• 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
  • This article will cover another approach to solving the data bloat problem in blockchains utilizing a tried and tested enterprise software solution – the Enterprise Database – alongside an Ephemeral Blockchain. [Note: This article is an op-ed] Blockchain Data Bloat in the Supply Chain MultiChain, Sidechain, BigchainDB, Factom, and other chains built either on or off the Bitcoin Blockchain will eventually suffer from the data bloat syndrome. Pruning techniques like SPV and sharding can help with this syndrome

    …And It’s Gone: How Ephemeral Blockchains Can Fix Data Bloat

    | 2016/12/27 3:00 am
  • Bitcoin investors rejoice as the cryptocurrency beat all global fiat currencies yet again in 2016. Cryptocurrency trading can provide a couple of advantages for investors over conventional trading as economists tend to distort traditional markets, whether intentionally or not.  Note: this article is an op-ed. Reality vs. Economists’ Perception Investors believed in the dismal science of economic analyses and ratings like religious zealots. Often, the economists’ views on the markets surfaced as meticulous mathematical outputs and philosophies. But

    Why Every Investor Should Be Looking at Cryptocurrency

    | 2016/12/18 2:00 am
  • [Editor’s Note: The following article is an op-ed.] This article is for general consumption, but I’m primarily intending this for all of the Bitcoin haters out there. The trolls of Bitcoin. The people who run around the Internet, mistakenly calling Bitcoin a “scam.’’ a “pyramid scheme,“ or a “Ponzi scheme.”  The ones who have successfully ignored all that Bitcoin has accomplished over the last eight years, and are ignorant enough to actually think Bitcoin is

    Why Bitcoin Price Will See Huge Gains For The Next 10 Years

    | 2016/12/05 11:00 am
  • If you even casually follow security news, you’re aware that the key governing Microsoft Secure Boot has been found, exploited, and Secure Boot as a “feature” has been rendered meaningless. I’m here to tell you that this is a good thing. Also read: GTX 1070 Ethereum Mining Review Most coverage of the subject has been written in that panicky, alarmist prose that makes for exciting news, but the problem is that the invalidation of Secure

    Why The Windows Secure Boot Hack Is a Good Thing

    | 2016/08/19 3:00 pm
  • One of the biggest problems facing Bitcoin is people’s lack of trust. Despite the security of the blockchain, many continue to believe that Bitcoin is unsafe, attracting criminals and breeding fraud. Also read: Bitcoin Price Sluggish, But Technical Indicators Still Bullish Gox and Bitfinex: Coincidence, or Signs of Conspiracy? The recent Bitfinex hack has done little to change this attitude. In fact, when one looks at the attack, it’s easy to notice similarities between these

    Coincidence or Conspiracy? A Comparison of Mt. Gox and Bitfinex

    | 2016/08/17 5:00 am
  • It’s been three years since the Winklevoss twins announced their intention to release a bitcoin ETF to investors. Since then, they’ve battled with regulators and watched as others created and released similar products.  Now, we’re again hearing that the Winklevoss ETF will “soon” be released. The question is: will the Winklevoss ETF really ever be cleared for launch? Also read: Winklevoss Twins Propose Fully Regulated BTC Exchange Winklevoss and Bitcoin In 2012, the Winklevoss twins

    Will the Winklevoss ETF Ever Happen?

    | 2016/08/16 4:00 pm
  • The bitcoin price is flat. Did you expect a major move after bitfinex came back online? Tired of over-trading, having your eyes bleed while staring at charts that don’t move? Take a break and bet the Olympics. Also read: UFC Fight Night 92 Picks Bitcoin Betting Picks for the Olympics Women’s Soccer The Women’s soccer quarterfinals are on Friday. The favorites to win USA had a hard time against Colombia and ended up with a

    Bet on the Olympics with Bitcoin: Rio 2016 Picks

    | 2016/08/11 10:05 pm
  • The best way to bet on sports online is with bitcoin. Many traditional online sportsbooks now accept bitcoin and also offer deposit bonuses for using the currency. You can also use the “pure” bitcoin sportsbooks that provide the quickest deposits and withdraws in the industry. The number of sports bettors and sportsbooks using bitcoin increases every day, giving bettors more options.  Also read: Bet on MMA with Bitcoin: UFC 201 Betting Picks UFC Fight Night

    Bet on MMA with Bitcoin: UFC Fight Night 92

    | 2016/08/03 8:30 pm
  • “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” –Morpheus, The Matrix Also read: Symantec Report Indicates End of Locky Ransomware Threat Recently, supreme technologist Elon Musk proclaimed his belief that

    Blockchain as the Matrix: Are We Entering a Virtual Life?

    | 2016/06/19 9:00 am
  • According to The Verge’s Russell Brandom, The recent attack on the DAO is somehow related to the past failings of Bitcoin. Also read: Technical Analysis: Long-Term Bitcoin Price Corrections to Come? That’s right: your eyes are not playing tricks on you, I promise that you read that correctly. I’ve seen my share of tinfoil-hatting on the subject of cryptocurrency and security, but Brandom’s conflation of these two completely different technologies takes the cake. The sheer

    How the Verge Totally Misrepresented the DAO, and Bitcoin

    | 2016/06/19 5:00 am