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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A woman who ran a trading operation that offered bitcoins for sale in return for cash has been sentenced to 366 days in prison on money laundering charges. Theresa Lynn Tetley, a 50-year-old former stockbroker from Southern California, was alleged to …
More than $1 billion has been lost through at least 1,000 dead coins and tokens offered through initial coin offerings in 2017, according to an analysis of two leading sites. The numbers come from Coinopsy and DeadCoins, two sites that track so-called…
Coinbase Inc., the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S., announced today the launch of its cold-storage and custodial service for digital currencies aimed at allowing institutional investors greater opportunity to enter the market safely. This …
Japanese messaging giant LINE Corp. is the latest to jump on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, announcing today that it plans to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in July. Called BITBOX, the exchange will offer more than “30 highly demanded cryptocur…
U.S. authorities have arrested 35 dark web sellers following an operation that traced bitcoin laundering activities back to sellers involved in illicit transactions. The operation was led by the U.S. Department of Justice in conjunction with the Immig…
In a backflip worthy of an Olympic medal, Facebook Inc. today rescinded its blanket ban on all things crypto, though various terms and conditions will now apply. Facebook banned all advertising related to cryptocurrencies, including anything to do wit…
The price of bitcoin recovered Wednesday after leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb revealed it had been hacked again following a previous hack in July 2017. The new hack is reported by South Korean media to involve the theft of $32 mi…
Mobile payment company Square Inc. said today it has obtained a New York State Bitlicense as part of the company’s expansion into cryptocurrency, just as new details have emerged of the company designing its own point-of-sale devices that could …
Nearly a year after first stating that tokens issued as part of initial coin offerings may be subject to securities law, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official says traditional cryptocurrencies are not in fact securities. The clarification…
A new research paper has confirmed long-held suspicions that the Tether cryptocurrency was used by people linked to the Bitfinex exchange to drive up the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies last year. The paper, written by University of Texas P…