Editorial

Bitcoin vs Blockchain: Who Wants Bitcoin Dead and Why

Blockchain’s disruptive potential is omitted solely in yellow publications, and the last company to proclaim its intention to integrate the technology in its services will probably become the stone-age Russian Post. International banks unite under major consortiums, startuppers prowl for opportunities to implement blockchain in yet another app, while venture capitalists headhunt for prospective developers. […]

Longread: Schrödinger’s bitcoin

When Mike Hearn buried bitcoin, its exchange rate immediately went down, as if you’re dead, you indeed should keep close to the ground. Lots of prominent cryptocurrency industry figures snapped into writing lots of texts, both long or laconic, stating that rumors about bitcoin’s death are somewhat exaggerated. Website titled “Bitcoin Obituaries” so far contains […]

Longread: Money, Honey, Islamic State and Bitcoin adoption

‘Twas the night before New Year when someone suddenly wanted to give me money. What was his incentive remains unclear. For several years, I have been running a public page containing quite recondite jokes, texts, and comic strips I created, and I never asked a penny for it. So, when someone expressed a desire to […]

New Year’s Longread: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Bitcoin Santa’s Workshop

The crypto-community has its own counterparts for renowned figures and phenomena. We have our personal bitcoin Jesus, our own Dillinger, and even our own Black Friday. Nevertheless, one person has remained in shadows for a while, and, of course, we talk about Bitcoin Santa Claus. Bitcoin Santa is a very busy man, especially at this […]

Longread: ForkLog as a Reflection of Bitcoin Concept

When someone asks me, how your publication works, I usually say it’s a miracle. It has suffered troubled times, and now has almost nothing to do with its initial state. If answering the question seriously, the most correct answer would be – the deuce knows. Answering the question seriously is almost impossible. There are just […]

Longread: Corruption and Blockchain

The idea that corruption is not really good comes from the very word, which derives from Latin for “spoilage”. That is how they called it in the ancient Rome, where it became comparable to the contemporary corruption in terms of scale by Caesar’s times. In order to give the phenomenon a name, the rhetoricians used […]

Longread: Failcoin and Proof-of-Meaningless

Cryptocurrency startup  The Center for World Domination and Alternate Topography announced it is in the process of developing their own altcoin focused on the essence of the universe. The altcoin is called Failcoin. As opposed to most other cryptocurrencies, which are mined under complex mathematical algorithms and gain value due to other manipulations, failcoin will […]

Longread: Blockchain and proof of authorship

It so fell out that I use my spare time to come up with bizarre jokes. Most of them are too complicated to become popular; however, sometimes my majesty comes down from the ivory tower and generates something that immediately spreads out like a virus. It spreads out so effectively that my facebook friends sometimes […]

Longread: blockchain, revolution & Stockholm syndrome

Mainstream fuss around the blockchain is quite understandable; after all, the technology may bring tons of joy to various financial institutions, and it would be silly of them to deny that. However, at least partial enthusiasm within the cryptocommunity in this regard is hardly justified. Certainly, some reservations that major companies usually use are evident […]

Longread: Blockchain revolution & Proof of Jenny

The first time I ever heard about bitcoin was, just like for many others, in 2010 or 2011. I read about it from a post, whose author’s rejoice could fit an alchemist that had finally extracted the philosopher’s stone. This kind of elation may seed some doubt in a mind of any reasonable person, as […]

Longread: Clash of generations and Cryptotechnologies

Almost everything we usually deem progressive is based on something one might call ?a battle of generations’. It takes roots in ancient, if not mythological, times, when a nice young lad killed his dad and married his mom so impressively they even had to dub a complex in his honor; and several millennia before him, […]

Halloween Longread. The Myths and Legends in Cryptotechnologies

Any activity having something romantic around it, will inevitably grow a mythological network. Most of those myths can be classified as urban legends, even though there might be no city involved. American urban legends are known to everyone – even those who never saw America with their own eyes.