Bitcoin grew by 5.79 percent, Ether by 5.28 percent, Ripple by 6.68 percent, and Litecoin by 6.75 percent. Traders speculated that the upsurge was due to a scheduled—albeit prolonged—halt in trading by crypto-derivatives exchange BitMex, which stopped users from […]