Will Bitcoin burn the planet to ashes? Not so fast.

Environmentalists have recently become concerned about the impact Bitcoin mining has on global warming. Headlines such as “Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?” and “Bitcoin Mining Alone Could Raise Global Temperatures Above Critical Limit By 2033” suggest that Bitcoin is an unfolding environmental disaster. However, those panicking about crypto make three fundamental errors. First, they do not understand how Bitcoin works, second, they do not understand what mass adoption would look like, and third, they do not understand the problem Bitcoin is intended to solve.

By David Veksler, ago

Watch out for these five common Bitcoin scams

Purchasing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on your own comes with risk.  Here are the five most common cryptocurrency scams reported by customers of Bitcoin Wallet Recovery Services: 1: Fake mining contracts: “mining contracts” which offer fantastic payouts, such as doubling your money in

By David Veksler, ago

Jeffrey Tucker at the Brain Bar

The Brain Bar is central Europe’s leading festival of ideas and technology. This year, the event featured Jeffrey Tucker as the opening keynote to speak about cryptocurrent and blockchain technology and its meaning and future. Here is a video wrap

By Jeffrey Tucker, ago

What’s the deal with Tether?

Tether is a highly capitalized cryptoasset that is distinguished in the space by maintaining a dollar peg to the price of its asset. The growth of this asset has been incredible, as has been the speculation that it maintains too

By vellumcapital, ago

Introduction to Bitcoin Custody Options

Storing Bitcoin should be simple. A Bitcoin wallet can be generated from a list of 12 or 24 pseudo-random words (the “mnemonic recovery phrase”).  With some wallets, the same words will generate a valid wallet for most existing cryptocurrencies. This word

By David Veksler, ago