Cryptocurrency Articles

Changing the Narrative: The Winklevoss Twins’ Pivot to Cryptocurrencies
1000 648 David Hoppe

From Vitalik Buterin to Roger Ver to Jimmy Song, the cryptocurrency industry is a stage for many big names and personalities, yet no two people in the industry may be as big (physically or otherwise) as the 6 foot 5 inch Olympic rowing twins from New York, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. While…

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These Projects are Looking to Take Down Ethereum
1000 648 David Hoppe

With a valuation of over $50 billion, Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency project on the market. When it comes to technology, however, Ethereum is the de facto standard for the decentralized computing world, and with its smart-contract technology and Ethereum Virtual Machine, it is on its way to building the world’s largest…

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Who Are the Bitcoin Maximalists?
1000 648 David Hoppe

The cryptocurrency industry has brought about a type of factionalism hitherto unseen in the tech world. Twitter and Reddit wars are a common occurrence, with groups of cryptocurrency enthusiasts battling in a war of words in support of their favorite projects and developers. One of the most vocal subsets of the cryptocurrency…

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China’s Crypto Ban: Why, and When Will it End?
1000 648 David Hoppe

When the world’s largest nation decided to ban ICOs and cryptocurrencies as a whole within its borders, most cryptocurrency skeptics believed there would be no future for the nascent industry in China. However, in spite of the ongoing ban, much is happening beneath the surface. In fact, Chinese cryptocurrency markets are still…

Cryptocurrency for Good: Mining for UNICEF Australia
1000 648 David Hoppe

Cryptocurrency for Bad? The Dark Web, Money Laundering, and More Although Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, was released nearly 10 years ago in 2009, deep understanding of the space is still largely limited to crypto-enthusiasts and those who gained a head start in this emerging field. In spite of dominating headlines over its…

Pros and Cons of Current Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges
1000 648 David Hoppe

When Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper, it was obvious that decentralization would underpin the digital currency’s success and application in the real world. However, from the inception of the cryptocurrency industry, the exchanges on which users could buy and sell digital currencies were mostly centralized, perpetuating the issues of big banks…

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The Benefits, Potential Issues and Implications of State-Sponsored Cryptocurrencies
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In stark contrast to countries such China, which has banned ICOs and is taking steps to strictly regulate cryptocurrencies, Venezuela is embracing cryptocurrency. In the wake of news surrounding the state-backed Venezuelan cryptocurrency, known as the Petro, questions have arisen about the validity and future of state-sponsored cryptocurrency programs. Venezuela is not…