Beware Of Cryptos Copying Bitcoin

January 4, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Bitcoin (BTC) is the one and only king of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has by far the highest market cap at $68 billion with a price of $3,800 per coin as of today. Bitcoin’s trading volume on the spot markets is in excess of $4 billion per day, far higher than any other cryptocurrency, and this does… Read more

Bitcoin Adoption Gets Boost: Chapwood Index Asserts Actual U.S. Inflation 10 Percent

January 3, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the benchmark number used to determine inflation in the United States. The CPI includes a basket of goods commonly purchased by consumers, such as shelter costs, food, energy, taxes, transportation, and medical expenses. Long term CPI data yields an average annual inflation of 2-3 percent in the United States.… Read more

Bitcoin Becoming Easy Payment Option for Merchants

January 2, 2019  /  by Steven Lubka
Most merchants, businesses, and non-profits are eager to learn more about how to integrate Bitcoin into their businesses, but the majority also think that it is not feasible for them to do so. The most common misconception is that, in order to accept Bitcoin at your business, you must create a Bitcoin wallet and accept… Read more

Bitcoin Is Kosher: A Halachic Analysis Of Bitcoin

December 27, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
There have been plenty of articles in the mainstream crypto news about whether Bitcoin is Halal under Islamic Sharia law, but there has been nothing about whether Bitcoin is kosher according to Jewish law (Halacha). In the following article, we explore the 613 commandments in the Torah and discuss all of the commandments relevant to… Read more

Bitcoin as the Ultimate Haven from Hyperinflation: A Country By Country Analysis Of Worldwide Fiat Currency Inflation

December 26, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Bitcoin was created during the Great Recession that started in 2008, when the governments of the world printed trillions of dollars to bail out banks and corporations. Satoshi Nakamoto intended Bitcoin to be a decentralized form of money that could not be printed by governments at will. In the the Genesis Block Satoshi included the… Read more

Western Union Considers Crypto

December 21, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
Western Union, one of the world’s largest money transfer services, is delving into the world of cryptocurrency as an addition to its services. The company has been evaluating the potential for cryptocurrencies to speed up its delivery system and reduce costs. Western Union has already been conducting tests with Ripple to see if cryptocurrency could… Read more

Could Cryptocurrency Fund Trump’s Wall, Other Public Projects?

December 17, 2018  /  by Steven Lubka
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.” Mexico said no, now what? One Congressman thinks that cryptocurrency is the answer President Donald Trump has been looking for. Rep. Warren Davidson, an ardent cryptocurrency proponent, recently drafted a bill called “Buy a Brick, Build… Read more

Robinhood Takes Another Swipe at Legacy Banking, Offers Checking and Savings Accounts

December 14, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
Robinhood is taking on the legacy banking system in much the same way that Bitcoin has taken on the world financial system. In keeping with its tradition of commission-free trading, Robinhood Markets Inc. took a step toward disrupting the legacy banking system and launched a zero fee checking and savings accounts for users. After initially… Read more

Amazon Web Services Announces Blockchain Services

November 28, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
Amazon has contradicted its dismissal of any future involvement in blockchain by announcing the Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. The products were announced at AWS re:Invent, describing QLDB’s features of transparency, scalability, speed, and ability to execute two to three times more transactions than existing products. Amazon QLDB is described as… Read more

Largest Cryptocurrency Mining Operation and Exchange Planned in Paraguay

November 26, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
Recently, there have been rumors of Paraguay teaming up with the Blockchain Technology Foundation, also known as the Commons Foundation, to construct and manage the world’s largest crypto mining farm and exchange. The South Korean-based company announced the partnership and new project, the Golden Goose, will take place in tourism center Ciudad del Este. The… Read more