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LONG HODL –

LONG HODL –

Bitcoin Long-term: Store of Value There are some who say that the biggest barrier to mass adoption of bitcoin long-term is price volatility because it limits use as a store of value. Does price volatility really affect bitcoin's use as a store of value? Let's look at...

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LOST BITCOIN –

LOST BITCOIN –

Lost BitcoinThe story of James Howells of Wales is one well-known to many in the Bitcoin community when it comes to lost bitcoin lore. In June of 2013, Howells threw away a hard drive containing the private keys to 7,500 bitcoins. The price of Bitcoin at the time was...

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PRIVATE KEY –

PRIVATE KEY –

Bitcoin Private Key Think of Bitcoin as an open messaging system secured by public key cryptography secured through digital message signatures created with a unique private key.  In contrast to systems protected by username and password logins, this single point of...

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BITCOIN INVESTMENT –

BITCOIN INVESTMENT –

Bitcoin Investment You can ask people “what makes a Bitcoin investment a good one” and likely get different answers depending on the individual, their beliefs, goals, and age. A recent survey conducted by Blockchain Capital indicates that 30% of 18-to-34-year-olds...

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VALUE COMP –

VALUE COMP –

Bitcoin Value Knowledge It is often puzzling that society has such confidence in the value of central bank fiat currencies, yet so little belief in bitcoin value. Granted, there are several factors that play into this line of thought, but a general lack of "financial...

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PRICELESS –

PRICELESS –

Bitcoin Price is top Google Search Phrase Since 2017's massive 1,900% rally it is not surprising that the top keyword phrase searched on Google is Bitcoin price. Obviously those who've invested in bitcoin watch the price, but given there are likely less than 28.5...

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MINER TALK –

MINER TALK –

Bitcoin Mining Trends for 2018 Bitcoin mining is the process that helps Bitcoin function as intended and what continues to introduce new bitcoins to digital wallets all over the world. Simply put, it is the computational process by which transactions that use bitcoin...

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BTC LOL MEMES –

BTC LOL MEMES –

Bitcoin Meme History Bitcoin meme history starts with the origin of memes themselves – an Internet phenomenon that started back in 1976 and said to be based on biologist Richard Dawkins' claim that "ideas are like organisms, able to spread and mutate", and...

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TIME PREFERENCE –

TIME PREFERENCE –

What is Bitcoin Time Preference? There are some emerging ideas and theories being discussed currently around what could be termed Bitcoin time preference in regards to Bitcoiners' mindset for investing in the cryptocurrency. To better understand, we need...

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ASK JOFF PARADISE —

ASK JOFF PARADISE —

Ask Joff Paradise: Bitcoin Questions Often-asked Bitcoin questions at various Joff Paradise speaking engagements: "What happens when the last Bitcoin is mined?" Joff Paradise - Bitcoin mining is finite – meaning that once miners are awarded 21 million Bitcoins for...

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