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Jun 19, 2018

Cryptocurrency and the Environment

“Bitcoin mining is using up more electricity than the entire country of Ireland.”

 

While Ireland’s population is quite small with its less than 4.8 million people, the power consumption of Bitcoin is still often underestimated. It is odd to think that just one cryptocurrency...


Jun 12, 2018

ICOs and Regulations: Taming the New Wild West

ICOs - or Initial Coin Offerings - are a widely used method for cryptocurrency startups, and also how some blockchain technology companies raise their initial funds to get their projects started. It is very much like a Kickstarter or GoFundMe, with the “reward” being...


Jun 1, 2018

 

Using Crypto in Your Everyday Life

 

Most of us have wondered at first: “Why is cryptocurrency even a thing? What is the difference between numbers in a bank account versus numbers on a crypto wallet?”

 

Banking still relies on technology built in the 1970s, and plain old paper trails. Why should we wait days for...


May 25, 2018

Crypto is Going Country

 

Currency is a major form of economic control and stability. So while it may seem like an already saturated marketplace is only going to get worse, everyone will not agree to use Bitcoin as the worldwide currency any time soon.

As countries evolve their currencies, this may lead to...


May 18, 2018

Blockchain

 

Blockchains and Algorithms

 

Blockchain is the latest tech craze and has attracted a lot of attention. Before blockchain, computers operated in a client/server relationship, where one central authority (the server) is contacted by a client (your laptop, phone, etc.) and is requested to send back information. An...