“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’s a “security token? How’s it differ from a “utility token?” Most of all, why is becoming the safest way to invest in the risky world of ICOs? Miss the answers at your own risk.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
The people behind this con were actually wearing white hats. They did it to teach you a lesson. Read ahead to see how this “ICO” included characteristic red flags that should have sent investors this warning: DON’T INVEST!
When you buy something from somebody online, to some degree you are engaging in trust. That becomes doubly true when you use systems like PayPal, or even go the old-school route and send somebody a check in the mail. You’re trusting that you’re getting what you paid for (as opposed […]