Author: Gabrielo Myrone Banks

Top 5 Joke Cryptocurrencies

With a centralized banking system, there is nothing ostensibly comedic about currency distribution. But as money becomes a thing of the internet with cryptocurrencies, currencies have gone through nearly all the rites of passage associated with becoming networked on the internet. Holders of traditional cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Bitcoin are used to memes and being trolled on various forums and Twitter. These five cryptocurrencies take it up a notch. Joke currencies occupy a …
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Elon Musk Takes an Interest in Cryptocurrencies

Programmer and entrepreneur Elon Musk is well-known for projects such as Space X and Tesla, technology companies that are at the very forefront of innovation in the space exploration and automotive industries. While Space X’s main goal is to reduce the cost of space travel, Tesla aims to make electric cars more affordable. Before these two companies, however, Musk formed the pioneering X.com that brought payment processing to the internet. This …
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Sticking to the Scrypt: The History of Litecoin in 500 Words

Since its beginning, Litecoin has been rooted in the democratization of mining. It found its inspiration in several other altcoins that claimed to do the same thing back in 2011. Litecoin is a copy cat of the Bitcoin protocol, and it boasts one of the more successful and friendly cryptocurrency communities out there. Litecoin grew from the early technical passions of Google software engineer Charlie Lee, who became involved in the crypto space in 2011. His first …
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Such Long, Very Moon, Total Coin: The History of Dogecoin in 500 Words

Although it is often overlooked by blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts, Dogecoin has one of the more storied and controversial histories of all altcoins. It’s impossible to talk about Dogecoin without mentioning the Doge meme. The meme features a Shiba Inu dog with an apprehensive face. Its enthusiasts call themselves shibes, and are fond of the Doge meme in multiple styles including Comic Sans font and broken English. Twitter was abuzz with mention of …
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