MarkHelfman | Publish0x


I wrote "Consensusland: A Cryptocurrency Utopia" and "Bitcoin or Bust: Wall Street's Entry into Cryptocurrency." Also on Quora, Medium, Hacker Noon, CCN, and Steemit. Learn more at

Joined December 2019 552 Followers


Prepare for Bitcoin's Early Adopters (They’re Not Who You Expect)

30 Jun 2020 6 minute read comments MarkHelfman

  In the classic “diffusion of innovations” theory, new technology has to progress from innovators to early adopters before it can go mainstream. Innovators are the 5% of people who adopt technology while it’s still experimental. They prove the conce...

The Brief for June 29, 2020

30 Jun 2020 1 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Hello! This is just a quick update and some content you might enjoy. If you like this type of information, sign up for my newsletter, Crypto is Easy. I repost to occasionally on this blog. Listen to my interview with Hanna Hajjar, a bitcoin derivati...

The Brief for June 22, 2020

23 Jun 2020 1 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Just a quick post with three articles you might enjoy. 1. What do people use Ethereum for? (Glassnode) Bottom line: most ETH usage comes from scams and stablecoins, with a little DeFi mixed in. Three pyramid schemes—MMM,, and Million.Mon...

Why Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Need to Compete With Government Money

15 Jun 2020 5 minute read comments MarkHelfman

As the global financial crisis accelerates, cryptocurrency has returned to mainstream public discourse. You know bitcoin has reached some level of legitimacy when Bloomberg Radio quotes its price. Now that people are talking about central bank digita...

It’s Official: Facebook’s Libra is Boring

6 Jun 2020 3 minute read comments MarkHelfman

In April 2020, Facebook updated its Libra white paper. More specifically, it totally revamped its plans for the Libra cryptocurrency. Did you, like me, expect mainstream coverage of this event? Did you sit on this article for almost two months hoping...

May Recap, June Preview for Crypto is Easy

6 Jun 2020 3 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Hey all, sorry I didn't post this on Publish0x. I sent this to subscribers of Crypto is Easy on June 1, 2020. Reposting here a few days late as FYI. Hello! Over the past few weeks, people have gotten really excited about cryptocurrency. I personally...

Want Bitcoin's Price to go up? Bet on People, Not Inflation

29 May 2020 5 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Financial uncertainty makes people do strange things. In April 2020, people bought oil contracts, silver, and shares of companies that have no customers or revenue. This, despite massive job losses, pandemic disease, and a global economic meltdown. S...

Why China’s Cryptocurrency Matters More Than Bitcoin

29 May 2020 4 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Cryptocurrency advocates remain massed and ready to rush the barricades of traditional finance. Who will rise to lead this charge? The Chinese government, if you can believe that. It will soon launch a digital yuan on its nascent Blockchain Service N...

Two Minutes on Bitcoin—May 26, 2020

27 May 2020 2 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Now and then I write two minute’s worth of thoughts on bitcoin. It’s my very, very brief commentary. This one first appeared on Medium, reposted here for your enjoyment. Comments welcome! Two Minutes on Bitcoin To really make the best decisions, you...

Altcoin Update - May 26-27 2020

27 May 2020 1 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Hello Publish0x! I just sent this email out to subscribers, also posting here. If you're interested in this type of content, sign up for my newsletter, Crypto is Easy. I post a few updates here, but you will get everything else once you subscribe. S...