Late on Friday night, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling tweeted: “I don’t understand Bitcoin. Please explain it to me.” It was an opportunity for the crypto community to offer a clear, direct explanation of why Bitcoin exists, why it’s worth so much, and how it differs from dollars and dimes. Crypto Twitter blew it.
The vast majority of the cryptocurrency community thinks Craig Wright is lying when he claims to have invented Bitcoin. This includes luminaries like Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, Binance exchange CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, and many others who have reacted with rage to the Australian’s claims. That said, when people call Wright a liar, they generally refer to loads of proof without going into detail. So, we decided to dive into what proved to be a very deep pool.
Looking back on the 10th anniversary of the “Great Recession” New York Magazine put it this way: “The older folks hoovered up gold, which basically doubled in value in the four years after the crash. Younger folks dove into cryptocurrency.”
Tether, the company behind the world's most popular stablecoin, is doing its best to assure us that it is legitimate—and nobody is using tethers for any kind of funny business.