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In depth: Where U.S. ICO Regulations Are Headed

In depth: Where U.S. ICO Regulations Are Headed

Now that U.S. regulators are clarifying their stance, the use of ICOs as a funding alternative could become more costly — and limited. But will the change also choke innovation in the blockchain and decentralized sciences? Read on for a closer look.

VIDEO: 3 Legitimate, Real-life Blockchain Use Cases

VIDEO: 3 Legitimate, Real-life Blockchain Use Cases

“Blockchain” has become a buzzword, and like any buzzword, it can be misused. Bitcoin Market Journal Publisher John Hargrave discusses three very different blockchain uses. Watch to get a feel for when blockchain technology is a difference maker meant to enrich investors and not just smoke to separate them from their money.

What Makes Bitcoin Decentralized?

What Makes Bitcoin Decentralized?

Anyone who has heard of bitcoin and other altcoins has probably also heard that decentralization is what makes these crypto assets valuable. With no one in control, these systems are able to operate in a permissionless manner. What does decentralization really mean in the context of bitcoin? What do investors […]

Should Banks Adopt Their Own Form of Cryptocurrency?

Should Banks Adopt Their Own Form of Cryptocurrency?

Since bitcoin became a worldwide phenomenon, a lot of bold predictions have been made about the future of cryptocurrencies. Some of them will not come true. Cryptocurrency will not replace national notes. At all times the main currency of any given nation will be the one in which the government […]

ICO Basics: Hard Caps, Soft Caps, and Hidden Caps, Oh My!

ICO Basics: Hard Caps, Soft Caps, and Hidden Caps, Oh My!

The recent abandonment of the Telegram public ICO made many investors question why. After raising $1.7 billion from accredited investors, it was leaked that Telegram has reached its hard cap for its highly-anticipated crowdsale. This followed an increase of the cap from $1.2 billion to $1.7 billion. With many now […]

To Understand What Will Flavor Forthcoming ICO Regs, Grab an Orange. Here’s Why.

To Understand What Will Flavor Forthcoming ICO Regs, Grab an Orange. Here’s Why.

The blockchain, tokens, and ICOs are making for fragmentary ownership of all sorts of things. What’s new is old, however. Decades ago, some orange growers sold a slice of their groves as real estate. Whoops! Wrong, as the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case that promises to fundamentally affect how the U.S. government will regulate ICOs. Investors, this isn’t comparing apples to oranges.

What Is Cryptojacking and How Can You Stop It?

What Is Cryptojacking and How Can You Stop It?

In September 2017, the Coinhive project launched an in-browser cryptocurrency miner to provide website owners with an alternative monetization tool that does not involve running ads. The idea is simple. Instead of placing advertising on a website, website owners can use a percentage of each visitor’s computing power to mine […]

VIDEO: The Blockchain Revolution, Explained in Two Minutes

VIDEO: The Blockchain Revolution, Explained in Two Minutes

Imagine for a moment that everything you buy, everything you sell, everything you pick up, from a gallon of gasoline to an apple at the market inside the gas station, was completely transparent. That’s the promise of blockchain, an innovation with the same potential as railroads or the stock market. […]