A Little Crypto-Asset Sanity: MaidSafeCoin, SuperNET, and BitUSD

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. I’ve spent a lot a column-inches over the previous articles discussing asset-issuance, especially in regards to a few specific platforms we have covered. Counterparty, NXT, and Dogeparty, among others, are all interesting methods of issuing assets, and that new ability […]

PayPal Bitcoin integration with BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. PayPal has been hinting at and moving towards working more directly with Bitcoin quite a bit over the past months, but the big news just came out today. In a press release from Scott Ellison, senior director of corporate strategy […]

Disruption in Motion: Bitwage.co and the Utility of Bitcoin Payroll

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Everyone is always discussing exactly how disruptive Bitcoin is as a technology, so I figured, hey, why not discuss exactly what it’s doing? I wanted to focus specifically on an area where the technology is: – Already deployed – Highly […]

A Little Altcoin Sanity: XCurrency

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. XCurrency, ticker XC, is a coin that showed up around five months ago with some pretty startling claims about itself. Since then, the creators have gone on to make it into one of the top coins priding itself on anonymity, […]

A Little Mining Sanity: The Bitfinex TH1 Offering

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Bitfinex made a big announcement early Tuesday morning (and by early I mean before the sun rose on the east coast) that they were suddenly adding a new mining contract onto their site, to launch at 9 AM. Despite the fact […]

More Than Just Money – Blockchain Uses

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. One commonly hears from promoters of cryptocurrency lines like: “Currency is only the first use-case!” or “Satoshi’s great gift is the blockchain, the foundation which allows Bitcoin to exist at all.” More recently, we just heard from the Bank of England that: […]

Myths About Bitcoin – The Coin Supply

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Today, we’re going through a few of the most common myths about Bitcoin newcomers to the digital currency get presented to them. To start us off, a question you hear often from recent adopters of Bitcoin is something along the […]

Understanding Bitcoin Mining in Financial Terms

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Bitcoin mining is one of the “cool” things that every cryptocurrency newcomer hears about and immediately wants to get involved in. Sadly, the economic situation with regard to a small investment in Bitcoin mining is such that, for the vast […]

The BTC-e Bot Malfunction, and the Bigger Picture

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. I was in the middle of writing a very different article (that you’ll get to read tomorrow, if you follow my column) when, as sometimes occurs, an event within the Bitcoin world caught my attention. This most recent BTC-e bot […]

Turning Point: Will the Altcoin Scams Ever End?

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. There’s an old rule of journalism that says that any article title that contains a question can be answered with “no.” I’m sad to say that this article is no exception to that rule – the altcoin scams will never […]