One of the biggest topics of conversation at the Consensus 2018 conference in New York this week was the concept of stablecoins. Although this particular type of crypto asset has been around for some time, there are a variety of new stablecoin projects expected to hit the market soon. A stablecoin is a crypto asset […]
When bitcoin was introduced, there was a significant segment of the market that was attracted to the digital currency based on the promise of anonymous transactions. For some, having invisible money was a right, an assurance that no bank or central authority was tracking how they were using their money […]
When you invest in bitcoin or an altcoin, the first thing to understand is where that coin originates. In the case of bitcoin, for example, blocks are “mined.” This means figuring out some extremely complicated and difficult-to-solve math problems. If you solve them, though, the reward is currently 12.5 bitcoin. […]
You know how bitcoin mining functions. Anybody can download the software and mine blocks, hoping to be the first to solve a complicated mathematical problem and get the coins hidden inside that precious block. But what about altcoins where the supply is more tightly controlled? Who does the mining then? […]
Well, that took a turn. In a very short period of time, Telegram has gone from a popular messaging app to a lucrative blockchain investment to a publicly aborted ICO filled with questions. What exactly happened here? The short version is that the company doesn’t need to launch an ICO. […]
“Blockchain” is on the verge of becoming a meaningless buzzword. Everybody wants to add blockchain to everything, like a hot new vegetable or dish that seemingly turns up on every menu anywhere you eat out. But, much like there’s a valid reason to put kale and bacon in pretty much […]
Two venerable financial institutions are jumping aboard the bitcoin bandwagon. Read on to learn why we were tickled but NOT surprised. Hint: We’ve been immersed in the community.
Bitcoin Market Journal Publisher John Hargraves says we can’t sue ’em. We shouldn’t shame ’em on social media. Okay, you ask, then what do you do when the forces of skepticism are arrayed against you? Watch to find out John’s answer for the best way to overcome the naysayers.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has started to take a hard look at cryptocurrencies, sending out what the Wall Street Journal has described as “dozens of subpoenas and information requests” to companies trying to launch initial coin offerings. The agency itself has issued numerous warnings to companies that it might […]
While it’s true that libertarians were one of the first groups of people to become interested in bitcoin due to the crypto asset’s usefulness as a form of free-market money, there are also plenty of liberty-minded individuals who still prefer physical gold over its digital cousin. Most of the arguments […]