CME Bitcoin Futures Are Poisoning Crypto

December 7, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched Bitcoin futures on 17 December 2017, the same day the price of Bitcoin peaked near $20,000 and then began to crash, a crash that has lasted a year. Today, the price of Bitcoin is $3,200 and falling. The launch of the Bitcoin futures on CME and the drastic decline… Read more

Inflation Hits 100% Per Week In Venezuela, Currency Collapse Is Imminent, And There Is No Evidence That The Petro Is A Cryptocurrency

December 6, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The newly re-denominated Venezuelan fiat currency, the Sovereign Bolivar (VES), is supposed to be backed by the Petro, which is the official cryptocurrency of Venezuela. The government of Venezuela began the public sale of the Petro on 29 October 2018, and it has been over a month since then, but based on the accelerating hyperinflation… Read more

51% Attacks Becoming More Likely For Small Cap PoW Cryptocurrencies, Vertcoin (VTC) Is Latest Victim

December 6, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The increasing amount of hashing power securing major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum may be good for the security on those networks, but it is simultaneously compromising the security of smaller cap Proof of Work (PoW) cryptocurrencies. For example, someone can take a small fraction of the hash power securing Litecoin, the #1 Scrypt… Read more

Has the Bitcoin Hash Rate Peaked? Comparisons with Oil Show Interesting Findings

December 4, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The Bitcoin mining hash rate had been exponentially increasing on average since the genesis block in 2009, from MH/s, to GH/s, to TH/s, to PH/s, to EH/s, and it reached an all-time record high of 62 EH/s on 26 August 2018. Since this peak was reached, the Bitcoin mining hash rate gradually plateaued and has… Read more

Burstcoin (BURST): A Dark Horse That Could Become A Major Cryptocurrency, The King of Proof of Capacity

December 3, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Currently the cryptocurrency space is flooded with copycat coins and initial coin offering (ICO) tokens, most of which are moving steadily down the ranks on CoinMarketCap as the bear market of 2018 continues. This bear market is weeding out cryptocurrencies that have little long term potential, and cryptocurrencies that have strong communities and unique technology… Read more

DECONSTRUCTING FUD: Two FUDdy Takes on the Approaching One-Year Anniversary of Bitcoin’s All-Time High

November 28, 2018  /  by CathyTest ZolloTest
Since the beginning of crypto a decade ago, the purveyors of FUD have used hyperbole to heat up the news. It’s always been part of the scene in crypto, whether the market is mooning or “Plunging off a Cliff” (an actual headline). But we’ve seen this phenomenon intensify so much recently that it’s emotionally grueling… Read more

A Different Kind of Double Bottom

November 7, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Recently, The New York Times published a piece reporting that the Winkelvoss twins are suing Charlie Shrem, alleging fraud over 5,000 Bitcoin left me depressed and bewildered. The New York Times piece used graphics and language to imply that the Winkelvoss twins were justified in their lawsuit based on the fact that Charlie had purchased… Read more

Janet Yellen’s Recent Comments on Bitcoin are Misinformed

October 31, 2018  /  by Jackson Rickun
Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen criticized Bitcoin and doubted its utility at a Canada Fintech forum recently. At the 2018 Canada Fintech Forum held in Montreal, Yellen used a series of misinformed claims to detail why she is “not a fan” of Bitcoin. Yellen opened her argument saying that very few transactions… Read more

Am I the Only One Who Has CAPTCHA Anxiety?

October 16, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
There’s already enough anxiety that comes with owning and using crypto. With every move we make and every account we sign into, we have some concerns. Will my transaction go through? Are my funds safe on that exchange? What if my wallet is hacked? But nowadays, I have anxiety about even signing in to my… Read more

DECONSTRUCTING FUD: In the Crypto Universe, FUD Never Sleeps

October 11, 2018  /  by CathyTest ZolloTest
In the doldrums of cryptocurrency markets, the FUDsters aren’t taking a break. No, in fact they are attacking every perceived weakness of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Today’s headline: ‘Dr. Doom’ warns Senate: ‘Cryptocurrency is the mother of all scams’ You’ll notice in this particular piece of FUD originated by Nouriel Roubini, an economist who teaches at… Read more
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