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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There’s both good and bad news for cryptocurrency investors who lost around $190 million from Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX be it that the story continues to become more and more farcical. Earlier in the month, it was reported that $190 million i…
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. is set to expand support for cryptocurrencies, possibly including cryptocurrency exchange services, via an upgrade to an existing mobile app March 18. The news comes via the company’s 2018 financial results…
Another day, another bitcoin-related exchange-traded fund request has been pulled with Reality Shares ETF Trusts withdrawing its ETF application at the request of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Reality Shares Blockforce Global Curren…
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has become the first leading U.S. bank to move into digital currency with today’s launch of JPM Coin, a so-called “stablecoin” tied to the U.S. dollar. Designed to facilitate payments between clients, JPM Coi…
Blockchain analysis startup Chainalysis Inc. has raised $30 million in new funding to support strategic product development of new cryptocurrency usage and open an office in London. The Series B round was led by Accel and included an additional invest…
The price of bitcoin surged by as much as 8 percent over the weekend in what may either be a temporary blip or the end of the cryptocurrency’s longest-ever bear run. The turnaround started on Friday with bitcoin going from $3,353.58 to $3,657.34…
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken (Payward Inc.) has acquired U.K. cryptocurrency exchange and indices firm Crypto Facilities Ltd. in a deal described as being a nine-figure sum. While the exact price was not disclosed most reports peg the figure at arou…
Bitcoin hit a new record over the weekend, the longest bear run for the cryptocurrency since its creation in October 2008. The bear run started in December 2017 as bitcoin hit highs near $20,000. As of a little before 9 p.m. EST tonight, the cryptocur…
Some $190 million in customer funds consisting of both cryptocurrency and regular money has been potentially stolen in what appears to be an “exit scam” involving Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX. In one of the most fanciful stories ever told …
Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance Ltd. has added support for credit and debit cards making it one of the few leading exchanges that offer the service. The largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance said that it was adding support via a p…