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Sterlin Lujan

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Sterlin Lujan is a journalist, editor, speaker, anarchist, and essayist. He has been involved with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin since 2012. Sterlin is especially interested in the intersection of psychology and cryptography. He has written on behavioral economics in regards to innovative technology, and was one of the first to write about the emerging field of cryptopsychology on bitcoin.com.

Status ICO Generates Over $60 Million, Fails to Deliver, Triggers Ethereum...

A decentralized messaging app called Status — built on the Ethereum blockchain — raises over $60 million dollars during its initial coin offering campaign. However,...

Unicode Consortium Adds Official Bitcoin “B” Symbol

On June 20 the Unicode Consortium revealed new version 10.0. They finally added the bitcoin symbol to their code. Now users can type the...

Bitstamp Initiates Litecoin Trading Function as the Currency’s Price Surges

European digital currency exchange Bitstamp rolled out Litecoin trading on Monday. The trading function will be accomplished by using trading pairs. It is paired with...

New York Regulator Reports on Cryptocurrency Licensing, Inspects Businesses

An annual report by the New York State Department of Financial services reiterates the importance of regulating digital currency businesses. The report was released...

UK Regulator Warns Investors Bitcoin Trading is Risky

A high ranking UK regulator recently warned people about the pitfalls and perils of bitcoin investing. Chris Woolard, The Financial Conduct Authority’s executive director...

China Blames Bitcoin Transactions for Leading to More Synthetic Drug Deaths

China is expected to ban a new synthetic heroin substance called U-47700, and they blame bitcoin as the currency "criminals" use to conduct transactions with...

Bitcoin Trading in Venezuela Intensifies, Bolivar Still Down and Devalued

A Bloomberg article pointed out June 15 that Bitcoin trading volume has jumped to 1.3 million this past week in Venezuela. There seems to...

Chinese Explore Future of OTC Trading at Bitcoin Meetup

In a recent meeting in Chengdu, China, traders explored how over-the-counter (OTC) exchanges will function in the future. The meeting was arranged by BitKan...

Coinbase Temporarily Disables Ross Ulbricht’s Account, Hires Silkroad Prosecutor

Yesterday, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase disabled alleged Silkroad founder Ross Ulbricht's account. They reactivated it later, citing security concerns. After this happened, some people pointed out Coinbase...

Top German Banker Warns Cryptocurrencies Could Precipitate a Financial Crisis

A top German banker, Jens Weidmann, commented Wednesday that digital currencies like bitcoin could cause a financial catastrophe. The banker alluded to the idea digital...

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