CRYPTOMARKET
  • 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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  • 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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  • The Origin of ICOs

    Bitcoin was steadily building up momentum having hit $1000 in January. But it was starting to look a bit oldfashioned compared to new projects like Ethereum – which had a built-in smart contract language called Solidity. A large and dedicated community of developers could see countless applications of this combination of cryptocurrency and programming language. […]
    • by Alex Lightman and David Lightman
    • February 10, 2018
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  • Bitcoin

    16,733,237 Bitcoins existed as of the time I started typing this. By the time I finished there were 16,833,249.5 There will be a total of 21,000,000 Bitcoin mined by the year 2130. Only 12.5 Bitcoin are mined every 9 to 10 minutes. Articles claim that 4 million have never traded and could be dumped. This […]
    • by Alex Lightman
    • February 5, 2018
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