Since the last couple of months, the cryptocurrency market had been reviving after the aftermath of what happened in the early year of 2018. With a seasonal trend, the Bitcoin was again rising from its lowest value of $3,500 to $13,000 while the rest of the cryptocurrencies were also making their presence felt by churning our large market caps...
There are more than 7.3 billion people on this planet with trillions of opinions in their mind. Some of them are rational, while some are just simply irrational. The world, in the last 20 years has changed much rapidly than it did in the last century, especially on the technology front. Bitcoin a.k.a the biggest cryptocurrency in terms of price, vo...
Anthony Xie is a Medium writer and contributor on Decentralize Today. For more of his work, you can Follow him on Medium.On coinmarketcap alone, there are 2,347 unique cryptocurrencies listed as of September 3, 2019.At HodlBot we help you navigate the cryptocurrency market by automatically diversifying and rebalancing your cryptocurrency portf...
It makes sense if we talk about Robocop... Specifically the 1987 original film where the director Paul Verhoeven lays out his dystopian vision of the future of Detroit. In that future a corporation, Omniconsumer products (OCP) has essentially taken over the city of Detroit. They've bought out the police force and own pretty much all emplo...
Check your Bitcoin "wallet". What do you see? You see that you have an "account". You see a "balance". You see "Send" and Receive". It looks like, well, any normal bank account or digital wallet out there. Bitcoin seems to be just a slow, clunky, and weird "payment" solution for geeks and anarchists.But, when you look at the Bitcoin software and co...
"Change Is The Only Constant". This line perhaps captures the best essence of survival. If one needs to survive in the competition, it needs to change. In terms of technology, the change is often referred to as 'Development'. Bitcoin is no exception. Despite being the world's number one cryptocurrency in terms of price, volume and market capit...
Apart from the 5 key elements to life i.e. Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether; one thing that has been reshaping the world today is Blockchain Technology. Blockchain technology is in some way or the other penetrating into everyone's lives without. No, I am not talking from the spiritual point of view, but from an economics point of view. Y...
In our first ever "21 Questions by Decentralize Today", we feature Yan Pritzker, the author of the new Bitcoin book, Inventing Bitcoin. This easy to digest and informative book will help you learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just two hours. Get it on Amazon this month and 50% of the proceeds will go to the ...
"Crypto, crypto everywhere, but not a single coin to spend." This line perhaps captures the best essence of the entire crypto world, or at least for someone who missed a good ride. Virtual currencies are now commonly owned as assets, commodities, and as a method of payment. However, they still have a long way to go where the regulatory authori...
​Here is a question: "Does the scarcity of the digital asset make it more valuable or is it the utility of a token?" The Litecoin blockchain halving was succesful at the block height of 1,680,000 at 10:16 UTC (Monday August 5, 2019). The halving reduces the Litecoin reward in half, from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC per block mined. There was no immediat...
Why moving away from the big e-retailers could well be good for you and the future of the internet The emergence of e-commerce has proven to be the route to safety for some major retailers and the ruin of others as witnessed by the wholesale destruction of the main & high streets and shopping malls & centers of North America and the UK. It ...
​You may have heard of the heavy criticism against Bitcoin and its PoW (Proof-Of-Work) consensus mechanism. All of a sudden, you have so called "crypto-influencers" who probably just got into the cryptocurrency space call Bitcoin out for being slow and energy inefficient. At the same time, they shill for another cryptocurre...
The lid on the fabled "Facebook coin" project has been finally lifted in the middle of June. Libra, a name evoking an ancient unit of weight, scales of justice and a somewhat clever jab at Winklevoss' Gemini, has already been written about extensively. Though some commenters offer a dystopian vision of the future under an all-seeing corporate eye, ...
Privacy is something we all value, but some value it far more than others. Transacting in cryptocurrency has its inherent advantages, but not all cryptocurrencies are totally private or secure.Let's look at Bitcoin for example. Before Bitcoin became mainstream, people were using it on the dark web to buy drugs, guns, organs and just about anything ...
I published this post on Medium originally in early 2018. It has so far aged quite well but I will be adding a few updates on some of the sections.I was a speaker at a Blockchain conference in Manila recently (Q1 2018), and a bold statement was made by one of my co-panelists during a talk about the future of cryptocurrencies and Blockchai...
As part of an on-going Tweetstorm Series, we showcase excellent Twitter threads on the most interesting topics in the industry and publish them here in blog format for easier consumption and sharing beyond twitter.Today, we feature the work of Ben Prentice, an independent researcher focused on understanding the effects of fiat money and t...
Money is something that we all use every day, without giving it a second thought. Like many other basic technologies invented by our ancestors, it has become such a fixture that we take it for granted. Let's roll the clock back a bit, so that we can understand what this seemingly universal medium of exchange really is at its core. A Short History o...
This is an article that was written 18 months ago in December 3rd, 2017 on Decentralize Today's medium blog. We revisit it here after the end of the bear market of 2018-2019 as Bitcoin breaches the $10,000 mark once again, both upwards and downwards, with a fresh perspective and the luxury of hindsight. --------------------...
by Michelle Varron (Last updated November 2018)I. The Chasm Between Unscientific and ScientificIsaac Newton is often referred to as the first of the modern physicists and the last of the alchemists. He lived at the border of superstition and science, studying texts on material transmutation and alchemical culture that would be considered by today's...
written for the #librenotlibra initiativeFacebook has been very busy lately, tracking you through photos that you download, denying that it's a social network, and buying approval to violate your privacy. Adding to its unfavourably lively media presence these days is Facebook's latest venture which takes them into the cryptocurrency space: Libra.In...