6 Things to Know About BTC’s $100 Billion ‘Realized Market Cap’

By traditional metrics, the entire bitcoin network currently has a value of around $185 billion. This number is called the “market cap,” and it’s a concept borrowed from stock trading. In high finance, market caps serve as a kind of shorthand for a company’s overall value, multiplying the last price a stock sold for by […]

6 Big Dates To Put On Your Cryptocurrency Calendar

The tides of history often turn as a result of the events of a single day. In cryptocurrency investment, seemingly minor events — like a hard fork or a court hearing — can have major effects on everything from token prices to the legality of crypto trading itself. If you want to avoid being blindsided […]

5 Former Financial Regulators Who Switched Teams To Join Cryptocurrency Firms

In the cryptocurrency world, “regulation” is often viewed as a four-letter word. Given that bitcoin was designed in part as a reaction to the failure of regulators to prevent the 2008 global financial crisis, the anti-regulation attitude is arguably an essential piece of cryptocurrency’s DNA. In the early days of cryptocurrency, many regulators spoke about […]

5 Cryptocurrency Friendly U.S. States

Governments around the world are rushing to adapt to the new financial and technological realities created by cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Here in the U.S., most of the attention tends to be focused on the hearings and debates held in Washington, D.C., but the most exciting and interesting legal and regulatory developments aren’t taking place […]

5 Incredible Businesses You Can Buy Today With Cryptocurrency

Tired of the ups and downs of cryptocurrency investment? There’s something to be said for the relative stability of owning your own business. It might not have the same romantic appeal of “HODLing” until the cryptocurrency moonshot finally happens, but it might provide you with a better long-term investment than that Lamborghini you’ve been thinking […]

7 Unexpected Countries At The Cutting Edge of Cryptocurrency Adoption

As cryptocurrency continues to transform and disrupt the global economic status quo, the world’s attention tends to focus on how major players like the U.S., China, and Europe are responding. The biggest countries aren’t always the most innovative, however, and some of the most exciting developments in cryptocurrency regulation and adoption are actually taking place […]

5 Surprising Industries That Have Embraced Cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency ecosystem has grown tremendously over the past decade, steadily creating viable, innovative alternatives to traditional financial systems and networks. Only a few years ago, cryptocurrency was seen by most mainstream financial analysts as little more than a hype-driven Ponzi scheme. If you weren’t a high-risk speculator, a darkweb drug dealer, or a blockchain-obsessed […]

5 Failed Predecessors of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Revolutionary ideas don’t arise from a vacuum. A truly successful innovation often comes as a result of decades of failed experiments, near misses, and brilliant ideas that were far too ahead of their time. Bitcoin — and cryptocurrency in general — is a great example of this. The idea of creating a cash-like medium of […]

5 Bitcoin Milestones Reached in 2019

Just over a decade ago — Jan. 3, 2009 — the bitcoin network went online. It was a curiosity of coding, and it was hardly the first attempt to create a native currency for the internet built around cryptographic proofs. Unlike those previous attempts, however, bitcoin actually worked as a system of exchange. As the […]

Litecoin Halving: 5 Possible Long-Term Price Scenarios

On August 5, 2019, after reaching the block height of 1,680,000, the Litecoin network automatically reduced its mining reward from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC. This “halvening” event has been expected for months — it’s a fundamental part of Litecoin’s design — but the ultimate impact of it is still very much up in the […]