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Why Are So Many Young People Investing in Cryptocurrency?
The ancestors of cryptocurrency date back at least as far as 1982, when David Chaum founded the DigiCash company and invented "ecash." However, the modern era of decentralized cryptocurrency began in 2009 with the advent of Bitcoin, which remains the standard by which all other digital currency is measured. Today, there are more young people investing in cryptocurrency than any other age bracket. Not only is the Millennial generation financially invested in cryptocurrency, it is also mentally invested in moving beyond the existing financial systems of the world. In other words, the younger generation is more willing to accept the risks of working with a relatively young market rather than maintain the current status quo.
Blockchain in Plain English
We hear a lot about Blockchain these days, but how many people know what it's really about? In an attempt to make this definition as simple as possible, blockchain automates trust. It’s a software architecture that allows non-trusting parties to record transactions without requiring a trusted governing authority. In other words, it does away with middlemen. That directly affects banking, insurance, and distribution, as well as any industry that previously relied on a trusted third party.
Things Blockchain Can’t Do & Won't Solve
Blockchain is a revolutionary technology, and there's no doubt about that. This form of coding has become a huge game-changer in many industries. Blockchain can give us a smarter energy grid, is what Bitcoin was developed from, and even has become a game-changer in the world of cybersecurity.
Things No One Tells You About Investing in Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency can be incredibly profitable if you are lucky and also do your due diligence. There's a reason why people talk about Bitcoin billionaires, you know.
How Bitcoin Will Become Valuable in Our Society
Bitcoin is not just a buzzword, and it's time that mainstream media stops behaving like it is. It has proven to be a valuable investment and a trailblazer in both finance and tech industries—and an investment that continues to blossom.
Best Cryptocurrency Facebook Pages to Follow for Advice & Other News
Facebook is not a platform I typically approve of. In fact, I don't have a Facebook because its privacy issues are terrible and it has bad psychological effects. I think that Mark Zuckerberg is a criminal, and honestly don't understand how so many people are okay with having all their personal information mined for "social" reasons.
Tips for Cryptocurrency Bot Trading
Most people who want to begin investing in cryptocurrency tend to do it the "old fashioned way." They may invest in Bitcoin mining hardware, buy up Bitcoin and HODL it, or they might choose to invest in Bitcoin production without even owning it—if they're skittish about it.
The Health & Fitness Monitoring App That Doubles as a Personal Trainer & Longevity Lifestyle Coach
We are all familiar with the rise of “doctor in your pocket” style apps, which help us arrange a virtual consultation with a doctor or specialist medical consultant; many of us also use wearable technology in the form of our Fitbits, or Apple Watches, to track our health and fitness levels.
Best Online Courses to Learn Blockchain Programming
Blockchain has been hailed as one of the biggest innovations that technology has seen in the past 20 years. We now have currencies based on it that trade higher than any fiat currency out there. Blockchain technology could create a smarter energy grid, easier shipping protocols, and far more.
First Ever Real Estate Deal Closed Using Cryptocurrency
There's an apocryphal tale making the rounds on the web about a guy who, on a lark, bought a few hundred dollar's worth of Bitcoin in its early days and, after storing the digital info on a memory stick, threw it into the dark recesses of a desk drawer, promptly forgetting all about it.
10 Best-Rated Books on Bitcoin
If you're like most people (including myself, for a time), every time you hear the words "Bitcoin" and "blockchain," you nod and squint your eyes to make it seem you know those subjects like the back of your hand. You might even throw out an incredibly vague and general statement that, while potentially true, offers no real value. "It certainly will affect the economy in the long-term," and "It's the way of the future, other money simply can't compete," were my favorite go-to's. Truth be told, I didn't even know if those were true, but it sounded like they were.
Reasons Why the Future of the Internet (and the World) Needs to Be Decentralized
After the repeal of net neutrality laws and the current global trend of politicians trying to clamp down power on the internet's freedom, people are getting increasingly concerned about the internet's future. As with any form of tech, or really any institution, the internet is evolving.