Why Does Money Creation Require A Cost?

money creation requirements

To verify transactions, bitcoin mining computers are required to solve ever more complex math problems and the first one to provide the correct hash gets to secure a new block to the network. This is the proof of work consensus mechanism that underpins the network. When Satoshi mined the first few blocks, miners were relatively […]

What Is Bitcoin Price Manipulation?

BTC price manipulation

Once you step into the bitcoin market, you’ll have to deal with volatility; everyday buyers and sellers meet on markets worldwide, buying and selling the asset. Every day, supply and demand meet one another, and they settle on a current trading price because there are so many different actors involved, all with different motivations, and […]

9 Reasons Why You Want To Mine Bitcoin At Home

reasons to mine bitcoin at home

If you’ve heard about bitcoin, you probably already know that to acquire some, you either need to purchase it from someone or mine them yourself. The concept of “creating” bitcoins from your computer by providing security to the network through the conversion of electricity into hash rate has become a booming industry over the last […]

Forget Credit Scores; Embrace Equity Scores

credit score vs equity score

Fiat isn’t going away anytime soon, and credit will be part of our lives if we choose to use it or not. Under the fiat system, expanding credit is fundamental to keep it going; it allows consumers and businesses to borrow money to generate economic transactions that hopefully increase productivity at a rate higher than […]

What Is A Bitcoin Decoupling?

bitcoin decoupling moment

Bitcoin is a technology; it’s formalised the use of a distributed ledger and used that as a basis to create a decentralised payment network. When you first begin to learn about bitcoin, a large portion of your focus will be on the technology, how it works, why it’s different and how it improves on current […]

Why Proof of Stake Is Bad For The Environment

Proof of stake environmental impact

The last few years of bitcoin have been heavily energy FUD related as the network continues to grow and gobble up stranded energy reserves, underutilised energy reserves, bootstrap renewable and new energy creation and much more. Bitcoins energy hungry nature has produced so much good, yet this is all dismissed by so-called experts. All the […]

Is Bitcoin Really An Inflation Hedge?

Is BTC an Inflation hedge

Bitcoin has plunged in value over the last year as the speculative nature of the bull market saw many an investor leverage up. In such a risk environment, there was bound to be a massive deleveraging. As the inflation numbers came in hot and central banks started to tighten their policies, we saw that trigger an avalanche […]

The Technical Analysis Influencer Grift

Technical Analysis Scams

When you first venture into bitcoin, you’re likely to be doing it on your own, without any support, and you’re going to be searching for information online. Despite the growing body of knowledge in the bitcoin space, with books, podcasts, blogs and videos, everyone’s journey is going to have a different entry point, and you’re […]

Why Bitcoin Spot ETFs Continue To Get Rejected

BTC spot ETF rejection

Governments worldwide continue to keep an eye on bitcoin and the evolving industry around it. Bitcoin has evolved from a simple method of transferring data around in a trustless network into a massive global market for exchanging value. A network that clears billions every day, despite its relative size and a network that continues to attract […]

Why Bitcoin Trades Closely To The Stock Market

BTC trades with stock market

As bitcoin matures, it brings in more investors; in the first two cycles, the influence was predominantly retail, but that has gradually changed, especially in the last five years. More institutions are starting to take positions in bitcoin or getting exposure to bitcoin. This can be done by directly acquiring bitcoin through mining stocks, ETFs […]