A United States Blockchain-Based ‘Digital Dollar’ Would Be Pointless

October 17, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
There has been sporadic talk about creating an official national cryptocurrency for the United States, dubbed the digital dollar.  “We have not at the Fed decided to pursue or drive to develop a digital currency, but it’s something we’re actively looking at and debating,” Rob Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said… Read more

Mt. Gox Artificially Inflated and Popped the Bitcoin (BTC) Bubble of Late 2013 With the Markus and Willy Bots, Proving How a Big Exchange Can Manipulate the Global Market

October 16, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Bitfinex and Tether Limited have been sued for allegedly printing billions of dollars of unbacked Tether (USDT), and using this Tether (USDT) to artificially pump the price of Bitcoin (BTC) to its all-time high of $20,000 in late 2017.  If these allegations are true, then the situation is analogous to the Mt. Gox Willy Bot,… Read more

Bitfinex’s LEO Token Has Been Consistently Losing Value Since June and Is Now Below IEO Price, Future Looks Bleak Due to Lawsuits

October 10, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 18: LEO. The war on is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down that are not worth investing in either due to their being, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or in general just being worthless copies of other cryptocurrencies. There are thousands of that are ruining the markets, and CryptoIQ… Read more

Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal Possibly Withdrawing from Libra Association as Governments Exert Currency Hegemony

October 4, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
In an article from July 2019, around the time that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency was formally announced, Crypto.IQ speculated that the death knell of Libra would be centralization.  Specifically, Bitcoin (BTC) has been successful because it is decentralized. Bitcoin (BTC) is comprised of a pseudo-anonymous and global network of nodes, miners, and users. In addition, Bitcoin’s… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) Needs to Integrate Lightning Technology Directly Into It’s Code in Order to Become a Global Currency and Survive Long Term

September 27, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Bitcoin (BTC) has an intrinsic scalability problem. The block time for Bitcoin (BTC) is on average 10 minutes and sometimes up to an hour or two, and this is how long it takes for a transaction to confirm. It gets worse, often the transaction fees rapidly rise on the network, which can cause transactions to… Read more

How Buying Bitcoin Could Help Solve the Global Crisis

August 16, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The pension crisis is getting deeper and deeper due to the gap between how much a pension needs to pay out to people and how much is available. Public pensions are short $4 trillion in funds. And this gap is now widening. According to Moody’s Investors Services, there will be a rise in pension costs… Read more

Chainlink (LINK) Devs Kill Rally and Precipitate 46% Drop in Price by Dumping 9.8 Million Tokens, Around 275 Million Tokens Still Held by Devs and 350 Million Tokens Earmarked for Staking Yet to Be Touched, Posing Centralized Market Risk

August 12, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 17: Chainlink (LINK). 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

Pompliano Advocates for Portfolio Allocation to Bitcoin

August 8, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Anthony Pompliano, widely viewed as one of the investors with the most positive outlook on Bitcoin, is advocating for fund managers and investors to have exposure to Bitcoin. The co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets stated in his latest “Off the Chain” podcast that having a 1 to 5 percent capital allocation to Bitcoin is… Read more

Tron (TRX) Has Critical Centralization Issues Due To Justin Sun And The Tron Foundation, These Issues Are Coming To The Surface Following The Tron Super Community Ponzi, The Aborted Buffet Lunch, And The Failure To Pay BitTorrent’s Creator

July 26, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Tron (TRX) is often thought of as a major cryptocurrency, with a market cap near $1.5 billion. Tron (TRX) is considered to be an Ethereum (ETH) competitor, and is one of the top choices for decentralized App (dApp) development.   Tron (TRX) Is Effectively A Centralized Network Due To dPoS And Centralized Supply Although Tron… Read more

India’s Move to Take on the Crypto Ecosystem — What Will Be Its Impact on the Economy?

July 21, 2019  /  by Prashanth Swaminathan
• In the last 12 months, multiple exchanges have either shut shop or have ventured abroad to look for revenues. • The key reason for the pathetic state of Indian exchanges is the banking ban introduced by the RBI in April 2018. As the price of bitcoin crossed $13,000 and the global crypto ecosystem was… Read more