The Crypto Craze: January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

In this week's episode of The Crypto Craze Cheddar Anchors Brad Smith and Baker Machado explain the biggest trends in the market. This week the value of Bitcoin plunged to just 50 percent of its 2017 peak. Several other cryptocurrencies saw double digit losses compared to their highs last year. Many citing the potential crackdown on regulation in South Korea and China as a trigger of this volatility.

Venture firm Full Tilt Capital is making the move to only invest in tokenized securities. The firm's Managing Partner Anthony Pompliano explains the investment opportunity he sees in this space.

"There's going to be a bunch of scams, there's going to be a lot of people that are going to get caught up in the tightening of regulation, but we are also going to get a lot of sustainable technologies that come out of this," says Pompliano. He says he sees the infrastructure, miners, exchanges, and the wallets as being the true winners in this evolving space.

Browser plug-in "Trive" is using the power of blockchain to combat fake new. The company's founder and CEO David Mondrus explains how he is leveraging this technology, and his outlook on the cryptocurrency market.

"We have fact-checkers on the net," says Mondrus. Trive crowdsources the verification of news through blockchain technology.