Tag: opinion

Dec 05 2022

Data Suggests Bitcoin Miners Have Capitulated, Bottom Is Close

The inflection point in every bitcoin bear market is capitulation, and the mining sector may have just reached its own trough of bearishness.This is an opinion editorial by Zack Voell, a bitcoin mining and markets researcher.Bitcoin miners often suffer the brunt of bear market woes thanks to some of the industry's highest capital expenditures, smallest margins and most unreliable infrastructure. Although...

While Bitcoin Marches Towards $20K, Tim Draper Says King Coin Will Rise by 1,400%

The post While Bitcoin Marches Towards $20K, Tim Draper Says King Coin Will Rise by 1,400% appeared first on Coinpedia Fintech News The king cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, finally crossed the important $17,000 resistance level on December 5 and is currently marching towards $17,600. Due to the uncertainties surrounding the FTX collapse, the leading cryptocurrency fell to a yearly low of $15,700 in November 2022....

Dec 04 2022

Proof-Of-Work Is The Only Viable Form Of Consensus

Bitcoin’s consensus mechanism ensures that work needs to be done in order for transactions to confirm and secures bitcoin in the fairest manner.This is an opinion editorial by Pierre Gildenhuys, the co-founder of a Hong Kong-based social environment tech startup.Proof-of-work is the consensus mechanism that the Bitcoin protocol uses. On a fundamental level, this means that work has to be done...

Dec 03 2022

Bitcoin Will Not Submit To Black Swans

Bitcoin’s responses to black swans are irrelevant to its continued success as a protocol used around the world.This is an opinion editorial by Bernardo Filipe, a life-long thinker, philosopher and author of "The Straight Science.""Earnings-free assets with no residual value are problematic.The implication is that, owing to the absence of any explicit yield benefitting the...

Dec 02 2022

The Crypto BloodBath Has Just Begun, Prepare For The Worst – Warns Popular Economist

The post The Crypto BloodBath Has Just Begun, Prepare For The Worst - Warns Popular Economist appeared first on Coinpedia Fintech News The economist who called cryptocurrencies a ‘scam; has predicted the future At the end of October, the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies was above $1 trillion; and today, it is just over $800 billion. The king coin, bitcoin, started to rise...

Mike Novogratz Calls Sam Bankamn-Fried Delusional, Says He Must Be Behind Bars

The post Mike Novogratz Calls Sam Bankamn-Fried Delusional, Says He Must Be Behind Bars appeared first on Coinpedia Fintech News In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz spoke about the FTX debacle and referred to Sam Bankamn-Fried’s personality as "delusional" asserting that the incident has reduced confidence in financial markets. Earlier yesterday, SBF made his public appearance virtually and...

No, Christine Lagarde, Inflation Did Not “Come From Nowhere”

ECB President Christine Lagarde declared that inflation "came from nowhere,” yet Bitcoiners know this isn’t really the case.This is an opinion editorial by Federico Rivi, an independent journalist and author of the Bitcoin Train newsletter.We are raising interest rates "because we are fighting inflation. Inflation has come out of practically nothing." So said European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, host of...

Nov 30 2022

Maturation Of The Lightning Network: Growing Up By Going Vertical

Like our hunter-gatherer ancestors, Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is maturing toward mass adoption through specialization and sophistication.This is an opinion editorial by Roy Sheinfeld, the cofounder and CEO of Breez, a Lightning Network mobile app. A version of this article was originally published on...

Structural Adjustment: How The IMF And World Bank Repress Poor Countries And Funnel Their Resources To Rich Ones

Nov 30 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  aid culture fiat human rights imf

The IMF and World Bank do not seek to fix poverty, but only to enrich creditor nations. Could Bitcoin create a better global economic system for the developing world?This is an opinion editorial by Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer of the Human Rights Foundation and author of "Check Your Financial Privilege."I. The Shrimp Fields"Everything is gone."...

Why I’ve Settled On The Electrum Bitcoin Wallet

Nov 30 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  electrum opinion technical wallets

The Electrum wallet allows Bitcoiners to interact with the protocol in ways that do not limit or sacrifice more detailed features for a friendlier interface.This is an opinion editorial by Arman The Parman, a Bitcoin educator passionate about privacy.Over many years, I have tinkered with various Bitcoin wallets and mentored many people to hold their private keys securely. I settled on...

Nov 29 2022

Visiting El Salvador, It’s Clear That Bukele’s Bitcoin Country Is Neither Utopian, Nor Totalitarian

After a week in El Salvador, it’s clear that state-run Bitcoin adoption is a slow but critical foundation for revitalizing the country.This is an opinion editorial by Shinobi, a self-taught educator in the Bitcoin space and tech- oriented Bitcoin podcast host.I recently spent a week in El Salvador to attend Adopting Bitcoin and decided it might be worthwhile to summarize my...

Bitcoin Songsheet: Fiat Money Debases Charity

The incentives of the fiat system have broken charitable giving, but Bitcoin offers a chance to make real impact without virtue signaling.This is an opinion editorial by Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin developer, educator and entrepreneur and programmer with over 20 years of experience.Everybody loves charities. They help the poor. They provide for the needy. They reduce suffering. They make society better......

Why Bitcoin Is The Ultimate Wealth Preservation Technology

Bitcoin is the best store of value when compared to other asset classes that have historically been used by people wanting to protect their wealth.This is an opinion editorial by Leon Wankum, one of the first financial economics students to write a thesis about Bitcoin in 2015.The following article is the last part of a series of articles in which I...

The State Of The Bitcoin Union

Nov 29 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  cultural culture ideas opinion politics

Bitcoiners stand on the precipice of great change, built upon a distributed code that builds common values.This is an opinion editorial by Phil Snyder, professor, video director and editor.According to Merriam-Webster, a nation- state is: "A form of political organization under which a relatively homogeneous people inhabit a sovereign state."...

Speculative Bubbles, Technobabble And Bitcoin

Nov 29 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  academia culture opinion tulip mania

Despite academics’ wishes, Bitcoin cannot be reduced down to a mysterious jargon-laden tulip mania.This is an opinion editorial by Maximilian Brichta, a doctoral student at the University of Southern California currently working on his dissertation, "Vernacular Economics: On The Participatory Culture And Politics of Bitcoin"It's hardly a surprise that bitcoin gets maligned as a "bubble," a...

Nov 28 2022

Opposing The Corruptible Fiat System, Bitcoin Enforces Universal Human Rights

The properties of Bitcoin allow it to protect the human rights of people around the world, as outlined by the United Nations.​​This is an opinion editorial by Anita Posch, the founder of Bitcoin For Fairness who has traveled extensively around the world to learn how the globally unbanked can benefit from sovereign money.In 2022, European politicians formed an initiative with the...

Popular Youtuber Flash “Sell Signal’ for Solana Holders! Here’s Why

The post Popular Youtuber Flash "Sell Signal’ for Solana Holders! Here's Why appeared first on Coinpedia Fintech News Solana has experienced significant losses; it has dropped below $15 this month and is now outside the top ten cryptocurrencies in terms of market valuation. In Bitboy crypto’s most recent tweet, he issued a warning, advising individuals with investments in Solana to sell their assets....

Nov 27 2022

Goodbye Sats, It’s A ‘Bit’ Of A Bitcoin

Nov 27 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption bitcoin culture opinion sats

It’s time to make bitcoin more approachable for newbies by naming the smallest units “bits” which are more familiar to people used to dollars and cents.This is an opinion editorial by Don McAllister, a technologist who has made several video tutorials on Bitcoin. At its inception, bitcoin was worthless; it had no monetary value. Early adopters could mine hundreds, if not thousands...

How Bitcoin And Artificial Intelligence Will Free Your Time

The use of technology will give humans more time to practice mindfulness and do the things they want to do, without having to worry about making ends meet.This is an opinion editorial by Sydney Bright, a professional science writer on the topic of health benefits from mindfulness-based practices.Where is technology taking us? Will robots surpass our intelligence and replace us altogether?...

Bitcoin’s Energy Revolution Could Happen Sooner Than We Think

Satoshi Nakamoto intended to create a monetary revolution with the invention of bitcoin, but his other unstated revolution may occur first in the energy sector.This is an opinion editorial by Kent Halliburton, President and COO of Sazmining.Though the intention of the Bitcoin white paper was to usher in a financial revolution by introducing the first effective peer-to-peer electronic cash system, we're...

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