Tracking Altcoins with Richard Fetyko of altFINS

Tracking Altcoins with Richard Fetyko of altFINS

Tracking Altcoins with Richard Fetyko of altFINS

It was in 2017 during the ICO craze that this podcast was birthed. We’re not the only ones who jumped into the crypto madness four years ago. In episode 544, guest Richard Fetyko also saw the potential for blockchain around the same time. As the CEO of altFINS, Richard has built an online platform for screening and analysis of cryptocurrencies. The more you know the better you can trade. Become a better trader today on episode #544 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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Mr. Fetyko is a Founder and CEO of altFINS (https://platform.altfins.com/), an online platform for screening and analysis of cryptocurrencies.  He spent 14 years on Wall Street as an equity research analyst at investment banks like Janney Montgomery Scott, covering Internet and Tech sectors, and then 7 years as a portfolio manager at a family fund Twin Capital.

During his Wall Street career, Mr. Fetyko was ranked among top analysts for his coverage of the Internet:

Mr. Fetyko caught the crypto bug in 2017 during the ICO craze. Frustrated with a lack of robust analytical tools that he was used to working with (Bloomberg, etc.), he decided to develop one. altFINS launched in Beta last year and recently went live.

While many platforms focus on trade execution, liquidity, best price, etc, altFINS is unique in that it focuses on pre-trade analytics and workflow. It helps active crypto traders scan the market for trading ideas and create investment strategies.

It’s the only tool that uses AI to automatically detect chart patterns with predictions.

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Elon Flip-Flops Again – Bad News For June 16h

Elon Flip-Flops Again – Bad News For June 16h

Elon Flip-Flops Again – Bad News For June 16h

Bitcoin has spiked over $40,000 once again. Who saw that coming? Tim Draper says everyone will accept Bitcoin by 2022 and the price will hit $250,000. He sees it coming. And Bitcoin goes up after Elon Musk tweets that Tesla would accept Bitcoin again under certain conditions. We all saw that flip-flop coming.

Also coming your way is the rest of the crypto and blockchain news from around the world delivered with a sense of humor and some commentary just to make the show unlistenable to those with sensitive ears.

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El Salvador Makes Bitcoin Legal Tender – Bad News For Wednesday, June 9th

El Salvador Makes Bitcoin Legal Tender – Bad News For Wednesday, June 9th

El Salvador Makes Bitcoin Legal Tender – Bad News For Wednesday, June 9th

Exactly where is the bottom for the Bitcoin price? How low can it go? Anonymous is targeting Elon Musk after his alleged manipulation of the Bitcoin price. Vitalik is surprised at how long Ethereum 2.0 is taking. We are as well.

El Salvador President Submits Bill to Recognize Bitcoin as Legal Tender. The U.S. DOJ has retrieved over $2.1 million in Bitcoin paid as ransom by colonial pipeline. And President Trump has pissed a lot of people off by saying “Bitcoin seems like a scam”. 

As for us? Well it is always sunny in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. Crypto goes up and crypto goes down. But crypto is here to stay. Like us. We’re never going away. We shall podcast from the great beyond if needed.  And we will haunt you forever… unless you leave us a 5-star review after this bad news episode #522 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. 

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Not a great week for Bitcoin this week. The price is down over 8 percent and is now close to $30,000, with some analysts predicting a fall to $19,000. Elon Musk has taken some of the blame for the fall. He tweeted a broken heart next to a #Bitcoin hashtag suggesting that they’ve had a falling out. Hacker group Anonymous criticized him for trying to control Bitcoin.

Or maybe it’s Donald Trump’s fault. The former president said in an interview on Fox Business Network that “it just seems like a scam.” The price dropped more than 1.3 percent over the next hour.

But the actions of the US Department of Justice probably had an even bigger effect. The government body was able to retrieve 63.7 bitcoins ($2.1 million at the time) of the 75 bitcoins that Colonial Pipeline had paid in a ransomware attack. Fears that the feds had hacked the network—or could lay their hands on private keys—sent the price down 8 percent.

The seizure might drive away some of the criminals who use Bitcoin to launder their ill-gotten gains but they haven’t all headed over to cryptocurrencies. A new report from Australia has found that investment scammers still prefer bank transfers and fiat currency to blockchain technology.

In El Salvador, though, they won’t need to choose. President Nayib Bukele is presenting a bill to recognize Bitcoin as legal tender. In Denmark, the government is more interested in extracting fiat currency from crypto investors. The tax authorities believe that two-thirds of the country’s cryptocurrency traders have failed to properly report their trades. They want to update the tax code.

Denmark isn’t the only one looking for more regulations. The World Economic Forum has published a policy toolkit on DeFi. The toolkit aims to help regulators make policies to regulate the industry. Goldman Sachs isn’t bothered. The finance firm has joined a $28 million funding round for DeFi infrastructure firm Blockdaemon.

Any new regulations, though, are likely to take time. So the question is which will come first: DeFi rules or Eth2? People problems, Vitaly Buterin has said, have been slowing progress on Ethereum’s enhancement. Maybe he could ask Paris Hilton for help. The socialite has joined Ethereum NFT and DeFi company Origin as an advisor.

Bitcoin, though, appears to be finding ways to solve some of its own issues. Jack Dorsey’s Square has partnered with Blockstream to build a solar-powered BTC mining facility.

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Bitcoin $hits the Bed – Bad News For May 19th

Bitcoin $hits the Bed – Bad News For May 19th

Bitcoin $hits the Bed – Bad News For May 19th

Great shades of 2018! The world awoke today to see the crypto market tumble in the biggest market crash we’ve seen in three years. Hitting a low of $30,000, and bringing just about every coin downward in its wake, there are many theories about what may have caused this precipitous plummet.  Was it Elon Musk? Was it a plan to force some into liquidation? Were there others forces at play? 

We’ll dive into all the stories surrounding black Wednesday, as well as cover a bunch of other news thats hitting the crypto radar this week. And Travis may cuss out Elon Musk. If your portfolio is hurting as much as ours you might want to get ready for an expletive-laden bad news episode #514 of the Bad Crypto Podcast.

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It’s been quite a week for the crypto world. Bitcoin ends down more than 20 percent and is now stuck at around $40,000. ETH had an even harder time. It’s down more than 30 percent. The crash, which started with a declaration from Elon Musk that Tesla would no longer accept Bitcoin, wiped out $2.4 billion in a day. The fall then continued with news from industry organizations in China that reiterated a ban on banking services for crypto traders.

Analysts have compared the drop from $64,000 to Black Thursday, but figures from Coinbase suggest that some large investors were hoovering up low-priced coins. The question now is whether the 20 percent cut is a healthy correction or will Bitcoin remain below $40,000? The answer isn’t clear yet. Bitcoin did bounce from $42,000 before falling again and while ETH took a hit, other altcoins have done well. Polygon is up more than 30 percent, and Cardano has broken through $2. A Reddit post also suggests that the worst may be behind us. The anonymous post describes a plan to drive Bitcoin as low as possible to wipe out a “certain stakeholder.”

The reason Elon Musk turned away from Bitcoin was its energy usage. A report, though, shows that the banking system as a whole consumes more than twice as much energy as Bitcoin. Other analysts have been trying to predict which greener altcoins Tesla might accept. Some suggest ETH. Others are thinking of Ripple or Stellar. Who knows, though? It might be Dogecoin.

While Bitcoins and altcoins come under pressure, one North Dakota city has teamed up with BitPay to allow people to pay their utility bills with cryptocurrencies. But you won’t be able to use them to buy a pizza. Bitcoin fan Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano marked Bitcoin Pizza Day by launching his own pizza brand. It doesn’t accept cryptocurrency.

In other news, a hacker managed to mount a 51 percent attack on Ethereum clone CheapETH. It cost him about $100. Fear of hackers seems to be having an effect. Ledger, a hardware wallet, reported a five-fold increase in revenue in the first three months of 2021.

Coinbase to Add Dogecoin in the Next 6-8 Weeks — but check out that Bitcoin price screenshot from yesterday on Coindesk.

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve also had some feedback from listeners. Corey Rogers points out that Mark Zuckerberg’s goat, Max and Bitcoin, aren’t pets. He kills them and eats them. “Perhaps he is planning to slaughter Bitcoin Maximalists with his own bare hands?” asks Rogers. “ Maybe he himself is planning to eat Bitcoin? Either way, it’s possible that Zuck will serve up a picture in the future with Bitcoin on a plate.”

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Buy a Tesla with Bitcoin Bad News For March 25, 2021

Buy a Tesla with Bitcoin Bad News For March 25, 2021

Buy a Tesla with Bitcoin Bad News For March 25, 2021

Elon Musk has announced that customers can now pay for Tesla automobiles with Bitcoin, but that doesn’t seem to slow the Bitcoin’s slide back to $50,000. Bitcoin rewards app, Lolli.com, raises $5 million dollars. And a Federal Judge’s decision could be a blow to the privacy rights of crypto owners. Government meddling with the peoples’ personal business? Imagine that.

Speaking of the Fed, chairman Powell says that cryptos are not useful stores of value. The Brave browser will soon integrate a Binance Smart chain wallet. And the mostly irrelevant Time Magazine is looking for a crypto-savvy CFO. All while putting out irrelevant NFTs.

This show is hotter than a Canadian summer, which is to say warmish. But no matter the weather we’re all here together for this bad news episode #498 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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Ledger is the gateway for all crypto services that you might need: buying, selling, exchanging. Now you can grow your assets how you want to from one app! The Ledger hardware wallet combined with the Ledger app enables you to securely and truly own your crypto and gives you the comfort of managing it all in one place! 

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Bitcoin has its ups and downs, and it ends this week down about 10 percent to around $53,000. One reason for the slowing of the rally might be the effect of whales transferring some of their crypto wealth to new buyers. Those new buyers, though, will now be able to put their holdings to good use. Elon Musk has said that Tesla will accept Bitcoin from US customers.

The slowing of the bull run might suggest that Bitcoin is becoming mature. Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, thinks otherwise. In a Reddit AMA, he compared Coinbase to the early days of Amazon. One thing that blockchain technology has in common with those dotcom days is the funding rounds. Bitcoin rewards app, Lolli, just raised $5 million in a pre-series A round, with money coming from Reddit executive chairman Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams.

One thing that never changes, though, is taxes. A US federal judge has ruled that the IRS does not have to purge crypto transaction records from exchanges regarding information for federal taxes. The ruling could be significant for the privacy of crypto users. Time Magazine, though, is changing. The 98-year-old publication is looking for a chief financial officer who has “comfort with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.”

Maybe the magazine should look towards Germany. The federal Deutsche Bundesbank has run some successful tests on a blockchain system without using a central bank digital currency.

THETA’s bandwidth sharing network won’t need to run any more tests. Its success has pushed its coin up 17,000 percent over the last year, and could solve content delivery problems. Vesper Finance, a DeFi yield platform co-founded by former Bitcoin Core developer Jeff Garzik, has amassed a $1 billion TVL. The suite, and its open source transferable NFT container, only launched six weeks ago. (The Nifty Show will air an interview with Jeff Garzik in April.)

But not all technology has the answer. The EIP-1559 network upgrade won’t be enough to bring down the price of Ethereum gas fees, says a report by Coin Metrics. Rates have averaged over $10 per transaction this year.

The Brave browser will soon integrate a Binance wallet, a bold move that might help it to bring in a younger audience. Studies have found that millennials and Generation Z are more likely to trust cryptocurrencies. FTX is doing its bit to give crypto an audience. The cryptocurrency derivatives exchange will name Miami Heat’s home stadium in a deal worth $135 million. The stadium will be known as the FTX Arena until 2040.

And Charles Hoskinson appears to have forgotten that he’s a star player. The founder and CEO of Cardano tweeted about the Colorado shooting, received a mild response, and fired back a foul-mouthed blast. He’s been in the sin bin ever since.

Audiences looking for even more action could try Fatal Contracts, a feature film being launched on a blockchain. Or they could try the fourth official Sandbox Game Jam, which will have a prize pool of 300,000 SAND, around $186,000.

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