Much-awaited ‘green’ cryptocurrency Chia has launched—and you can mine it at home

Starting today, users will be able to transact and trade Chia (XCH), a new cryptocurrency touting itself as an eco-friendly and easy to “farm” digital assets, according to the project’s website.
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Warren Buffett’s ‘right-hand man’ says Bitcoin is “disgusting”

Charlie Munger, vice chairman of American holding company Berkshire Hathaway, lambasted Bitcoin during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday, calling it a “disgusting” financial product that was invented “out of thin air.” “Of course I hate the Bitcoin success,” said during a Q&A session, adding, “I don’t welcome a currency that’s so useful to kidnappers […]
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Andreessen Horowitz considers launching crypto-centric $1 billion venture fund

Silicon Valley venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) plans to launch a new $1 billion fund focused on investments in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups, several knowledgeable sources told Financial Times yesterday.
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This venture capitalist’s $2.5 million investment in Coinbase turned into $4.6 billion

Eight years ago, Fred Wilson, a co-founder of New York-based venture capital firm Union Square Ventures, invested $2.5 million in then-unknown crypto exchange Coinbase—and that recently became the company’s most profitable exit, Bloomberg pointed out yesterday.
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Bitcoin critic Peter Schiff says both the American economy and US dollar are going to crash

Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and a well-known critic of Bitcoin, went full-on doomsayer mode yesterday with predictions of everything collapsing—the United States dollar, the American economy, and, of course, Bitcoin (BTC).
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Crypto converts JPMorgan, DBS, Temasek pivot to blockchain for interbank remittances

American investment bank JPMorgan has teamed up with Singaporean DBS Bank and holding company Temasek to develop a blockchain-based interbank remittance system, dubbed Patrior, that aims to soothe some of the most common “pain points” in the sector.
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