Why Consortium Blockchains are Failing

Consortium blockchains have shown their failures throughout recent history. From R3 Corda’s crippled partnerships with its banking partnerships to the agonizingly slow Hyperledger development times, consortium chains have shown that they presently lack the economic models, partnerships, and projects to remain viable in the present blockchain landscape. Consortium Blockchains: Restricted Potential Consortium chains are permissioned […]

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More Than Gold: 7 Reasons Why Bitcoin is Prime ‘Digital Real Estate’

Bitcoin itself is already ‘real estate’ on the blockchain by quickly emerging as the first ‘digital property’ for an increasingly digital world. Bitcoin is ‘The Most Interesting Property’ Forget real estate on-the-blockchain.” Bitcoin already is. In fact, it’s the “most interesting property in the world,” writes General Partner at Blockchain Capital, Spencer Bogart. Looking closer, […]

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4 Reasons Why Delisting BSV Was the ‘Right Thing to Do’ for Binance

Binance delisting Bitcoin SV (BSV) is forcing other exchanges like Kraken and Shapeshift to follow. Let’s take a look at the implications of this unprecedented move for the world’s biggest exchange.  ‘Satoshi’s Vision’ Should Have Seen It Coming Yesterday, the biggest bitcoin exchange by volume, Binance, announced it would delist Bitcoin SV (BSV) in a […]

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IMF: ‘Financial Inclusion’ Will Boost Global Economy (As Long as It’s Not Bitcoin)

The International Monetary Fund warns that global growth is slowing to its lowest rate since the financial crisis. But while it urges financial inclusion, don’t expect the IMF to embrace Bitcoin anytime soon. Lowest Economic Growth Since Financial Crisis After performing a downward revision, to the lowest since the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund […]

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Brookings Institute Says the SEC Should Regulate Crypto-Assets

A report from the Economic Studies program of US think tank, Brookings, claims better regulation will benefit the crypto industry. It states that crypto-assets currently fall into a jurisdictional gap, and that the SEC should fill that role. Don’t Hate The Game, Hate The Players The report immediately scores an own goal with the choice […]

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In-Depth Analysis Of Binance Coin (BNB) ‘Almost Scary,’ Says Binance CEO

Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital, this week shared an in-depth analysis and valuation of Binance Coin (BNB). In fact, the report was so detailed that Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao described it as “almost scary.” Once he’d had time to properly read it, that is. Spoiler: Multicoin Capital Is Long On $BNB The conclusion of the report is […]

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Spain’s Central Bank: Bitcoin Inefficient As Large-Scale Payment System

Spain’s Central Bank, Banco de España (BDE), has published a report stating that Bitcoin is inefficient as a payment system. It may, however, have slightly missed the boat, as it does ignore second layer protocols such as Lightning Network. Good Title, Shame About The Rest The author of the report, BDE’s Deputy General Director of Financial […]

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Iran’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ Has All the Traits of a Classic Sh*tcoin

Last month, Iran lifted its ban on Bitcoin to make way for its ‘crypto rial’. Now Iranian authorities have launched PayMon cryptocurrency supposedly backed by national gold reserves. Except, it’s not really cryptocurrency after all since there’s nothing peer-to-peer about it and you still need to trust an intermediary (i.e. the Iranian government). PayMon Has […]

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My Bank App is Better Than Bitcoin for Payments (And That’s Fine)

The cryptocurrencies are faster and cheaper narrative has fizzled out as banks have embraced digital payments in recent years, improving customer experience and usability. Sure, buying a beer with a QR-code may give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but it isn’t the problem Bitcoin solves. It is much more than that. Banks Go Digital […]

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Opinion: Winklevoss Twins Spam NYC With Ads ‘Proving’ Their Superiority

The Winklevosses certainly aren’t just twiddling their thumbs whilst waiting for an SEC decision on their ETF. This week saw them shilling their Gemini cryptocurrency exchange by spamming New York City with ‘regulations are good’ adverts. Crypto Needs Rules… But Does It? The message that the adverts purportedly push, is that regulatory measures lead to a future cryptocurrency market […]

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