Opinion

How Decentralized Is Bitcoin? An Expert Take

Back in 2012, the FBI defined Bitcoin as a decentralized peer-to-peer network-based virtual currency. But even though Bitcoin is undoubtedly p2p, network-based, and virtual, there had been varying opinions on just how decentralized it actually is.

Hodling 101: Risky Strategy Based on Calm

This is an article written for general educational purposes. It is not investment advice and shall not be construed as such.  Back in 2013, user GameKyuubi created a thread called I AM HODLING. The forum users took a liking to the typo and thus the name for a fundamental investment strategy was born.

Inbar Preiss About Women in Blockchain Industry

Ever since the inception of Bitcoin, women have been underrepresented in blockchain and crypto. Our guest for this interview has for a long time been a voice for women in blockchain.

Wassim Alsindi: Fiat Money Is an Experiment and Not Very Long-Lived One

Among different kinds of money, only certain ones succeed. Although, it isn’t always the good money that succeeds. This held true for early economic relationships that appeared when barter became insufficient, this holds true for the traditional finance, and this is apparently true for the new kinds of money like cryptocurrencies.

Multi-Collateral DAI: Collateral Priority Race Begins

This article was written by Dmitry Bondar, ‌a monetary‌ ‌theorist‌, cryptocurrency researcher and author of ‌Stablecoins:‌ ‌From‌ ‌Electronic‌ ‌Money‌ ‌on‌ ‌Blockchain‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌Cryptocurrency‌ ‌Basket‌ exclusively for forklog.media. Views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the forklog.media editorial board. DAI is […]

Is It Too Late to Buy Bitcoin in 2020? That’s Right, This Question Again

Is it too late to buy Bitcoin? This is perhaps the most frequently asked question every veteran member of the crypto community hears from people outside the industry. No matter if the price is on the rise or falling rapidly, people are still worried. Is it too late?

Dmitry Bondar: If There Is Time to Be Afraid of CBDCs, It Is Better to Spend It on Preparation

The beginning of 2020 had a lot for central bank digital currencies. China is seemingly ready to test its own digital cash system, while Western countries are getting on with their research and considerations about CBDCs. 

Samson Mow: Bitcoin Is a Way to Prevent an Orwellian Future

There are certain polarizing topics in the cryptocurrency community: which of Bitcoin forks is the true Bitcoin, what consensus algorithms are really viable, what coins will dominate the markets of the future. 

Bitcoin Core Dev: Full Node Sybil Attack Problem Exists and Has No Perfect Solution

In our recent feature, we discussed the problem of full nodes in the Bitcoin network, and more likely, why running them may be expensive to a user but grants him or her no monetary reward.

Digix Co-founder Shaun Djie: Having DigixDAO Continue to Exist Would Be Good But It’s No Longer Possible

Digix, the project behind the first gold-backed stablecoin, stood at the inception of the modern asset-backed token model. Being one of the older and most successful projects within the Ethereum ecosystem, it was also one of the precious few that managed to build and maintain a robust DAO infrastructure. Which is, as of recently, a […]

Crypto-Exchange Founder: More Institutional Players Will Come to the Industry But Not Overnight

Some people in the crypto-community expect mass adoption to come with big players from traditional markets. Some see it coming along the growing set of real use cases for crypto, certain regulatory initiatives, or particularly ambitious projects.

Crypto-Anarchist Smuggler: A Lot of the Cryptocurrency Politics Is Not About Privacy, but About Economics

There is a little bit of confusion when it comes to cryptocurrency users, crypto-anarchists and cypherpunks. Are these terms even closely connected these days? What do the old school crypto-anarchists think about the situation the crypto-industry has found itself in? Do they still stick with Bitcoin and what they think about other big global trends? […]

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