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Hot news and analysis from the world of cryptocurrencies. No hype, just the facts plus a little snark. Delivered from an award-winning journalist, former newspaper editor, and world-class content strategist.


Which Crypto Entrepreneur Made the Bloomberg Billionaire List?

15 Jan 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Allen Taylor

Binance CEO CZ has become the 12th richest billionaire on the planet. Bloomberg has him listed in the “Finance” category, four spaces behind Warren Buffett, who is listed as “Diversified.” Arkansas is offering $10,000 in bitcoin for tech workers and...

Ethereum 2.0 Total Locked Value Hits a New Record, and Tether is Freezing Accounts--Again

14 Jan 2022 1 minute read 8 comments Allen Taylor

The Total Value Locked in Ethereum 2.0 hit $30 billion this week. Could 2022 be the consummation of the proof-of-stake migration for ETH? Tether has frozen three accounts on the Ethereum blockchain that hold more than $160 million in USDT. For at lea...

Login with Unstoppable is Better Than OAuth and 2FA

12 Jan 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Allen Taylor

Unstoppable Domains has launched Login with Unstoppable. This appears, to me, to be a much better option than OAuth. Buy a domain name that you own for $100 or less and never pay renewal fees. Then use that domain name to login to any site connected...

Why Centralization is a Problem in the 21st Century

10 Jan 2022 2 minute read 4 comments Allen Taylor

Technology is a double-edged sword, often solving one problem while creating another. When that happens, someone comes along later and solves the new problem. That process may take years. The cell phone, for instance, didn’t see the light of day unti...

Bitcoin Crashed and Coinbase Punched Tether While GameStop Assembles an NFT Team

8 Jan 2022 3 minute read 1 comment Allen Taylor

In the last few weeks, bitcoin has been holding fairly steady close to the $50,000 range. But Thursday afternoon, the price of bitcoin plunged almost to $41,000. Some prognosticators are tying the drop to the Fed’s announcement on interest rate rises...

There Are Many Practical Blockchain Applications

6 Jan 2022 2 minute read 5 comments Allen Taylor

When primitive man wanted to travel from Argos to the banks of the Yellow River, he invented a circular object and called it a wheel. In those days, traveling farther and faster meant more cash in the war treasure and greater leverage for trade. The...

Cryptosocial: How Cryptocurrencies Are Changing Social Media - Target 100 Advance Readers

4 Jan 2022 2 minute read 3 comments Allen Taylor

Many of you already know that I’ve written a book about cryptosocial media. In fact, Cryptosocial: How Cryptocurrencies Are Changing Social Media will be the first book published about cryptosocial media. It’s due to publish in March through Business...

Check out Crypto's New Pink Ribbon

1 Jan 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Allen Taylor

Happy New Year, crypto lovers! Crypto gets a pink ribbon! The Susan G. Komen Foundation, the largest breast cancer charity in the world, now accepts cryptocurrencies. More of these kinds of headlines will lead to mass adoption. In case you missed it,...

4 Crypto News Stories You Want to Read Today

29 Dec 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Allen Taylor

Bitcoin Dominance Rate Declined Bitcoin’s dominance rate has approached a yearly low. This past week, it’s fallen below 40 percent. Earlier in the month, Ethereum’s market cap became less than 50 percent of Bitcoin’s. That was a significant event and...

Help Me Title My Next Crypto Book

28 Dec 2021 1 minute read 8 comments Allen Taylor

Friends and followers who have been with me awhile know that I've written a book titled Cryptosocial: How Cryptocurrencies Are Changing Social Media. The book is due to publish through Business Expert Press in March 2022. While I was waiting, I wrote...