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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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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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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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, […]
So last night, as my team was readying itself for one of the most well-attended #BigDNT presentations in memory, my attention was elsewhere, as one of the most precipitous price falls in Bitcoin history was underway. I posted to my Facebook account a quick update at the time: So if you’re wondering why Bitcoin is […]
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There’s been some interesting positive movement in the world of Ethereum, both locally in DFW as well as for the larger crypto markets. Just yesterday, Coinbase and GDAX announced support for Ethereum wallets and accounts on their web and mobile wallets – and last night at the weekly YoCoin meetup at Barista‘s event space, YoCoin […]
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On Thursday evening, I was invited to give a brief talk at the meetup for a new cryptocurrency, YoCoin. I was first introduced to the group by happen-stance, when two locals from the marketing team for YoCoin came in to make a Bitcoin purchase. I’ve had the good fortune in the intervening time to get to know […]
China is jacking up its regulation of the trade and cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, with plans to block access to Chinese and offshore platforms that allow centralized trading. According to a report by Bloomberg today, sources close to Chinese policymakers said that the country intends to clamp down on both online exchanges and mobile apps that offer […]
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South Korea’s crackdown on bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading has turned into a comedic farce worthy of a Shakespeare play with varying reports saying that the government itself is racked with serious infighting over where to go forward in the space. The first act of the farce starts in October when South Korea’s finance minister said […]
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Hospitals are once again the target of ransomware attacks as a regional hospital is being held hostage by persons unknown demanding a bitcoin ransom payment. In what is likely the first case of ransomware against a hospital in 2018, the Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, first detected the attack on Thursday before it spread throughout […]
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Not happy with simply regulating cryptocurrency exchanges, South Korea has moved to ban all cryptocurrency trading within its borders, sparking chaos in global markets. The decision to implement an outright ban, only weeks after implementing new regulations, was announced by South Korea’s justice minister at a press conference Thursday morning local time. It was justified […]
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Cryptocurrency is suddenly one of the most volatile and fast-moving areas in technology these days, so much so that seemingly no one can agree whether it’s a bubble or a bona fide boom. Investment firms are deluged with coin offering proposals at the rate of 70 per week, legacy institutions such as Kodak are jumping into […]
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Attempts to bring bitcoin exchange-traded funds to market have taken a blow with several companies withdrawing their applications following feedback from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Companies that have withdrawn their applications include Direxion Shares ETF Trust, Exchange Listed Funds Trust and ProShares Trust with all three citing discussions with the SEC as being behind their decisions. […]
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China is reported to be moving to ban bitcoin mining again, maybe. A questionable report surfaced Monday that claims a previously unknown regulator in China is asking other government authorities to push bitcoin miners out of business. The claim comes from Quartz, which reported that the directive comes from the “Leading Group of Internet Financial Risks Remediation.” The alleged directive […]
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The New York Stock Exchange has more than doubled its ambitions to offer bitcoin-related securities with a new application to the Securities and Exchange Commission now seeking approval to list five exchange-traded funds. NYSE Acra, the exchange’s Chicago-based stocks and options market, applied for approval for two ETFs in December: the ProShares Bitcoin ETF and the ProShares Short […]
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BlackBerry Ltd. is the latest victim of cryptocurrency-loving hackers in the latest of a rash of cryptomining hijacking cases. The mobile website for BlackBerry was discovered by a Reddit user last week to be serving up code to visitors from Coinhive, the notorious Monero mining script service. The same person who discovered the code did note that […]
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Ethereum broke through $1,000 for the first time in trading Thursday and Ripple XRP hit new highs as investor interest in alternative cryptocurrencies continues to grow in the new year as 2017’s darling bitcoin continues to flounder. Ripple, which surpassed Ethereum to become the second largest cryptocurrency by market capital to become bitcoin’s heir apparent […]
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