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 […]

What is a Bitcoin, Really?

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. What is a Bitcoin, really? This is a question plenty of newcomers to the technology ask, and often, it’s the first question they will be googling. There are a lot of answers to it. Commonly, people might respond by saying: […]

Sex Sells: Hacked Celebrity Pictures as the Next Bubble Catalyst?

This article was originally published for CoinReport.net. You can find it here. Here’s my author archives on CoinReport. The internet completely exploded yesterday after an anonymous individual posted on 4Chan that he had gotten control of a pretty wide collection of pictures from various celebrities (predominantly female), mostly very private and sexual in nature. While I do feel […]

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, […]