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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Fifteen months after launching support for bitcoin futures, Cboe Global Markets today announced that it’s dropping them when the last existing contracts expire in June. The Cboe was the first exchange to list bitcoin futures and did so with much…
Former Mt. Gox founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Karpeles is now a free man after a court in Japan dismissed all charges against him except a minor one related to record-keeping. Mt. Gox was a bitcoin exchange that shut down in 2014 after hacke…
While general cryptocurrency markets have remained sluggish this year, be it with some small improvement, one cryptocurrency is bucking the trend, doubling in price over the last month. That cryptocurrency is Binance Coin, a coin originally designed t…
The tale of failed Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has turned downright ridiculous as a court-appointed auditor found that many of the wallets storing allegedly inaccessible cryptocurrencies are actually empty. The drama surrounding Quadri…
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is offering a $100,000 reward for information about the location of $190 million in crypto and regular currency from failed Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX. QuadrigaCX closed its doors at the end of January, claiming that i…
HTC Corp. today announced it will start selling its Exodus 1 blockchain smartphone to the public for regular cash after initially allowing people to purchase it using only cryptocurrency. Along with accepting cash, HTC also announced a range of new so…
Troubled Tesla Inc. founder Elon Musk may love bitcoin, but the sentiment isn’t shared by famed investor Warren Buffett who has called the cryptocurrency “delusional.” The latest missive from Buffett (pictured), who has never been a …
Coinbase Inc., the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, today announced it’s adding trading support for Ripple XRP. Initially, XRP trading will be available to Coinbase Pro customers in the U.S. (except New York), the United Kingdom, parts of t…
What goes up must come down and in the case of bitcoin, its price has plunged again after breaking through the physiological $4,000 barrier over the weekend. The price of bitcoin started heading upwards on Feb. 7 in a possible end to a 13-month bull r…
Tesla Inc. and SpaceX Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk (pictured) is a big bitcoin fan, praising the cryptocurrency on a podcast with investment firm ARK Invest on Feb. 19. In the interview which primarily focused on Musk’s com…