Bitcoin’s Path to Method of Payment

September 4, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
The emotional aspects of Bitcoin ownership and adoption are complex, as Jimmy Song so eloquently points out in this piece. There are people like us here at Crypto.IQ, who grasp the magnitude of what Bitcoin means for the future of all people. We are just as excited about how it can enhance personal freedom as… Read more

What the Business World Sees as Blockchains Biggest Barriers

August 31, 2018  /  by Jackson Rickun
Subjective regulatory uncertainty and trust are barriers to blockchain adoption among businesses, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey. The study surveyed 600 business executives around the world from over 10 industries, asking respondents a series of questions regarding the adoption of blockchain in the next three to five years. Executives also said that separate… Read more

Crypto.IQ’s Charlie Shrem discusses the Future of Cryptocurrency

August 28, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
For us at Crypto.IQ, there are few things better than a look behind the Bitcoin curtain. This talk between Crypto.IQ’s Charlie Shrem and JP Mangalindan, chief tech correspondent for Yahoo Finance, is a peek at Charlie’s experiences in early Bitcoin with a bit about his prison stint and some great advice on how to approach… Read more

Stop Worrying About How Much Energy Bitcoin Uses

August 24, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Bitcoin critics like to point to the cryptocurrency’s energy usage as an argument against its rise to prominence in the global economy. We are not sure of their true agenda, but we have said from the beginning that, when criticizing Bitcoin in this way, critics have to be honest. Many are not. They trot out… Read more

Bitcoin Is Trading Surprisingly Well After Another Round Of SEC Rejections

August 23, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
We’re looking at two stories today that relate to the price of Bitcoin. The first is the SEC’s denial Wednesday of nine applications for Bitcoin ETFs (see our first story in today’s digest for more detailed analysis of the decision). The other is the surprising and short lived jump in price that many are saying… Read more

Large-scale crypto mining operation launched in Lone Star State

August 22, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Texas, a place known for its holdouts — consider the Alamo, Ross Perot and the never say die effort to secede — is embracing cryptocurrency, so much so that large crypto mining operations are in the works deep in the hot heart of the Lone Star State. TMGcore is not alone in choosing Texas for… Read more

Why Bitcoin Would Probably Not Get Listed on Binance Today

August 21, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
It’s difficult to compare apples to apples in this scenario because times have changed since Satoshi Nakamoto offered up his peer-to-peer electronic cash system. But assuming Bitcoin developers wanted to list Bitcoin on the Binance exchange when it appeared, had Binance or any exchange existed, they would have failed. Binance has strict listing requirements. “We… Read more

Venezuela’s massive currency devaluation is a ‘scam’ — and does ‘nothing’ to ease its economic crisis, analysts say

August 20, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Venezuelans had a rough weekend, with their government devaluing the Bolivar by 95 percent and issuing a new currency that is tied to the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency. This is an old game, versions of which have been played since the inception of fiat money. It’s a game that is designed to steal from a populace.… Read more

The Big Unit Problem with Bitcoin

August 20, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
There are lots of cognitive biases in investing. Crypto, still in its Wild West phase, is not known for fostering responsible investing practices. One of those cognitive biases that tends to dim our investing wisdom is unit bias. We have been conditioned to believe that there is an ideal quantity of something. People don’t want… Read more

Coinbase’s CEO Wants to Manage Bitcoin Adoption Expectations

August 17, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Sorry (not sorry), but it’s not Brian Armstrong’s job to manage expectations about anything for anyone living in the information age. Armstrong came out in a Bloomberg interview sounding like it’s his job to keep people’s hopes and dreams about Bitcoin based in reality. It’s not. We like and respect Brian Armstrong, but that’s not… Read more