Doctor Bitcoin, aka Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins, is a bitcoin enthusiast who’s been following all things cryptocurrency since 2011. If you have a cryptocurrency question, chances are he knows the answer, or knows someone who does.
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Welcome back to this week’s episode of Ask Doctor Bitcoin. This week, we look at Ripple and why it may be a great investment for banks but a bad investment for individuals. Ripple has recently made the news as banks begin to adopt the messaging protocol to save time and money associated with wire transfers. […]
On this week’s episode of Ask Doctor Bitcoin, we talk about exchanges—where you go when you want to exchange one currency for another kind of currency. We’ll specifically cover centralized and decentralized exchanges. What’s That A cryptocurrency exchange is a place for you to take your money and turn it into other kinds of money. […]
The technology behind cryptocurrency and blockchain offers so many world-changing possibilities, and there are many ways companies can use the technology for good. Frustratingly, some persist in using the technology to perpetuate scams. Today, we cover two of those scams and give viewers a few tips on how to spot scam companies and scam coins […]
This week, Doctor Bitcoin details how to recover a lost bitcoin wallet and discusses the crypto project RaiBlocks XRB. How to: Most experienced cryptonerds will be able to find recoverable currency information for a ten percent finder’s fee—but before you run to the nearest bitcoin dealer, Mark’s recovery triage may save you the trip. Recovery […]
Welcome back to this week’s episode of Doctor Bitcoin, where Mark explains SegWit and how to claim forked currency. What’s this? To understand how SegWit works, you must first understand how transfers occur. What we think of as peer-to-peer transactions is not exactly accurate. Instead, when one person initiates a transfer, it is broadcasted to […]
This week, there’s been a wildly incorrect report on the ecological impact of running the world’s Bitcoin mining machine, promulgated primarily by one digital researcher and one columnist over at Vice’s Motherboard. Our CEO, Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins, has tracked the growth and spread of Bitcoin in general dating back to 2011, and has issued reports […]
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I just can’t stop thinking about how dumb these Dimon quotes are. In case you missed it, the CEO of JP Morgan Jamie Dimon had harsh words for Bitcoin yesterday. He, during a Barclays conference, called it a “fraud … worse than tulip bulbs, it won’t end well” and that any JPMorgan “trader trading Bitcoin” […]
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The Roger Wilco Agency has issued a report titled How to Obtain & Convert Your “Bitcoin Cash”, commissioned by bitqyck, Inc, which reveals that there is “an overbearing elephant in the room of this amazing technology called Bitcoin: ridiculously long transaction resolution times.” The decentralized nature of Bitcoin makes it attractive to a global audience and […]
For those who don’t know, I’m a cryptocurrency fan. I’ve been following all of this very closely since 2011, and I enjoy learning more technical details around blockchain as well as theorizing and architecting new solutions utilizing blockchain. I also sell cryptocurrency through my company, Roger Wilco. As such, this week perhaps more than most others, […]
As many of you are aware, I’ve been active in endorsing a group of marketers’ endeavors in the Dallas startup community that has become active specifically in the cryptocurrency space. The key members of the group (which has grown and evolved since the beginning of my involvement) were Bruce Bise and Sam Mendez, both interesting and […]
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“How can we address security in the #IoT?” New #quickbytes with #WatsonIoT Futurist @rizzn #blockchain #ibminterconnect pic.twitter.com/UQ1L72gsFg — IBM Watson IoT (@IBMIoT) March 22, 2017 Mark Hopkins, the founder of Roger Wilco Agency, attended IBM’s InterConnect conference in Las Vegas from March 19th to 23rd. During his visit, IBM Waston IoT held a brief Twitter interview […]
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If you’re an American, last week was really weird. Without a doubt, most folks had reconciled with the fact that we’d have America’s first female president, only to have the apple-cart upset at the eleventh hour. We’re now ushering in the age of Trump, and that means a great deal of un-imagined consequences and uncertainty, which […]
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I’m attending IBM’s “World of Watson” event this week in Las Vegas, and one of the most murmured-over topics of conversation is the massive malicious application of IoT to execute one of the world’s biggest distributed denial-of-service attacks in the history of the Internet. In case you missed it, the short version is that millions […]
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Kevin Rose, founder of the famous Web 2.0 startups Digg and Rev3 Networks recently announced that one of his blockchain investments from his tenure at venture partner firm Google Ventures has raised even more money from some particularly unlikely sources: big banking. According to CNBC (and ostensibly confirmed by Kevin himself) the banking institutions include: […]
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The U.K. government has turned its attention to cryptocurrencies in a process that seems likely to put pressure on the fledgling market. The cryptocurrency task force, announced by U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond Thursday, is said to have been established to help the country to manage the risks around cryptoassets as well as harnessing the potential benefits […]
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A new report from Symantec Corp. has confirmed what was already anecdotally well known – cryptojacking, that is the process where computers are hijacked to mine cryptocurrency, surged in the last quarter of 2017 as the price of bitcoin increased. The report found that cryptojacking attacks make up 24 percent of all online attacks in December and 16 […]
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Google Inc. is working on a blockchain-based transactions platform for its cloud service, according to an unconfirmed report published Wednesday. Bloomberg, quoting “people familiar with the situation,” claimed that the as-yet-named blockchain solution is being designed by the search giant to both support its cloud business and head off competition from emerging startups. The blockchain Google […]
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Bitcoin could be in a deep trouble from an expected direction after researchers discovered child pornography on the bitcoin blockchain, a copy of which many bitcoin users and related service providers download when trading the cryptocurrency. The researchers from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany found that around 1,600 files were currently stored in bitcoin’s blockchain, […]
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Reports that the Internal Revenue Service is coming after bitcoin investors has put the fear of God into the market, causing a selloff that pushed the price of the cryptocurrency down by thousands of dollars over the last few days. The fears relating to a crackdown by America’s taxman have their roots in a court […]
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The cryptocurrency market’s wild ride seems to be sparking a wealth of articles arguing that digital currencies are headed to zero valuation, while others believe they aren’t really currencies at all, but rather commodities like gold. I couldn’t disagree – or agree – more. The fact is, it’s complicated. Cryptocurrencies challenge conventional wisdom. I believe that […]
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International payments provider Payza announced a partnership today with digital currency provider Dash that will integrate the cryptocurrency as a way for merchants and customers to send and receive payments. Aside from local currencies, Payza until today only allowed users to exchange bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency at a market cap of $139 billion. As […]
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Google Inc. is following in the steps of Facebook Inc. in banning all advertising related to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, though not immediately. The ban, which will cover any cryptocurrency-related content, including initial coin offerings, wallets and trading advice, will extend across all Google-owned platforms, including YouTube, its DoubleClick web ad serving system and others starting […]
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Mobile payments company Square Inc. is doubling down on its cryptocurrency play by applying for a Bitlicense to allow it to trade bitcoin in New York. The Bitlicense, first launched in 2015, has often been controversial in the bitcoin community due to its strict regulations, causing some companies to flee the state following its introduction, but […]
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On the same day the head of the International Monetary Fund called for a crackdown on cryptocurrencies, the Winklevoss twins have proposed a new body to regulate the industry. IMF head Christine Lagarde (pictured) called for the cryptocrackdown in a blog post Tuesday, saying that cryptocurrencies are dangerous, a risk to global financial stability, as well as […]
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