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In the US, Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and give thanks for the many blessings in their lives. Around dinner time on Thanksgiving on the East Coast, what appears to be one of the nastier rug pulls in the history of cryptocurrency left plenty of investors less thankful and much lighter in their wallets.   The Snowdog coin (SDOG) was based on an eight-day experiment with a buyback promised at the end. However, the buyback never happened. Instead, all of the coin’s liquidity was moved to another exchange. Then, two new Coinbase wallets made exchanges before the exchange webpage was live. The...

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At the Miami Crypto Experience, the atmosphere was inviting, the entire conference had a “good vibe” feel to it, and the community as a whole shared three days of networking and learning in a party atmosphere. Most importantly, there were people of every experience level at the event, and people weren’t afraid to ask the most basic questions.  One of those questions was “What is mining?” It sounds pretty simple. Get a mining rig, put it in your unheated...

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As the who’s-who of cryptocurrency and blockchain mingled last week at the Miami Crypto Experience, the cryptocurrency market continued its climb. The wide variety of tokens and speculation-driven trading has led to extreme market swings, but the sector as a whole has made many millionaires and even billionaires over the past year.   Bitcoin continues to set new record highs seemingly every other month, and it’s become apparent that digital currency hasn’t died off quietly...

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It’s been called a scheme. It was supposed to have collapsed by now. And plenty of “experts” are still telling anyone who will listen that cryptocurrency’s future ends in a zero-sum game that will not be won by a blockchain army. Yet this weekend’s Miami Crypto Experience marks the culmination of the hottest year yet; the cryptocurrency market is sending vibrations through the traditional world of finance like a hip-hop bass line.  “Bitcoin has been...

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We’ve all had conversations with people who don’t trust crypto, and want nothing to do with it. We try to explain the virtues of a blockchain-based currency to them, and they visibly recoil from the conversation, as though we’re talking about secret nuclear data stolen from the CIA.  Crypto has been portrayed as “dirty” due to its history in DarkWeb use and anonymity in making illegal transactions. It’s been dismissed as having “no real value” because it isn’t a fiat currency (more on this...