The Bull and Bear Case for Investing in the Top 20 Cryptocurrencies

The Bull and Bear Case for Investing in the Top 20 CryptocurrenciesShould you buy bitcoin or bitcoin cash? Does tezos have further room to grow? Is monero a long-term hold? There are no absolute answers to these questions and no crystal ball to determine which crypto will pull a 5x before the year’s out. Based on fundamentals alone, however, here are some reasons why you might […]

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Bitcoin History Part 24: Celebrating the First Halving in 2012

Bitcoin History Part 24: The First Halving in 2012As the third Bitcoin halvening approaches, a handful of OGs will wistfully recall the first such event, which occurred in November 2012. Back then, following the completion of block 210,000, the mining reward halved from 50 to 25 BTC. To commemorate the milestone, early adopters threw parties throughout the world, from Tel Aviv and Macau […]

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Warren Buffett Slates Bitcoin, Denies Owning Crypto Gifted by Justin Sun

Warren Buffett Slates Bitcoin, Denies Owning Crypto Gifted by Justin Sun“I don’t have any bitcoin. I don’t own any cryptocurrency, I never will … You can’t do anything with it except sell it to somebody else.” So claimed Warren Buffet in an interview this week on CNBC. Over the course of the two-minute segment, the billionaire investor tore into bitcoin’s value proposition, and obliquely threw […]

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How to Anonymously Buy Bitcoin Online and in Person

How to Anonymously Buy BitcoinBuying bitcoin is a bit like buying contraception: it’s a basic human right, you should be entitled to do so privately, and it’s nobody’s business what you plan to do with it. Whether you’re buying bitcoin to set aside for a rainy day or to expend immediately in a fit of passion, you shouldn’t have […]

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8 Tips for Getting the Most out of Crypto Telegram

8 Tips for Getting the Most out of Crypto TelegramFor news, gossip, FUD, FOMO, charts, bots, and project updates, crypto Telegram is where it’s at. The beating heart of the crypto community resides in Pavel Durov’s encrypted messenger application. Accessing Telegram is easy, but optimizing your experience to get the most out of the platform calls for a few do’s and don’ts. Here are […]

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Currency.com Accused of Exploiting KYC to Withhold Customer Funds

Currency.com Accused of Exploiting KYC to Withhold Customer FundsKnow Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Transaction (KYT) are ostensibly deployed by exchanges to combat money laundering. In practice, these provisions are used as an excuse to surveil, cajole, and threaten customers, who risk losing funds if they are unable to meet the impossibly high burden of proof. An investigation by news.Bitcoin.com suggests that […]

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DEX Volume Soars But Bzx Exploit Raises Questions About ‘Decentralization Theatre’

DEX Volume Soars But Bzx Exploit Raises Questions About ‘Decentralization Theatre’As the decentralized finance juggernaut rolls inexorably forward, the exploitation of defi project Bzx – in which $350K, or around 2% of total assets was taken – has called the decentralization of the industry into doubt. The attack forced an admin key reset to redeem lost funds and sparked a surge in defi insurance, with […]

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More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run Will Be Different

More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin's Next Bull Run Will Be DifferentBitcoin’s next bull run will look very different from the last one. In 2017, BTC took the elevator to $20K before following the stairs down to $3K over the course of 12 months. In 2020, as bitcoin prepares for its halvening – followed by another potential price run – the cryptocurrency landscape looks very different. […]

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US Department of Justice Is Criminalizing Onchain Privacy, Starting With Mixers

US Department of Justice Is Criminalizing Onchain Privacy, Starting With MixersThe American government’s long-running war on privacy escalated this week following the arrest of Coin Ninja’s Larry Harmon on money laundering charges. A Department of Justice statement that “seeking to obscure virtual currency transactions in this way [using mixers] is a crime” means that bitcoiners risk prosecution simply for exercising their right to privacy. Also […]

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How to Recover Your Funds If You Lose Your Bitcoin Wallet

How to Recover Your Funds If You Lose Your Bitcoin WalletLosing a phone or hardware wallet containing cryptocurrency is inconvenient, but it shouldn’t be fatal. Provided you’ve backed up your private key, recovering your coins is a simple exercise. Should you find yourself in such a predicament, however, there’s a few things you should know before reaching for your wallet recovery phrase. Also read: Zengo […]

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