BTC Bull ‘Pomp’ Teams Up With TikTok Influencer Bryce Hall to Launch Capital University Podcast

Bryce Hall, a popular TikTok star, is all set to enter the financial realm with popular bitcoin proponent Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano. Teaming up to launch a podcast called “Capital University,” unlike Pomp’s main podcast, which solely focuses on business and promoting bitcoin, this joint venture is focused on reducing the generational divide.

The podcast would be a different exchange of ideas for both the individuals, where Pomp would try to understand how social media influencers earn money. In contrast, Hall will try to learn tips on investments and building generational wealth through smart investment strategies. Hall said,

“I just want to highlight the power and importance of diversification. I do believe crypto is its own asset class and one worth exploring.

It is definitely the Internet’s version of gold with the caveat of having a known finite amount of units.”

Hall raises to fame through the popular short video sharing social media platform TikTok and boasts of around 25 million subscribers across various social media platforms and currently boasts of $2 million in net worth.

Hall also mentioned on Twitter that the new podcast would be a new learning curve in life, especially in terms of finances. He also opened up that currently, he does not hold any cryptocurrency, nor does he have any prior association within the crypto space.

The TikTok star might not have any crypto holdings at present, but given his association with Pomp, it would not be a big surprise if the young social media influencer does eventually invest in digital assets.

Several big shots have already agreed to come on the podcast, including Mark Cuban and Gemini exchange founders, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. Given Cuban as well as both of the brothers have made a name for themselves. They could also play a key role in helping the young influencer understand how digital assets work.

Hall also commented on his first guests for the podcast and said,

“When Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are engaging with your tweets and direct messaging you, you better take what they say seriously and reevaluate your investment positions.” He continued,

“Right now, when you’re at the top, this is when you’re going to be making the most money. You just have to find a way to sustain it.”

Even though the Podcast officially launched yesterday, it has already soared to the number one business podcast in the world. This sudden rise was probably due to Bryce’s 25 million combined social media followers.

You can catch the first cut episode on YouTube here:

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Author: Rebecca Asseh

Gene Simmons of KISS is into Bitcoin & Crypto

Rock star Gene Simmons seems to be endorsing bitcoin.

The frontman of the legendary band KISS, Simmons responded to crypto exchange Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss’ tweet where he talks about buying crypto. Winklevoss said,

“It’s easier to buy Bitcoin and Ether if you are already in the old system. If you don’t have a bank account, it’s hard to get funds into crypto. We need to change this.”

“I will. I am,” responded Simmons.

The musician who also has other titles; singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, author, and actor to his name didn’t elaborate on it despite several attempts by the crypto community.

Per Simmons’s previous comment about bitcoin, he is surely into digital assets.

“I am interested in Bitcoin, but only as a piece of the [investment] puzzle,” he said in an interview in late 2017 with The Street.

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Author: AnTy

What Is Bitcoin? Jeopardy’s G.O.A.T. Tournament Features BTC Ransomware Question

Bitcoin (BTC) was the star of Jeopardy! Last night, after the 3 contestants were left fighting for the “Greatest of All Time” place were given a quiz on cybersecurity.

The $800 question was tweeted by a viewer:

James Holzhauer, the professional sports gambler contestant, knew the answer is the most popular cryptocurrency in the world and won the contest.

Many Other Questions on Cybersecurity

While the BTC question was referring to the 2018 situation in which the City of Atlanta had to pay over $2.6 million to have its computers unlocked by hackers who were asking for a $52,000 BTC ransom, the other questions in the cybersecurity category were on white hat hackers, website certificates that use encryption, the BYOD policy and keylogging platforms.

Not the First Time Jeopardy! Uses BTC-Related Questions

Jeopardy! has a history with cryptocurrency, especially since it introduced a special category on this technology in 2018. It even had questions about the supposedly oil backed Petro token from Maduro, the CoinYe inspired by Kanye West and the KIN cryptocurrency from Kik messenger.

However, crypto enthusiasts may think it’s frustrating BTC was used for a question about ransomware because critics of the crypto space are often saying governments should make more efforts and even restrict the industry’s technology.

Bitcoin Ransomware Was Everywhere in 2019

Unfortunately, Bitcoin ransomware was everywhere last year. For example, the malware campaign Ryuk attacked private enterprises and government organizations from all over the world, demanding payments of millions of dollars to be made in BTC for the data encrypted maliciously to be released.

What’s even worse is that things don’t seem to slow down, as this week, the Sodinokibi malware strain had been reported to have hit the foreign exchange Travelex, with hackers asking for $6 million in cryptocurrency for returning the access.

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Author: Oana Ularu

Mike Tyson’s New Startup ‘Fight to Fame’ Will Mix Up Entertainment with The Blockchain

Mike Tyson, the famous American boxer star, has recently decided to create a new startup. The platform is set to be an entertainment platform for fighters that will be called Fight to Fame.

This new platform is set to use the blockchain technology to create the conditions that will help aspiring fighters to reach success.

According to Tyson, the platform, which will have Farzam Kamalabadi as CEO, will fulfill one of his goals, which was to be a mentor for new generations of boxers. He affirmed that he’s interested in helping them to find success and real compensation in their careers, so this platform will be his pet project.

Kamalabadi affirmed that the blockchain will be important because it will enable the participants to solve problems that were simply impossible to solve before. This way, fighters can use fan tokens to get money other than the fees that they normally get in the industry.

In this model, the fans can also gain money if the value of the tokens goes up, which can help the fighters and the communities of fans which are created around them.

The new platform is set to be “fully immersive” and use the blockchain to provide a completely new experience. It was also affirmed that the project can be important for the blockchain industry as well. Tyson is a very famous figure, so his endorsement of projects like this one will certainly be important for them to be successful in the future and can drive adoption up.

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Author: Hank Klinger