Layer 2 Scaling Solutions: A Comprehensive Guide

Cryptocurrency has come a long way since Bitcoin’s inception. The network has evolved into a complex and diverse ecosystem with thousands of currencies and tokens. As the popularity and adoption of digital currencies continue to grow, so too does the need for a scalable and efficient infrastructure to support these transactions; this is where Layer [...]

By |2023-12-11T20:11:48+00:00November 7th, 2023|

Bolstering Institutional Participation in Bitcoin During 2024

Perhaps one of the most crucial drivers of Bitcoin’s evolution has been the increasing engagement of institutional investors. Such activity stands to stimulate the Bitcoin market while dispelling ongoing fears and unfounded stigmas associated with cryptocurrency at large. Now, with a pivotal 2024 on the horizon, the Bitcoin community must continue to foster a culture [...]

By |2023-12-11T20:13:02+00:00October 19th, 2023|

A Comprehensive Look at Bitcoin Lightning Payments

Bitcoin has risen as a battle-tested entity in the larger cryptocurrency sector, and scalability represents one space in which it has innovated to broaden its adoption and overall recognition. In this vein, Bitcoin lightning payments have been a transformative solution for how we perceive and use cryptocurrency. At their core, Bitcoin lightning payments are a [...]

By |2023-12-11T20:14:02+00:00September 30th, 2023|

SaaS in Finance: Five Defining Characteristics

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has revolutionized numerous industries in recent years, and finance is no exception. With its scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness, SaaS has become a game-changer for financial institutions, enabling them to streamline operations, enhance data security, and improve customer experiences.  Moving forward, SaaS in the finance industry will likely significantly impact existing financial infrastructure and [...]

By |2023-11-22T15:17:56+00:00August 22nd, 2023|

Why El Salvador’s President is Right to Defend Bitcoin

The decision on the part of El Salvador president Nayib Bukele to make Bitcoin legal tender back in September 2021 may have been controversial to some people, both in that nation and the world at large. But in my opinion Bukele was correct to defend Bitcoin, especially during that time. He has recently gone on [...]

By |2023-12-13T18:34:58+00:00December 7th, 2022|

The Exciting Possibilities of the Bitcoin Lightning Network

Decentralized finance has long been viewed as an avenue for the world’s two billion unbanked people to access a financial system and consummate transactions securely. To illustrate the point the website Cointelegraph in May 2022 related the tale of a man identified only as Jorge, who lives in the Southern African nation of Mozambique. According [...]

By |2023-12-13T18:36:09+00:00December 5th, 2022|

The Challenge of Improving Cryptocurrency User Experience

The tailwinds continue to gather behind cryptocurrencies, propelling the sector forward and scattering it in a thousand different directions. Non-fungible tokens, anyone? What of Web 3.0? And besides its ongoing disruption of the financial space, is it not possible that at some point in the not-too-distant future other nations will follow El Salvador’s lead and [...]

By |2023-12-13T18:37:53+00:00May 23rd, 2022|

How Likely Is a “Crypto Winter”?

When Bitcoin slid from a record-high valuation of $69,000 in November 2021 to under $33,000 in January 2022, there was genuine concern in the cryptocurrency community that it was an indication that dire things were ahead. In the parlance, there were those who wondered aloud whether a “crypto winter” was at hand. David Marcus, former [...]

By |2023-12-13T18:39:05+00:00April 22nd, 2022|

Five Bitcoin Predictions for 2022

When Bitcoin plunged from its all-time high of $68,950 in November 2021 to under $33,000 in January 2022, analysts raised concerns that a “Crypto Winter” was at hand, that cryptocurrencies in general and the world’s most popular crypto in particular were headed toward a deep freeze. Analysts quickly revised that prediction, however, and by late [...]

By |2023-12-13T18:40:24+00:00March 9th, 2022|

Regulators Taking a Long Look at DeFi

In the wake of some troubling cyberattacks and scams inflicted upon the decentralized finance sector in 2021, questions were raised about the necessity of DeFi regulation, questions that were addressed in part when the Global Blockchain Business Council rolled out the first edition of the International Journal of Blockchain Law in November of that year. [...]

By |2023-12-13T18:41:24+00:00February 9th, 2022|