CRYPTOMARKET

Alex Lightman is an MIT graduate (’83), attended graduate school at Harvard, and is the winner/recipient of four global technology awards, including the Economist magazine Reader’s Award for the “innovation that will most radically change the world” for this decade 2010-2020. He is a co-founder of Token Communities Plc., a Gibraltar corporation that invests in tokens; the CEO of a publicly traded energy company; and advisor to seven ICO/token sales, including Propy, Science, and Academy for Blockchain Technology mentioned in this article. He is the author of the first book on 4G wireless, Brave New Unwired World and the co-author, with Brett King, of the Amazon.com bestseller, Augmented: Life In The Smart Lane, which was no. 1 in seven different categories in 2016.

  • Gibraltar Stock Exchange

    Plans to Create World’s First Tokenised Stock Exchange Ecosystem In October, at the Hong Kong FinTech Summit, the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) launched the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), aiming to be the world’s first regulated and licensed cryptocurrency and blockchain based token exchange. The GBX is uniquely positioned, with the new Distributed Ledger Technology Regulatory […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 19, 2018
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  • Is Bitcoin in a Bubble?

    Max Keiser points out that Bitcoin has 3 important properties in this order: 1) it’s a communications app 2) it’s a store of value 3) it’s a currency / medium of exchange. First and foremost it’s a communications app! It grows virally and exponentially because of the nature of the Internet. Were Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram, […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 19, 2018
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  • Bitcoin History

    Let’s talk first about the mothership – the invention that created the whole crypto space and the Internet of Tokens – Bitcoin. After a brief six-month period in 2013 where it shot up from $50 to $1200 in a few weeks and got a huge spike of public interest – Mt. Gox, the major exchange, […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 19, 2018
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  • 2017 The year everything changed

    In 2017 we are witnessing nothing less than the obsoleting of the old monetary and legal systems that have controlled society for decades and the rise of a far more decentralized and inclusive financial order. Money – formerly the exclusive province of governments and banks – has finally broken free. We will soon see separation […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 19, 2018
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  • Putting the World’s Biggest Sport on The Blockchain

    Putting the World’s Biggest Sport on The Blockchain ICO Crowd Interviews Daniel Taylor of Stars (Note: when you see football, we mean what Americans call soccer) 1. What’s your professional background? After graduating from Brown University, I played professional soccer in Sweden and Greece. Up to that point, most of my professional experience was in […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 10, 2018
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  • All Public Art – Merging Blockchain Technology with The Art Industry

    A few weeks ago, I read an article about a man who bought an exclusive painting from one of the most famous artists in the world for $20 million, only to realize two weeks later that he had bought a fake piece of art. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon story. Counterfeit art and fraud […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 10, 2018
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  • Biggest Negatives of 2017

    1) SCALING FAILURE – The Bitcoin scaling war was resolved – basically with a complete failure to scale Bitcoin at all – thus resulting in sky high fees. For example the recommended fee (for likely in the next block) for a normal transaction is as of Dec 15 “420 satoshis/byte. For the median transaction size […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 10, 2018
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  • Governments and CEO’s React to Crypto

    China began cracking down on exchanges at the beginning of 2017. Later they instituted a total ban on ICOs and then announced that all Bitcoin exchanges had to close. The inside story, according to information from a leader of one of the exchanges that was shut down, was that the Chinese Communist Party received a […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 10, 2018
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  • The Great Scaling Debate

    2017 was the year when Bitcoin’s scaling debate created incredible drama and brinksmanship but was ultimately resolved. Sort of. Bitcoin had been suffering for several years with an increasingly bitter internal debate over whether the maximum blocksize, now limited to 1 megabyte, should be increased. Blocks are records of transactions and one block is created […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 10, 2018
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  • Bitcoin History

    Let’s talk first about the mothership – the invention that created the whole crypto space and the Internet of Tokens – Bitcoin. After a brief six-month period in 2013 where it shot up from $50 to $1200 in a few weeks and got a huge spike of public interest – Mt. Gox, the major exchange, […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 10, 2018
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