91% of Cryptos From 2014 Have Died, While Bitcoin Continues To Thrive

A recent report by CoinKickoff demonstrates the failures of various altcoin projects throughout the years, and how bitcoin is the standout survivor.  According to their data, 91% of the coins that were present for the 2014 cryptocurrency market crash are now entirely abandoned. A large portion of coins that are now dead were created in … Read more

Bitcoin Songsheet: How Science Became A Fiat Hype Machine

This is an opinion editorial by Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin developer, educator and entrepreneur and programmer with over 20 years of experience. We’ve all heard the hype. Nano-technology, quantum computing and cold fusion. They’re supposed to come real soon and change everything. Tiny machines that build skyscrapers from dirt. Computers with enough computing power for … Read more

Coinbase Leads Users Astray By Recommending Everything Besides Bitcoin

The below is a direct excerpt of Marty’s Bent Issue #1212: “Save a friend, tell them to get out of the Coinbase casino.” Sign up for the newsletter here. (Source) You’ll often hear “Bitcoin maximalists” derided for being anti-free market when cautioning newcomers to stay away from altcoins and the exchanges that push them. Those … Read more

What Sets Bitcoin Apart From Other Cryptocurrencies

As someone who learned the importance of “Bitcoin-only” from the personal experience of getting rekt, I feel a determination and duty to ward off newcomers from other cryptocurrencies, which I believe to be outright scams at worst (or subtle ways for others to take your bitcoin, at best). In my experience leading meetups and teaching … Read more

Bitcoin Songsheet: Altcoin Delusions And Naivete

“Can you review our white paper?” I was at my first altcoin conference, in Los Angeles. It felt strangely appropriate because whitepapers in “crypto” are the equivalent of movie scripts in Hollywood. Everybody has a crappy one that they’re desperate to get people to read. “You do realize I think these things are scams, and … Read more

Why Bitcoin Has No Competition

This article is the written version of a video presentation which can be viewed here: Bitcoin is outdated. Bitcoin is too slow. Bitcoin is too simple. Chances are you’ve heard one of these arguments, or maybe even made some of these claims yourself. With bitcoin sitting around $40,000 at the time of this video, many … Read more