Op-Ed

Bitcoin Price Is Under Pressure on Two Fronts: China and the United States

On Friday (July 10), Bitcoin is trading around $9,200, seemingly under pressure by events in China and the United States.

European Leaders Approve Emergency Funding, But No Coronabond Aid Yet

A new credit line worth several hundred billion euros (potential) has been approved last night, along with new pledges for a more relaxed attitude toward fiscal injections in the EU; this prompts concerns of eventual inflation.

The Internet Inventors’ Trilemma; How Can Blockchain Help Solve It?

As a global society, we have become reliant on the internet. It is a tool that fuels almost every aspect of our lives. However, it is a dynamic and evolving tool, but that evolution is not always for the better. Interestingly, the internet was only proposed thirty years ago, by Tim Berners-Lee, yet, its creator has a few concerns.  

Cryptocurrency in 2025: What Does the Future Hold for Digital Money?

Written by: Dmytro, who is a CEO and Founder of Pridicto, a web analytics startup. His work has been featured in various publications, including The Next Web, Entrepreneur.com, Huff Post, TechRadar, Hackernoon and Bitcoin.com.  Predicting the future of the weird and wonderful world of crypto might be a tall order for even the most prolific […]

Coinbase Launches Dedicated Mobile App for Coinbase Pro Users, but Was It Needed?

On Thursday (October 10), Coinbase announced a dedicated mobile app (iOS only for now) for users of Coinbase Pro, its platform for experienced/professional traders. But since there was already a great mobile website, is this mobile app really necessary?

Why the CFTC Chairmans Comments About Ethers Status Are Not That Big a Deal

On Thursday (October 10), Heath Tarbert, the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), stated that it was his belief that “ether is a commodity.” However, this does not mean that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) agrees with this view.

Is Blockchain Too Bleeding Edge for ETFs?

Earlier in September both traditional and alternative investors reacted positively to the news that Nasdaq will launch a new index tracking a select group of DeFi crypto innovators.

This Key Market Measure Shows Bitcoin Is Dominating the Cryptocurrency Market

Every day bitcoin is getting stronger. Maybe this hasn’t been reflected in the price for a while as it languishes 30% below its 2019 peak, but against its rivals it is vastly outperforming.

Gibraltar Distributed Ledger Technology Update 2019 Platos Wise Men & Fools

As someone who has been involved in the distributed ledger technology (‘DLT’) industry for the past few years, I have found it hard to write up an article on the DLT sector for a while now. 

Burn Satoshi’s Bitcoin, Suggests Paxful CEO in Thought Experiment

One member of the global cryptocurrency community has come up with what can best be described as a scorched earth policy for settling the debate over who is Satoshi Nakamoto once and for all.

Think Twice Before Agreeing to Cryptocurrency Salary Payments

As an increasing number of employees choose to receive portions of their salary in cryptocurrency, a risky strategy given the volatility of the digital asset classes.

How Altcoins Could Increase the Fault Tolerance of the Digital Ecosystem

A finely tuned engine involves not only a lot of moving parts, but also just the right mix of fuel to air for optimal performance. Too much air and it will lock up, and too much fuel is a waste, leading to weak performance, higher emissions, and bad gas mileage. 

Why Has ‘Mr Wonderful’ Changed His Mind About Bitcoin?

Millionaire investor Kevin O’Leary has changed his mind on bitcoin. This has been more than apparent from the number of stories online calling him a hypocrite for his new “crypto-crap” views.

How Will Better Blockchain Monitoring Make Crypto Safer?

Being able to monitor and query public blockchains is one of the fundamental properties of cryptocurrencies. Publicly verifiable transactions are what proves that a transfer of value occurred. Even in so-called privacy coins, there still needs to be a mechanism to prove value has been moved from one address to another.

Central Banks and Cryptocurrencies: Natural Born Enemies, or Soon-to-Be Friends?

The frosty and (some have speculated) internationally coordinated response from central bankers to Facebook’s Libra was received with little surprise by crypto entrepreneurs and investors.