Bitcoin 2 (BTC2): a Cheap Bitcoin (BTC) Knockoff With Low Liquidity That Just Had a 7,200% Pump and Dump, Users Risk Losing Their Bitcoin (BTC) Private Keys When Claiming Bitcoin 2 (BTC2)

June 10, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 16: Bitcoin 2 (BTC2). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to their being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or in general just being worthless copies of other cryptocurrencies. There are thousands of… Read more

Craig Wright Registers a Copyright for Bitcoin’s (BTC) White Paper and Code: the Implications of This Copyright and Why Bitcoin’s Decentralization Will Save the Day

May 22, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Craig Wright has registered copyrights for the original Bitcoin (BTC) code and the Bitcoin white paper with the United States Copyright Office. Further, Craig Wright has claimed in these copyrights that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. The Bitcoin white paper was originally published by Satoshi Nakamoto in the latter half of 2008, with the code becoming… Read more

The Laws That Govern Bitcoin Part 2 — Amara’s Law

May 15, 2019  /  by Ronald Tichenor
As Bitcoin enthusiasts and investors, we can’t let Bitcoin run unbridled across the financial landscape without trying to define it every chance we get. Luckily, there are a variety of eponymous laws, principles, effects, and maybe a razor or two that seem to govern how Bitcoin grows, changes, and interacts with us humans. These laws… Read more

Monaco (MCO) Raised $26 Million in ICO and Promised to Deliver Crypto Visa Cards; Rebrands Itself to Crypto.com Then Crypto.com Chain (CRO) After Failing to Deliver Cards

April 26, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 14: Crypto.com aka Monaco (MCO) & Crypto.com Chain (CRO). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to their being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or in general just being worthless copies of other… Read more

Mr. Crypto Market Never Liked Bitcoin SV (BSV)

April 19, 2019  /  by Ronald Tichenor
One would think that the beating that Bitcoin SV (BSV) has taken the last few days was due solely to a crypto community collective hatred of Craig Wright. One would be wrong. A price comparison between Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and BSV since the fork of Nov. 15 reveals a deeper problem that BSV has. The… Read more

What Fidelities Stealth Cryptocurrency Launch Can Tell Us About the State of the Crypto Market

March 24, 2019  /  by Steven Lubka
Fidelity is one of the largest asset management companies in the world, with 2.46 trillion dollars of assets under management, and to the cryptocurrency world, it is one of the strongest institutional supporters. Fidelity began mining Bitcoin before it was cool, with operations that began in 2015. Not many financial companies were truly interested in… Read more

OneCoin: A $4 Billion ICO That Ended up Being A Ponzi Scheme, Never Had a Functioning Cryptocurrency or Blockchain, Leader Arrested But Founder Still on the Run

March 13, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 14: OneCoin. The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to their being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or in general just being worthless copies of other cryptocurrencies. There are thousands of shitcoins that… Read more

The Charge of the Lite Brigade: Riffing on Alfred Lord Tennyson

March 12, 2019  /  by Ronald Tichenor
(This story first appeared in the February 2019 edition of Crypto.IQ’s newsletter “Proof of Brain”) 2019 feels decidedly more optimistic than 2018 for the crypto markets so far. But analysts are looking for confirmation of the bottom so that we can charge forward with confidence. Unfortunately, that’s something we can only know for sure with… Read more

Verge (XVG) Has Lost 94 Percent of Its Value After Three Time Warp Attacks and a 51 Percent Attack in 2018, Now Mining Code Is Malfunctioning and Developers May Fork to Proof of Stake (PoS)

February 28, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 13: Verge (XVG). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to their being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or in general just being worthless copies of other cryptocurrencies. There are thousands of shitcoins… Read more

In National First, Florida Appoints Director of Blockchain and Legislative Affairs

February 22, 2019  /  by Steven Lubka
Florida just made national history by creating the first director of blockchain and legislative affairs in the country. The position has been created by the Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office. “The Director’s overall goal will be to advocate for government adoption of Blockchain technology and assist in providing public policy solutions and to achieve legislative… Read more
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