Author: Sir John Hargrave

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 […]

Stop the Adness: How Blockchain Will Replace Advertising

Stop the Adness: How Blockchain Will Replace Advertising

In his final column, New York Timestech columnist Farhad Manjoo stated, “The Internet ad business lies at the heart of just about every terrible thing online.” Ads interrupt your experience, slow down your computer, and crash your browser. Ads install spyware, in the form of tracking code called “cookies” (itself […]

A Blockchain Prediction for 2019

A Blockchain Prediction for 2019

My blockchain colleague Joseph told me about an Israeli entrepreneur who spent 2018 finding promising new companies doing an Initial Coin Offering, then buying up 51% of their tokens. The idea was to have majority ownership over these fledgling companies, so he could guide their future direction. Guess what he […]

The Initial Claus Offering

The Initial Claus Offering

We know that blockchain has finally hit the mainstream, because SANTA CLAUS is launching his own blockchain-based token. In this exclusive for Bitcoin Market Journal subscribers, you can hear St. Nick’s pitch for KRINGLECOIN, the first blockchain project from the North Pole. Our analysts were fortunate enough to get the […]

Pray for Shrimp

Pray for Shrimp

Do you remember the scene in Forrest Gump where Forrest buys the shrimp boat? At first, no shrimp. Forrest and Lieutenant Dan are pulling up nothing but trash from the bottom of the bayou. Then a terrible hurricane rocks the coast—and at the end of this ferocious storm, Forrest and […]

How Should the SEC Regulate Crypto? Here’s An Idea

How Should the SEC Regulate Crypto? Here’s An Idea

A year ago, do you remember how jazzed everyone was about blockchain? Blockchain was going to end world poverty! It was going to revolutionize investing! Blockchain would cure the common cold! It would get us to Mars! I still hold that kind of optimism. Problem is, the conversation this year […]

Are We Worth a Billion Dollars Yet?

Are We Worth a Billion Dollars Yet?

How much is a superpower worth? How much would you pay to be able to fly, or to become invisible? Let’s say $200 million. You could easily make that $200 million back with a superpower. Shrink to the size of an ant, cure cancer, boom. $200 million, easy. Now, how […]

How to Value Bitcoin Using VPU (Value Per User)

How to Value Bitcoin Using VPU (Value Per User)

Blockchains have network effects. The classic example of network effects is Facebook: every person who gets on Facebook makes the network a little more valuable for every other person on Facebook. As the number of users in a network grows, the more ridiculously valuable the network becomes. That’s why the […]