NEWS AND ARTICLES
Cryptocurrencies’ days of being a speculative investment are slowly drawing to a close. By December 2018, forecasters predict that Bitcoin values will rise by 189 percent, with 2019 snowballing by 317 percent. Less restrained analysts expect values to jump to $100,000...read more
Short-term investors in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are generating and losing profits based on the vast swings inherent in a speculative investment. Long-term investors are investing in the future of financial services more than a specific cryptocurrency....read more
News about cryptocurrency fraud seems to make headlines daily. There are many hackers and other criminals eager to exploit investors' mistakes and vulnerabilities. Fortunately, there are secure digital wallets to help keep your investment safe. The best cryptocurrency...read more
When the first protocols marched onto the World Wide Web, nobody made a cent from them. Hypertext transfer protocol (also known as HTTP) became an almost ubiquitous part of the internet, yet its potential to attract profits is simply ignored. Internet 2.0 is on the...read more
The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) is a long way from catching up with cryptocurrency, but the IRS already has some rules in place for Bitcoin taxes. In 2014, the IRS published a notice on virtual currency (Notice 2014-21) stating that virtual...read more
Given the recent surge in confidence in the future of cryptocurrencies, foresighted investors are realizing substantial gains. In 2017, for example, returns for digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin grew at rates far exceeding 1000%. While it...read more
Blockchain technology is the antihero of the banking industry. One day, it could spell the end to financial monopolies. Cryptocurrencies can reduce the price of transactions by making intermediaries entirely unnecessary. Revolutionary as this is for the sector, you’ll...read more
LITECOIN HEADED FOR A BREAKOUT? You may have noticed that Litecoin hit a low of $137 earlier this month. But since then it’s been showing some really positive signs and is possibly headed for a breakout, according to Coindesk and other sources. Litecoin registered a...read more
Yesterday I was looking through an article in The Atlantic called: “This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like”. As I was reading, a statistic jumped out at me: According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, about 12.4 percent of the...read more
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