Opinion

Our editorial section offers our writers, and occasional guest editors, the opportunity to share thoughts on the cryptocurrency world.

As you know, we are unsponsored and we have no advertisers. Our opinion page is where the full weight of our independence comes to the fore – allowing us to be completely honest about our own community, its strengths and challenges, and the way it is portrayed by others.

No alt season this year

Time For An Altcoin Boom? Think Again

Remember when we said that the road to $15k BTC wouldn’t be smooth? Well, since then bitcoin prices hit $13,000 and then $14,000.... and...
A review of the Pundi X XPhone

XPhone Review: Promising Start But It’s Not The Next iPhone

Pundi X's (NPXS) new XPhone attracted a lot of buzz at CES 2019 in Las Vegas this week. The idea of a smartphone that can run...
Is there an ethereum killer on the loose

Is The “Ethereum Killer” On The Loose?

Binance has launched its own blockchain, raising speculation that yet another another Ethereum killer could be on the loose. Ethereum's imminent death has already...

What Happens When Bitcoin Block Rewards Fall?

The next bitcoin block reward halving will occur in roughly 57,000 blocks, putting in somewhere in May 2020. Based on the last two halvings,...
roger ver won bitcoin cash debate

Roger Ver Won The Debate, But Bitcoin Cash Lost The Argument

At the recent Malta 2019 A.I and Blockchain Summit, Bitcoin Cash advocate Roger Ver argued confidently with Bitcoin-maximalist Tone Vays, espousing the advantages of...
Basic Attention Token Flies Onto The Radar

Attention Please! BAT Developments Fly Onto Public Radar

Basic Attention Token (BAT) grabbed headlines when its May 2017 ICO raised $35 million in under a minute. A year later, BAT continues to...
Could cryptocurrency spell doom for fiat money.

Is Cryptocurrency A Genuine Threat To Fiat Money?

Is fiat doomed? There are plenty in the crypto community who think so. One of the reasons crypto came to be was dissatisfaction with...
Can EOS' Dan Larimer unseat Facebook

From Steemit To Voice: Can EOS’ Dan Larimer Unseat Mark Zuckerberg?

Last week Block.one confirmed the launch of an EOS-based social network. Having purchased over $20 million worth of RAM prior to the announcement, pundits...
Racism Has No Place In Cryptocurrency Or America, Mr. Trump

Racism Has No Place In Cryptocurrency: Or America, Mr. Trump.

Cryptocurrency is an industry without borders. The very nature of decentralization and anonymity should preclude your geographical location, the color of your skin, your...
Facebook Libra Coin - taking Zuckerberg's crypto at face value

A Straight-Up Hit Job On Facebook And Libra Crypto, With No Excuses Whatsoever

Crypto Briefing can reveal absolutely no more additional details regarding Facebook's highly-anticipated cryptocurrency, Libra. Based on what we hear on Twitter from other people who...
Rejecting Libra A Postscript On The Importance Of Decentralization

Rejecting Libra: A Postscript On The Importance Of Decentralization

Following our open letter to non-crypto friends, the crucial topic of decentralization demanded further elaboration. Why is it at the heart of so many...
Crypto Private Keys Are Too Complicated for Most Humans To Use

Crypto Key Management Is Too Complicated

I grew up at the dawn of passwords. I pretty much just had to memorize my parent’s address and phone number to get around....
cashless economies and negative interest could propel bitcoin adoption

Killer Combo: How Negative Interest And Cashless Economies Could Propel Bitcoin Adoption

History is the best of teachers. If you want to learn something about Bitcoin's future, it might be instructive to study our economic past...
Congressman Brad Sherman Wants To Ban Crypto Because It Scares The Shit Out Of Him

Congressman Brad Sherman Wants To Ban Crypto Because It Scares The Living Shit Out...

Urgently calling on Congress to “nip this in the bud”, U.S. Congressman Bradley Sherman recently proposed a bill outlawing the purchase of cryptocurrencies in...
marc andreessen compares crypto to the early internet

Andreessen Horowitz Summit: Crypto Is Like The Internet In 1992

If Andreessen Horowitz has any say in the matter, crypto regulation could be just around the corner. As unsavory as it may sound, Washington tends...
crypto isnt as safe as you think

How To Keep Your Crypto (Somewhat) Safe

There's good news, you’re not paranoid. They really are out to get you.  Earlier this month, leading cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace published its quarterly report,...
Two years later bitcoin cash fulfilling its promises

Two Years Later, Is Bitcoin Cash Living Up To Its Promises?

Today marks the second anniversary of the User-Activated Hard Fork, which split the Bitcoin community into two competing currencies. While there have been many...
Retailers will accept BTC, but who will spend it?

Retailers Will Accept Bitcoin, But Will You Spend It?

Widespread acceptance is widely touted as cryptocurrency's end goal. But, with prices rising and the next halving a year away, it's not yet clear...
Kraken open the world of democratic finance

Kraken Open The World Of Democratic Investment

Kraken has opened its doors to small investors with an offering listed on the Bnk to the Future crowdfunding platform. The San Francisco-based exchange...
banks find new ways to screw customers

Binding Arbitration: JPMorgan Discovers A New Way To Screw Customers

Banks are like a bad ex: just when you thought you were getting over them, they find a new way to get back in...
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