Five Reasons Why Bitcoin-is Here-to Stay

Five Reasons Why Bitcoin-is Here-to Stay

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A major issue hindering Bitcoin is uncertainty about its future. The debate is over whether Bitcoin will be a successful long run innovation or fizzle out like so many prior innovations. It is possible to make a relatively accurate prediction about the future of Bitcoin by analyzing five factors successfully used by technology adoption experts for decades: relative advantage, compatibility with other innovations, experience through trialability, complexity and observability. These factors, derived from the classic work of innovation diffusion theorist Everett Rogers, when combined with features unique to Bitcoin, suggest that Bitcoin is here to stay.. Relative advantage Relative advantage in the field of innovation is defined as the improvements of a product as compared to its predecessors. Improvements include, but are not limited to, economic or social advantages measured in time, convenience, satisfaction or monetary benefits. Specific examples could be better service, consolidation of multiple functions into one tool, empowerment of users, improved interface, increased productivity, reduced user effort, saving money, saving space or storage and saving time. A major advantage Bitcoin has over other payment systems is that Bitcoin has a decentralized ledger. A decentralized ledger means that a single party is no longer in control of the records of previous transactions. …

Why Ethereum May Grow Higher in Value Than Bitcoin

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In May 2017, investors and spectators alike saw Bitcoin price pass the value of $2,300. This figure marks the highest peak of Bitcoin’s value in its entire lifetime. Due to the success of Bitcoin over the years, many investors have been attracted to it and other cryptocurrencies as well. However, Bitcoin is not the only cryptocurrency that has risen in value. Another leading cryptocurrency known as Ethereum has also ascended in value since January 2017. From its original value of $8.24, it has recently gone on to attain a figure of $203, which represents a rise of 2,367 percent. Investors worried It has been within the last few years that cryptocurrencies have gained much favor among investors who are looking for alternative means of investing other than the traditional investment mediums. While most investors still have their money invested in traditional financial markets, such as the stock market and the forex market, a lot of these investors have become worried about the economic climate of the world economy. With recent events pointing to its inherent instability, many investors have been looking to other means of investment where they can put their money. With the creation and popularization of cryptocurrency, as well as its sharp rise in value, many …

The Dark Web is More Like a Set of Dark Silos

The Dark Web is More Like a Set of Dark Silos

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  The dark web is not nearly as social a place as the world wide web, researchers find. Researchers recently conducted a comprehensive charting of the dark web, starting with the central hubs of “.Onion” domains, and created an algorithm to scan links from each site. They found 7,178 sites. 25,104 links connected all of these sites together. Those sites which did not have links incoming could not be found. The researchers – Virgil Griffith, Yang Xu, Carlo Ratti – discovered that 87% of dark web sites do not link to other sites. To account for websites regularly appearing and disappearing, the authors only included sites that responded to their crawlers. “In our analysis, before pruning nonresponding domains, we found a graph of 13,117 nodes and 39,283 edges. After pruning, we have a graph of 7,178 nodes and 25,104 edges (55% and 64% respectively). In all results, we refer to this graph pruned of nonresponding domains as simply ‘the darkweb graph’”. The researchers, through their research, determined the dark web is no web. But, rather, a set of  “dark silos,” according to the preliminary paper posted on ArXiv this week. The researchers performed a second crawl to collect instances of …

BTCC CEO Lee Pegs Bitcoin Price Between $5,000 and $11,000 by 2020

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Bobby Lee, BTCC’s co-founder and CEO recently tweeted a bitcoin price prediction, which is between $5,000 and $11,000 by 2020, after the block reward halving. The entrepreneur, who regularly makes predictions, also stated the daily inflow would scale accordingly – from the current $2 million a day level, up to $5-$10 million a day. #Bitcoin price target in 2020; after block halving: USD $5k-$11k Assuming $5-$10 million daily flow into #BTC by then. (Today: $2m daily in) — Bobby Lee (@bobbyclee) February 26, 2017 // Get exclusive analysis of bitcoin and learn from our tutorials. Join Hacked.com for just $39 now. // Bobby Lee also reminded his 5,600 Twitter followers his “medium-term” price target for bitcoin is of, well, $5,600. There was, however, no mention of how long it will take bitcoin to reach that value. Later on, Lee also said that a $5-$10 million daily inflow isn’t a lot. He compared it to gold’s inflow of $340 million a day. The CEO’s enthusiastic bitcoin price prediction comes after BTCC, one of China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges,suspended bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals until March 15, in order to introduce new security requirements and comply with requests from the People’s Bank of China …

97% OF BLOCKCHAIN STARTUPS ARE ‘CHAINWASHING’ – R3’S TIM SWANSON

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Chainwashing is the perfect term, coined by R3’s Tim Swanson to describe the current “Blockchain, not Bitcoin” hype that is hopefully nearing its peak.  PEAK BLOCKCHAIN HYPE? There is a lot of hype around Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) today. According to a new survey by Synechron among 200 financial services business and IT decision-makers across the US, UK and Europe, over two-thirds (67%) of companies in the industry are actively pursuing blockchain initiatives. Moreover, 94%, believe that key leaders (board members) have bought into developing blockchain projects. Today, the blockchain space resembles the hype of cloud computing a few years ago, where companies can simply throw the “Blockchain” buzzword around simply to get investor attention. What was once known as “cloudwashing,” i.e. rebranding an old product or service by associating the buzzword “cloud,” has now become “Chainwashing,” according to Tim Swanson, Director of Market Research at R3CEV. Swanson noted in a blog post: We think the number of companies with legs will continue to increase over time but chainwashing will continue to be a noise pollution problem for the next few years in the enterprise world even after production systems have been integrated into institutions. Swanson spends much of his time filtering startups that his team at R3 speaks …

Vinny Lingham: Bitcoin Price Will Reach $3,000 in 2017

Vinny Lingham: Bitcoin Price Will Reach $3,000 in 2017

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Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of Civic.com released a highly anticipated blog post entitled “Bitcoin 2017: A Currency Devaluation Hedge for Emerging Markets” on December 28 to share his thoughts on Bitcoin and its price trend in 2017. In his analysis, Lingham predicted that the Bitcoin price will double or triple within the next 12 months. Over the past year, Lingham has been one of the few analysts who accurately predicted the price trend of Bitcoin. In a blog post published in April, Lingham told his readers that Bitcoin would reach a market cap of $15 bln by the end of the year. Today, it surpassed the $15 bln mark, reaching its all-time high market cap. The reasons behind strong performance The vast majority of mainstream media outlets and analysts have cited economic and financial factors as a reason for Bitcoin’s price rally. Various events such as the demonetization of banknotes in India and Venezuela, crackdown on Wealth Management Products (WPMs) and tightening of capital controls played a strong role in the rising price of Bitcoin. However, Lingham notes that most failed to acknowledge the impact of rising Federal Reserve rates on the value of Bitcoin. When the Federal Reserve increases …