Blockchain & Money

Feds Nab Two Suspects in Alleged $550K Crypto-Fueled Scam

Feds Nab Two Suspects in Alleged $550K Crypto-Fueled Scam

Two men have been charged with carrying out a nationwide cyber scheme. The U.S. DOJ alleges the men stole, or tried to steal, more than $550,000 in cryptocurrencies. The case comes in the wake of an uptick in cybercrime. Two Massachusetts men were arrested on Thursday and charged with carrying out a nationwide scheme to…

Pokemon ‘Rip-Off’ DokeV Looks Better Than Actual Pokemon

Pokemon ‘Rip-Off’ DokeV Looks Better Than Actual Pokemon

DokeV is an upcoming ‘creature capturing’ MMO. It comes from Pearl Abyss, developers of Black Desert Online. DokeV will be coming out on PC and major consoles. Pokemon Sword and Shield games have clearly disappointed many people with the dex cull and lack of graphical upgrades. If you’re one of those disappointed masses, then you’re…

A Stock Market Crash Would Slam Baby Boomers’ Savings

A Stock Market Crash Would Slam Baby Boomers’ Savings

After a spectacular decade for the US stock market, baby boomers are reluctant to transition into defensive investments. According to one study, most boomer retirement accounts are overweight on stocks. That could put retirees and near-retirees at risk when the next recession strikes. A senior executive at the AARP made headlines this week for responding…

Stephen A. Smith Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Colin Kaepernick

Stephen A. Smith Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Colin Kaepernick

Most analysts are skeptical of the NFL’s proposed workout for Colin Kaepernick on Saturday. But Stephen A. Smith seems to be convinced that it is going to lead to a job within the next two weeks for Kaepernick. No matter how well Kaepernick performs, he will not be on an NFL roster this season. The…

Dow Wobbles as US Senate Hong Kong Bill Pressures Trump-Xi Relations

Dow Wobbles as US Senate Hong Kong Bill Pressures Trump-Xi Relations

US stocks are under pressure, with the US Senate poised to pass a bill supporting Hong Kong that may destroy Trump’s hopes of a phase one trade deal. The Dow made no progress as a huge sell-off in Cisco undid a decent rally in Boeing stock. Weakening Chinese data suggest Xi needs a trade deal,…

Crypto Hits the Big Time After Coinbase CEO Makes Rising Star List

Crypto Hits the Big Time After Coinbase CEO Makes Rising Star List

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has been honored by Time magazine in the inaugural TIME 100 Next list. Four crypto and blockchain startups appeared in the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100. Startups featured on the CNBC list must have raised $50 million or less in VC funding. This has been a good week for individuals and startups…

Multiplayer Issues Blight Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Launch

Multiplayer Issues Blight Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Launch

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition launched today. Players are unable to join, create, or play multiplayer games. Xbox and Forgotten Empires are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. Today hasn’t been the kindest to Microsoft. After The Witcher 3 joining the Xbox Game Pass leak earlier, the multiplayer component of…

Uncharted Movie Casts Mark Wahlberg and Gamers Are NOT Happy

Uncharted Movie Casts Mark Wahlberg and Gamers Are NOT Happy

Mark Wahlberg is set to join the Uncharted movie as Sully. Fans of the gaming franchise aren’t happy with the film’s casting. Sony is doing an origin story instead of adapting one of the games. Sony Pictures is moving forward again with an Uncharted movie adaptation, and fans might actually get something good out of…

The U.S. Housing Market Bubble Races Toward a Crash as Foreclosures Jump

The U.S. Housing Market Bubble Races Toward a Crash as Foreclosures Jump

Foreclosures in the U.S. housing market spiked in October. The jump in foreclosure data seems surprising at first as mortgage rates are low. Home price growth has been outpacing wage growth, which is pricing buyers out of the market and creating the situation for a potential crash. Week after week, data pointing toward a U.S.…