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

Atonomi (ATMI) Has Lost 99 Percent of Its Value Since ICO, Pulled a Bait and Switch on Investors and Diverted All ICO Funds to Centri, Simultaneously Centri Fired the Entire Atonomi Team

February 21, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 12: Atonomi (ATMI). 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

Bitcoiin (B2G): an ERC-20 Token That Claims to Be Superior to Bitcoin (BTC) but Has No Redeeming Qualities, Raised $75 Million in ICO and Lost 94 Percent of Its Value

February 18, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 11: Bitcoiin (B2G). 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

Reality Shares Blockforce Global Currency Strategy ETF Wants to Be the First Bitcoin (BTC) Related ETF, but it Uses Bitcoin Futures on CME and CBOE Instead of Actual Bitcoins and 75 Percent of the ETF Is Fiat Currencies

February 14, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Every single Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal in the United States has been either rejected by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or delayed into oblivion. Most notably, the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF, which was to be backed by actual Bitcoins (BTC) got the cold shoulder from the SEC. Now Reality Shares has proposed… Read more

The Laws That Govern Bitcoin Part 1 — Moore’s Law

February 8, 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

NEM (XEM): Decentralized Governance Gone Wrong, NEM Foundation Bankrupts Itself After Burning Through 80 Million XEM In a Year, Asks Community for Another 160 Million XEM

February 7, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The War On Shitcoins Episode 10: NEM (XEM). 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

How Do We Decentralize KYC Data? Hacker Sells User Data from Major Exchanges

January 23, 2019  /  by Angel Reyes
When users enter the crypto space, they may experience the troublesome process required by exchanges and ICOs — know-your-customer (KYC). KYC is the backbone of government oversight on modern financial institutions, aiming to keep tabs on investors and prevent money laundering. KYC, however, can result in identity theft security risks and violations a user’s right… Read more

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Giveaway Odyssey at North American Bitcoin Conference

January 18, 2019  /  by Steven Lubka
The North American Bitcoin Conference had a number of great guests this year in Miami. As with most Bitcoin conferences, there was a strong Bitcoin.com presence, the main supporter of Bitcoin Cash. A representative for Bitcoin.com took the stage to tell us all about the benefits of Bitcoin Cash and then informed us that they… Read more

Ethereum’s (ETH) Difficulty Bomb Is a Form Of Centralization, Gives Developers Power Over Miners

January 17, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople hard fork has been delayed until further notice due to a critical security bug. At this point it would be best for developers to take their time and ensure that the fork has zero problems before scheduling to deploy it again, but instead the Constantinople hard fork will have to be… Read more

Bitcoin as a Portal to Decentralized Living

January 17, 2019  /  by Cathy Zollo
Invictus By William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance  My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond… Read more