From Abra’s CEO – This Week in Crypto (5/27)

Today we’re excited to release the final episode of our recently recorded podcast with Saifedean Ammous. This is definitely the most controversial of the three episodes where we get into Covid-19, shelter in place versus freedom of movement, Ammous’ views government control run amok and even talk about 100% meat based diets. You won’t want to miss this somewhat crazy conversation! This morning I listened to Goldman Sachs’ webcast of their analyst call on the state of the economy. They included slides on Bitcoin that

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From Abra’s CEO – This Week in Crypto (5/21)

Here it is! The second of my three part interview with “The Bitcoin Standard” author Saifedean Ammous, was just released and it’s also fantastic. Look for part three to be released next week. Everyone was elated with excitement this week when about $400k worth of bitcoin was moved from what appeared to be the wallet of an original bitcoin miner from the month after bitcoin was first released, possibly even owned by Satoshi. Ultimately no one knows who moved the bitcoin but it does appear

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From Abra’s CEO – This Week in Crypto

You don’t want to miss this. The first of my three part interview with “The Bitcoin Standard” author Saifedean Ammous, was just released. It’s fantastic. Look for part two to be released this week. The Bitcoin Halving turned out to be a non event. Except of course for all of the online parties. This is fantastic news for Bitcoin as the network continues to function as intended. This is so great to see and reinforces why I’m such an enthusiastic supporter of this idea of

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Market Update – Bitcoin Halving

First things first, today, I am thrilled to announce our partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation. We have been closely working with the Stellar team over the last few months, and are really excited to march forward towards our shared goal of democratizing access to financial services globally. You can check out the coverage in this Forbes article published today. We have some really big plans for Abra and we would be announcing them over the next few months. Stay tuned! These are crazy, unprecedented

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Abra is moving to a hosted model

We’ve been making changes under the hood to bring new features and cryptocurrencies to the Abra app – like faster transactions and more than 60 new cryptos.   Over the next few weeks, Abra will be transitioning all assets available in the Abra App to a hosted environment provided by a qualified custodian.  Most crypto assets available on Abra are already hosted, but now we will also include previously non-custodial assets BTC, LTC, BCH and ETH.   The hosted model allows us to enable new and exciting

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