About a week ago, in the mundane world beyond blockchain, scientists confirmed the existence of a particle that may change the laws of physics as we know them.
In news closer to home, Bitcoin pushed well over $60,000 and Ethereum climbed to nearly $2,300. However, as the value of crypto continues to climb with gravity-defying consistency buoyed by the lift of mainstream acceptance from institutional investors and new retail buyers, the fact is that true mainstream usage of blockchain is still a work in progress.
We in the blockchain community are used to looking for the big picture of this…
Interviews with Mark Cuban and with active DeFi projects that chose alternatives to the Ethereum network.
Bitcoin’s 2020–2021 bull run has been like the cinematic run of Marvel Comics Universe superhero movies — never-ending action, just a few low points, and ultimately a lot of money made.
But if Bitcoin is the headliner in this film, Ethereum has had all the interesting character moments.
Investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban is quickly becoming a major advocate for Ethereum. He recently gave us some comments concerning the network by email.
How big is Eth going to be in 2021?
“I can’t give…
An interview with David Smooke, Founder of HackerNoon, and new ways to turn remote teams’ chatter into publishable content.
Founded in 2016, HackerNoon is an independent technology media publishing platform founded and run by David Smooke and Linh Dao Smooke. The site works with over 7,000 contributing writers — an innovative approach to crowdsourcing content — and publishes about 30 stories per day.
That, along with a certain editorial point of view and personality on tech stories, has garnered a loyal following.
David Smooke, CEO & Founder of HackerNoon, said in an interview on the Growth Manifesto podcast: “…Our model…
The new conference is a chance for Dusk Network to introduce their new beta release and Privacy as a Force for Good.
Dusk Network has made some inroads in tokenization on platform since December last year, now the privacy blockchain is reaching out to its supporters, developers, and partners by holding the first annual DuskCon, a virtual event with recorded panel discussions and keynote presentations that cover practical use cases for financial apps on Dusk Network and presents some of the virtues of the network while celebrating its soft launch.
The show’s theme for its inaugural year is “blockchain technology…
The ETH/USD exchange rate surged to $2,007 during the Asia-Pacific trading session Friday, bringing the Bitcoin Dominance Index to its lowest point since October 2020.
The BTC supporters are legion on social media — but there is a dedicated base for Eth. This makes one ask — is it the year of Bitcoin or the year of Ethereum?
We know this is comparing Apples and a decentralized platform, but a comparison is inevitable — you can support both horses and still speculate around who is going to win the race.
The list of celebrities getting on board with Bitcoin keeps growing, as does the tally of new retail investors. Of course, Elon Musk has by all appearances moved BTC value at least twice with his vocal support. Jack Dorsey, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban have been cited in their support like human market indicators, but other notable entertainers and personalities have added palpably to the fervor online — Mike Tyson, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Steven Seagal, and Maisie Williams among them.
Actor, producer, New York Times best-selling author, and entrepreneur La La Anthony has teamed up with Gemini Exchange and…
I’m not going to start by talking about Beeple. At this point, saying that Beeple sold a painting in a Christie’s online auction for more than $69 million is so “two weeks ago.” I suppose the money must always be remarked on and the sum is remarkable.
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) aren’t limited to art, of course. In fact, they are hardly limited to or by anything at all. They can be images, videos, and audio, historic, comedic, crass, or mundane fandom.
At their root, NFTs are simple Ethereum-based smart contracts that can convey anything the seller intends. As we wrote…
U.S. President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID Relief Bill has passed congress, and stimulus checks are soon to be distributed. Early signs indicate recipients are ready to buy Bitcoin.
A survey by Mizuho Securities showed that out of 235 participants who expect to receive stimulus checks from the COVID Relief Bill, 10% are interested in investing in Bitcoin. It’s a small sample size, but according to the survey investing in Bitcoin was a more popular response than investing in traditional stocks.
If that kind of runaway popularity doesn’t move you in itself, consider that it could translate into $40 billion…
On February 25, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy held a hearing titled “Dollars Against Democracy: Domestic Terrorist Financing in the Aftermath of Insurrection” (audio link).
The committee is interested in following the flows of funds that could be used to fund extremists looking to incite insurrection, including the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC on January 6th.
According to committee memos, the committee is examining the role of Bitcoin transfers used to support far-right extremists that participated in storming the Capitol.
According to a report by…
Due to a historically challenging 2020, the National Women’s History Alliance, organizers of Women’s History Month in March, has extended its centennial celebrations. So the theme this year is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced.”
To many, cryptocurrency is about money and nothing else — but money and social issues are inseparable considerations when viewed from a macro scale, and the ideal of equal participation in an ecosystem that incentivizes positive participation is in the DNA of the Bitcoin whitepaper.
Further, disrupting traditional, centralized finance to open new opportunities for people that are otherwise excluded is central…