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Michael Kern

Michael Kern


Contributor since: 21 Feb 2018


Michael Kern is a newswriter and editor at Safehaven.com, Oilprice.com, and a writer at Crypto Insider. Michael has several years of experience covering cryptocurrencies, and has participated in a number of Intial Coin Offerings in various roles. As a long-time follower of the space, Michael has extensive knowledge of both the technology behind cryptocurrencies and the geopolitical/economic implications of adoption. 

  • Corporate Bounty-Hunting Raked In $168M This Year

    Published 12 December 2018 | viewed 387 times

    The SEC is loving the new whistleblower atmosphere that is living large in the aftermath of Bernie Madoff and the financial crisis. Employees with a…

  • Bitcoin Miners Reel As IPO Dreams Crumble

    Published 11 December 2018 | viewed 688 times

    The Bitcoin rout has claimed many victims, from everyday investors to medium-sized miners, but now, even some of the industry’s biggest names are being forced…

  • Asia’s Wealthiest Double Down On Blockchain Tech

    Published 07 December 2018 | viewed 1,046 times

    Recently, a group of some of the most promising entrepreneurs in Asia gathered in Singapore to learn more about tech and its potential use cases…

  • Huawei Plummets As CFO Faces Extradition To The U.S.

    Published 06 December 2018 | viewed 398 times

    Beijing is demanding the immediate release of the CFO and deputy chairwoman of Chinese tech giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, who has been arrested in Canada…

  • U.S. Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin Wallets For First Time

    Published 04 December 2018 | viewed 1,588 times

    Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targeted two bitcoin addresses, announcing that the wallets associated Iranian citizens Ali Khorashadizadeh and…

  • Maduro Triples Minimum Wage, Raises Price Of “El Petro”

    Published 03 December 2018 | viewed 1,461 times

    Late last week, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro ordered a hike in the value of the country’s state-sponsored cryptocurrency ‘el petro.’ In an announcement on Thursday,…

  • Investors Lost $4M In This Celebrity-Endorsed Crypto Scam

    Published 01 December 2018 | viewed 1,773 times

    Federal authorities have arrested the CEO of a cryptocurrency operator based in Dallas for allegedly defrauding investors out of $4 million in a digital coin…

  • SEC Boss Speaks Out Against Bitcoin ETF

    Published 28 November 2018 | viewed 521 times

    The cryptocurrency community has been eagerly awaiting the approval of a Bitcoin ETF since early November, when U.S. regulatory agencies were supposed to officially announce…

  • Apple Reels On Trump Tariff Threat

    Published 27 November 2018 | viewed 496 times

    If negotiations with Beijing fail at the G20 this week, Trump is prepared to push the tariff limits by targeting another $267 billion in goods,…

  • Bitmain Faces $5 Million Lawsuit

    Published 26 November 2018 | viewed 553 times

    Bitmain is in hot water once again, facing a $5 million class action lawsuit from customers who allege the firm was using its hardware to…

  • SEC Crackdown On ICOs Leads To New Lawsuits

    Published 20 November 2018 | viewed 816 times

    According to legal analytics firm Lex Machina, cryptocurrency related lawsuits are up over 300 percent this year, with over 45 legal cases opened in the…

  • Europe’s “Link Tax” Could Kill Its Internet Sector

    Published 19 November 2018 | viewed 752 times

    With Europe’s proposed “link tax” facing its final vote in early 2019, Google is making pre-emptive threats to shut down Google News in Europe, citing…

  • Iran Turns To Crypto As SWIFT Cuts Off Central Bank

    Published 15 November 2018 | viewed 907 times

    On November 5th, the United States put into effect the harshest round of sanctions on Iran to date, scaling back Tehran’s ability to do business…

  • An Army Of ‘Verified’ Twitter Accounts Is Promoting Bitcoin Scams

    Published 14 November 2018 | viewed 1,079 times

    Google and Target are the latest to fall victim to malicious actors who hijack official ‘verified’ Twitter accounts in order to promote a “Bitcoin Giveaway…

  • How To Play The 5G Revolution

    Published 13 November 2018 | viewed 971 times

    One of the biggest tech industry stories of next year will likely be 5G—the next-gen of cellular technology that will redefine speed and responsiveness, making…

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    Published 11 November 2018 | viewed 2,189 times

    Earlier this week, someone reportedly paid $215,000 for a 126-parcel estate. It sounds like a steal, except in terms of “location, location, location”, which in…

  • Veteran JP Morgan Trader Caught In Market Manipulation Scandal

    Published 08 November 2018 | viewed 3,321 times

    The plea deal of former veteran JP Morgan trader John Edmonds, who manipulated U.S. metals markets for six years, was officially opened on Tuesday—a month…

  • Deloitte Paves The Way For Next Gen Digital Identification

    Published 07 November 2018 | viewed 549 times

    Accounting giant Deloitte and Chicago-based identity management firm Attest have announced their cooperation in a plan to offer blockchain-backed digital IDs for government clients, according…

  • Venezuela Re-Launches State-Sponsored Crypto

    Published 06 November 2018 | viewed 605 times

    Venezuela’s controversial state-sponsored cryptocurrency, the ‘Petro,’ is back…kind of. And it’s already starting to feel like a case of déjà vu. What happened with “El…

  • North Korea’s $571 Million Hacking Dynasty

    Published 01 November 2018 | viewed 946 times

    A new report released by Group-iB revealed that 65 percent of the $882 million in cryptocurrency stolen from exchanges ends up in North Korea. With…