Cryptocurrency 'gateway drug' bitcoin is losing its appeal, analyst says

Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, says that search traffic can help forecast price movements in the cryptocurrency market. He argues that bitcoin is a "gateway drug" for other digital currencies. As interest fades in bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies like ethereum and ripple gain traction, …
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U.S. Court Denies Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence Appeal (news.bitcoin.com)

Just recently Bitcoin.com reported on the two-year anniversary of Ross Ulbricht’s double life sentence for his involvement with the Silk Road marketplace. On May 31 a three-judge appellate panel denied Ulbricht’s sentence appeal while at the same time criticizing U.S. drug policies.
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Ross Ulbricht’s Lawyers Claim Unfair Trial, Hope for an Appeal

Today marks a significant day for Ross Ulbricht, founder of Silk Road, as he rests his hopes on an appeal that could see him spending any part of his sentence outside prison. Before Silk Road was seized by the FBI in 2013, it was considered as the most sophisticated marketplace on the Internet. Attracting people […]

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