The Coming Demise of Bitcoin’s Sole Reign, Part 2

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. This is the second portion of this article responding to writing by Daniel Krawisz of the Nakamoto Institute. I recommend starting with his piece, found here, and then the Coming Demise of Bitcoin’s Sole Reign Part 1, found here, before reading this. […]

The Coming Demise of Bitcoin’s Sole Reign

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Can Bitcoin be dethroned from its tremendous market capitalization advantage? Will a second cryptocurrency come about to cause the demise of Bitcoin’s longstanding sole reign? This is a question hotly debated. On one side stand the Bitcoin purists, those who […]

The BTER NXT Hack & How to Negotiate With Criminals

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. The Bter NXT hack has been the talk of town lately. A thief somehow broke through their security and stole approximately 50MM NXT, the equivalent of about 3400BTC, or $1.7MM USD if you prefer to think in fiat. After this […]

Bitcoin in Brief Edition 2 Published – Now Free!

I wrote an e-book awhile ago explaining Bitcoin to non-technical readers, and I’ve just published a new edition and made it free. It used to be 99c, but I figured getting it into more people’s hands was a good idea. You can find it pretty much anywhere e-books are distributed–although it’s still 99c on Amazon […]

A Little Altcoin Sanity: The Dogeparty Burn

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Last article, we discussed Counterparty, an innovative layer that runs on top of the Bitcoin protocol, providing access to all sorts of useful functionality – creating assets, fundraising for projects, gambling, and so on. The shibes felt rather left out, apparently, […]

A Little Altcoin Sanity: Counterparty Proof of Burn

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Counterparty (ticker XCP) is an interesting addition to the Bitcoin protocol, that serves as “an innovative platform for peer-to-peer markets and financial instruments.” In other words, it can be used (similar to NXT) in order to issue assets in a controlled, […]

A Little Altcoin Sanity: Darkcoin Adoption

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Ahh, anonymous transactions. A refuge for criminals — and for those who would prefer prying eyes not see into their bank accounts. A tool with legitimate uses and illegitimate ones, much like many tools. Darkcoin is the premier anonymous coin, […]

A Little Altcoin Sanity: NXT, Part Two

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. Last time, we discussed a little about NXT’s history and distribution, along with what distinguishes it from the many other altcoins available on the market. I also teased a little bit at the end of the piece, promising to discuss […]