• Dutch Bank ING released a report complaining about the energy amount that the average Bitcoin transaction consumes. When it comes to Bitcoin, some people just aren’t happy unless they’re finding something to complain about. The fact that it’s essentially a revolution in finance and individual liberty isn’t important. What is important is what they consider the drawbacks of Bitcoin to be. The most recent example comes from the Dutch bank ING, who just released a report

    Dutch Bank Complains About How Much Electricity Bitcoin Uses

    | 2017/10/16 2:30 pm
  • The ICO is still booming; there’s a new way for companies to attract investment, while crypto holders know their “new money” now offers one more way to increase profits. Feeding the Dream Where there is demand, there is supply. The so-called “ICO full-range service” agencies promise the best quality, speed, and results with little or no input from the client’s side. All you need to do is pay. I can personally vouch for the high interest

    ‘We’ll help you launch a successful ICO’ – Will they?

    | 2017/09/28 2:10 pm
  • Another day, another dollar, another All Time High in both price and market cap. It’s all starting to get a little bit… meh. Well, as “meh” as it can get, knowing that our magical imaginary money is suddenly worth even more. I could write yet another article, quoting a few figures, then padded out with a bunch of conjecture as to what happens next. But instead, I’m going to put on my big dreamer’s hat, and

    What Can I Buy for Bitcoin… Like, If I Had All of Them?

    | 2017/08/15 9:30 pm
  • It only seems like a couple of days ago that we were all huddled  around our computer screens in nervous anticipation. The countdown tickers onscreen marked the inexorable march towards an event that could change the world. Fingernails were being bitten down to bloody stumps, until finally… zero hour! So much has happened since then that… What? It was only a couple of days ago! Oh, so did anything happen? Not Immediately The alotted time came and

    Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork : Price Swings and the Aftermath

    | 2017/08/03 3:00 pm
  • Singapore is witness to its first legal battle regarding cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, according to local newspaper, The Straits Times. The lawsuit revolves around a series of trades placed by UK based market maker B2C2 on the “World’s Most Advanced Bitcoin Trading Platform”, Quoine. Specifically, the market maker claims that trades were unlawfully reversed by Quoine, leading to proceeds being “misappropriated” without authorization. You Mentioned a Bitcoin Pricing Error We’ve all been there. Nonchalantly browsing around a store, not really

    Legal Dispute Rages Over Singapore Exchange’s $3.78m Bitcoin Pricing Error

    | 2017/08/01 10:15 pm
  • Exactly one week ago, the SEC issued a report concluding that certain token sales could be considered securities, and hence were subject to regulation. Today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a similar statement, clarifying that, in some cases, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) were essentially equivalent to securities, and should fall under the same regulatory procedures. I can’t help but feel slightly responsible. After all, just five days before the SEC report was published,

    ICO Haven Sent Packing; Singapore follows SEC Lead to Regulate Securities-type Token Sales

    | 2017/08/01 5:15 pm
  • The meeting over, Griff went back to his desk to find his messaging app urgently blinking. He cast his eyes cautiously around at his colleagues. The company he founded, Giveth, was a blockchain startup, creating a transparent accounting system for charities: hashtag, making the world a better place. He smiled. Everyone was occupied in their own thoughts. He clicked the flashing icon. “Something big going down. Vulnerability in Parity wallet. $32m already gone.” …He stood

    Achieving Parity (or How to Save $85M in Your White Hat)

    | 2017/07/27 4:30 am
  • The Ripple cryptocurrency XRP has been the center of attentions, rallying to unprecedented heights over the last month but what is truly fueling the rally? [Note: This is an Op-Ed] XRP Shoots Up 445% Ripple has been enjoying a phenomenal month on the price charts, constantly breaking all time highs and dominating daily trading volume. Although recent times have been filled with exciting rallies, XRP has overshadowed every altcoin out there, growing over 445%% in two weeks,

    Ripple Soars 445% in 2 Weeks, But XRP Holders Won’t Like This Article

    | 2017/05/17 9:00 am
  • Just because Grindelwald and Dumbledore had a deadly brawl during their quest to revolutionize magic doesn’t mean two great powers cannot be used in concert to change the world. By Marcie Terman, founding director of XBT Corp Sarl This could be the worst way to start an important conversation about financial technology, but stick with me, it gets more interesting. We are speaking about the world-altering technology of Artificial Intelligence as the first superpower coupled with

    Do A.I. and Cryptocurrency Work Well Together?

    | 2017/05/05 3:00 pm
  • National cryptocurrencies will never be able to compete with Bitcoin because no one will trust a system that requires advance permission from and which is controlled by a government to use it.  [Note: This is an op-ed, edited by Allen Scott]  National Cryptocurrencies Will Never Be Global News is just in that the mint of a very important, historic sovereign nation has just hired a company in a separate nation to help it launch its own “Blockchain not

    Why National Cryptocurrencies Will Never Beat Bitcoin

    | 2017/04/14 2:00 pm
  • Increasing regulatory pressures have eviscerated trading volumes across Bitcoin exchanges in China. Bitcoin’s shifting volumes and price are signaling that further disintermediation is inevitable, which could also spell trouble for Western exchanges like Coinbase and Kraken. China Regulates Bitcoin Exchanges Increasing regulation of the Bitcoin market in China by the People’s Bank (PBoC) has characterized the first Quarter of 2017. First they banned margin-trading. Then they halted withdrawals of Bitcoin from Chinese exchanges in February. The latest news is that

    The China Syndrome: Are California’s Bitcoin Exchanges Doomed?

    | 2017/03/23 4:30 am
  • Over 50 of the world’s biggest banks are currently studying one of Bitcoin’s key components – the Blockchain. But it’s becoming increasingly evident that the idea of banks building their own blockchains is like the futile attempt of building your own internet.  [Note: This is an Op-Ed] ‘Can’t We Be in the Headlines on Blockchain?’ When a bank says they’re working on their own blockchain platform are they actually saying “let’s build our own internet?” And

    Banks Don’t Need Their Own ‘Vanity Project’ Blockchains

    | 2017/03/16 11:00 am
  • Many within the Bitcoin community are pretty upset about the Winklevoss ETF being turned away by the SEC. If you are among them, buck up, little camper! I’m going to reveal several reasons why Bitcoin is better off without the passage of the COIN ETF. [This is an op-ed article. Viewer discretion is advised.] Bitcoin Must Be Regulated…to Be Regulated First things first, let’s review yesterday’s ruling by the Securities Exchange Commission. Here is the

    6 Reasons Why The ETF Defeat is a Major Win For Bitcoin

    | 2017/03/11 1:00 pm
  • Vikram Mansharamani is a lecturer in the Program on Ethics, Politics & Economics at Yale University who recently explained why Bitcoin is not in Bubble territory. Is There a Bitcoin Bubble That’s About to Pop? Mansharamani is a lecturer in the Program on Ethics, Politics & Economics at Yale University and a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the author of “Boombustology: Spotting

    There is No Bitcoin Bubble, Yale Economics Professor Says

    | 2017/03/06 8:00 am
  • How can we determine at what price point will Bitcoin match the total money supply value of global reserve currencies and the market cap of precious metals such as gold? Bitcoin: Market Cap or Money Supply? First off, a disclaimer. Definition of market cap: Market capitalization is the market value of a company’s outstanding shares. This figure is found by taking the stock price and multiplying it by the total number of shares outstanding. — Investopedia Bitcoin

    At What Price Will Bitcoin’s Market Cap Equal Gold & Reserve Currencies?

    | 2017/02/26 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin’s legendary February ‘bull run’ has created an uncomfortable, but inevitable fact. There will be a day in the very near future when Bitcoin price will exceed an ounce of Gold. At that point, which will truly be worth more? Bitcoin or Gold? Bitcoin vs. Gold The answer may depend on which side of the tracks you are from. The two commodities share a lot more in common than one may think. Bitcoin is called

    When Bitcoin Price Passes Gold, Which One Will Really Be Worth More?

    | 2017/02/25 10:00 am
  • The world is still coming to grips with an inevitable future of purely digitized society. The future of the world’s monetary system is pretty important to gain control of, hence a “staff working paper” was commissioned by the Bank of Canada, the nation’s official central bank. Bank of Canada Gives ‘Lessons’ Titled Canadian Bank Notes and Dominion Notes: Lessons for Digital Currencies, the paper outlines some very original conclusions were made regarding Bitcoin, which seems to have been the target of the study. We will

    Bank of Canada Paper Concludes Bitcoin Can Be Counterfeited

    | 2017/02/22 8:00 am
  • Anyone who has invested in Bitcoin since the market bottomed out after the Mt. Gox collapse has made a small fortune in ROI, depending upon their timing. The Norway government is looking for a brand new bag for their wealth fund management. Here’s why ‘digital gold’ Bitcoin should be an option to consider. Norway’s Fund Looking for Riskier Bets, High Yields Normally, a national government investing in something as avant-garde and aggressive as Bitcoin would

    Norway’s Gov’t Wealth Fund to Reinvest $90BN; Is Bitcoin an Option?

    | 2017/02/19 12:00 pm
  • In July of 2015, the world was introduced to Ethereum, and the altcoin market hasn’t been the same since. So what’s has the world’s second most popular cryptocurrency been up to lately?  Ethereum’s Quick Rise to Fame There was a time, let’s call that time, “2015,” when the Bitcoin ecosystem wondered aloud “When is there going to be an altcoin worth a damn?” Funny that we asked that because, in July of 2013, and officially launched in

    Make Ethereum Great Again: How ETH Could Go Mainstream in 2017

    | 2017/02/15 9:00 am
  • The more the world takes a serious look at Bitcoin, the more impressed they are by it. Governments and banks around the world are piggybacking off of its success to update their business models. Yesterday, another financial analyst sang the praises of Bitcoin’s future economic value. Financial Analyst, Yves Lamoureux: $25K the End Target Yves Lamoureux, president and chief behavioral strategist of macroeconomic research firm Lamoureux & Co., wrote a piece that was featured in

    Bitcoin Will Be Worth $25,000 or More – Financial Analyst

    | 2017/02/11 11:00 am
  • Give me a society, and I’ll show you a currency behind it. This is exactly what happened for Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem. For a year of his life, he found himself in prison, a “sabbatical” as he called it. Interestingly, it turned out to be an important learning experience of economics, value, and currency. [Note: This is an Op-Ed] Mackerel or EMAK, the Prison Currency While in prison, the inmates had developed a currency using tins of

    Charlie Shrem’s Mackerel Prison Currency & Bitcoin’s ‘Evolution of Money’

    | 2017/02/04 4:00 am
  • Looks like the global Bitcoin community needs a pep talk. Are you down in the dumps, following a drop in Bitcoin value over the last week? Cheer up, buttercup! Here are three reasons why Bitcoin is an epic buy right now. [Note: This article is an op-ed] Why The Doubt? Call me a Bitcoin optimist, or even a fanboi. Maybe my glass is always half full when it comes to “The Future of Money,” but this

    Three Reasons Why Bitcoin is an Epic Buy Right Now

    | 2017/01/12 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist asked digital currency experts Kim Dotcom, Reggie Middleton and Tone Vays to give us their thoughts on what we should expect from Bitcoin this year. 3 Prominent Experts Share Their Predictions It would be hard to find anyone who predicted Bitcoin could more than double in value in 2016. Even the most ardent proponents can only be so optimistic. My view of its price went as high as $800 by year’s end, but I certainly

    How Far Will Bitcoin Go in 2017? Experts Weigh In With Predictions

    | 2017/01/03 4:00 pm