Cryptocurrency Market vs the Dot-Com Bubble

Comparing The Cryptocurrency Market to the Dot-Com Bubble and Speculating On Its Future Growth

Some interesting thoughts that crossed my mind today on the amount of room I think crypto space still has for growth. The market cap of all cryptocurrencies right now is about $416,998,204,401 ($0.417 Trillion).

The dot-com bubble went up to $6.7T before it “burst” (and yet some core products ultimately did survive). Adjusting for inflation, this would be more like $9.6T today. And the dot-com bubble was basically inside the US market, whereas cryptocurrency is a global phenomenon where anyone can invest, with a structure that allows for easy transfer of funds all inside a distributed public ledger, which challenges outdated models of value transfer and ownership records.

So with some rough math we can speculate that the overall crypto market can grow 23x, if it were to follow a path similar to the 2000 tech bubble, and if we take into account crypto’s global nature, it can go way beyond. This is just rough math but it gives you an idea of where we are as compared to where we were with the Y2K bubble.

Can we perhaps go even farther with the rough math? How many times do you think crypto can grow, or shrink? Share your thoughts below.

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An Introduction to the First Mineable Token: Interview with Infernal_Toast

The Problem of ICO’s: new token projects are centralized because one entity  handles all of the initial coins and all of the the raised ICO money.

The Solution: the first decentralized mineable token on Ethereum.

After an rapid rise in the network hashrate [1], price fluctuations and a big  hype of ‘0xBitcoin on the Ethereum’ discussed on reddit and 4chan, many miners are jumping on the ‘first mineable token’. Besides a parabolic rise in the hashrate, we can also notice serious discussions about the implementation of the mineable token on Ethereum, We from Coinoid decided to have a talk with the Smart Contract deployer, Infernal_Toast and figure out why there is a mineable token created.

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The Waltonchain Campaign Fiasco and What Regular Investors and Blockchain Companies Can Learn From It

While there are a lot of experienced crypto users and enthusiasts out there, there is a constant influx of newcomers to the cryptosphere and latest Waltonchain Twitter incident  is a good example of a seemingly legit project, just plain shilling and pumping their project with fake contests and promotions, right? I’d like to make an observation from another perspective. Since the incident, I dug into this a little deeper to find out what really happened. I tried reaching out to Waltonchain Team via twitter, I joined their Telegram channel, tried to get in touch with admins there and I tried to get in touch with Waltonchain “Knights” – that’s how they call their western representatives.

Why I Believe ICX is a solid shot for the long term.

Why ICON (ICX) is a solid shot for the long term

While China and Japan are rapidly building interesting blockchain projects specifically focused on a platform for Dapps and ICO’s , South Korea is lacking behind. While China got their ‘Chinese Ethereum’ called  NEO [Source], Japan has it’s Cardano (ADA) [Source] but what exactly does South Korea bring to the table of blockchain platforms?

‘Hyperconnect the world’ ?

A very interesting and ambitious slogan, if you would ask me. But what does that mean for the average crytpo enthusiasts out here? and what is ICON exactly trying to solve? is this another ‘token’ to bring in funds in so it can publish a whitepaper, or is it trying to solve actually a problem? The answer to this question, could be only answered if we dig in the Deloitte report which was recently published in the end of 2017.

Uzbekistan to Create Blockchain Center, Integrate Digital Currencies

Uzbekistan to Legalize Cryptocurrency, Create Blockchain Center for Innovation

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev endorsed a decree to create a center for innovation, with a unit that will focus on the ways Blockchain technology can be used for innovation.

By June 2018, under the Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center, a Blockchain center will be formed, which will focus on using the distributed ledger technology to improve various, potentially outdated processes. The center will also focus on increasing the potential of new technologies, on supporting national blockchain developers, among other things, according to Uznews, a news outlet focusing on Central Asia.

The document was developed under the President’s Decree “on measures to further improve the sphere of information technologies and communications”.

The document also outlines that Uzbekistan will be actively developing and integrating payment systems, including international systems such as PayPal, Alipay, Visa, MasterCard, etc. A set of measures is said to be laid out by June 1, 2018.

Tesla Systems Hacked To Mine Cryptocurrency

Tesla’s Cloud Resources Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency

Tesla, Inc. is an American company that specializes in electric automotive, energy storage and solar panel manufacturing based in Palo Alto, California.

The companies cloud resources were recently hacked to mine cryptocurrency. Redlock(cloud security company) says Tesla has joined the growing list of companies that have been subjected to what experts are calling crypto jacking. The practice of involving the theft of computer processing power to mine cryptocurrencies like bitcoin or Monero.

The hacker/hackers most likely achieved this feat by hiding the true IP address of the mining pool server behind CloudFlare, a free content delivery network (CDN) service. Tesla has yet to comment on the issue.

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Bitcoin Wars: Why Bitcoin Cash is only contributing to the Divide and Conquer Agenda

8 Reasons Why Bitcoin Cash Contributes to the Divide & Conquer Agenda

This is a list of reasons why Bitcoin Cash, with its self-proclaimed “CEO” Roger Ver, have been looking really bad to me personally. It is just my opinion, but it is shared by many, and so I decided to outline some facts that I based it on. I’m not an expert at the processes that go under the hood and I’m as biased as anyone, so this is purely based on what I have been reading online. I follow lots of experts and thinkers and I read a lot every day, and I try to be critical when I read other people’s opinions before I form my own. So here are some of the main reasons I’ve come to view Roger Ver as a dishonest person, and Bitcoin Cash as a failed fork:

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Cryptocurrency Price Projections for 2018: When Will We See Green Again?

Tax season is approaching in the USA with Q2 2018 being around the tax deadline (April 15). A lot of people made big gains in 2017 for which they have to pay taxes. Right now, however, with the market going through a massive correction, most people’s portfolio’s are down 50% or more. So the following scenario is possible: on top of those who are panic selling more and more as we go down, many will also need to cash out in order to pay their taxes, this drives the price down or at the very least prevents it from going back up. The bulls are out of money, the bears need cash, Q1 is not looking great as a whole, and Q2 might not either. Our guess is we might not see much green until after Q2 2018, perhaps Q3 or even Q4. If we look at 2017, a lot of growth took place in Q3 and Q4. 

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The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the intention to create a cryptocurrency

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev reveled an interest to create a world digital currency that will be based not on theoretical trust but rather will be secured by particular resources, will be democratic and transparent.

The new cryptocurrency will be called G-Global. “It will help the world get rid of monetary wars, black-marketeering and decrease volatility at markets,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said at the 10th Astana International Forum (AIF)

Upcoming 2018 Telegram ICO

7 Important Facts About the Upcoming Telegram ICO and Predictions for 2018

There is a lot of information about a potential upcoming Telegram ICO on the web lately. Usually this much info doesn’t just come around for no reason, and we can presume that this is a planned PR move, or a leak, but it’s unlikely that it’s fake.

The exclusive pre-ICO might happen as early as late January (this month), and the Crowd Sale late March.
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Chicago Federal Bank Chairman Tries to Criticize Bitcoin. Ends up perfectly describing the Federal Reserve.

The Chairman of the Federal Bank in Chicago said regarding Bitcoin: “It’s hard to imagine a world where the main currency is based on an extremely complex code, understood by only a few, controlled by even fewer, without accountability, arbitration or recourse.” It’s funny because he perfectly described the Federal Reserve Banking System.