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Ironwood Review of Octominer B8PLUS

Octominer B8PLUS is a specialized motherboard designed for GPU mining. https://octominer.com/ Specifications: Onboard Intel® Celeron® Processor 3855U 2x DDR4L SO-DIMM 8x PCIE 16X Slot(16x Form Factor, 1x...

Crypto by the Mile

VeChain CEO Sunny Lu was eager to announce the new project Cahrenheit earlier this week. Cahrenheit is focused on solving the massive Information asymmetry...

Cryptocurrency Market Update July 2018

Each month Ironwood publishes a Market Update. The July edition covers: The Pattern of Patterns — how will this analysis play out for Bitcoin? Bullish Wolfe Wave...

Win for Decentralization — “ETH not a security”, says SEC

In a move that caught the bear market off-guard, the SEC announced that despite the framework through which Ethereum may have raised its initial...

Why Anthony Pompliano’s Prediction of a 2 Year Bear Market Is Wrong

I read an article from CCN today about how Anthony Pompliano has revised his predictions from a $50k BTC EOY to now predicting a multi-year...

SEC Chairman Reiterates ICOs Are Securities, Bitcoin Is Not.

In an interview, today on CNBC, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton made it clear they won’t bend the rules for cryptocurrency when...

The Bitmex Maintenance Pump was Common Sense

The Setup For the past ten days or so, if you had your ear to the markets at all, you certainly would have heard people...
Gold ETF vs BTC

ETFs and Rumors of ETFs

In our previous article about ETFs our CEO Michael Strutton analyzed how the creation of one could easily bring the value of BTC up to...

The IRS Goes International for Crypto

Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) On July 2nd, 2018, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States tax authorities established...

Wall Street accumulating Bitcoin until ETFs

Bitcoin ETFs have been discussed for months now. Some might even liken them to the pot of gold at the end of the preverbal...

Market Update

Key points Bitcoin $6324.42 - 12.9% Ethereum $197.36 - 33.1% Ripple $0.27 - 22.2% Other (bn) $55,2 - 19.7% Total Marketcap. (bn) $195.4 - 17.9% Percentages reflect the past 7 days   Overview The last week has proven to...

Atonomi Whitelist Open

Atonomi is a security protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT). The base technology for their token offering is developed by its parent company...

How ETFs can bring Bitcoin over $35K

What are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and why do they matter? According to Investopedia, an ETF is a marketable security that tracks an index,...

Dirt Off Your Shoulders

Perspective on emerging technologies have a history of being surrounded by critics A rather well-known computer network engineer once commented that cryptocurrencies as a whole...

Never-Frozen Blockchains — AMB and MOD

For those of you who spend time in our Discord, you’ll know I strongly encourage coins that have substantial real-world uses that are simple...
Sitting down with HST CEO, Jamie Skella.

AMA with Horizon State Co-Founder Jamie Skella

https://youtu.be/WjtVqwIKUuA June 5th, Ironwood Research Group hosted an AMA with Jamie Skella, Co-Founder of Horizon State, an Australian blockchain company that is bringing undeniable confidence...

Today in Crypto: September 6th, 2018

State of the Market BTC Market Dominance: 54.5% Overall Market Cap: 205 Billion Crypto is recovering today from a massive day in the red on the 5th. Yesterday...

Ethereum: The Venture Capital Death Spiral pt 1

Background What happens to all the ETH backed projects which didn't cash out enough post token sale to fund a long enough runway? A few...

Facebook Reversal of Crypto Advertising Ban

In a surprise twist, Facebook has reversed its rules on cryptocurrency-based ads. Facebook implemented the original rule in January 2018 to ban advertisements for...

Centralized vs. Decentralized: The Best (and worst) of Both Worlds

Since its inception in 2008, blockchain continues to be a source of groundbreaking solutions and possibilities. The concept of a decentralized system (i.e. Bitcoin)...

Marketplace Economics

Marketplace Economics — B.T. Perhaps the most significant criticism I see of crypto is the platform itself, how it operates or how exactly we’re going to...

SEC names a new ICO Sheriff

The SEC today names Valerie A. Szczepanik Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation. Szczepanik was also named Associate Director in Division of Corporation...

Move over ETFs, Bakkt has a bigger Bitcoin story

Earlier this month, ICE also known as Intercontinental Exchange, announced the launch of a new crypto focused company called Bakkt. In what I think...

Bitcoin Singularity

Bitcoin looks to be forming a legitimate surge this week with a strong bull flag forming and with BTC being up almost 18% over...

The Four-Story-Cycle: FUD, Hacking, Price Movement, Hype

Has anyone asked themselves what the point of media is in the cryptocurrency sector? Look around. All you will see is the same stories...

Is Bitcoin headed to $3k or $17k?

Technical analysis (TA) is used to evaluate and identify opportunities through analysis of previous trading activity, such as price movement and volume. TA is...