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Top ICOs for 2018

Top ICOs for 2018

History teaches some interesting lessons. After investigating the most successful ICOs of 2017 to see which factors helped them enjoy great prosperity, the Bitcoin Market Journal team has singled out 2018’s top five ICOs in the following categories: Total funding raised ROI of token sales BMJ Quickscore, a figure designed […]

What Would a Government Ban Mean for the Bitcoin Price?

What Would a Government Ban Mean for the Bitcoin Price?

One of the most common criticisms of bitcoin and blockchain technology more generally is the idea that governments will not allow these sorts of decentralized systems to disrupt the current financial order. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is perhaps the most notorious promoter of this point of view. But is such a […]

Top 10 Biggest ICOs (by Amount Raised)

Top 10 Biggest ICOs (by Amount Raised)

Blockchain startups raised over $5 billion in funding through the issuance of new digital tokens in 2017 alone. In the first half of 2018, more than double that amount has already been raised. Several ICOs stand out, earning more than $100 million each. Here are the biggest ICOs to date by […]

How Many People Use Bitcoin in 2018?

How Many People Use Bitcoin in 2018?

How many people use bitcoin? It is hard to say, but there are a few data points that provide some tantalizing clues. Bitcoin Users At a Glance Almost 22 million bitcoin wallets have been set up globally. An estimated five percent of Americans hold bitcoin. 2.9 to 5.8 million active bitcoin […]

Voting on the Blockchain: A Must-See Video

Voting on the Blockchain: A Must-See Video

Voting has become a controversial political issue in the popular discussion today. Speculation of Russian interference in past and upcoming elections and questions on whether enough is being done to safeguard the electoral process monopolizes the news on a daily basis, with no indications of the story abating anytime soon. […]

How to Evaluate an ICO Whitepaper

How to Evaluate an ICO Whitepaper

If you want to buy stocks, bonds, or other securities through an IPO, the required financial statements are usually considered to be a great resource for conducting the proper due diligence. What about ICOs, though? Unlike an IPO, where companies must provide financial statements and register with the SEC, entrepreneurs […]

ICO Regulations by Country

ICO Regulations by Country

One of the areas of most concern to ICO investors is the current regulatory environment. Here, Bitcoin Market Journal takes a look at the status of ICO regulation globally. (Be sure to bookmark this page, as our team of researchers regularly updates the status of ICO regulations!) Country Name Status […]

The Top 7 Best Countries for Bitcoin Mining

The Top 7 Best Countries for Bitcoin Mining

  Bitcoin mining is an integral part of the bitcoin ecosystem as it is the mechanism that secures the network. It also enables miners to receive block rewards in the form of new bitcoin for securing the network and confirming and processing transactions. The bitcoin mining reward currently stands at […]

Why You Must Understand Blockchain Scalability Before Investing in Bitcoin or Altcoins

Why You Must Understand Blockchain Scalability Before Investing in Bitcoin or Altcoins

When bitcoin first gained notoriety as an alternative form of digital money, many advocates of the technology, especially those located in Silicon Valley, mostly talked about the relatively low-cost and instantaneous nature of the transactions; however, the blockchain technology behind bitcoin is actually much less efficient than traditional, centralized systems […]

Is Hodling Still the Best Strategy for Bitcoin Investors?

Is Hodling Still the Best Strategy for Bitcoin Investors?

For years, “hodling” bitcoin investors have been rewarded with exuberant returns on their investment. Since the start of the year, however, bitcoin “hodlers” have witnessed their investment taking a beating, which begs the question, is “hodling” still the best strategy when investing in bitcoin? What is “Hodling”? In new finance, […]