Prepare for a New Wave of ICOs from Wall Street

This is the sixth in a series of articles sharing my thoughts about the entry of traditional finance into cryptocurrency markets. See the previous articles on this page and follow me on Medium to catch each new post. Did you hear? Blockstack's ICO raised $23 million, including $15.5 million through the first-ever U.S.-approved public token sale. With YouNow following in its footsteps, you … Continue reading Prepare for a New Wave of ICOs from Wall Street

Special Feature: Interview With Ethereum Millionaire Dan Conway

I had the pleasure of chatting with Dan Conway, one of the rare few who escaped the corporate fishbowl thanks to cryptocurrency.  His new book, Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America, just hit bookstores. It now sits on my Reading List because it’s a totally relatable, well-written memoir, and a … Continue reading Special Feature: Interview With Ethereum Millionaire Dan Conway

What if We’re Counting Bitcoins all Wrong?

Something occurred to me as I read Robert Stevens' excellent, short article Report: Peak price Bitcoin HODLers have cashed out in Decrypt. Specifically, 25 words jumped out at me. Those 25 words made me switch out my originally-scheduled post for this one. What were those words? "If someone bought at $100 but hasn’t touched the … Continue reading What if We’re Counting Bitcoins all Wrong?

Gen Z Will Fuel the Next Bitcoin Bull Run

For the past few months, you've probably heard people talk about how Generation Z hates crypto. Survey after survey after survey shows America's youngest generation is largely apathetic, if not downright hostile to cryptocurrency. Combined with well-known crypto-hatred from baby boomers and Generation X, you may think this proves cryptocurrency is a largely millennial thing … Continue reading Gen Z Will Fuel the Next Bitcoin Bull Run

Altcoins are Dead. Here’s Why You Should Buy Some

Many altcoins have reached all-time lows, with some losing 99 percent of their value from their all-time highs. Dragonchain, QTUM, SelfKey, and countless others have never had a lower price. Ever. Looking at my twitter feed and chat groups, despair has set in. While bitcoin maximalists crow about their safe-haven asset and taunt altcoin bag-holders, … Continue reading Altcoins are Dead. Here’s Why You Should Buy Some

Stop Arguing With People. Show Them How Cryptocurrency is Useful

In July 2019, Donald Trump tweeted against cryptocurrency, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin blasted bitcoin, U.S. Congress lambasted Libra, and the I.R.S. threatened more than 10,000 Coinbase users with audits. The cryptosphere threw them a collective middle finger. Some examples: https://twitter.com/kevinD1944/status/1155099589042745345 https://twitter.com/BitKrabs/status/1155154991205818370 https://twitter.com/jalanfoster/status/1155099712825020417 In other words, a lot of hate and anger with some solid … Continue reading Stop Arguing With People. Show Them How Cryptocurrency is Useful

Libra: Cryptocurrency By Facebook (In 5 Minutes)

Hey everybody. I usually post on Fridays but I got a note from my friends at MrBTC.org about their new infographic on Libra. Check out "Libra: Cryptocurrency By Facebook (In 5 Minutes):" All credit goes to MrBTC.org. Pop over to their site and let them know what you think! — Mark Helfman is a cryptocurrency … Continue reading Libra: Cryptocurrency By Facebook (In 5 Minutes)

Five More Cryptocurrencies You Need to Own in 2019

At times, investing in cryptocurrency can seem like a Zev Goldman Weiner book---lots of ups and downs that keep you on the edge of your seat, sometimes ending with a cliffhanger. Even Aaron Weber longs for the safety of savings bonds. In a speculative market like cryptocurrency, you never know when a pump-and-dump will push … Continue reading Five More Cryptocurrencies You Need to Own in 2019

Bitcoin ETF Will Change the Game, But Not the Way You’re Thinking

This is the fifth in a series of articles sharing my thoughts about the entry of traditional finance into cryptocurrency markets. See the previous articles on this page and follow me on Medium to catch each new post. Seems like nobody's talking about a bitcoin ETF anymore, but they really should. It's a true game-changer and destined to happen sooner … Continue reading Bitcoin ETF Will Change the Game, But Not the Way You’re Thinking

Why You Must Buy Bitcoin Even if You Don’t Believe in it

In all my conversations with people about cryptocurrency, nobody has ever asked me about the potential social and economic impact of cryptographically-secure, time-stamped distributed ledgers that allow people to exchange things digitally, securely, and instantly. (Which stinks, because I wrote a book, Consensusland, exploring that very topic.) No, mostly people ask "should I buy bitcoin?" … Continue reading Why You Must Buy Bitcoin Even if You Don’t Believe in it