Category: History

John McAfee Profile

Crypto Profiles: John McAfee, Not an Ordinary Life

John McAfee is a British-American computer programmer, businessman, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Described by many as paranoid and eccentric, McAfee has lived a life fit for a Hollywood blockbuster. Highlighted by drugs, considerable wealth, world fame, a Caribbean getaway, a murder...

/ March 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
Wall Street & Bitcoin

Examining Wall Street’s Love-Hate Relationship With Bitcoin

Many of Wall Street’s top executives don’t have anything good to say about Bitcoin. Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the US, has called it a fraud. Speaking at an investment conference...

/ March 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
Pineapple Fund

The Pineapple Fund: Anonymous Benefactor Shows the Power of Bitcoin

During the last months and years, we have heard how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were growing in price. Most of the cryptocurrency market has experienced important growth rates and has helped investors to become rich, or even millionaires. Bitcoin has...

/ March 12, 2018 / 0 Comments
Roger Ver Profile

Crypto Profiles: Roger Ver “Bitcoin Jesus”

For those acclimated to the world of cryptocurrencies, Roger Ver is a name that can conjure up many images. Some think positively of his strong advocacy efforts for Bitcoin; others think negatively of him, citing his abrasive personality and his...

/ March 6, 2018 / 0 Comments
Fiat Currency

The Problems with Fiat Currency

Even many of cryptocurrency’s harshest critics acknowledge that there are serious problems with fiat currencies. Strangely, enough the most outspoken critic of government-issued currencies; former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Economist Kenneth S. Rogoff, is also a foe of cryptocurrency....

/ February 9, 2018 / 3 Comments
Bitcoin & Libertarianism

Bitcoin & Libertarianism – A Dream Combination ?

Libertarianism, in the most general sense, is “...a political philosophy that affirms the rights of individuals to liberty, to acquire, keep, and exchange their holdings, and considers the protection of individual rights the primary role of the state.”1 This political...

/ January 25, 2018 / 0 Comments
History of Cypherpunks

A History of Cryptography and the Rise of the CypherPunks

Cryptocurrency came into existence because of a very strange set of circumstances. The technology that gave rise to cryptocurrency; public-key cryptography, was created because two very different groups of people in separate eras of history were faced with the same...

/ January 17, 2018 / 0 Comments
Winklevoss Twins Profile

Crypto Profiles: The Winklevoss Twins, Gemini Exchange Founders

Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss, universally known and referred to as the Winklevoss Twins, have taken an unusual road towards achieving their fame. Few can include on their resumes that they are Olympians, Harvard Graduates, and Bitcoin billionaires, but those...

/ January 16, 2018 / 0 Comments
Vitalik Buterin Profile

Crypto Profiles: Vitalik Buterin, Creator of Ethereum

Journalist. Publisher, Scholar. Digital currency creator. These are some of the many labels that can be applied to Ethereum’s designer and lead researcher, Vitalik Buterin. A multifaceted individual, he has been involved in the crypto community for nearly seven years,...

/ January 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? We Look at The Possible Candidates

Bitcoin was conceived as a communal project. Designed as an open-source software and released to the public in 2009, Bitcoin was conceived with openness in mind. Functioning on an open ledger that is accessible to the public, Bitcoin is an...

/ January 5, 2018 / 0 Comments