Bitcoin and Government Regulation Globally

Global Regulations Bitcoin

Satoshi Nakamoto, the unidentified author of the Bitcoin white paper, described the cryptocurrency as a, “peer-to-peer version of electronic cash [that] would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” Those “financial institutions” that Nakamoto wished to bypass when conducting online commerce referred not only […]

Co-Founder of MyEtherWallet forms Rival Company

MEW Split

.The founders of the MyEtherWallet.com, which is a popular and free client-side interface that allows users to interact with the blockchain, have split up. In a lengthy blog post Taylor Monahan, who founded the company in 2015 with Kosala Hemachandra, announced that she has started a new rival company called MyCrypto which intends to offer […]

Bitcoin’s Sharp Rises and Falls

Bitcoin price fall

As usual, the roller coaster ride of Bitcoin (BTC) continues. Unlike a roller coaster the big dips aren’t nearly as exciting for those who own some bitcoin, especially if you’ve chosen to buy in the last few weeks. Let’s take a look at some of the causes of Bitcoin’s rise and fall in value over […]

Bitcoin’s Recent Price Reversal

Bitcoin sell off chart

Just why do parabolic moves often reverse so spectacularly? Parabolic market moves are those which reflect exponential increases in a price. They are obvious on a chart because, rather than being a straight line, they curve upwards with the angle of ascent increasing as more time passes. BTC has been in a parabolic move for […]

The End of the Tether?

Concept of Tether (or USDT) equals to1 US Dollar, Cryptocurrency

What is Tether? According to Tether’s website, “Tether converts cash in digital currency, to anchor or tether the value to the price of national currencies like the US dollar…” The primary manifestation of Tether is the “USDT”, the cryptocurrency coin which is pegged to the American dollar. In other words, in theory, for every USDT […]

Bitcoin Mining and Power Consumption Paper | Download Now

BitcoinBro has published a paper discussing the accuracy and utility of the publicly available power consumption estimates for Bitcoin miners. Bitcoin miners are owners of highly customised computers which attempt to solve complex cryptographic puzzles. This process groups together Bitcoin transactions which become validated once the group of transactions is added to a public ledger. […]

Sold some Bitcoin? Don’t forget the taxman

Young couple managing finances, reviewing their bank accounts using laptop computer and calculator at modern kitchen. Woman and man doing paperwork together, paying taxes online on notebook pc

If you are one of the lucky few individuals to have bought Bitcoin or another digital asset six months ago, 12 months ago or (and, if so, congratulations) 5 or more years ago, you are, in all likelihood, sitting on some very large paper profits when the value of your holdings are calculated in fiat […]

Market manipulation in an unregulated cryptocurrency environment

Freak news VS Fake news

Pump & Dump Schemes (P&D) There’s a delicate balance for regulators to put into place measures that don’t stifle innovation while at the same time ensuring consumer protection, and with cryptocurrency, that crosses multiple jurisdictions. I welcome regulators not rushing into the marketplace but taking a more considered approach, but it does mean investors need […]