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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. 

  • Venezuela Re-Launches State-Sponsored Crypto

    Published 06 November 2018 | viewed 2,971 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 1,207 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…

  • Cryptos Face Stockholm Syndrome As Institutions Enter The Space

    Published 31 October 2018 | viewed 2,021 times

    A line-up of developments recently indicating that the mortal enemy of cryptocurrency—financial institutions whose very existence digital currency challenges—is coyly working up the nerve to…

  • Coinbase Raises $300 Million As IPO Rumors Fly

    Published 30 October 2018 | viewed 621 times

    In a blog post released this morning, Coinbase has announced that it has raised $300 million in its latest funding round at a valuation of $8…

  • Robot Art Beats Warhol In Christie’s Auction

    Published 28 October 2018 | viewed 857 times

    Featured Image Source: Christie’s Artificial intelligence has already made its debut in fashion with models that everyone initially thought were human, and now it’s hit…

  • How Universities Are Fueling Crypto Adoption

    Published 25 October 2018 | viewed 960 times

    Cornell, Stanford, MIT, Yale and more are now offering up courses on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, suggesting that the latest generation of college attendees aims…

  • MIT Invests $1 Billion In Artificial Intelligence

    Published 24 October 2018 | viewed 1,839 times

    Whether it’s businesses losing money by not harnessing the ultimate power of huge data, investors changing the way they let their money be managed, or…

  • Crypto And Blockchain Acquisitions Hit Record High

    Published 23 October 2018 | viewed 1,938 times

    Cryptocurrency M&A activity has reached a record high as prices remain depressed, according to JMP Securities’ Satya Bajpai. As the cryptocurrency market continues to struggle…

  • Did Chinese Stocks Just Get A New Lease On Life?

    Published 22 October 2018 | viewed 900 times

    Following moves by the authorities in Beijing to boost confidence in the equities market, Chinese stocks on Monday saw their biggest gains in nearly three…

  • Institutional Movement Reinforces Bullish Sentiment In Crypto Markets

    Published 19 October 2018 | viewed 5,291 times

    A line-up of analysts had predicted that Bitcoin would hit $50,000 by the end of this year, but that was back in the first quarter,…

  • CME Bitcoin Futures Surge As Bullish Sentiment Grows Louder

    Published 18 October 2018 | viewed 1,267 times

    The price of bitcoin had remained relatively stagnant over the past two months, but investors appear to be quietly gearing up for a rally, at…

  • From Gold To Bitcoin: The Evolution Of Money

    Published 17 October 2018 | viewed 1,222 times

    Time and time again, gold naysayers have gone to great lengths to dispel its value. “You can’t eat gold,” they would say. This was, apparently,…

  • Bitcoin Soars Amid Tether Drama

    Published 15 October 2018 | viewed 731 times

    Cryptocurrency markets rallied on Monday morning, with bitcoin leading the charge. Bitcoin climbed as high as US$7,000 on some exchanges, marking largest single-day rally in…

  • Fake Cheese, Hooters, And Big Banks: The Millennial Market Hitlist

    Published 14 October 2018 | viewed 3,401 times

    Anyone with any real appreciation for cheese won’t lose any sleep over the fact that U.S. sales of processed American cheese have seen four straight…

  • UAE Approves ICOs As Equities Markets Lose Momentum

    Published 12 October 2018 | viewed 1,269 times

    With Gulf region equities markets weak and declining, and IPOs shedding momentum, the UAE has announced plans to introduce initial coin offerings (ICOs) with new…

  • Why Brazil’s Presidential Election Matters For Markets

    Published 11 October 2018 | viewed 1,098 times

    Populism is no longer a wave, but a tsunami--and its next target is Brazil. Dubbed by some as “Brazil’s Donald Trump”, far-right presidential candidate Jair…

  • Latin America’s Love-Hate Relationship With Crypto

    Published 11 October 2018 | viewed 1,853 times

    Latin America is an often-over-looked region in the crypto-space, but that’s beginning to change. With a population double that of the United States and rapidly…

  • India May Be Planning Its Own Government-Backed Cryptocurrency

    Published 10 October 2018 | viewed 1,986 times

    A review panel created by India’s finance ministry to determine a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in the country has suggested India launch its own cryptocurrency.…

  • Big Tech Against The Wall As Privacy Concerns Mount

    Published 09 October 2018 | viewed 805 times

    Alphabet is shutting down the Google+ social network over the exposed data of half a million users since 2015, and last month, Facebook revealed that…

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    Published 08 October 2018 | viewed 2,760 times

    Bitcoin miners have become energy hunters, scouring the world for cheap electricity. When most people think about bitcoin mining operations, they imagine hydro-powered warehouses in…