God knows what happens to Bitcoin during these past months. I wanted to get some extra coins but the exchange rate hit 10K per BTC last week! So I am feeling really insecure with this situation and decided to open a business to get a kind of safety n...
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December 30th, 2019 by BTCMedia
Managing crypto-assets can be an anxiety-inducing experience for a lot of people. While it's quite empowering to “be your own bank,” it's also scary for a lot of people who understand the risks associated with self-custody. Although cryptocurrency wallets have made tremendous progress since the days when a full-sync of the blockchain was required, there are still significant hurdles that limit broad adoption.Read More
December 29th, 2019 by BTCMedia
Bitcoin is still mostly a speculative asset in the developed world. However, in countries with a history of poor monetary policy, Bitcoin is now a viable hedge against high inflation and government seizure.
Argentina's recent history is one of poor monetary policy. Between 1991 and 2002 the Argentine Peso was pegged to the USD with the central bank claiming to operate a full reserve. This peg was used to combat hyperinflation and initially appeared to work with inflation falling from 3000% in 1989 to 3.4% in 1994.Read More
December 29th, 2019 by BTCMedia
If you’re looking to bring up Bitcoin during the holidays or any time over the next few weeks, here are two good strategies in bringing up the subject matter.Read More
Alex Connolly is the CTO of Immutable, the company behind the Gods Unchained trading card game, with cards represented as digital tokens on Ethereum.
Gods Unchained is similar to Hearthstone, Magic the Gathering, Yugioh etc, except it has
- All the benefits of a computer-based TCG
- While retaining paper-card based TCG's perks of tradability and ownership of the cards.
Join POV as we delve down into some of the nuances of digital cards on Ethereum!Read More
Bitcoin & Co. - Jan Capek and Pavel Moravec: Bitcoiners by Heart Lead Us Behind the Scenes of Pool Mining
We will take a non-technical look into bitcoin mining in this episode. My guests are Jan Čapek and Pavel Moravec, the CEOs and Founders of Braiins, the company that is operating Slush pool, which is the world’s first bitcoin mining pool with more than 1 000 000 BTC mined since 2010. Jan and Pavels company is located in the Czech Republic in Prague. They are bitcoiners by heart and explain how pool mining works, what the challenges for miners are to be profitable, share their thoughts about the electricity consumption of proof-of-work and what they believe bitcoin will be in the future.Read More
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has been granted a U.S. patent for a system for users to make crypto payments with email addresses linked to corresponding wallet addresses.Read More
Chain Reaction - IDEX’s Alex Wearn: Scaling A Decentralized Exchange Through Optimized Optimistic RollupsDecember 26th, 2019 by BTCMedia
Host Tom Shaughnessy of Delphi Digital is joined by Alex Wearn, the co-founder and CEO of IDEX, a decentralized exchange built on Ethereum, to discuss the next version of the exchange and using optimized optimistic rollups to scale the exchange.Read More
December 26th, 2019 by BTCMedia
In this episode, Bitcoin Magazine's Vlad Costea interviews long-time Bitcoiner Trace Mayer. They discuss how some cryptocurrency businesses tend to restrict the concept of sovereignty that the technology was meant to protect, and Mayer's response to the phenomenon, the Proof of Keys [Jan/3➞₿] event, held every year on January 3.Read More
Citizen Bitcoin - Andreas M. Antonopoulos: Money as a System of Control, Decentralization vs Centralization, Base Layer and Lightning TechDecember 25th, 2019 by BTCMedia
In this episode Andreas and I talk about the early PC and Internet era and why it is often analogized to bitcoin’s evolution, we talk about how money has become coopted by governments drunk of Keynesian ideology, how money is used as a system of control and how bitcoin fixes this. In the second half of the discussion we talk tech - first base layer tech and then Lightning. We finish up with Andreas’ vision of a bitcoin future.Read More
December 24th, 2019 by BTCMedia
In December 2018 Gerald Cotten, the CEO of Canadian crypto exchange Quadriga, was on his honeymoon in India with his new wife. While there Gerald fell sick and a few days later died from complications related to his Crohn's disease.
Gerald was the only person who held the private keys to Quadriga's cold storage wallet, leaving an estimated CA$250m ($190 US) of customer deposits unrecoverable. In January 2019 QuadrigaCX, Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange shut down for business, filing for bankruptcy in April.Read More