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Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus

On Oct. 10, Blockstream revealed that the company’s new product, Liquid, generated its first block on Sept. 27 and noted that a lot of the crypto-economy’s “biggest players” participated. Since Blockstream announced the launch of its federated sidechain, the technology has been praised by some…

Micropayments: Bringing Cryptocurrencies Into Everyday Life

The following post about micropayments was written by Dmytro Spilka. He is the CEO at Solvid and founder of Pridicto, a web analytics startup that uses AI and Machine Learning to forecast web traffic, monitor vital metrics, and set visual traffic aims. Cryptocurrencies may have assumed…

Europe, Japan and the ‘Drug’ of Quantitative Easing

Last month, news.Bitcoin.com examined the problem of quantitative easing (QE) and its impact on the U.S., and how such policies have spread to the rest of the world. This month, we continue to drill down on the phenomenon of governments printing trillions of dollars worth of…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Consolidation Primes Market for Big Move

For several weeks, bitcoin has remained in a consolidating uptrend. The market hasn’t seen a new high since mid-September, but the lows have steadily gained higher and higher ground. Overall, the volume is highly consolidated and the market is ready for a large move —…

Op Ed: Why Is There So Much Talk About a Bitcoin ETF?

An exchange-traded bitcoin fund (ETF) would signal greater acceptance of bitcoin as a mainstreet investment, while also making it much easier for both institutional and retail investors to get involved.   Although much easier than in the past, buying, owning and investing with bitcoin is still…

The Dapp Revolution: Rebuilding Society Through Decentralization

This article about the Dapp Revolution was written by Heidi Yu. Heidi is a serial entrepreneur, influencer, marketing evangelist, and AI enthusiast. Heidi founded Boosto.io, a decentralized app store that returns power to creators and makers.  If you can dream it, a decentralized application can do it. According…

Why Is Bitcoin so Boring?

Whether you’ve made a small fortune or lost it, Bitcoin has certainly been a wild ride. Superlatives normally denote some interest if nothing else, but September was possibly the ‘dullest’ month for Bitcoin since records began. Element Digital Asset Management (EDAM) has been analyzing a number…

Op-Ed: KYC and Stringent Regulations Frustrate New Crypto Entrants

The following opinion piece on crypto regulations was written by Benjamin Pirus, a crypto trader who has written many articles for different ICOs, crypto news outlets, and clients. Government protection and regulations may provide reasons for thankfulness. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t significant frustrations and…

Op Ed: There Is a Satoshi of Truth in Every Joke

This rather long meme, which has been circulating lately, makes fun of the views of Bitcoin supporters by listing commonly made statements and contrasting them with contradicting statements or developments. This was obviously intended for humorous purposes, and as such, I should probably not take…

Blinded by the Light: Why Top Economists Are Wrong About Bitcoin

A long list of award winning economists have railed against Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, predicting spectacular failure. Nobel prize winner Paul Krugman has predicted the total collapse of Bitcoin because of its deflationary nature, going as far to call it “evil.” Another winner of the Nobel…