What’s a Cryptocurrency, Anyway? – The Art of Cryptocurrency Categorization

The Art of Categorizing Cryptocurrencies The word “cryptocurrency,” while originally accurate for Bitcoin, is now approaching the status of a confusing misnomer.   The now-blanket term is causing damage to the industry by providing an artificial barrier to entry with knowledge that flat out isn’t accurate. Upon hearing the term, most people, “cryptocurrency” immediately begin associating & defining blockchain-based projects with qualities of fiat currencies. It’s imperative that we (as a…

How Blockchain Financial Services Will Transform the Global Economy

Blockchain technology is transforming what it means to bank in major ways.  People from all over the world are learning about the advantages this technology offers, and every day new and more advantageous blockchain startups are entering the marketplace.  The open nature of the decentralized economy is truly inspiring, and for the first time in history, there is a real opportunity to solve many of the problems associated with our…

Popular Trading App Robinhood Opens its Coffers to Cryptocurrencies

Giving to the Needy What the Rich Won’t Touch The mobile stock trading app Robinhood will soon open up cryptocurrency options to its users, CNBC reports.   Starting in February, users from California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire will have access to Bitcoin and Ethereum trading pairs.  The move comes at a time when cryptocurrency interest in mainstream media and popular culture is at a fever pitch, and Robinhood’s founders want to attract the…