The Great Hash-Rate Exodus of 2021

China has finally put the hammer down on its native mining operations, causing bitcoin’s hash-rate to crash and flee to friendlier regions around the world. We’ve heard many different flavors of pseudo bans come out of China over the years but mining seemed to flourish in China without interruption. But times have changed and we’re… Read More

El Salvador y Bitcoin

El Salvador has leapt into the international spotlight by being the first country to establish a positive multi-layered bitcoin strategy. The meat of the emerging strategy gives bitcoin status as legal tender within El Salvador. The government is looking to make bitcoin easier to use throughout the country in a variety of financial contexts while… Read More

Edge Q&A with Fantom’s (FTM) Michael Kong

In the latest update of Edge we added support for Fantom (FTM), a young and fast-growing blockchain that uses a unique consensus mechanism and has a budding ecosystem of DeFi applications. We sat down with Michael Kong, CEO of the Fantom Foundation, and got some more details about who he is and what makes Fantom… Read More

The Next Frontiers

Widely scoffed at before, Bitcoin and the greater crypto ecosystem recently surpassed a market capitalization of two trillion dollars making up considerable fractions of the currency and precious metal markets. Even former skeptical traditional financiers and central bankers have conceded some of these points while offering their own critiques as the market has gotten to… Read More

The Geopolitics of Bitcoin

At the end of our previous article about inflation, we briefly discussed Ray Dalio’s theory of the Long Term Debt Cycle (LTDC). In short, the LTDC is the monetary epoch and system underpinning the more regularly recurring short-term debt cycles also known as business cycles. The short-term debt cycles are the normal ups and downs… Read More

Inflation: What is it & Where is it heading?

Discussions about inflation often get muddled by commentators who might look at one measure of inflation and say there is no inflation and other commentators that will focus on another and say we’re in the middle or on the cusp of hyperinflation. The truth is often balanced between the extremes. Most countries’ economies have a… Read More

The Spectre of MMT & The Importance of Crypto

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has been a minor heterodox economic school in academia for the last couple of decades. Its stature in public policy and academic circles has grown mostly through a very informal academic blogosphere that emerged in the late 1990s and 2000s outside of the academic institutions themselves. Inspiration for MMT can be… Read More

Edge Development Update: Notify A No-Coiner

Edge is proud to announce our new “Notify A No-Coiner” messaging service that allows Edge users to alert radical No-Coiners of all the massive gains they’re missing out on. We all have certain people in our lives, whether they be friends, family, or social media rivals, that have teased us and doubted our insistence that… Read More

The Current State of Multi-chain Interoperability

With the continued proliferation and growth of blockchain-based networks, it has become pretty clear that technologists and investors who dominate the crypto market are creating a multi-chain world. This may cause tribalists of any particular chain considerable consternation but many chains have and will continue to attract capital, users, entrepreneurs, and developers despite anyone’s particular… Read More

EIP-1559: Fee Market Improvement & Scarcity Engine

Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 has generated incredible excitement over the last few weeks throughout the Ethereum community. This EIP is a redesign of the Ethereum fee market, motivated by a desire to improve the user experience, which can be volatile and expensive due to rapid fluctuations in demand for block-space. These wild swings in… Read More