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Is Steemit the new Devtome?

Devcoin and its accompanying wiki, the Devtome, were developed as a way to financially reward open source content. The vision was that if you were willing to develop stuff that others could use and build on, it would be nice … Continue reading

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Market manipulation fun

Cryptocoins tend to have small markets, making those markets much easier to manipulate than a medium sized country’s currency or a stock on the fiat stock market. Another advantage the cryptocoin market manipulators have is that at this point, government … Continue reading

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A rough crypto week

This has kind of been a bad week for cryptos–at least in my corner. A few days ago I got an email that Paycoin was basically over. The site where I’d been staking my coins abruptly released the coins and … Continue reading

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Can money ever be fully trustless?

Bitcoin was founded on the idea that we should be able to have and hold money, as well as make transactions with it without having to rely on a centralize infrastructure such as the banking system. With fiat money, unless … Continue reading

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The end of Paycoin… for me… for now

Paycoin has had an interesting history. It began as a scam coin to cover up a mining hardware scam. When both of these scams were revealed, there still were plenty of people who believed in the coin. They closed down … Continue reading

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Coin minting: great concept; high technical entry barrier

First there was mining. Then there were ASICS. And then, someone came up with this brilliant new way for people to “mine” new coins with far less computing power. This method became known as proof of stake (POS). The concept … Continue reading

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Not in the US

About a month ago I wrote about how Bitcoin websites such as BTC Jam provide a unique opportunity for me as a small and poor investor to be able to increase my funds and better my financial picture by allowing me … Continue reading

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On not self-destructing

DNotes founder Alan Yong was recently interviewed by The CoinTelegraph about the history, purpose and direction of DNotes. In this interview he made a profound statement about a pervasive culture that has taken root within the fledgling cryptocurrency industry. I … Continue reading

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I can do it better with Bitcoin… or at least smaller

Despite the fact that I really don’t have any fiat disposable income to invest, I have managed to get myself added to numerous fiat investment themed email lists. I occasionally read the emails they send. Yesterday morning, my email alerted … Continue reading

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The altcoins and other “investments” I like, Part II

In Part I, I wrote about a few interesting Bitcoin growth opportunities. This article will be all about altcoins that I believe to be promising investments as well as a few that are worth at least considering. Before getting into … Continue reading

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