Net Neutrality and Blockchain: Trouble for Potential Growth?

Net Neutrality Is Our Wake Up Call: We Need Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Now More Than Ever Cowritten with Nir Kabessa I try to refrain from politics in my posts; Republican vs. Democrat, Liberal vs. Conservative is not really relevant in the global, revolutionary world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. But one recent political development in the United States could have disastrous effects for this emerging industry. All smiles at the FCC The FCC voted to repeal their enforcement of net neutrality by a

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Round 4: Grandma versus Bitcoin

Common arguments against Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 So Grandma has been reading these articles and she’s interested. Just like that 2-for-1 special on anti-aging face cream at Nordstrom’s, cryptocurrency has caught her eye. But Grandma didn’t live such a long life by throwing her money at any old peddler who came to town. She’s done research, put in her debate dentures, and she has questions. What About A 51% Attack? “Wow Grandma, great question, I

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Request Network is more than just PayPal 2.0 — It could revolutionize the finance world

The Request Network isn’t just a new payment service. It is an advanced finance network that could change the way we do business The Request Network is a decentralized payment platform. It allows people to securely request payments without needing a central authority. But it is also much more than that… TOKEN: REQ Today’s Problem To understand the potential for Request, we have to understand what they are aiming to disrupt. Perfect systems can’t be disrupted…but our financial system today is

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NEO versus Ethereum: Why NEO might be 2018’s strongest cryptocurrency

NEO is a platform with a purpose. Can it compete with Ethereum? Or better yet, does it even need to? Why Read This Article? NEO and Ethereum — which pill will you take? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. We care about this debate because we’re investors. From a developer’s perspective, functionality is the most important. There is no brand loyalty in blockchain yet. So if a platform can do something better than its competitors, it will win over developers. So which one does it

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Why Ark Deserves Your Attention

The Ark Ecosystem is an ambitious all-in-one blockchain platform. Could it one day compete with Neo and Ethereum? It might not have to. Ark is one of the most ambitious projects in the crypto space. It is not an ERC20 token and thus, has its own developed blockchain. It’s commonly thrown around that Ark doesn’t have competition, only future partners. Despite this being super cliché and a little bit culty, here’s why they say that. Ark’s vision is to be an

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Beyond Bitcoin: Why Ethereum Could Change The World

Smart Contracts, DApps, and ICOs will become the new internet. Ethereum brings them all together Part 1 and Part 2 You’ve read my two previous articles on Bitcoin — and if you haven’t, start with those — watched a couple of YouTube videos, and finally saw that documentary on blockchain that’s been sitting in your queue for a year. Maybe you even brought up Bitcoin at Thanksgiving during the lull between your grandma talking about how she doesn’t usually like turkey because it’s so dry

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Gold or Garbage: Is Bitcoin Worthless?

Why Bitcoin is valuable and why demand will increase for this virtual currency Part 1 to this series In last week’s episode of Blockchain for Grandma, I provided a brief overview of bitcoin’s development, explored the difference between bitcoin and blockchain, explained how blockchain works, and earned a few good laughs…okay….eye rolls. Unfortunately, the response from grandmas was mediocre at best. So this week, now that we have a bit of a foundation of understanding, I’m going to address some of

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Is Bitcoin Really All That Special?

A simple explanation for Bitcoin’s revolutionary technology Bitcoin will hit 50k — 100k! Blockchain is set to revolutionize the world! Get on the boat or miss out! It’s the new internet! The rallying cries echo from proponents of all types from all corners of the industry and internet: on Reddit, Twitter, Forbes. Bitcoin is a scam! ICO’s are fraudulent! It’s a bubble! It has no real value! For every supporter of this market and technology there seems to be an opponent with

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The future of cryptocurrency exchanges: Kyber Network v. 0x — should you invest?

Kyber Network and 0x may one day rule cryptocurrency decentralized exchanges. Which one has the brightest future? Kyber is an emerging decentralized exchange. The platform ultimately has several unique aspects that separates it from both centralized and other decentralized exchanges. Vitalik Buterin is an official advisor for the project. In contrast, 0x is a platform, not an exchange. 0x allows any user or application to set up a decentralized trading application. It is already being utilized by a number of

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