You may have noticed that I have been MIA for the past few weeks, but fear not, I am still hanging around (although very busy!) and have been involved in the Cryptocurrency space as much as ever. In the midst of the Great Recession (the economic downturn during the late 2000s and early 2010s), Satoshi Nakamoto released the now-famous paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’. Satoshi proposed ‘a purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash that would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution’.

It is widely accepted that Satoshi was unhappy with the economic situation at the time (centralized financial institutions, bank bail-outs, etc.) which led to the inception of Bitcoin (in 2008) with its networking ‘going live’ on 3rd of January in 2009. The first block (genesis block) included the following message ‘The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks’, taking aim at Alistair Darling who was preparing a £500Bn rescue package for UK Banks. …


Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), often referred to as token sales, are in a state of a rapid evolution. One of the most surprising recent changes is that private sales have overtaken public crowdsales as the top earners for overall tokens sold, and as a result has become the single most important phase of a token sale.

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With token sales maturing, we are now seeing more and more entrepreneurs with strong business plans and product development entering the market. These projects have been over-performing during their private sales, to a point which accounts for the majority of their overall token sale. …


I know what you are thinking. We are in the midst of a ‘bear market’ and you are talking about Cryptocurrencies that will earn you passive income? Are you insane?

Hear me out for a second. If you truly believe in Cryptocurrencies and the fact that this bear market won’t last forever, then wouldn’t it be great to be informed about the ones that earn you a passive income, whilst their value appreciates, when the market turns around?

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Additionally, I couldn’t ignore the positive feedback this series has received. …


It’s been 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto published his/her/their paper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” where blockchain took main stage. Fast-forward to today, blockchain is the hot topic in technology. Companies all around the world are dabbling in this revolutionary ‘new’ technology and in this post I will discuss how education can be revolutionized with the blockchain.

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What is a Blockchain?

There are numerous definitions online, so I’ll keep it short and sweet for the benefit of those who are coming across their first blockchain-related post.

A blockchain is a decentralized and distributed ledger which records transactions between two users of the same network in a transparent, secure, immutable and verifiable manner. …


It has been almost a couple of months since my last Real World Applications of Cryptocurrencies post, but its back with a bang. Following on from my previous post on Art & Collectibles & the Codex Protocol, which you can find here, I will be discussing how User Authentication will be disrupted with the emergence of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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Overview

Cybercrime is a major problem in today’s tech-driven world, and it’s only getting worse; it’s the fastest growing crime in the United States. The cyber security market is expanding rapidly, purely driven by the rise in cybercrime. According to a Cybersecurity Ventures report, the cyber security industry saw a growth of over 350% between 2004 and 2017. It grew from $3.5Bn …


There are numerous of ways to earn money in the cryptocurrency space, including, long-term investments, day-trading, arbitrage etc. A little known fact (especially for newcomers), is that certain cryptocurrencies allow you to earn a passive income; merely money that you earn without doing much to earn it.

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die” — Warren Buffett

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Over the past few months, I have been writing about a number of Cryptocurrencies To Earn You Money While You Sleep which you can find aggregated below:

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One thing that might not be apparent, is that despite the bear market we are currently in, not everything is doom and gloom. The technology that will revolutionize our lives still exists and is thriving. Multi-billion companies have been announcing steps towards cryptocurrency adoption, left and right. It is only a matter of time when everyone realizes how significant these developments are, despite them getting buried amongst the negativity surrounding the space these days.

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In this article, I will be talking about 3 extremely Bullish news that surfaced (as much as they could) during the Bear market we are currently in and why we should be paying closer attention to these. …


What are the Real World Applications of Cryptocurrencies? How will these affect our everyday lives?

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Over the past few months, I have been writing about a number of Real World Applications of Cryptocurrencies which you can find aggregated below.

I will keep this list up-to-date with every new article part of this series.

If you want to see something in particular, feel free to drop a comment below, or send me a message on social media.

How many claps does this post deserve? How about a follow?

If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to 👏 clap 👏 many times (you know you want to!), give my blog a 👣 follow 👣 and 🤲 share 🤲 with your friends. There’s a limit of 👏 50 claps 👏 you can give to each post, so I urge you not to try and exceed that limit… you might break Medium! …


According to the Cambridge Dictionary, an airdrop “is the act of bringing supplies or equipment by dropping them from aircraft”. An airdrop of this nature would probably not make you any ‘free money’, however, airdrops in the Cryptocurrency space will.

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In this post I will give you the low-down of airdrops by describing what they are, the different types that exist, why they happen and some notable ones that have happened in the past.

What is an Airdrop?

An airdrop is the process in which Cryptocurrency projects decide to distribute some ‘free’ coins/tokens to users, given they meet the airdrop requirements.

Airdrop eligibility requirements, could…


I firstly want to start off by thanking each and every one of you for helping me reach 3000+ followers on Medium. This is something I never thought would be possible when starting this journey and I am grateful we are treading the advancements of the space together.

I would like to take this milestone as an opportunity to launch a new series titled “Cryptocurrencies Unleashed”. In this series, I will be discussing up-and-coming projects, significant project milestone releases and much more.

I will be debuting this series with “Game Development & Enjin” as an ode to Enjin launching their Smart Contracts on Ethereum’s Mainnet. In this post I will be focusing on the functions and benefits the Enjin Platform (as a whole) will unleash to game developers and publishers. …

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Ermos Kyriakides

Cryptocurrency Enthusiast expert circa 2012. Visit my website at https://ermos.io or reach out via e-mail on contact@ermos.io

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