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All your crypto questions answered.

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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Ask Doctor Bitcoin Episode 9

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 […]

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Ask Doctor Bitcoin Episode 8

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 […]

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Ask Doctor Bitcoin Episode 7

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 […]

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Rapid Report on the Bitcoin Blockchain’s Environmental Impact.

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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“Bitcoin is a fraud,” – JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

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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How to Securely Liquidate Your Bitcoin Cash

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 […]

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Ask Doctor Bitcoin: A Quick Crypto FAQ.

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, […]

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Ask Doctor Bitcoin: Do You Endorse the bitqy Token?

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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IBM Waston IoT interviews Mark Hopkins on how to secure IoT

“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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Ask Doctor Bitcoin: What does a Trump Administration mean for Bitcoin?

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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2 ways Blockchain technology could have last week’s massive IoT-launched DynDNS attack

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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Ask Doctor Bitcoin: What Makes Ripple a Unique Blockchain Technology?

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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Ask Doctor Bitcoin: What are the implications of Sandtander’s new cryptocurrency?

According to a report in the Financial Times this morning, Santander’s long promised foray into blockchain technology was finally disclosed upon. UBS, the Swiss bank, pioneered the “utility settlement coin” and has now joined forces with Deutsche Bank, Santander and BNY Mellon — as well as the broker ICAP — to pitch the idea to […]

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Ask Dr. Bitcoin: What is Dollar Cost Averaging?

The typical cryptocurrency enthusiast goes through a few steps as they continue their journey, particularly if they see any early gains with their crypto investments. Initially, they’ll put in some sum of money – usually small – into a cryptocurrency and see some amount of gains and get excited. They’ll either be excited by the gains themselves, […]

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Bitcoin stock exchange founder arrested on charges including fraud

A founder of a defunct bitcoin stock exchange has been arrested after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against him Wednesday. Jon E. Montroll, the operator of a bitcoin stock exchange called BitFunder that operated between 2012 and 2013, is alleged to have defrauded exchange users by misappropriating their bitcoins and failing to disclose […]

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Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges to form new body in response to Coincheck hack

Sixteen cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan are joining forces to create a self-regulating body that will oversee crypto markets within the country in response to the hack of the Coincheck exchange in January, Reuters reports. The as yet to be named body could be formed as soon as next week and comes after a failed attempt to merge two […]

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Bull run continues as single investor snaps up $344M in bitcoin

Bitcoin’s bull run has continued with its price trading above $11,000 for the first time since Jan. 28 as an anonymous investor is reported to have purchased approximately 41,000 bitcoin valued at $344 million, seen by many as a sign that serious money is flooding back into the market. The so-called “bitcoin whale” made the bitcoin purchases in various tranches at […]

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Congress considers new cryptocurrency rules as Israel decrees bitcoin is property

Global legal attention to the ongoing status of cryptocurrencies is heating up with both the United States and Israel joining a number of nations that are considering new laws or have made rulings in relation to how cryptocurrencies are handled. In the U.S., Reuters reports that lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose […]

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FCC action may see popular bitcoin mining hardware model banned

Bitcoin miners using one of the most popular brands of mining hardware could potentially find that hardware banned after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission shut down a New York City mining operation because it interfered with mobile data networks. The shutdown, detailed in a letter Thursday, related to complaints from T-Mobile that radio transmissions from a Brooklyn address were […]

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Bitcoin celebrates Chinese New Year by breaking through $10K again

Bitcoin’s slow bull run continued Thursday as the cryptocurrency broke though $10,000 in trading Thursday, its highest point since Jan. 31 and a reversal of a decline that saw it bottom out at $6,363.97 on Feb. 5. Why bitcoin is continuing to grow in value is once again is disputed by analysts, but it appears to be the […]

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Was Coinbase hacked? Exchange blames Visa as customers overcharged for thousands

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc. is reported to have been making repeated unauthorized charges against customer bank accounts on the same day that IBM Corp.’s X-Force security team reported that hackers were targeting a cryptocurrency exchange. IBM said it was a two-tier attack that hijacked bitcoin and credit card details, allowing hackers to make cryptocurrency purchases in […]

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New TrickBot banking trojan variant is targeting cryptocurrency exchanges

Prolific banking trojan TrickBot has taken on a new challenge, with a new variant detected now targeting cryptocurrency exchanges. The new version, detected by IBM Corp.’s X-Force security research team, follows the path of previous variants in using web injections to steal the target asset. But where previously the target asset was only credit card […]

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Do aliens like bitcoin? SETI researchers claim ET hunt hindered by cryptomining

Do aliens like bitcoin? That may be a rather odd question to ask, but as the price of bitcoin has continued its bull run this week, cryptocurrencies have indeed been linked to aliens or more specifically our inability to find them. The bitcoin alien paradox, inspired by Enrico Fermi, comes from SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence program, where the […]

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Bitcoin price slowly climbs as experts differ over where it will head next

The price of bitcoin has continued to rise as part of a slow bull run that started a week ago as so-called financial experts themselves are predicting everything from another massive crash through to large price increases. The price of bitcoin turned on Feb 5. after dropping briefly below $6,000 increasing to highs of $7,494.22 by […]

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