About Tony Spilotro

Tools of the Trade: Monero and Privacy Coins Are Creating More Efficient Criminals

As if the cryptocurrency space wasn’t controversial enough, the emergence of privacy-focused coins such as Monero allow an end user to cloak their identity, making the currency an ideal choice for cyber criminals. In Japan, the Financial Services Agency has...

Crypto Millionaire Proves Why Guaranteed Returns Are A Dangerous Red Flag

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission works to educate potential crypto investors on the pitfalls of investment scams, calling out certain “red flags” investors can look out for that may indicate the investment opportunity could be a scam. Among...

Coinbase Forced to Suspend Ethereum Classic Trading After 51% Attack

Ethereum Classic, the original unforked Ethereum blockchain, has suffered a 51% attack resulting in nearly half a million dollars worth of double spends according to Coinbase. Coinbase detected the deep chain reorganizations over the weekend, forcing the cryptocurrency firm to...

Coinbase Considering Subscription Model, Hints New User Survey

Cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase and others drive their revenue through the fees users are charged for the trades or purchases they make. However, a new user survey being circulated by Coinbase appears to hint at the cryptocurrency powerhouse exploring new...

Crypto Lending Business Booms Amidst Bear Market

The bear market has been a bane for many crypto investors and related businesses that have struggled to remain profitable during continued price decline. However, the niche market of crypto lending is currently booming despite the rest of the market...

Why India’s Strict Policy Will Have a Bigger Toll on Walmart Than Amazon

New restrictions over e-commerce businesses operating within India’s borders have raised concerns that major online retailers like Amazon and Walmart will have it “tough” in the region. However, it’s Walmart that could be left on the ropes following this new...

Novogratz: Interest Left Crypto for Macro, But Bitcoin Will Emerge As Store of Value

Outspoken Bitcoin bull and founder of the cryptocurrency-focused Galaxy Digital, Mike Novogratz, believes that investor interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have left the market for macro trading. Despite this, Novogratz still expects Bitcoin to emerge as a digital...

Electricity Consumption of Bitcoin is a Non-Issue: Solar Energy is Free in Some Regions

Bitcoin and its trustless, decentralized design requires a unique process called mining that validates each transaction being added to its underlying blockchain. The process involves solving complex mathematical equations, and typically requires some serious computer processing power, and even specially-designed...