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

Why the Bitcoin Dominance Index is a Misleading Metric

August 17, 2018  /  by Jackson Rickun
With Bitcoin’s dominance jumping past 50 percent this week, much of the discourse on Twitter and Reddit has been rushing to praise Bitcoin’s supreme reign. It’s surprising to see how fickle speculators and investors are to jump ship or get back on the bandwagon when it comes to talking about Bitcoin and its potential as… Read more

Blockchain Authoritarianism: The Regime In Iran Goes Crypto

August 16, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Iran has taken the next step toward thumbing its nose at international sanctions. The repressive regime is in the early stages of creating its own cryptocurrency. Unlike in other countries where governments don’t seem in any rush to foster crypto adoption and there is no threat of looming international sanctions, Iran’s central bank is helping… Read more

A Geek in Prison (Part 11: Making Friends)

August 13, 2018  /  by Charlie Shrem
This is Part 11 in a series about my life as a Geek in Prison. Check out this blog for the Preamble and Parts 1-10. All names have been changed to protect inmates’ privacy. Everything I write is hypothetical and for educational purposes only. One of the first things I was told in prison came… Read more

NEO is Probably a Security – That’s Why We Removed it From Our Portfolio

August 2, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
In light of the upcoming SEC regulation of cryptocurrencies, NEO came up on our radar as a problem. We swept through our portfolio to see if there was anything at risk of falling under the SEC definition of security. We wanted to reduce our portfolio risk by removing coins we believe will be a problem… Read more

A Geek in Prison  (Part 10  – The Prison Gym)

July 30, 2018  /  by Charlie Shrem
This is Part 10 in a series about my life as a Geek in Prison. All names have been changed to protect inmates’ privacy. Everything I write is hypothetical and for educational purposes only. The gym is a scary place. Sounds dumb, I know. For 2 months, I stayed as far away from the gym… Read more

Crypto & Coffee Series – Now Available on YouTube

July 27, 2018  /  by Carly Capko
All of our Crypto & Coffee episodes are now available on YouTube! Crypto & Coffee is a weekly series with Crypto.IQ Co-Founder Charlie Shrem. Charlie goes through the happenings of the week, discusses his insights on them and shares personal stories from his many years in the cryptocurrency space. You can find the full channel… Read more

A Geek in Prison (Part 9 – My Visit to the Prison Dance)

July 11, 2018  /  by Charlie Shrem
This is Part 9 in a series about my life as a Geek in Prison. All names are changed to protect inmates’ privacy. Everything I write is hypothetical and for educational purposes only. Thursday Saturday is my first visit. I’m really nervous because I need to get Courtney and her mom on my visiting list… Read more

A Geek in Prison — Part 8 — InterPrison Exchange & Keyboard Training

July 9, 2018  /  by Charlie Shrem
A Geek in Prison is Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem’s account of his experience going from being a force for increasing adoption of Bitcoin before the world had heard of cryptocurrency to a 15-month stint in federal prison for selling it to the wrong people. In his excitement to spread the word about Bitcoin, Charlie fell… Read more