Author: BCG Team

Decoding Crypto (005): The Crypto Market Bounces Back

I scrambled down to my “Crypto Market Is Taking a Dive” bunker two weeks ago and emerged today, pleasantly surprised. After weathering big drops since the first of the year, I’ve finally squeaked back into the black with the ‘ol cryptofolio. In the interest of full disclosure, the first half of that paragraph is a lie. I didn’t actually go down in a bunker. But there were times that I wanted to run out in traffic.   Okay, not really (again). But that gif was too good to not have a lead in. At risk of making up another...

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Crypto Sermon: February 2018

Welcome back to Blockchain Gospel’s crypto sermon, on this fine February day. All are welcome here. If you’re new, please greet your neighbors as you find a seat. It’s been an interesting start to the year, and the overall cryptocurrency space hasn’t bounced back from its beginning-of-2018 lows just yet, because there is still much to learn. Before the space can prosper once more, the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) will have its day. Before we begin another sermon, we must tell you, what we state within these (internet) walls, is for entertainment purposes only, and never financial advice...

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Altcoin: Demystifying Bitcoin’s Cousin

While the popular press has fallen in love with bitcoin, its distant cousin altcoin toils in relative obscurity on crypto exchanges. This could be the shortest BCG article ever: "Altcoins are all cryptocurrencies that are not bitcoin." Period. Hard stop. Finito. But what fun would that be?!? Sure, altcoins are those cryptocurrencies that are not bitcoin. (I know, I'm repeating myself here like this is an 11th grade term paper requiring I fill the whole page) But what ARE they? What purpose do they serve? What is the MEANING of altcoin?!? We are so glad . . . This...

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A Fine Time to Mine: Bitcoin Mining Simplified

A new wave of miners is participating in a cryptocurrency gold rush. Pack up your pick axe and pull up your Levi's. We're going to give you a quick overview of bitcoin mining. Can you conjure up an image of the miners of old? For most of us, it's the vision of a grizzled man, dirty from a day's work, wearing a dusty beard, and tattered blue jeans. The 49ers settled the west with a dream of striking gold and . . . This content is restricted to...

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Crypto Rollercoaster Leaves 11-Year-Old Stressed Over Portfolio Performance

The cryptocurrency market has been on a rollercoaster ride since the calendar flipped to 2018. And even the best investors are having trouble HODLing on. Fresno 11-year-old, Evie Tompkins, left Central Elementary School for Christmas break on top of the world. An investor with an impressive portfolio anchored by bitcoin, and a real whale in the world of ICOs, she closed the books on 2017 with a net worth north of $1 million. All that money, with the exception of $18 she earned babysitting the Jenkins twins a couple weeks ago, was tied up in cryptocurrency. “I’m an early...

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