2018 began on a bullish note with Bitcoin and major altcoins recording all-time highs. Even the prudent investor threw caution to the wind and was raking in profits well and above the traditional 3–5%(If you really must know, we are talking up to 200% gains). The crypto-populace was seeing green. Believe me, Lamborghinis, and Ferraris were in the pipeline!

The average investor, on the other hand, gripped by FOMO, was now turning towards ICOs. The market was flooded with ICOs that were launching at what seemed an hourly basis. …


Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, so how is the price of such a digital asset calculated? The simple answer would be economics 101- the law of supply and demand.

When Bitcoin came into existence, it had no official price. It was only when Bitcoin began appearing on exchanges and people started trading that a price appeared. The first exchange to list Bitcoin was the now defunct bitcoinmarket.com in March 2010 for $0.003. …


The concept of money came into existence when there was a need for a verifiable record that could be trusted to signify payment trade or exchange of goods and services. we know it, came into existence between the 10th and 13th century AD, when the rulers of the Song dynasty in China decided to replace promissory notes.

Promissory notes had their beginnings when traders found it safer to deposit their precious metals with a trusted aide and get a note with a seal on it, in exchange. Promissory notes themselves had been in use since the 7th century AD…


On November 2008, a cryptography community received a document titled ‘Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’ by Satoshi Nakamoto. As we enter the 10th year of Bitcoin’s existence, the identity of its fabled inventor still remains unknown.

Up until 2010, Satoshi Nakamoto, a possible pseudonym for possibly a group of people continued updating the Bitcoin source code. There were communications with the core Bitcoin community that began diminishing and Satoshi ultimately handed Gavin Andresen, a software developer the leadership of the project.

Satoshi sightings

  • In 2014, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto a computer engineer living in Los Angeles was targeted by the media with…

Blockchain may still well be in its early stages but with individuals, businesses, and even governments today turning into advocators of the technology, it holds a promising future. Decentralised applications (DApps), built leveraging the Blockchain technology, promise a paradigm shift akin to the early days of the internet. These DApps could lead to a global network of systems communicating with each other with no central government or entity owning it, while running without instances of fraud. To keep up with the growing demand that will soon arise there is a need for robust platforms that allow users to create and…


Blockchain was the buzzword of 2017, and rightly so. The underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies, Blockchain was first conceptualised with the invention of Bitcoin.

The Blockchain provides an open, decentralised database, like a virtual ledger or a spreadsheet that records transactions of value (money, bonds, stocks, art, ownership agreements, etc.). It can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection. The Blockchain database is hosted by millions of computers across the world simultaneously running the same instance of it. The decentralised nature of the Blockchain ensures that these records are safe from hacks and failures since there is no single (central)…


September of 2017 saw Bitcoin reach an all-time high of $20,000, crossing over Rs.14 Lacs across exchanges in India. Subsequently, a record number of users jumped aboard the Bitcoin buzz with reports indicating that India accounted for nearly 11% of the global crypto-trade. Following the New Year there has been a precipitous drop in the Bitcoin price, bottoming out at about $6,000. The volatility comes as a massive shock, especially to the newcomers while oddly enough, it does not seem to boggle the early adopters and the good chunk of well-informed Bitcoin community as much. Why is that so?

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Rahul Murali

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