What is the real market value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?
The numbers used to explain the performance of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are less meaningful than most assume.
Cryptocurrencies are not exactly like stocks, and cryptocurrency exchanges do not work like traditional securities markets. As a result, many crypto-asset investment strategies based on conventional definitions of market ...more
Ohio on Monday became the first state to accept bitcoin as a tax payment option for businesses, and United Press International went to Vellum partner David Veksler for the definitive take on the story:
"Part of the reason cryptocurrency is so volatile is that nobody knows what will happen to it in the future," said David ...more
Environmentalists have recently become concerned about the impact Bitcoin mining has on global warming. Headlines such as "Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?" and "Bitcoin Mining Alone Could Raise Global Temperatures Above Critical Limit By 2033" suggest that Bitcoin is an unfolding environmental disaster.
However, those panicking about crypto make three fundamental ...more
Purchasing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on your own comes with risk. Here are the five most common cryptocurrency scams reported by customers of Bitcoin Wallet Recovery Services:
1: Fake mining contracts: "mining contracts" which offer fantastic payouts, such as doubling your money in 10 hours (see screenshot below). After sending the "mining company" Bitcoin, they either disappear or ask ...more
Jeffrey Tucker accepted a title of Research Affiliate for the RMIT University Blockchain Innovation Hub in Melbourne, Australia.
RMIT University is known for applied leading-edge research that engages with business and technology. They are an interdisciplinary team of researchers in economics, political-economy, organizational theory, law, sociology, politics and communications. They work on cryptoeconomics, business strategy and adaptation to blockchain technologies, ...more
Digital assets may be the most future-proof investment of our lifetime.
Take Bitcoin. At 10 years old it continues to grow because it crosses more technology solutions and popular use cases than any previous attempt at digital currency. It's positioned right in the middle of the largest trends of the 21st century: distributed platforms, AI, technological singularity, ...more
The Brain Bar is central Europe's leading festival of ideas and technology. This year, the event featured Jeffrey Tucker as the opening keynote to speak about cryptocurrent and blockchain technology and its meaning and future.
Here is a video wrap up of the event. ...more
Tether is a highly capitalized cryptoasset that is distinguished in the space by maintaining a dollar peg to the price of its asset. The growth of this asset has been incredible, as has been the speculation that it maintains too close a relationship with the exchange Bitfinex. It has even been accused of manipulating prices ...more