Author: Sir John Hargrave

Does Your Company Need Blockchain? The 5 Question Quiz

Does Your Company Need Blockchain? The 5 Question Quiz

What are the human motivators to get companies to invest in blockchain? This question lies at the beating heart of blockchain. How do we get centralized institutions excited about a decentralized technology? In other words, why blockchain? There are five good reasons for your company to adopt blockchain technology (with […]

Blockchain Investing: The Blockchain Believers Portfolio

Blockchain Investing: The Blockchain Believers Portfolio

The Blockchain Believers Portfolio is an easy-to-use template for investing in blockchain in a smart and sensible way. We designed it here at Bitcoin Market Journal in order to bring blockchain investing to everyone. First, let’s review the principles behind smart blockchain investing: Blockchain is a slice of the pie. […]

How to Make Money in a Blockchain Bear Market

How to Make Money in a Blockchain Bear Market

Even in a blockchain bear market, you can make money. In the traditional economy, there are “recession-proof businesses” that still make money regardless of how the stock market is doing. Service businesses do well, as people still need accountants to do their taxes and barbers to cut their hair. The […]

Crypto Staking Providers, Rated and Reviewed (+ How They Work)

Crypto Staking Providers, Rated and Reviewed (+ How They Work)

There’s a new way to make money with your crypto assets, and that is to do nothing at all. Everyone knows the magic of compounding interest, where you’re earning interest (say, for letting a bank use your money), then earning interest on that interest. As the interest accumulates, it gets […]

SEC Regulation on Crypto Tokens, Explained With Cat Photos

SEC Regulation on Crypto Tokens, Explained With Cat Photos

The great irony of the blockchain space is that we’re the decentralized community, yet the industry has been paralyzed by a centralized authority. I’m talking, of course, about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which has been quiet on how it will regulate blockchain assets. This uncertainty has frozen innovation […]

Meet the New Blockchain Mascot

Meet the New Blockchain Mascot

A few months ago, the board members of the Boston Blockchain Association were talking about how to make blockchain more user-friendly. “What we need,” I said, “is a mascot!” As a joke, I ran up to the whiteboard and sketched out a block, with a chain for a tail. “We’ll […]

The Bitcoin Brand Campaign

The Bitcoin Brand Campaign

Where is the bitcoin brand campaign? Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, co-founders of the crypto exchange Gemini, recently launched an ad campaign in New York City. With slogans like “Crypto Without Chaos” and “Crypto Needs Rules,” the idea is to educate the public on the need for regulated exchanges in the […]

STOs vs. ICOs vs. IPOs: Security Token Offerings Explained Simply

STOs vs. ICOs vs. IPOs: Security Token Offerings Explained Simply

At a recent meeting of the Blockchain Investors Supergroup, we had a very special guest: Richard Kastelein—or as I call him, “The Man Who Launched 100 ICOs.” As the publisher of Blockchain News, Richard was one of the first to learn about Initial Coin Offerings, and he quickly became a […]