A New Era of Content Publishing and Licensing on the Blockchain

The internet and social media have unleashed unprecedented access to information. The time between content creation and widespread publication has become vanishingly small. Along with this ease of access and sharing, however, comes a lack of control over one’s own content. With a few clicks, content can be republished without reference to its original source, […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Markets Anemic After Initial BCH Trading

As discussed in the previous BTC-USD market analysis, the market has begun to test and retest known support and resistance lines on both the macro and micro levels. Since finding its local bottom around $1,800, BTC-USD has paved a fairly clean schematic of support and resistance levels along the Fibonacci Retracement values: Figure 1: BTC-USD, […]

Op Ed: Is the Blockchain Economy Ushering in a New World Economic Order?

In this guest post, blockchain theorist Melanie Swan discusses three recent developments in the blockchain economy, using classical economic principles to distinguish between hype and long-term structural change. The Hard Fork of August 1 The first important recent event in the blockchain economy is the long-anticipated Bitcoin hard fork that happened on August 1, 2017. […]

The Birth of BCH: The First Crazy Days of “Bitcoin Cash”

August 1 saw the birth of a brand-new cryptocurrency: “Bitcoin Cash,” sometimes referred to as “Bcash” and using the currency tickers “BCH” or “BCC.” Bitcoin Cash shares a history with Bitcoin, but yesterday it forked off to form its own blockchain and currency. Here’s the story so far. The Fork Bitcoin Cash, initially defined by […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Post-Fork Markets Await Enabling of BCH Deposits

As expected, the events leading up to the BTC hardfork were dramatic. Before splitting off with its hardfork counterpart (Bitcoin Cash), BTC-USD saw drastic swings in price with wildly different market values, depending on the exchange. While some exchanges saw new all-time highs being achieved (Kraken BTC-USD), others began to see discounts in their BTC-USD […]