This article is originally published in Albaron Ventures. As Bitcoin and other digital assets continue to grow in adoption and popularity, a common topic for discussion is whether the U.S. government, or any government for that matter, can exert control of its use.  There are two core issues that lay the foundation of the Bitcoin…

Litecoin founder Charlie Lee is appearing in an upcoming German TV documentary about Bitcoin, blockchains and the future of the internet. The crowd-funded film, “Cryptopia”, features leading blockchain developers and insiders. In a preview of the interview, Lee outlines Litecoin’s advantages over Bitcoin and defines the word “shitcoin”. “I think it’s just a derogatory term…


On October 31, 2008, a link to a paper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted to a cryptography mailing list. It outlined an entirely new banking system – without the banks. The system would use computer science and mathematics to create a more transparent and effective way of storing and transferring money. After treading water and…


Bakkt and Bitcoin In a new interview with CNBC’s Crypto Trader, billionaire Bitcoin bull Tim Draper says he expects the launch of Bakkt to boost the price of Bitcoin. Formed by Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, Bakkt is set to launch its daily futures contract for Bitcoin on December 12th,…

While physically incomparable, Bitcoin and gold have a lot of similarities. Both currencies have no intrinsic value but are worth something because the society agrees they have value. Like gold, Bitcoin’s value cannot be created arbitrarily and out of thin air. And just like gold, Bitcoin has a limited and finite supply, meaning there will…

Every now and then you need a little self promotion right? Well, we wrote a little book… it’s a beginners guide to crypto, aimed primarily at the crypto uneducated in an attempt to give a bit more of a clear definition of what all this Bitcoin and Altcoin stuff is all about. It goes into…

There are a lot of misconceptions regarding a recent decision by the Indian government. Various sources claim India has banned Bitcoin trading. That is not the case whatsoever. Instead, the RBI is ending its relationship between its own banks and any user or corporation dealing with cryptocurrencies. The Current Bitcoin Situation in India This week’s…


The cryptocurrency market in 2018 has seen a fairly sharp transition from the end or 2017. Most projects are at a mere fourth of their all-time high value in 2017, with the Bitcoin flagship down around 60% of its value. Reddit communities and forum discussions that were previously elated and borderline manic took a turn…


Remember all that talk about a “flippening” last year? For a few months, if you scrolled down r/Ethereum or even it’s meme-intensive sibling r/ETHTrader, it seemed inevitable that the market cap of Ethereum would pass that of the current top dog in crypto – Bitcoin. The general consensus of both forums was sooner, rather than…


What is Technical Analysis? Technical analysis is a powerful evaluation tool that can be utilized by any investor before making any investment decision. Whether you’re trading Bitcoin, Ethereum, or any other coin, you should consider adding it to your investment strategy. Employed by investors to interpret momentum signals produced by the market, technical analysis assists…


Cyber-criminals attempting to con people out of their Bitcoin are getting more and more creative — but we’ve never seen anything like this: a would-be victim has convinced a Bitcoin scammer to paint his face like a raccoon and rifle through his neighbor’s trash can. The pictures of their interaction and resulting photos have since gone viral as the prankster…


Australian politicians have publicly talked about their successful digital investments, as Australia continues to move forward with crypto friendly legislation. New Political Blood Embraces Cryptocurrency According to the Brisbane Times, two of Queensland’s legislators have publicly declared their cryptocurrency trading history as part of the register of members’ interests. The register of members’ interests is a required listing…


Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People’s Congress, Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), made it clear that the country does not recognize Bitcoin and other digital currencies like it does traditional banking tools such as paper money, coins, and credit…