Formation Of The Fed: The Meeting At Jekyll Island

In late November, 1913, on a private island off the coast of Georgia, a few of the most powerful men in the United States and the world gathered to craft up the plan for a new Central Bank in the United States. This Central Bank would come to be called the “Federal Reserve” and would… Read More

Is ETH Sound Money?

The concept of sound money has been around for millennia, but our current conception of sound money gained prominence as a more refined concept early in the 19th century amongst liberal (classical) economic theorists, financiers, and political power brokers during American and European based globalization. These thinkers were trying to answer deep questions about what… Read More

Bitcoin Cash Development Update: November Hard-fork

Bitcoin Cash is due for another upgrade on November 15. Unfortunately this upgrade will likely result in a contentious chain-split, potentially creating another cryptocurrency due to differences between the founders of Bitcoin ABC and the rest of the Bitcoin Cash network.  There are two proposals set to be implemented in Bitcoin Cash, but it appears… Read More

Edge Book Recommendations

Below is a list of our staff’s book recommendations for anyone trying to understand what bitcoin and the crypto revolution is all about. We’ve sorted the books into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. We’ve included some books in the mix that aren’t exactly about bitcoin, crypto, or blockchain and might not even mention them, but… Read More

Edge Development Update

In our latest release, users in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium, through our partner, Banxa, can use the Sofort payment network to buy BTC, BSV, ETH, LTC, USDC, and USDT for Euros! Sofort is the predominant online banking method in countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium, serving over 20 million people. Edge users… Read More

Important Bitcoin Vocab

Bitcoin is difficult to understand. A lot of this difficulty can be attributed to the newness of the terminology being used to describe Bitcoin. Once one starts to understand the vocabulary being used, one can use Bitcoin with greater ease and follow its progression without being totally confused and overwhelmed. Satoshi The first name of… Read More

Shitcoins, Slime-Molds, & Digital Life

“Shitcoin” is a popular epithet, usually used to describe digital assets besides Bitcoin. It’s often used to insult, demean, and belittle, and there can be a lot of truth to the insult. Many projects have come in and out of relevancy, with very little traction at any point in their history, and often with stated… Read More

The Use of Digital Assets Beyond Money

Most of the economic activity in crypto-land has revolved around Bitcoin and other crypto-assets like Ethereum, in the context of them being internet currencies or digital monies. Although speculation around this use-case is the dominant use case for most of the value locked in digital assets, the specter of assets going beyond money and currency… Read More

How To Read A Trading Chart

For many people, cryptocurrency was their first introduction to trading and its many tools and vocabulary. Frequently mentioned by many blogs and videos, the typical trading chart is intimidating to the uninitiated, and a lot to handle even for the most seasoned trader. Competent traders must pay attention to and interpret a lot of data… Read More

ETH Fees, Gas, & The Halting Problem

Ethereum and its applications have seen a historic increase in network traffic as of late, and as a result, network fees have predictably climbed to all time highs. In this post I’ll talk about fees, “Gas”, how we calculate ETH fees, and the significance of Gas.  Introduction to Fees and “Gas” Sending Ether or other… Read More