Social Cryptocurrencies and Increasing Returns

Social Cryptocurrencies and Increasing Returns

To an extent, there is an innate human impulse to reward generosity with generosity, and vice versa. In communities, we can see this principle in effect in the gift economy. However, gift economies have trouble scaling beyond small communities….
Thoughts on The Future of Money

Thoughts on The Future of Money

Money is an informational good: it allows us to quantify worth, to compare the value of goods and services to each other, and to store value over time, in symbolic form. It makes sense then, given the rise of the…
Should You Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

Should You Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

You don’t have to know much about finance to know that banks are inherently greedy. Many people are reticent to put their faith in a cryptocurrency (after all, the prefix “crypto” isn’t exactly reassuring), but these currencies are actually…
ERC20 Tokens: Digital Assets Built on Ethereum

ERC20 Tokens: Digital Assets Built on Ethereum

You probably know about Ethereum, the second strongest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. What many people do not realize is that Ethereum is actually a platform. The currency that powers the platform is called Ether (ETH). As a platform,…
Ripple, the real CryptoCurrency?

Ripple, the real CryptoCurrency?

First off, are you sitting down? I’m about to blow your mind. Ready? Did you know that Ripple was actually the first cryptocurrency!? The protocol behind it was actually created in 2004, 5 years before…
How To Make A Bitcoin Paper Wallet

How To Make A Bitcoin Paper Wallet

In order to do this in the most correct form I’m going to give you the most thorough, reasonably secure version of creating a Bitcoin Paper Wallet. There are some steps you could add to this, but I feel…
DIY Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

DIY Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

This is a basic overview of how I used an old Android phone as a DIY Bitcoin hardware wallet. I will add all the things I talk about in this post to my list of things to…
SALT – A blockchain-based lending platform

SALT – A blockchain-based lending platform

SALT Lending Over the past few years, I have watched Bitcoin and the broader blockchain space grow tremendously. And whenever someone asks me about it (Bitcoin and/or the blockchain), I tell them it’s like being able to time travel back…
Why should we care about Bitcoin?

Why should we care about Bitcoin?

There is so much hype and discussion about the cryptocurrency that we know as Bitcoin that sometimes it can be a little difficult to know what the facts are and whether this is a currency that will be a…
What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin?

According to Wikipedia, Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system called the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central repository or single administrator. It was invented by an unknown person or group of…

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