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Stop Calling Bitcoin a “Community”

Bitcoin is a revolutionary technology as the world’s first completely decentralized peer-to-peer payment network. As millions of people around the world pour billions of dollars into Bitcoin, everyone from rural subsistence farmers to swamp-dwelling policymakers increasingly take note.

While Bitcoin matures, hordes of pundits, bloggers, and journalists perpetually reference a “Bitcoin community” responsible for the challenges, changes and successes of Bitcoin.

But there is no Bitcoin community.

One could be forgiven for not readily understanding …

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Insane Coin Offerings: To The Moon

Moon Coins

This article is the fourth in a series about the most absurd Initial Coin Offerings. Read the previous article here.

For millennia, the moon has appeared throughout the legends, traditions, religions, and art of humankind. From the Neolithic people of the British Isles to Leonardo da Vinci to Neil Armstrong, Earth’s nightlight fascinates prehistoric, Renaissance, and modern humans alike. Now the moon dazzles an eclectic, nerdy bunch of twenty-first-century humans for an …

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Insane Coin Offerings: Everything is “Bitcoin”

Different Bitcoins

This article is the third in a series about the most absurd Initial Coin Offerings. Read the previous article here.

In chasing crypto-riches, many coin creators see a shortcut to widespread adoption (or at least possession) by hijacking the Bitcoin name via chain forks or branding.

Roger Ver, for example, is (in)famous for insisting that Bitcoin Cash is the “real” Bitcoin (an idea that Ethereum’s founder, Vitalik Buterin, now supports).

1. I consider …

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Insane Coin Offerings: Food Token Frenzy

This article is the second in a series about the most absurd Initial Coin Offerings. Read the first article here.

A viral potato salad campaign placed crowdfunded food onto the already-absurd scene of modernity after collecting over $50,000. And crowdfunded food projects are not going away. They’re going cryptographic.

Hungry for a share of the 2010’s crypto-alchemy, many cryptographers (and copycats) have launched coins and tokens for an incredible array of food and …

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Insane Coin Offerings: Cryptography Meets Christ

This article is the first in a series about the most absurd Initial Coin Offerings and is written for a general audience. YMB does not suggest that every ICO is fraudulent, but in the words of Matt Levine, “…like 90-plus percent of ICOs are bad.” Please watch Giacomo Zucco explain why ICOs are all but categorically fraudulent financial instruments. Ditto for this announcement from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Enjoy!

From Johann Tetzel to …

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Cutting Edge Blockchain Tech Advances Social Lending

We sat down with Anton Dzyatkovsky, co-founder of MicroMoney. He says he can help millions of people get their first loans – through blockchain.

Q: Mr. Dzyatkovsky, you have started a blockchain-based microfinance company that wants to serve the unbanked – people around the globe who do not have bank accounts and want to get a loan. However, you also focus on people who migrated from one country to another. What services does MicroMoney …

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Three Ways Hacken (HKN) Brings Value to Non-White Hat Hackers

Bitcoin Circuit

Cryptocurrency is one of the most promising tech inventions of our time. In particular, blockchain technology brings exceeding value to all members of society by making this new type of money absolutely unregulated and decentralized. Cryptocurrency, therefore, is extremely safe, secure, and powerful.

Hacken (HKN) is a new cryptocurrency created by a community-driven business. It was originally for white hat hackers, but it will also provide a wide range of benefits to virtually anyone.

HKN …

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How Many BTC Casinos Have UK Regulation?

UK Casinos

When comparing and choosing casinos, it is important to check whether they are licensed or not. In the UK, this means seeing if they have a license from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The UKGC is responsible for licensing and overseeing the actions of all betting operations on land and online.

As Bitcoin gained popularity, it was only a matter of time until online gamblers started using it. With cryptocurrency, it’s easy to start rolling

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