In 2013, the emergence of cryptocurrency came into the public eye and mine. However, at first glance it looked as if it was an asset that was not backed by anything that could display why there was value behind each Bitcoin. Four years later and with a price increase of 33,000% since 2009, I am again taking a much harder and deeper look into this cryptocurrency called Bitcoin.

Below are video and article discussing the benefits of Bitcoin and the Bitcoin Mining Company I have chosen to invest in RIOT Blockchain. 


Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that has disrupted the centuries old financial system similar to how the internet changed lives forever. A more recent example on a smaller scale is how Amazon is destroying the bricks and mortar shopping. The blockchain however is doing this on a much more immense scale and we are finally seeing the evolution of money begin. The last and finally piece to the disruptive ability that technology poses.

Now there’s bitcoin and blockchain. Bitcoin is a digital currency that's used as a medium of exchange or a store of value. Being able to transfer this medium of exchange of any amount, at any time and anywhere around the world in seconds is capable because of the blockchain.

Blockchain is a decentralized open source peer to peer network that publically keeps track of records of previous transactions that are verified on a public and transparent distributed ledger. This ledger is immutably (meaning it can’t be changed), and unforgeable and is secured through cryptography that timestamps batches of transactions that must be agreed upon by most of the participants on the network in order to make it onto the ledger. A bitcoin transaction is validated by bitcoin miners. These miners solve a complex equation that uses massive amounts of computing power, also called “proof of work”. Once solved and added to the ledger or chain a new bitcoin is added to the ecosystem and rewarded to the miner, this is the incentive for the miners to validate the transaction as quickly as possible. This is how new bitcoins are introduced into the ecosystem. Now, unlike central banks that have unlimited power to print money, the bitcoin network fixed this issue by capping the total amount of coins ever to be issued to only 21 million coins.

"We have over $200 trillion dollars right now around the World tied up in stocks, bonds, gold and cash and all four of them are overvalued, if just 2% of that $200 trillion dollars ends up in Crypto-currencies your looking at a $4 trillion dollar market cap for the entire place, and that would be almost 7 times where we are today in regards to bitcoins price." Ronnie Moas

"10 years and not one single person has entered a fraudulent transaction, that's trillions of dollars on the chain and not one has been fraudulent" Tom Lee, Fundstrat 


STEPHEN SCHAEFFER- President of MGT Crypto-Capital Strategies podcast speaking about MGT mining operations and the overall outlook for mining Bitcoin- Click Here

Articles about Bitcoin and Blockchain 

An In-Depth Look at the Economics of Bitcoin: Click Here 


Watch the full U.S. Senate hearing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain: Click Here

Dan Pantera of Pantera Capital a strictly Cryptocurrency hedge fund on Bloomberg thinks bitcoin market cap could reach $4 Trillion : Click Here

Ronnie Maos- Founder of Standpoint Research discusses bitcoin: Click Here


Bitcoin could 'easily' reach $40,000 by the end of 2018, hedge fund legend Novogratz says Click Here

Legendary Fund Manager Mike Novogratz discussing Bitcoin Click Here

Well known and most respected expert on Bitcoin- Andreas Antonopoulos Part 1: Click Here

                Part 2: Click Here

Andreas Antonopoulos-The Stories We Tell About Money: Click Here

John Mcafee challenges Jamie Dimon on Bitcoin: Click Here

Tom Lee of Funstrat Presents The Economics of Cryptocurrencies: Click Here

Fundstrat Tom Lee Bitcoin $25K: Click Here

Top Wall Street strategist expects bitcoin to be the best asset through year-end: Click Here

Bitcoin Fireside Chat with Chamath Palihapitiya of Social Capital - Coinsummit: Click Here

Bitcoin Fireside Chat with Marc Andreessen and Balaji Srinivasan - Coinsummit: Click Here

Roger Ver says Bitcoin and Ethereum is stronger than ever: Click Here

Rick Falkvinge “Bitcoin will be Bigger than the Oil Industry: Click Here

Bitcoin: Beyond the Bubble- Full Documentary: Click Here