Poloniex Closing to U.S. Customers

On October 18, 2019, Poloniex announced spinning off from Circle into a new company, Polo Digital Assets, Ltd. Poloniex would be backed by a “major” Asian investment group. While the announcement said that this investment group would focus on global crypto traders, those traders do not include U.S. based traders.

Beginning October 18, 2019, U.S. based users will no longer be able to create and setup an account on Poloniex. Then, as of November 1, 2019, trades will no longer be possible, the message advised U.S. users to not deposit funds to Poloniex accounts. Funds will be available for withdrawl through Circle until mid-December, according to the announcement.

Some have speculated Justin Sun, Tron Foundation founder and CEO of BitTorrent was looking to buy Poloniex. This was soon put to rest when in a tweet Justin Sun responded:

I’m not buying anything. Just invest some and help out my friends. Actually I have a huge bag of $BNB, $HT, $OKB etc and bet on all exchanges that support $TRX & $BTT.

8:27 PM · Oct 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Poloniex, founded in 2014, was purchased by Circle in 2018 for $400 million USD.
The Poloniex announcement also includes as Q&A section which you can read here


HODL Masters Golf Tournament: Bringing Crypto Together Through Golf

The Crypto market continues to be in a state of turmoil. Bitcoin having fallen below $8000 USD on October 18th, 2019 and many investors are nervous it will only get worse. But, Crypto is not dead and the community continues to thrive.

This week was Los Angeles Blockchain Week. A full week of Crypto themed events and talks around Los Angeles. Focused on Blockchain Technology, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency and most importantly, community building.

One of these events, the Hodl Masters Crypto Golf Tournament.

The tournament, held on October 14th 2019 (my birthday) and sponsored by:

Crypto Blockchain Plug
Blockchain Beach
Angelique on the Links

Organized to support Crypto Kids Camp and Blockchain education.

The golf tournament took place at the Westchester Golf Course in Westchester, California. In attendance were both local Crypto personalities, enthusiast and golf lovers.

It was a great day of fun, food and prizes in the California sun for a great cause and bringing the Crypto community together.

For more on Crypto Blockchain Plug, please visit cryptopluginglewood.com

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? Does it Matter? with @CryptoStache

In this interview from CIS 2019 for Los Angeles Blockchain Week, I chat with CryptoStache as we discuss his time in Cryptocurrency, the HODL Masters Golf Tournament presented by Crypto Blockchain Plug and Melrose PR. We also discuss who is Satoshi Nakamoto and does it matter? For more on CryptoStache, visit his website: https://www.cryptostache.com and be sure to subscribe to the CryptoStache YouTube channel. If you would like to connect with CryptoStache on Twitter, he can be found @cryptostache

Teaching Cryptocurrency with @MidEarthCrypto

In this episode, I chat with Quinn @midearthcrypto and DecentralizeAmerica.com as we discuss Cryptocurrency education in colleges and universities and Crypto in South America. We also discuss Libra, the letters sent to Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard by two U.S. Senators and how Facebook’s reputation tainted Libra from the start. Please like, share, comment and subscribe for more.

If you would like to read the letters to Stripe, Visa and Mastercard, click the link: http://bit.ly/35BWwe1

Pi Network: Crypto Mining With Your Phone

Hi Everyone, in this episode, I chat with Pi Network Head of Community Vince McPhillip. Pi Network is a mobile app where users mine Pi Network tokens with their smartphones. Please note: Pi Network is not listed on an exchange as of Oct 10, 2019. The app is a great way to learn about and see mining in action but there is NO current monetary value. Please see the https://minepi.com website.

If you would like to have a look at the app, you can download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Use the invite name dragonwolftech when prompted.

From the Pi Network Whitepaper: As the world becomes increasingly digital, cryptocurrency is a next natural step in the evolution of money. Pi is the first digital currency for everyday people, representing a major step forward in the adoption of cryptocurrency worldwide.

Mission: Build a cryptocurrency and smart contracts platform secured and operated by everyday people.

Vision: Build the world’s most inclusive peer-to-peer marketplace, fueled by Pi, the world’s most widely used cryptocurrency

A special thank you to MelrosePR

What is the Anchor Stable Coin?

In this episode, I chat with Tijana Gertner, Chief Product Officer with Anchor. We talk Anchor, Stablecoins and the Cryptocurrency space.

About Anchor: Anchor is a two-token, algorithmic stable coin pegged to global economic growth.

For more information on Anchor go to theanchor.io

For the Anchor Whitepaper please go to https://theanchor.io/whitepaper/

Anchor can be found on Twitter @theanchor_io

Bitcoin, Cashless Society & Government Control with Naomi Brockwell

In this episode, I chat with Naomi Brockwell as we discuss Bitcoin, Cashless Society & Government control.

Naomi has been a strong advocate for Bitcoin for the better part of a decade. She is a musician, producer, MC, writer and content creator

You can find Naomi on Twitter @naomibrockwell and for hosting gigs please visit: naomibrockwell.com

Bitcoin & Black America: A Conversation with Isaiah Jackson

In this episode, I chat with Bitcoin & Black America author Isaiah Jackson as we discuss Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and how we can get Black America involved. To purchase your copy of Bitcoin & Black America, go to bitcoinandblackamerica.com and use the discount code: Dragonwolftech for a 20% discount, discount ends September 30th, 2019.