Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma is a freelance journalist interested in the intersection between business and technology. An alumnus of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, he has written for Active Trader, India Abroad, InvestorPlace, and Forbes. 

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    Former Paypal CEO Calls Bitcoin A Scam

    Sam Harris, the founding CEO of Paypal, called bitcoin a scam and "a colossal pump-and-dump scheme" in a post published earlier ...
  2. Virtual Currency

    Goldman Hires Former Crypto Trader

    Goldman Sachs has hired former cryptocurrency trader Justin Schmidt, in what might be a statement of its intentions in the ...
  3. Stocks

    How Does Facebook Make Money?

    Facebook has gone from losses to a money spinner in a short span of time. Where do its profits come from?
  4. Stocks

    Herbalife CEO Really Hated Bill Ackman: New Book

    A new book by CNBC host Scott Wapner retells the Herbalife-Ackman battle from its origins.
  5. Virtual Currency

    ICO Tokens Are Securities: Former CFTC Chief

    Former CFTC chair Gary Gensler said there was a particularly strong case for RPX as a security.
  6. Virtual Currency


    UTXO refers to the unspent output from bitcoin transactions. They are stored in an UTXO database.
  7. Taxes

    Skinny Down Distribution

    Skinny down distribution is the practice of cutting a domestic corporation's assets and profits, so that it can be acquired ...
  8. Stocks

    Why Is Walmart Filing Blockchain Patents?

    Walmart has filed for two more blockchain-related patents for its supply chain system. Why?
  9. Virtual Currency


    Bytecoin is a cryptocurrency that uses strong encryption technology to make it impossible to guess details of a transaction. ...
  10. Virtual Currency

    Cambridge Analytica Had Planned ICO Before Scandal

    Cambridge Analytica was planning an ICO before the Facebook scandal hit. The plan was to raise funds for a service enabling ...
  11. Virtual Currency

    Why Did Kraken Suspend Operations In Japan?

    San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken stopped operations in Japan citing rising costs.
  12. Virtual Currency

    What Is The Role Of XRP In Ripple's Products?

    XRP's role in Ripple's ecosystem has clouded its prospects and brought critics to the fore. Here's an explainer on how it ...
  13. Virtual Currency

    Has Bitcoin Bottomed Out?

    Has the price of bitcoin bottomed out?
  14. Virtual Currency

    Ripple, Santander Launch App for Intl. Transfers

    Ripple and Santander Bank have launched an app that promises cheap and quick currency transfers.
  15. Virtual Currency

    Why Does Ripple Want More Government Regulation?

    In an interview with The Telegraph, Ripple's regulatory head called on the UK government for more rules regarding cryptocurrency ...
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