Op-ed

Is There Any Truth to the Tesla-Bitcoin Parallels?

Tesla’s parabolic rally is strikingly similar to bitcoin’s but equating the two assets is just plain wrong. | Image: JACK GUEZ / AFP Is there a bitcoin-Tesla connection? Are BTC and Tesla truly the world’s most “disruptive” technologies? Blockchain, not bitcoin. Thanks to a significant uptick in Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock since the start of 2020,...
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Why Is Justin Sun Lying to TRON Holders? Follow The Money

The Tron Foundation is printing more TRX but Justin Sun is deflecting responsibility for the hard-cap removal. | Image: YouTube Justin Sun deflected responsibility for the recent TRX hard cap removal onto TRON’s Super Representatives. But an online paper trail shows that Sun and his team were the ones who proposed the change. The change...
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Yang in the Oval Office Is Bitcoin’s Only Chance of Reaching Critical Mass

Andrew Yang is trying to provide a coherent strategy for cryptocurrency regulation and could be bitcoin‘s best hope of reaching mass adoption. | Image: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / AFP Yang: cryptocurrencies need “one national framework.” The U.S. is falling behind in crypto innovation. Yang may be bitcoin’s only chance at mass adoption. For bitcoin...
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Outrageous Coronavirus Stunt Proves Justin Sun Will Go Full-Cringe to Shill Tron

Justin Sun looks to capitalize on coronavirus outbreak by pumping his controversial cryptocurrency. | Source: REUTERS / Stringer Tron CEO Justin Sun is on his way to help the people of Wuhan province with a box of face-masks. The founder continues to live up to his reputation for capitalizing on any opportunity to advance his...
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Stop Using Kobe Bryant’s Death to Promote Your Dying Cryptocurrency

One cryptocurrency company went too far in seizing a marketing opportunity after Kobe Bryant’s death. | Source: AFP/David Mcnew Cryptocurrency project Tron and founder Justin Sun co-opts Kobe Bryant’s death to promote an upcoming blockchain conference. It’s the low point in a long string of disingenuous marketing ploys from Sun. Tron cryptocurrency has lost 91%...
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Peter Schiff’s Bitcoin Wallet Vanishing Act Is the Most Boomer Thing Ever

Peter Schiff claims he lost all of this bitcoin due to a corrupted crypto wallet. It’s no surprise he dons the boomer label. He has since admitted that he mistook his PIN for his password. | Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Peter Schiff cannot access his bitcoin wallet and is blaming his “losses” on the blockchain....
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‘Independent’ Stock Market Researcher Fundstrat Shills Paid Crypto ‘Report’

The well-known stock market research firm is taking heat for its latest “report” on cryptocurrency project IOTA. | Source: Bloomberg/YouTube Stock market research firm Fundstrat published a bullish 71-page report promoting the IOTA cryptocurrency to its clients. Something doesn’t add up when you compare this to a public disclosure found on its retail portal. The...
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Calvin Ayre’s Clever Market Triggers Could’ve Sparked Bitcoin SV Pump

There’s an increase in analysts’ chatter about the possibility of market manipulation behind Bitcoin SV’s eye-catching gains. | Source: YouTube/Bitstocks TV The Bitcoin SV pump has caught many crypto investors by surprise. A Twitter user has been following BSV’s price action and has a theory as to why the price of the bitcoin hard fork...
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PewDiePie Shamelessly Shills TRON and Ponzi Blockchain DLive

PewDiePie’s credibility is in question after he promoted controversial crypto projects on his YouTube channel. | Image: YouTube/PewDiePie PewDiePie’s credibility is in question after he shamelessly plugged a rather dubious cryptocurrency project DLive claims to be blockchain-based but their proprietary currency has some major issues If you blindly trust everything that Felix Kjellberg says you...
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Tensions In Iran Acting As a Catalyst to a New Bitcoin All-Time High

Fresh tensions between the United States and Iran has contributed to bitcoin‘s sharp acceleration over the past week. The same forces could send BTC to new all-time highs. | Image: shutterstock.com Bitcoin is possibly becoming a safe haven asset. The top cryptocurrency is rising in tandem with gold as tensions in the Middle East grow....
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Peter Schiff’s Bitcoin Bashing Is Getting Absurd

When it comes to bitcoin, Peter Schiff’s tweets are aging very badly. | Image: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Peter Schiff is once again targeting the number one cryptocurrency. His tweets are looking ridiculous as they are no longer based on sound logic. Some bitcoin traders are using Schiff’s tweets to time a possible bitcoin rally. Peter...
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John McAfee’s Cowardly Bitcoin U-Turn Proves He’s the Clown of Crypto

John McAfee has always been the clown of crypto. His latest tweet about Bitcoin just proves it. | Source: John McAfee/YouTube John McAfee disowned his infamous $1 million Bitcoin price prediction. But past history suggests his latest remark is just an attempt to gain attention. McAfee is also wrong that Bitcoin is “ancient” technology. John...
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Crypto Investors’ Ethereum Secretly Used to Prop up HEX ‘Scam Token’

More funny business surrounding the HEX token. Should we really be surprised? | Source: Jaiz Anuar/Shutterstock.com The HEX purchase address used 50 ETH to buy more tokens. The tokens were then sent to an exchange to provide liquidity for HEX traders. HEX continues to benefit its founder, to the severe detriment of its investors. Ethereum...
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Bitcoin Needs More Gym Friends in 2020

Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream, demonstrates to all of us why the bitcoin community needs a little more testosterone heading into 2020. | Image: shutterstock.com Infamous “Gym Friend” meme contains lessons for the bitcoin community in 2020. Campaign of frantic censorship and deflection highlights a lack of reasoned leadership at Blockstream. The cryptocurrency space needs...
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Bitcoin Price Bounce Has Nothing to Do With Iran Situation

Tensions between the United States and Iran have been cited for bitcoin’s rapid advance Friday, but a closer look at the evidence reveals another factor in play. | Image: shutterstock.com The bitcoin price surged $538 (+7.8%) on Coinbase overnight and into the morning, pulling back at noon Friday morning. Commentators were quick to link the...
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How Bitcoin Adoption Will Help India Achieve Its $5 Trillion Economy

India has been one of the most notable emerging economies in the world in the last few decades. It currently stands at seventh place with a nominal GDP of $2.72 trillion and it is expected to overtake the United Kingdom in years to come. India’s PM Narendra Modi envisioned a dream of making India a...
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Was Youtube’s Christmas Crypto Purge Illegal?

This article considers the legal implications of Youtube’s notorious purge of crypto channels on Christmas Eve. What legal context induces Youtube and other social media giants to operate as they do? The article does not explore whether it is morally proper to terminate a contract without cause or explanation and to threaten people’s livelihoods; it...
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Why Nick Szabo Probably Isn’t Satoshi

Search online for ‘possible creators of Bitcoin’ and Bit Gold creator Nick Szabo will always appear near the top of the list. His long history in the cypherpunk space, his writings on money, digital cash, and smart contracts, and some facts about his past have often been used to create a compelling picture that he...
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Bitcoin, a Pyramid Scheme? Pick Up Those Blocks and I’ll Tell You

It’s only a day into 2020 and an economist has labelled bitcoin a ‘pyramid scheme’.| Source: Shutterstock.com Chief Economist for Lending Tree labels Bitcoin a ‘pyramid scheme’ – and he might just be right. Look closely at cryptocurrency and realize it probably isn’t the savior it’s been erroneously sold as. Cryptocurrency holders share much in...
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4 Reasons Why Bitcoin Was Just Warming Up in the 2010s

Despite calls for its imminent demise, bitcoin has printed higher lows almost every year since it was born. Here are four reasons why the leading cryptocurrency is just getting started. | Image: shutterstock.com Bitcoin delivered investors the highest return on investment (ROI) of any security in any asset class in the 2010s. Jack Dorsey’s Square...
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France’s Social Media Stalking Points to the Violence of Fiat, Consent of Crypto

France will soon be monitoring social media accounts to catch suspected tax evaders. The endeavor could label anyone as suspicious who so much as posts a “taxation is theft” meme or a poses with a nice car. The country’s budget minister, Gérald Darmanin, called the court-approved experiment ‘one more tool to fight fraud.’ Exemplified by...
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Crypto’s Counterpunch to U.S. Hegemony and Empire

“The Muslim world should be designing measures to save themselves from the domination of the United States dollar and the American financial regime.” —Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran Also Read: Crypto Confronts Social Justice Warriors Hegemony and Muslim Resistance Hegemony refers to the leadership or dominance of one country or group over others. A nation...
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Op Ed: Pitching Bitcoin During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! When you can’t decide whether to get a pumpkin spice or eggnog-flavored latte, and your local mall reeks of cinnamon, pine needles and dirty fiat money. The HODLdays are a time for friends, family and gift-giving, but as good Bitcoiners, we already know that the best gift of all...
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Crypto Confronts Social Justice Warriors 

“Many men are lamenting the “man-hating” rhetoric that they have imagined stemming from SJWs. It just so happens that many of these men are also heavily involved in cryptocurrencies due to the notion that Bitcoin can restore their libertarian ideals.”– Ross Chalmers, Coin Rivet. The following article is an oped by Wendy McElroy. Also read:...
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Ponzi or Pumped? Controversial TRON Dapp Racks up 500 Million TRX

Is TRON’s most popular Dapp just a game – or is it a Ponzi scheme? | Source: Tron Foundation/Facebook TRON’s Just.Game becomes No.1 Dapp within hours of launch. Over 500 million in TRX has been sent to the automated smart contract. Critics say the app’s structure too closely resembles that of a Ponzi scheme. A...
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Bitcoin Attack Vector Exposed: How to Force-Refund Your Spent Bitcoin

It’s a hack that won’t make bitcoin a popular payment method among merchants. | Source: Shutterstock.com Video shows user double-spending BTC transaction by taking advantage of RBF (Replace By Fee) and zero-conf transactions. Controversial features have been a topic of hot debate among Bitcoin developers for years. A simple four-step guide details how to easily...
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Sorry, Bitcoin Scam Victims – But No One Can Hear You Scream

This Bitcoin scam victim got a lesson in the cold-hearted nature of crypto. | Source: Jaiz Anuar/Shutterstock.com Bitcoin scam victim makes an appeal to authority – but no such authority exists. The independence afforded by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is a double-edged sword. In crypto, no one can hear you scream. A cryptocurrency user appeared...
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Op Ed: Tendencies and Opportunities of Bitcoin Taxation in the EU

In the U.S., the IRS is progressively clarifying the ambiguity persisting on the taxation of cryptocurrencies, as illustrated by the recent publication of a fairly detailed FAQ. In parallel, the U.S. tax administration is carrying out numerous tax audits.  In Europe, while no state has shown hostility, very few are those that have adopted a...
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Op Ed: Three Bitcoin Trends That Left Their Mark on 2019

It has been an eventful year for bitcoin. Digital Assets Data, which records, collates and analyzes cryptocurrency and blockchain transaction, value and popularity information, has identified a few essential trends as 2019 comes to an end. Here are three bitcoin trends that we’ve been following this year. Bitcoin as Digital Gold To begin with, anyone...
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Op Ed: U.S. Cryptocurrency Regulation Faces Uncertainty in 2020

The future of cryptocurrency regulation in the United States remains uncertain. The lack of a clear regulatory framework makes it difficult for market participants to act without fear of reprisal. The guidance issued and actions taken by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Congress in 2019 provide a...
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