Tag Archives: Op-Ed

If Your Crypto Doesn’t Have a Mobile Wallet It’s Not Really a Currency

Op-Ed Anyone can create a cryptocurrency. It’s a surprisingly simple process, especially if you copy the codebase of an existing coin and give it a new name. That’s how many of the most popular cryptocurrencies such as litecoin were born. But creating a cryptocurrency and mining the genesis block isn’t (more…)

Trading Tip `The Wall´ – Did Ripple Almost Dethrone Bitcoin “Using This One Simple Trick”?

Op-Ed 2017 was the year cryptocurrency speculation went mainstream, which is something many bitcoiners have been yearning to happen for years. But going mainstream means that the market is no longer dominated by cryptocurrency enthusiasts, and until Wall Street steps in, we’re simply going to have to accept that mainstream (more…)

We’ve Come A Long Way – Bitcoin Block Zero Was Born Nine Years Ago Today

Op-Ed On this day nine years ago, quietly, bitcoin and its blockchain network were birthed with block zero, the Genesis Block. Without government permission or wealthy backers, it has generated a quarter trillion in value. In combination with the resultant industry it spawned, comprising thousands of alternatives, cryptocurrency is a (more…)

Bitcoin Gold: A Case Study on the Cryptocurrency Security Problem

Op-Ed This is an Op-ed article written by Arseny Reutov. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support views, opinions or conclusions drawn in this post. In late October, Bitcoin Gold forked from Bitcoin as a new cryptocurrency, and immediately became the victim (more…)

It’s Time to Change the Way We Measure Bitcoin

Op-Ed With BTC/USD now running into five figures – seven if you include decimal points – bitcoin has become unwieldy. It’s time to consider alternative ways of measuring the cryptocurrency, especially when dealing with fractions of a coin. The average layperson can quote the price of 1 BTC, give or (more…)

Your Stupidity, Your Responsibility

Op-Ed One way of looking at the title of this article is that I am proposing a harsh world in which fools are triumphantly preyed upon by unabashed predators, but another way of looking at it is that creativity cannot occur in an environment in which stupidity is restrained.  Also read: Japan (more…)

Trading Column `The Writing on the Wall´ – What Will CME Bitcoin Futures Do to the Price?

Op-Ed This post is the third in a trading tips series called ’The Writing On The Wall’, in which our game theory guide Eric Wall tries to predict the future. In this post; Speaking about the CME futures in broad terms is easy–let’s get more specific, taking a deeper dive. Let’s (more…)

Trading Column `The Writing on the Wall´– Futures are Almost here, Is This the Right Time to Buy?

Op-Ed This post is the second in a trading tips series called ’The Writing On The Wall’, in which our game theory guide Eric Wall tries to anticipate market signals. This week’s focus is on timing your bitcoin investment and when it might be the best time to buy. Also read: `The (more…)

Meme Chart Mania: Is This the Tip of the Iceberg or Have We Already Hit Peak Bitcoin?

Op-Ed The White House discussing bitcoin. The Big Bang Theory discussing bitcoin. Katy Perry and Warren Buffet discussing bitcoin. Bitcoin web searches exceeding those for Donald Trump. There’s no such thing as a quiet week in bitcoin, but even by its usual agitated standards, this one’s been noisy. Celebrity hangers-on (more…)

Stay Safe By Keeping Your ‘Bitcoin Business’ to Yourself

Op-Ed Bitcoin has grown in value quite a bit this year and with it comes a sizeable economy. Because of this, the network effect has increased, and a lot more people are now associated with the bitcoin environment. However, cryptocurrency enthusiasts, individuals working in the bitcoin industry, and everyday holders (more…)