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John Martin

John Martin

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Crypto-enthusiast, philosopher, historian of anarchism.

What Happened to FTX: A Brief Overview

What Happened to FTX: A Brief Overview

John Martin 6 min read
Until recently, it seemed that FTX was doing well: FTX founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, one of the most authoritative persons in the crypto-world, raised $400 million from Softbank and others in January, receiving an estimated $32 billion valuation, and last month spoke about the project’s ambitious acquisition plans. However, now FTX is in distress,
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The Future of Money and the Role of Crypto in It

The Future of Money and the Role of Crypto in It

John Martin 8 min read
Money has changed human society, allowing commercial transactions to take place even between geographical regions at a considerable distance from each other. It makes it possible to move wealth and resources in space and time. For much of human history, however, it has also been the subject of greed and waste. Now money awaits a change that can t
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Cryptocurrency and the Stock Market: Pros/Cons and What are the Differences Between Them

Cryptocurrency and the Stock Market: Pros/Cons and What are the Differences Between Them

John Martin 10 min read
Crypto assets can utilize all investment strategies in the stock market, from dividends to balancing assets between growth and value stocks and IPO analogs:ryptocurrency trading and trading in stock and financial markets at first glance may seem identical. But there are differences in these industries that cannot be ignored since they make their
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Web3 Trends and Top Projects

Web3 Trends and Top Projects

John Martin 10 min read
The Web3 industry is only emerging, but developers are actively working on its mass implementation. Web3 is the next stage in the development of the Internet, which will be controlled by ordinary users and creators. Web3 vs Web2 Unlike Web 2.0, the third version of the Web is focused on improving scalability, security, and decentralization. Inte
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Big Lawsuits in Crypto Space

Big Lawsuits in Crypto Space

John Martin 6 min read
Lawyers are already actively participating in the legal formation of digital assets, and states are striving to take control of the new technology through crypto regulation and the introduction of new laws. In this material, we will talk about high-profile lawsuits and legal disputes in the cryptocurrency world. 1. The Largest Lawsuit in Cryptoc
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Cryptocurrency Market Whales: All You Need to Know

Cryptocurrency Market Whales: All You Need to Know

John Martin 8 min read
The term "whales" refers to investors who are large holders of digital assets. For example, they include the automaker Tesla, which owns 43 thousand bitcoin worth $1.7 billion, as well as the software manufacturer MicroStrategy, which owns 92 thousand digital coins worth $3.7 billion at the current time. The actions of "whales" can often lead to
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Large Public Companies Investing in Bitcoin and Other Crypto-Assets

Large Public Companies Investing in Bitcoin and Other Crypto-Assets

John Martin 9 min read
At the end of September 2022, Bitcoin began to grow again. In total, since the beginning of the year, the cryptocurrency market has grown by 272%. Now it has a record capitalization of $2.84 trillion. Despite such significant successes in this market, many investors are afraid to enter it directly: Bitcoin is too volatile. A couple of years ago
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How Promising Can Mining Be in 2022 as a Way of Earning?

How Promising Can Mining Be in 2022 as a Way of Earning?

John Martin 7 min read
Tom's Hardware conducted a study of the altcoins mining market on video cards after Ethereum switched to the Proof of stake algorithm. The period of time needed to break even after buying video cards has increased significantly — up to about 20-70 years. And then not everyone has video cards. For calculations, the publication took the price
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In Search of the Best NFT Marketplace

In Search of the Best NFT Marketplace

John Martin 7 min read
One of the main trends of today was the growth of the popularity of NFT (non-interchangeable, or non-fungible, tokens), as well as the surge of digital art in general. tell us where to buy NFT or sell it. We will briefly go over the basic information about it first. NFT is a way of owning digital assets that can be represented in the form of a
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Why Is Bitcoin Falling?

Why Is Bitcoin Falling?

John Martin 8 min read
The cost of bitcoin has been declining since the beginning of this year. The coin reached a historic high of $69 thousand in November 2021. By mid-July, 2022, it was trading at $20.77 thousand. August, as the history of observations shows, is traditionally not the best month for Bitcoin. Over the past 11 years, in 6 cases, cryptocurrency has show
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What is IPFS?

What is IPFS?

John Martin 8 min read
IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) is an open-source hypermedia protocol that allows peers to store and distribute data in a single distributed file system. The author of the decision — the founder and head of the American startup Protocol Labs Juan Benet - called it a "distributed, permanent web," bearing in mind that the site created in IPFS c
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All You Need to Know About Ethereum Merge (and PoW Ethereum Fork)

All You Need to Know About Ethereum Merge (and PoW Ethereum Fork)

John Martin 10 min read
The transition from Proof-of-Work (PoW) to Proof-of-Stakes (PoS) is the most important and difficult upgrade in the history of Ethereum . The process that has been going on for seven years has reached the finish line. In the past, the upgrade was called differently: Serenity, Casper , Shasper, Ethereum 2.0, and, finally, "merger" (The Merge).
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What Happened to FTX: A Brief Overview
What Happened to FTX: A Brief Overview

What Happened to FTX: A Brief Overview

John Martin 6 min read
Until recently, it seemed that FTX was doing well: FTX founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, one of the most authoritative persons in the crypto-world, raised $400 million from Softbank and others in January, receiving an estimated $32 billion valuation, and last month spoke about the project’s ambitious acquisition plans. However, now FTX is in distress,
Read more ❯
The Future of Money and the Role of Crypto in It
The Future of Money and the Role of Crypto in It

The Future of Money and the Role of Crypto in It

John Martin 8 min read
Money has changed human society, allowing commercial transactions to take place even between geographical regions at a considerable distance from each other. It makes it possible to move wealth and resources in space and time. For much of human history, however, it has also been the subject of greed and waste. Now money awaits a change that can t
Read more ❯
Cryptocurrency and the Stock Market: Pros/Cons and What are the Differences Between Them
Cryptocurrency and the Stock Market: Pros/Cons and What are the Differences Between Them

Cryptocurrency and the Stock Market: Pros/Cons and What are the Differences Between Them

John Martin 10 min read
Crypto assets can utilize all investment strategies in the stock market, from dividends to balancing assets between growth and value stocks and IPO analogs:ryptocurrency trading and trading in stock and financial markets at first glance may seem identical. But there are differences in these industries that cannot be ignored since they make their
Read more ❯
Web3 Trends and Top Projects
Web3 Trends and Top Projects

Web3 Trends and Top Projects

John Martin 10 min read
The Web3 industry is only emerging, but developers are actively working on its mass implementation. Web3 is the next stage in the development of the Internet, which will be controlled by ordinary users and creators. Web3 vs Web2 Unlike Web 2.0, the third version of the Web is focused on improving scalability, security, and decentralization. Inte
Read more ❯
Big Lawsuits in Crypto Space
Big Lawsuits in Crypto Space

Big Lawsuits in Crypto Space

John Martin 6 min read
Lawyers are already actively participating in the legal formation of digital assets, and states are striving to take control of the new technology through crypto regulation and the introduction of new laws. In this material, we will talk about high-profile lawsuits and legal disputes in the cryptocurrency world. 1. The Largest Lawsuit in Cryptoc
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