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Major Tech Companies are Banning Bitcoin and ICO Advertisements

Major Tech Companies are Banning Bitcoin and ICO Advertisements

The bitcoin, altcoin, and initial coin offering (ICO) boom continued to falter this week as more tech companies announced new rules regarding advertisements related to the cryptocurrency industry. At this point, pretty much every major tech company (e.g. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Snap) has implemented changes to its ad policies that […]

What Is the Flippening?

What Is the Flippening?

In any market, there is, at first, a dominant leader. AT&T controlled telephones and long distance for decades. Ford was the first name in cars when the assembly line appeared. Kleenex was so common it lost its right to be a brand name. The same is true of bitcoin. When […]

What Is a Bitcoin Fork?

What Is a Bitcoin Fork?

Imagine this for a moment. Your bank calls you along with everyone who has an account into the branch because bank officials want to discuss the rules of making deposits and withdrawals from the bank, or the interest rates, or any other institutional change. It is an enormous, heated discussion, […]

What is a Satoshi in Bitcoin Terminology?

What is a Satoshi in Bitcoin Terminology?

Any form of currency has the smallest unit, like the humble penny in U.S. currency. Some currencies have a more complex method of divvying themselves up than others, but, at root, there is that smallest unit, that little enabler of transactions that winds up in “leave a penny, take a […]

What are FOMO and FUD?

What are FOMO and FUD?

FOMO and FUD are two sides of the same coin. FOMO is short for “Fear Of Missing Out,” while FUD means “Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.” The difference is where you stand. FOMO is from the outside, while FUD is from within. You experience FOMO when an altcoin goes up in […]

What is Hash Power?

What is Hash Power?

Everything in our lives that performs work is measured in units of work over time. Cars travel in miles per hour. Your fitness tracker measures your heart’s beats per minute. The same is true of altcoins and their “hash power.” Hash power, despite sounding like a diner special, is really […]

Crypto Mining: What’s Most Profitable in 2019

Crypto Mining: What’s Most Profitable in 2019

When bitcoin first appeared on the scene in 2009, it was mined using the CPU (central processing unit) in any basic computer. That lasted for a couple years until miners learned how to use the more powerful GPU (graphics processing unit). While it is still possible to mine altcoins with […]

What is Cold Storage in Cryptocurrency Investing?

What is Cold Storage in Cryptocurrency Investing?

Imagine, for a moment, that you have a business buying and selling gold bars. Anybody can just walk in off the street and grab a troy ounce if they feel like it. Obviously, you want to keep the product in stock, but you are keenly aware there is a good […]

What is Pump and Dump in Cryptocurrency Investing?

What is Pump and Dump in Cryptocurrency Investing?

There have been con-men and crooks in investing since the beginning. One of the most common scams, as you see in movies like the cult classic ‘Boiler Room,’ is the “pump and dump.” Unscrupulous players run around hyping up an investment, selling it and its sudden rise to anybody who […]