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Is Solar-Powered Cryptocurrency Mining the Next Big Thing

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Is Solar-Powered Cryptocurrency Mining the Next Big Thing Cryptocurrency mining is a difficult and costly activity. Miners must pay to build rigs capable of vast amounts of processing power, and then the rigs themselves must be powered with large quantities of electricity. It's all a careful balance between how much the operation costs and how much profit it is able to generate. (See also: What Happens to Bitcoin After All 21 Million are Mined?)   With mining operations for Ethereum, one of the leading digital currencies on the market today, taking up the same share of electricity as that of [...]

Bitcoin is Permanently Superior to Paper Money in Ways – German Business Magazine

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Bitcoin is Permanently Superior to Paper Money in Ways - German Business Magazine While many mainstream media personalities and analysts remain skeptical about bitcoin (and often rehash misinformation), others are beginning to give cryptocurrency an honest appraisal. The latest comes from leading German business magazine Wirtschafts Woche, which recently published an article praising bitcoin. “The Revolution of Cryptocurrency,” written by economist Thorsten Polleit, argues that the advent of cryptocurrency set off a monetary revolution that could eventually supplant fiat national currencies. Public fiat money, he explains, possesses four inherent flaws: 1. Inflation 2. Monetary distribution inequality 3. The tendency to [...]

$100 Billion Cryptocurrency Market Showing Signs of Maturity as Mainstream Investment Appeal Grows

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$100 Billion Cryptocurrency Market Showing Signs of Maturity as Mainstream Investment Appeal Grows Cryptocurrency has burst onto the financial scene like a blazing comet, offering investors a new asset class to grow their wealth, hedge against instability and escape the grips of central banking. As the market for digital coins crossed the $100 billion mark, hedge funds and major institutions suddenly found themselves scrambling to make sense of the shadowy world of cryptocurrency. For the most part, investors no longer question the viability of cryptocurrency, but are instead exploring what shape this evolving market will take.   Cryptocurrencies Come Into [...]

China and Japan Are Largely Responsible for the Current Success of Cryptocurrency

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China and Japan Are Largely Responsible for the Current Success of Cryptocurrency   The adoption of digital currencies on both the individual and institutional level in China and Japan is propelling cryptocurrencies to ever greater heights. However, some are still skeptical that they are the finance systems of the future due to their current volatility.   CHINA AND JAPAN’S CRYPTO CRAZE   The age of cryptocurrencies is upon us, and two countries in particular have been instrumental in their stratospheric rise: China and Japan.   Cryptocurrencies have become popular in China due to the government’s stringent control of the yuan [...]

How Balanced Cryptocurrency Portfolio Looks Like: Investment Tips

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How Balanced Cryptocurrency Portfolio Looks Like: Investment Tips A large number of investors have started to purchase cryptocurrencies as a short-term and long-term investment, a safe haven asset and an experimental investment to develop a proper understanding of the market and the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. As a result, even the initial coin offering (ICO) market, which is yet to showcase a viable product or a decentralized applications with an actual active user base, have begun to attract hundreds of millions of dollars in the past few months. In fact, Tezos, Bancor and EOS, the three largest ICOs [...]

Bitcoin Development Similar to 1800s Gold Rush

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Bitcoin Development Similar to 1800s Gold Rush      Present day Bitcoin and altcoin development appear to be recounting a theory that played out in the early mining industry. As was the pattern during the actual gold rush of the 1800s, while some people took the risk and spent their time looking for gold, other folks watched on non-judgmentally and lucratively supplied the "picks and shovels" that enabled the fever-pitched masses to take a shot at "striking it big." Drawing on some similarities and contrasts between the actual "gold rush" and the new "digital gold rush" provides a good framework to [...]

Bitcoin, Ethereum Lead the Way as Cryptocurrencies Retreat into the Red

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Lead the Way as Cryptocurrencies Retreat into the Red      Cryptocurrency traders woke up to a sea of red this morning , as 92 of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap experienced a marked price decline. The bitcoin price led the retreat, falling over 6% toward $2,400. Bitcoin has declined almost $600 since it pierced the $3,000 barrier two weeks ago. No Flippening Today Bitcoin price declines always increase discussions about the “Flippening,” the potential future event when another cryptocurrency (presumably Ethereum) will supplant bitcoin as the largest cryptocurrency by market cap. However, Ethereum has been dealing [...]

Factors Pushing Bitcoin Prices Higher in 2017

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Factors Pushing Bitcoin Prices Higher in 2017 For newcomers to the market looking to make a quick win, the rollercoaster of a year has probably been a time of scratching heads and possibly a few tears shed. For the long-term investor, however, these periods are part of the journey and opportune times to snap up some more coins when the price takes a dip. Despite the precautionary cries of ‘bursting bubbles’, these market corrections are an anticipated occurrence.      Legislative Changes for Cryptos Earlier this year, Japan announced that as of 1 April 2017, the country would recognise bitcoin as [...]

The Cannabis Industry, the Blockchain, and Dennis Rodman Gives PotCoin a New High

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The Cannabis Industry, the Blockchain, and Dennis Rodman Gives PotCoin a New High     Cannabis has been legalized in numerous states across the United States. However, the cannabis industry is still plagued with limited access to banking services as traditional banks want to avoid dealing with businesses that engage in business activities that are still largely illegal under federal law. That is where cryptocurrencies could offer a solution. Due to the loosening of anti-cannabis laws across America, the legal weed retail industry has grown quickly over the years and is expected to keep growing rapidly as more states debate and [...]

Boom Time: Ethereum Price Surpasses $400 in All-Time High

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Boom Time: Ethereum Price Surpasses $400 in All-Time High      Ethereum price surged Monday to $407.10, a record high, largely on the growing investment in cryptocurrency driven in large measure by bitcoin. Monday’s record high marked more than a 5,000 percent gain this year for Ethereum, which was trading at under $8.00 in January.Posting close to a 14-point gain in the last 24 hours, Ethereum was closing in on bitcoin, which suffered nearly a 10-point drop in the last 24-hour period, according to coinmarketcap.com. By the end of the day Monday, Ethereum’s market cap was $36.447 billion, compared to $43.997 [...]