Category: Analysis

Miners and SegWit2X Support

Where do Miners Stand on the SegWit2X Fork?

When it comes to power brokers in the Bitcoin industry, those that are crunching the numbers and producing the coins hold a lot of sway. Bitcoin miners are an interesting group of people. Some are evasive and tend to stay...

/ November 2, 2017
Crypto Pump-and-Dump Scams

Pump-and-Dump Scams: What Crypto Traders Should Look Out For

So-called “pump-and-dump” schemes are understandably illegal in traditional markets, but in the still majorly un-regulated crypto space, they occur seemingly on a daily basis now. The thing about these nefarious moneymaking ploys is that a few get rich while the...

/ October 30, 2017
Hacking and CryptoCurrencies

Ransomware, Cybercrime: A Brief Overview Of Current Security Concerns In Crypto Space

While the cryptocurrency community is still in its infancy, so too are many of its security measures. This is, of course, no knock against the brilliant white hat-minded security specialists currently working on making crypto safe for us all. It’s...

/ October 28, 2017
Zcash Status Currrently

Zcash Status: Investment Trust Files With SEC and Other Developments

Zcash (SEC)—one of the space’s premier privacy coins, able to confirm transactions without recording participating addresses—has had one of its most successful months to date. It competes in the space with the similarly privacy concious Monero. The untraceable cryptocurrency backed...

/ October 27, 2017
Monero IP Leak not Exploit

Why the Monero IP Address Leak is Not an Exploit

Monero has been touted as one of the only truly private cryptocurrencies out there. Together with ZCash, the goal of Monero was to make sure that users could send privately and with complete anonymity. With this, the project has grown...

/ October 24, 2017
Should You Invest Ripple

The Promise of Ripple: Should You Invest?

Wednesday was a tough day for the cryptocurrency markets with all the leading players seeing steep falls and prompting talk of a correction in some circles. Ripple took the largest hit of all, falling 12.56% and has yet to recover...

/ October 19, 2017
Bitcoin Not Tulips

Bitcoin vs. Tulips? Why Bubble Analogies Are Disingenuous

JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon had a lot of things to say about Bitcoin last month and none of them were good. In amongst swipes about the cryptocurrency being ‘a fraud’ and best suited to murderers and North Koreans, Dimon...

/ October 16, 2017
The Bitcoin Rich List

The Bitcoin Rich List – A Look Into Top Bitcoin ‘Hodlers’

It’s hard not to look at the Bitcoin price graph and lapse into daydreaming. The lines don’t lie: If you’d only sunk a few hundred in six or seven years ago you’d be laughing all the way to the bank...

/ October 13, 2017
Why Governments Are Afraid of Bitcoin

Why Governments Are Afraid of Bitcoin

Unregulated, decentralised, with lingering dark web associations and beyond the reach of tax authorities: It’s hardly surprising that many of Bitcoin’s most prominent attributes are giving governments the jitters the world over. In fact, surely there’d be something amiss if...

/ October 12, 2017
Smart Contracts Prediction

How Smart Contracts can be Used in Prediction Markets

Today, the Ethereum blockchain has effectively made smart contracts a reality. There are currently thousands of calls being made each day to these contracts, with capabilities that include everything from insurance estimations and token issuance to time locked exchanges, basic...

/ October 10, 2017