The Crypto Papers

Common sense reviews about cryptocurrencies and related issues

  Is Bytecoin like a low hanging sweet orange? Or is it a shriveled, rotten grape, being picked over by the third wave of cryptocurrency noobs? In  Florida (in the United States), where I live, many of us are concerned about “Citrus Greening.” It’s not what you think, however. It’s not when the leaves of …

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Ease of use. One of the aspects of cryptocurrencies which seems to confuse a lot of people is the idea of “atomic units.” The separate parts of the coins, so to speak. Debates rage across the Crypto-sphere. In other words, just how many actual individual units of a particular cryptocurrency are there and how can …

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If you’ve been wondering why bitcoin prices have climbed over the past months weeks…months, look no farther, it’s the Chinese — again. Okay. maybe India and a little Venezuela. According to HolyTransaction, a premier cryptocurrency multi-wallet service, the Chinese connection exists. In fact, the service warned us in the past to watch out for bitcoin ‘shorts.’ I thought …

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Will Coinbase Inc. survive one of the most unprecedented moves by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in recent years — its overreaching and unreasonable attempt to search and seize millions of private financial records?

It’s nothing new. They’ve done it before. The IRS has gone after deep pockets. And they are doing it again. Deep pocket in question: Coinbase. But not all that deep.

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Cryptocurrencies: Freedom Currency (Updated June 17, 2016) The outlook for cryptocurrencies? Great. Think private, however. Protect yourself from you know who. Do you believe that cryptocurrency is money, all by itself? Without a physical backing? Without gold? That Fintech alone creates value? Currently, you are correct. In a token sort of way. A few economists …

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If there is one question that is asked repeatedly, argued often and debated from academia to the finance houses, it is this: “Is cryptocurrency real money?” The true believers answer in the affirmative. They are adamant. Crypto, as they call it or “Bitcoin,” to the uninitiated, is indeed money. Not the greatest money, not the …

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