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Cryptocurrency Has Already Made You Rich – You Just Didn’t Notice

Cryptocurrency Has Already Made You Rich – You Just Didn’t NoticeWhen your altbags are weighing heavy and you haven’t checked your portfolio in days. When your long has been liquidated and that ICO has taken your ether and fallen silent. When regulators are cranking up the rhetoric and FUD is the only acronym in town. When all of these things conspire against you, it’s easy […]

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March 25, 2018 0

If You’ve Been Scammed Out of Cryptocurrency It’s Probably Your Fault

Scammers are a dastardly, low down bunch. Preying on the gullible, extorting the vulnerable, and hoodwinking the hoodwinkable with their promise of free bitcoin if you send a little first and daily interest on your Bitconnect loan. It’s an indisputable fact that if the cryptocurrency space were cleansed of scammers, the web would be a […]

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February 20, 2018 0

12 Reasons Bitcoin Cash is the Real Bitcoin

12 Reasons Bitcoin Cash is the Real BitcoinThe following opinion piece was written by Jonald Fyookball. So you’ve heard of Bitcoin Cash — one of the top cryptocurrencies along with BTC and Ethereum. But why does it exist? Is it a cheap copy of Bitcoin? A pump-and-dump scheme? An attempt to hijack the brand and attack Bitcoin? In my estimation, the opposite […]

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February 2, 2018 0

We’ve Come A Long Way – Bitcoin Block Zero Was Born Nine Years Ago Today

Bitcoin Block Zero Born Nine Years Ago: The Wild Ride to Over 500,000 Blocks LaterOn this day nine years ago, quietly, bitcoin and its blockchain network were birthed with block zero, the Genesis Block. Without government permission or wealthy backers, it has generated a quarter trillion in value. In combination with the resultant industry it spawned, comprising thousands of alternatives, cryptocurrency is a seven hundred billion dollar market. Nearly […]

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January 3, 2018 0

Bitcoin Fees Have Become Infeasible

Bitcoin Fees Have Become InfeasibleIn 2013, one bitcoin cost $20. In 2017, it costs $20 to send one bitcoin. With record highs, thriving adoption, and media attention, this should be a celebratory time for bitcoin believers. And yet it’s hard to shake the feeling that something isn’t quite right. How did we reach a point where the world’s bank […]

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December 18, 2017 0

Ludicrous Headlines About Bitcoin Mining Will Kill Us All

Ludicrous Headlines About Bitcoin Mining Will Kill Us AllTo proponents, the words “bitcoin mining” are synonymous with security, value, and financial freedom. To exponents, those same words evoke images of burning tyres, oil slicks, and crying kittens. To say that bitcoin mining evokes strong feelings is like saying Charles Manson was “a bit naughty”. While the amount of energy bitcoin mining uses is […]

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December 10, 2017 0

Bitcoin as an Unstoppable Force: Hyperbitcoinization Theory and Practice

Bitcoin as an Unstoppable Force: Hyperbitcoinization Theory and PracticeOne of the earliest references to hyperbitcoinization (H-theory) derives from the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. It describes a world waiting for bitcoin in the borderless, peer-to-peer sense. Especially true for emerging economies prone to inflation, hyperbitcoinization is an adoption theory with radical implications. Until recently, it was only a theory.   Also read: Bitcoin Hits $13,500 in Zimbabwe […]

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November 16, 2017 0

A Closer Look at How Three of the Biggest Scamcoins Lure Its Investors

Run-ups of the kind bitcoin is having in price and valuation make fertile ground for scams. Scams are valuable and very teachable moments. Skin in the game, by having plunked hard-earned cash down to see a return on investment, means vigilance and due diligence are musts.    Also read: GAW/Paycoin CEO Josh Garza Held Liable for […]

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November 5, 2017 0

The Risks of Segregated Witness: Problems under Evidence Laws

The Risks of Segregated Witness: Problems under Evidence LawsBy Jimmy Nguyen Chief IP, Communications & Legal Officer – nChain Group The bitcoin community still debates whether Segregated Witness will help the network’s scalability or will instead create more problems.  As I have previously written, SegWit raises legal questions because it would enable full digital signature (witness) data to be dropped from the transaction […]

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September 12, 2017 0

Why Bitcoin is Not a Bubble

bubbleThe internet is replete with people referring to bitcoin as a “bubble.” They are spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt galore. They believe bitcoin’s high price spells impending doom, but their criticisms move beyond mere skepticism. It seems like they just hate cryptocurrency. Yet many of these pundits do not fully grasp bitcoin…or even economics. Also […]

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September 12, 2017 0