With the extreme volatility in its price (from breaking $20,000 at the end of last year to the massive dip we saw recently that almost went below $6,000) to the uncertainty about its full transactional value, I think that in the current short-term volatile and manic environment Bitcoin is overvalued. I’m bullish on Bitcoin in … Continue reading My View on Bitcoin: Is it Undervalued or Overvalued?
The growing number of mainstream media covering cryptocurrencies and other cryptoassets such as ICOs has lead a lot of people to wonder: how does it all get regulated? I have previously covered ICOs and tokens, so if you need a refresher, make sure to go check that out. This is a two-part series covering the … Continue reading The SEC and ICO Regulation [Video + Transcript]
In the past decade, we have seen the incredible growth of start-up companies like Uber, Spotify, Pinterest, and Air Bnb. These are the current generation of high growth and high net worth companies, or what is known as “unicorns” in the start-up world. A unicorn is a startup company valued at over $1 billion, and are called unicorns because … Continue reading The Promise & Appeal of Blockchain Technology: Transforming the Sharing Economy as We Know It
As more people around me getting into the crypto craze, one question that I have been getting a lot is: What is Bitcoin Cash? And how is it different from Bitcoin? To explain this difference, it would first be helpful to learn about forks in the blockchain. In this video, I explain what a fork … Continue reading What the Fork? [Explaining the hard v soft forks; bitcoin v. bitcoin cash]
Today, I want to cover the basics of digital tokens and token sales (so-called "initial coin offerings"). There is much to be said regarding tokens-- which I hope to go into my next post. In the meantime, this video will cover the fundamentals of ditigal tokens: what they are, where their value comes from, and the questions … Continue reading What is an ICO?! ( Explainer: Digital Tokens, Token Sales, Initial Coin Offering)
Hey everyone! Welcome to episode 4 of Talk Blockchain to Me. Today, I want to focus on something that has gained increasing popularity and traction in the blockchain space: Ethereum. If you have been following my YouTube channel, by now you have some basic understanding of what blockchain technology is, what bitcoins are, how they … Continue reading What is Ethereum? [Video + Transcript]
Welcome to Episode 3 of “Talk Blockchain to Me”! Today, I am covering a topic that I am sure a lot of you are interested in: Bitcoin. A quick preface before I launch into this topic: I am providing a very high-level understanding here, which means that I am obviously simplifying some of the very … Continue reading What is Bitcoin? [Video + Transcript]
I believe that blockchain technology application has its strongest potential in applications that are beyond cryptocurrencies. If utilized in the rights ways, blockchain can bring about amazing changes in the world. The technological impact will span across multiple industries, across both public and private sectors. In this post, I want to highlight some of the … Continue reading Beyond Cryptocurrency: Blockchain Application in Foreign Aid and International Development
Click here to watch part 2 of the "What is blockchain?" series, where I lay out the three defining characteristics of a blockchain data structure, and how each of them plays their part in securing anything that is stored on a blockchain.
Earlier this year, attackers entered Equifax’s system through a web-application vulnerability. As a result, the identity information of up to 143 million people-- more than 40% of the U.S. population-- were put at risk, exposing names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers (SSN), details that could help identity thieves take out loans, apply for a credit card, and anything … Continue reading The Aftermath of the Equifax Data Breach: Is Blockchain Technology the Solution to Current Cybersecurity Threats?