I got a $50 cryptocurrency secret box a year ago … now it deserves $2.90

I got a $50 cryptocurrency secret box a year ago …...

It seems HODLing can only get you this far – especially if you opt to invest in cryptocurrencies at random. A year ago, I hopped on one of the many fleeting trends fueled by the blockchain bubble: cryptocurrency mystery boxes. Twelve months later though, my mystery box, which was initially worth $50, is now valued at…
The geniuses who assisted style Apple’s very first mouse have actually set their sights on blockchain and assure the web will never ever be the exact same once again

The geniuses who assisted style Apple’s very first mouse have actually...

The design firm that created Apple's first mouse has turned its considerable design prowess on the world of blockchain with a promise that the internet won't be the same again. Ideo is investing in startups involved with what it calls the distributed web, which are projects like peer-to-peer digital cash networks, permission-less services, marketplaces, and…
Bitcoin trade volume drops greatly as volatility flattens

Bitcoin trade volume drops greatly as volatility flattens

We already know that we’ve recently suffered the longest continuous price decline in Bitcoin history – but analysis has shown just how much it’s affected cryptocurrency trading. Blockchain research unit Diar compiled volume data across major cryptocurrency exchanges to find trade activity has hit lows not seen in years. In the case of Binance, still…
Blockchain and AI might be an ideal match– here’s why

Blockchain and AI might be an ideal match– here’s why

With blockchain technology and AI converging with the greater public – even reaching Joe Rogan’s massively popular JRE podcast – there’s never been a better time to explore the intersection of both these technologies. By definition, a blockchain is a distributed, decentralized, immutable database used to store encrypted data. In its purest form, AI is…
Fire (and great deals of it): Berkeley scientist on the only method to repair cryptocurrency

Fire (and great deals of it): Berkeley scientist on the only...

Nicholas Weaver made no bones about it: he really, really dislikes cryptocurrencies. Speaking at the Enigma security conference in Burlingame, California, last week, the researcher at UC Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute characterized bitcoin and its many follow-on digital currencies as energy-sucking leeches with no redeeming qualities. Their chief, if not only, function, he said,…
You should comprehend Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work after reading this

You should comprehend Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work after reading this

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Despite the word blockchain being fired around with Gatling gun-like fervor, not all blockchains are created equal. This episode of Hard Fork Basics is going to take a look at…
BitcoinSV ‘function’ made use of to keep kid abuse images on the blockchain

BitcoinSV ‘function’ made use of to keep kid abuse images on...

A change to the Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) protocol has inadvertently led to child exploitation material being posted to its blockchain, forcing apps and block explorers into actively monitoring the network for illegal content. This was made possible after community members increased the amount of data accepted in transactions by 450 times (to 100KB), allowing for images,…
Invite to the longest Bitcoin bearishness in history

Invite to the longest Bitcoin bearishness in history

You are in the most intense Crypto Winter ever felt. By the end of today, we will have survived more straight days (411) of falling Bitcoin BTC value than at any other point in its 10-year history. The previous record for downward price movement in cryptocurrency was the stretch between November’s end 2013 and mid-January 2015, when…
Individuals are consumed with purchasing coffee with cryptocurrency– here’s why

Individuals are consumed with purchasing coffee with cryptocurrency– here’s why

We’ve all heard the trope cryptocurrencers use to push their utopian dream on us; having the ability to buy your morning coffee with Bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency. But I’ve been wondering where this incessant need to “caffeinate by cryptocurrency” came from? Is it really a good thing? I don’t even drink coffee, so what…
Devs state genuine blockchain usage is coming, however numerous feel it’s overhyped

Devs state genuine blockchain usage is coming, however numerous feel it’s...

We’re likely to see a real-world application of blockchain technology over the next two years – if recent research is to be believed. More than 23 percent of developers out of the 71,281 who contributed to HackerRank’s 2019 Developer Skills report said the”real-world” application of the technology over the next 24 months was very realistic. Some 27.54 percent said…
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