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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. 

  • Crypto Heists Are On The Rise

    Published 16 June 2018 | viewed 372 times

    This year is poised to go down in fame as the worst in terms of cryptocurrency theft, with cybersecurity firm Carbon Black reporting a whopping $1.1 billion…

  • The Tech Fueling The Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Published 15 June 2018 | viewed 445 times

    Just a few short years after economists and social theorists declared that we had entered the Third Industrial Revolution, the next revolution is already on…

  • Moscow Exchange To Launch First ICO Data Platform

    Published 12 June 2018 | viewed 520 times

    The world of initial coin offerings (ICOs) is decidedly Russian, and now the country’s largest stock exchange operator is getting ready to roll out the…

  • Dennis Rodman Aims To Unite North Korea And The U.S.

    Published 09 June 2018 | viewed 1,336 times

    In waiting to find out if a nuclear war is fated, the entire world has been put at ease by the news that Dennis Rodman…

  • IMF Rescues Argentina With Its Biggest Loan Ever

    Published 08 June 2018 | viewed 484 times

    In what will be the largest-ever IMF loan to any country in the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has granted Argentina a $50-million stand-by…

  • Crypto Bulls Misread Beijing’s Love For Blockchain

    Published 04 June 2018 | viewed 390 times

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech last week lauding the powers of blockchain technology as revolutionary has sparked a flurry of bullish speculation that the country…

  • Bitcoin Plummets On Price Manipulation Investigation

    Published 24 May 2018 | viewed 1,430 times

    Reports that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has launched a criminal probe into potential illegal manipulation of cryptocurrency prices has seen bitcoin lose 3…

  • The Battle For Shkreli's $2 Million Wu-Tang Record

    Published 23 May 2018 | viewed 583 times

    Martin Shkreli, who was convicted of securities fraud in March and is serving a seven-year prison sentence, may not be challenging the government any longer,…

  • The Wild World Of Celebrity Endorsed ICOs

    Published 21 May 2018 | viewed 847 times

    The crypto-crowdfunding craze has been a double-edged sword in the wild world of digital assets. While there are, and will continue to be, plenty of…

  • The Key Takeaways From Blockchain's Biggest Week

    Published 17 May 2018 | viewed 508 times

    A ticket to the 2018 CoinDesk Consensus blockchain conference in New York cost almost as much as a Super Bowl ticket, and attendance was around…

  • Iran Looks To Bitcoin As Rial Tumbles

    Published 16 May 2018 | viewed 1,176 times

    Amid sanctions fears, Iranians have reportedly spent over $2.5 billion on cryptocurrencies to get their cash out of the country in a new form of…

  • Is Facebook Planning Its Own Cryptocurrency?

    Published 15 May 2018 | viewed 393 times

    Facebook seems serious about launching its own cryptocurrency with a focus on cross-border payments, but while talk of this adds more meat to the global…

  • HSBC Hits Milestone With Its First Blockchain Trade

    Published 14 May 2018 | viewed 559 times

    Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock recently knows that blockchain—the digital ledger tech that underpins cryptocurrency—is moving quickly to disrupt pretty much every…

  • The Bitcoin Bunker Holding Billions

    Published 12 May 2018 | viewed 685 times

    Just because it’s digital doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a vault, and Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires now have a way to keep their cryptocurrency…

  • The Push To Re-Decentralize The Internet

    Published 11 May 2018 | viewed 769 times

    The notion of decentralization has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, due in large part to the gross irresponsibility of some of the…

  • New Rules Challenge Social Media Censorship

    Published 09 May 2018 | viewed 485 times

    For the last several years we have been witnessing some major social media ugliness that has brought us to a breaking point over security, privacy,…

  • Goldman Bites The Bitcoin Bullet

    Published 03 May 2018 | viewed 404 times

    Goldman Sachs this week became the first Wall Street bank to confirm that it will be opening its own Bitcoin trading desk, citing enough client…

  • Telegram Cancels Its Public ICO After Raising $1.7 Billion

    Published 03 May 2018 | viewed 1,195 times

    With regulators across the globe beginning to crack down on ICOs, startups are beginning to err on the side of caution. Risks are becoming more…

  • Western Union Eyes China's $1 Trillion Fintech Market

    Published 01 May 2018 | viewed 429 times

    Digital payments through Chinese messaging app WeChat have risen to a mind-blowing $1.2 trillion as of 2016, and in the first quarter of last year,…

  • Big Banking Is Losing This $600 Billion Industry

    Published 26 April 2018 | viewed 1,437 times

    With $600 billion in global remittances at stake, the technology behind how people the world over move their money has never been so crucial—and at…