Entries by Chris Castiglione

What is Monero?

Monero has created a cryptocurrency that is truly anonymous. The sender is anonymous, the receiver is anonymous, and the amounts are anonymous. Monero has other competition in the “privacy coin” space such as ZCash, and Dash. At the time of writing, the technology behind Monero appears to be superior in its ability to be private, […]

Bitcoin vs. Litecoin

Bitcoin and Litecoin are both cryptocurrencies. Today, money is created and managed by individual countries (e.g. the US issues USD, England issues pounds, etc). Bitcoin and Litecoin are revolutionary because the founders have created a global currency that can be used by anyone in the world, and isn’t tied to any country. Bitcoin was announced […]

Is Bitcoin dead? Thoughts on the Bitcoin crash

Bitcoin dropped 30% in value this week. Today it’s still down. Many friends and students emailed me, “Chris is Bitcoin dead?” Here’s a video explaining my thoughts on “The Big Bitcoin Crash.” In this video I cover: Why I’m not worried… Long-term thinking on the technology Utility value vs. speculative value Mr. Bean rides the […]

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum

What’s the difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum? First, it’s important to understand that there are two categories of digital coins: Cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin, Litecoin, ZCash, Monero, etc) and Tokens (e.g. Ethereum, Filecoin, Storj, Blockstack, etc.) Bitcoin is a “cryptocurrency.” Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are competing against existing money (and gold) to replace them with a truly global currency. […]

Hot Wallet vs. Cold Storage

  Can you explain the difference between a Hot Wallet and Cold Storage? Hot wallet refers to any cryptocurrency wallet that is connected to the internet. Generally hot wallets are easier to setup, access, and accept more tokens. But, hot wallets are also more susceptible to hackers, possible regulation, and other technical vulnerabilities.  Cold storage refers to […]

What is Coding?

print “Hello, World!” We’re going to talk today a little bit about coding. Specifically we’ll answer the question, What is Coding? and also cover a little of what happens when we code. Before you begin, though, I want you to right click on your browser window and choose the View Page Source option. What you just […]

LLC vs. Corporation: Which is Right for Startups?

If You’re Starting A Startup: If you’re starting a startup, and you want to deal with equity, you’ll need to start something known as a C-Corp.* The two major ways you can create a company are as a C-Corporation (C-Corp for short) or a Limited Liability Company (LLC). If you want to have equity in your […]