Cryptocurrency has taken off this year faster than almost anything I have ever seen before. The market was at $20 billion earlier this year and as of the time of writing is over $129 billion. That's well over 6x in a matter of months. From my perspective, the trend is growing into the mainstream faster than smartphones, faster than apps, and faster than the internet itself.
According to the Department of Justice of the United States, JPMorgan plead guilty to conspiring to manipulate the price of the U.S. dollar. In recent news, the JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has publicly denounced Bitcoin as a "fraud." Dimon's comments sent a lot of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency holders into a bit of a temporary panic. What's playing out here is a classic David vs. Goliath story (with a lot of attention seeking behavior from Dimon.)
Over a week ago now, rumors started circulating on Chinese websites that China was going to ban ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings.) If you aren't familiar with ICOs, they have officially surpassed venture capital to fund more businesses in the last few months than all of the VC money combined. These rumors, coming mainly from a Chinese site called "Caixin.com," stirred things up in the community quite a bit.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".