Good Crypto Bad Crypto
Good Crypto Bad Crypto

Good Crypto Bad Crypto

In this blog, we will evaluate cryptocurrencies through the lens of the disruptive power of the underlying technologies. Not all technologies are equal. The smart investor of cryptocurrency must distinguish between things that are truly revolutionary, things that are evolutionary, and things that are merely exploiting the hype to make a quick buck through copycatting and buzzwords.

Cardano's Vision is way ahead of its Technology

18 Dec 2021 2 minute read 2 comments CryptoTekkie

I am a big fan of the Cardano Vision and believe that Charles Hoskinson is an adept orator and strong visionary.  Unfortunately, after watching the latest Cardano 360 mid-month development update, it is very clear that the Cardano Hype is not matchin...

Charles Hoskinson plays the Adult in the Crypto Room

23 Jul 2021 2 minute read 0 comments CryptoTekkie

The Cryptocurrency Industry has an image problem. Scams.  Rug-pulls.  Bait and Switch.  Pump and dump.  Manipulation.  DogeCoin, SafeMoon, PornRocket ... shall I go on? Fortunately, there is one person that pushes strongly against that image and whos...

Decentralized Trust is the Killer App for Blockchains!

17 Jul 2021 1 minute read 3 comments CryptoTekkie

Satoshi Nakamoto (probable pseudonym) used cryptographic techniques to create a secure, decentralized ledger that you can trust (called Bitcoin).  You can trust the ledger because once written the entries cannot be modified and all nodes have the sam...

The Three Stages of Blockchain Technology and where we are in its Evolution

5 Jul 2021 1 minute read 2 comments CryptoTekkie

The master science fiction writer Robert Heinlein elegantly described the three phases of technology in his short story entitled "The Rolling Stones" in this way:Every technology goes through three stages: first a crudely simple and quite unsatisfact...

Bitcoin dominance/conflation hurts all Crypto

26 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoTekkie

I was reading a recent AARP magazine article (yes, I am that old) entitled "Digital Valuables: They're hot, so handle them with care" which was talking about Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and said,  "More recently, digital collectibles such as trading c...

Caveat Emptor: Or what to do after "The Fall"

23 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoTekkie

"Crypto is crashing" screams the click-bait headlines!  All the talking heads are chattering ... the air is filled with a cacophony of voices.  All screaming at you ... all telling you what you should do.  Tik Tok dazzles with flashy videos and siren...

Crypto-Technology 102 or How many CryptoCurrencies do we need?

19 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments CryptoTekkie

As of today, CoinMarketCap states there are 9,924 cryptocurrencies.  Does that make sense?  How many do we actually need?  To answer that we have to go back to our categorization diagram in my second blog post (Crypto-Technology 101) to reason about...

Why Ethereum will win the platform war!

18 May 2021 3 minute read 2 comments CryptoTekkie

Ethereum's initial and central innovation over Bitcoin was the "programmable blockchain" facilitated by the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and the Solidity programming language.  Programs in Ethereum are called "smart contracts" which, in my opinion,...

Don't Blame Elon: 5 technical warning signs of a crypto bubble

17 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments CryptoTekkie

Many people are blaming Elon Musk's tweets for the latest crypto crash!  While he surely was a catalyst there are deeper signs to look for that are more about the underlying technology than one person's influence.  In fact, the notion that one person...

Crypto-Technology 101 or How to Divide the Crypto-Universe

16 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments CryptoTekkie

The first thing all people will quickly notice when entering the "crypto-verse" is that there are sooooooo many currencies!  It is both overwhelming and scary!  How do you distinguish those that are good crypto versus bad crypto versus mediocre crypt...