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Q&A with Ryan Colby of Tokenfest

Q&A with Ryan Colby of Tokenfest

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Bitcoin Market Journal’s John Hargrave and Ryan Colby, founder of the upcoming cryptocurrency conference Token Fest. What was your blockchain origin story, Ryan? How did you get involved in this exciting space? In the early spring of 2017, I started acquiring Ether, […]

How to Open a Bitcoin Wallet, Step by Step (With Photos)

How to Open a Bitcoin Wallet, Step by Step (With Photos)

For a new bitcoin investor, understanding how wallets work is essential. The key storage unit for bitcoin and altcoins, wallets are where digital currencies are spent, received, and banked. Besides the blockchain and the coin hash, the wallet is one of the basic structures in the world of New Finance. […]

How to Convert Bitcoin to Cash the Easy Way

How to Convert Bitcoin to Cash the Easy Way

In the midst of this roller coaster bitcoin cycle, which is experiencing a bull rally following a steep bear “market correction,” it is likely that more than a few bitcoin investors have decided to jump out of the market. With the “high-risk” nature of this high-risk commodity on prominent display, […]

Opporty ICO: Evaluation and Analysis

Opporty ICO: Evaluation and Analysis

The Quick Pitch Opporty is a decentralized services marketplace that leverages an innovative Proof-Of-Expertise blockchain protocol in order to foster trust. Opporty has already had a presale, and it plans on holding an initial coin offering (ICO). The organization has stated that it will announce the ICO’s start date no […]

Vestarin ICO: Evaluation and Analysis

Vestarin ICO: Evaluation and Analysis

The Quick Pitch The Vestarin project is about making cryptocurrency less atomized and more useful. Through a combination of the company’s platform, chiefly expressed through a mobile app, and its crypto token, the goal will be to allow users to more seamlessly spend and swap the hundreds of currencies on […]

ICOs vs. Altcoins: Which is the Better Investment?

ICOs vs. Altcoins: Which is the Better Investment?

2017 was arguably the year of the initial coin offering (ICO). During that twelve-month period, over 400 token sales were held and over $4.5 billion dollars were raised by startups who issued new digital tokens to their investors. Many of these newly-issued tokens have also outperformed the leading digital currency […]

What Is “Proof of Stake” in New Finance?

What Is “Proof of Stake” in New Finance?

When cryptocurrencies first started, they were all about proof of work. Proof of work is not a very complicated concept. It is something that is hard to do but easy to see once you’ve done it, like chipping a sculpture out of marble or cutting down the trees in a […]

What Does ‘Moon’ Mean in Crypto Investing?

What Does ‘Moon’ Mean in Crypto Investing?

The altcoin world is peppered with slang, thanks to the comments of contributors on Reddit and other internet message boards. The terms “moon” or “mooning” can trace their origin back to forum threads, where you’ll often see claims that an altcoin is “mooning.” “Moon” or “mooning” is just an extreme […]

What Is a Token Presale and How Does It Work?

What Is a Token Presale and How Does It Work?

An ICO is held when the network behind a new coin has “pre-mined” a certain number of coins and floats those coins much like you’d float stock in a new company in an initial public offering, or IPO. Even before that happens, however, you might see a token presale. A […]