Category: History

Bitcoin Millionaires

Bitcoin Millionaires: Tales of 10 Cryptocurrency Winners

Most people involved in the digital currency market dream of becoming crypto millionaires, or even better, billionaires. However, reaching this status requires extremely smart investment decisions, and the ability to correctly predict what the future market trends will be. While...

/ March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

What Is a DAO? Decentralized Autonomous Organizations & the Ethereum Hack

Anyone who is interested in blockchain technology should be familiar with the idea of DAOs. Because this term comes up regularly, it helps to take the time to understand exactly what the term stands for: Decentralized Autonomous Organization. As the...

/ March 28, 2018 / 0 Comments
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