Students: The list at bottom is your homework handout. Choose three. Refute
Ellery’s position (total length about equal to the original article). Cite references.
AWildDuck is my primary soap box. Here, I have the luxury of pontificating on whatever screams for a pithy opinion with sarcastic spin. But, regular readers know that I was recently named most viewed Bitcoin writer at Quora…
Quora is not a typical Blog. Both questions and the numerous answers form the basis of a crowd-sourced popularity contest. Readers can direct questions to specific experts or armchair analysts. The reader voting algorithm leads to the emergence of some very knowledgeable answers, even among laypersons and ‘armchair’ experts.
During the past few weeks, Quora readers asked me a litany of queries about Bitcoin and the blockchain, and so I am sharing selected Q&A. Although a pundit, I resist an urge to be verbose or bombastic. My answers are not the shortest, but they are compact. Answers may contain metaphors, but they explain across a broad audience and with the fewest words.
Check out an answer to a question that you know the least about. (For example, do you know what the coming ‘halving event’ is about?). I would be interested in your opinion.
- Is a Blockchain a blockchain if it isn’t? (above this article)
- Can Bitcoin be defeated by legislation? (just above this article)
- What will happen to Bitcoin at the ‘halving’ in July?
- Can a blockchain accomplish things that were previously impossible?
- Why do we not see many blockchain services entering the market?
- Is it worthwhile to trade Bitcoin?
- When I send a fraction of a Bitcoin, does the recipient get my original coin ID? Is my remainder assigned a new Bitcoin ID?
- How can I invoice a customer in US dollars, but receive Bitcoin instead?
- Can governments prevent or regulate online gambling with Bitcoin?
- Bitcoin Primer: Don’t start with miners
- What is a blockchain?
- Why did Bitcoin fail at the end of 2015?