In order to understand what cryptocurrency is first requires a definition of crypto and currency. Crypto stands for cryptography, which is a complex math problem that protects information. Currency stands for circulation, which is a form of movement, or current. Cryptocurrency is therefore a complex math problem that protects information in circulation. A current has a charge, which is why we “charge” our credit cards. Cryptocurrency distilled is digital money. But what is money?

Text screenshot from @josephvoelbel Twitter account defining money as, “an instrument which people agree to focus attention on”.
Text screenshot from @josephvoelbel Twitter account defining money as, “an instrument which people agree to focus attention on”.
A definition of money.

Money is an instrument which people agree to focus attention on. So basically whether it was sea shells in some exotic culture, coins made of silver…


A concatenation of neorealism, cultural dyslexia, and a-rhythmic humor, Alonso Clemente’s Tabacito, which takes place ten years hence, is an Indy Mexican Dramedy set in Los Angeles.

One half of its hero, Gabriel (Jose Alvarez), spelunks about East LA with his paternal twin, Martina (Maria Garcia), chirping Linklater-esque dialogue in fluent Spanish on what it means to be American (English is only an operational-defunct setting spawned by the characters’ disillusionment with the medium for most of act one), all amidst the crumbling and jarring architecture of East LA, seen through a smoggy lens as a kind of a devalued character.


Article photographed by me, and posted on @LastWeekBlockchain IG Account.

Blockchain as a cybersecurity solution may be the newfound holygrail of cloud safety. Who would have thought that storing information simultaneously on thousands or even millions of machines would end up sounding more secure than a vault in a basement? That’s the power of a decentralized cryptographic ledger.

This WSJ article by Nir Kshetri introduces blockchain to the layman, and is yet another page of ink on a matter that seems to be ever more mainstream. If you would have told Bitcoin users buying illicit drugs off Silk Road that the WSJ was going to be advocating for blockchain in…


According to China’s CCID, Ethereum is the number one blockchain in the world…

In what is surprising the decentralized cryptographic ledger world today China’s Governmental organization, the CCID (China Center for Information Industry Development), has just published an Index (to be updated monthly) of its top 28 Blockchain Technologies, based on three factors: Technology, Application, and Innovation. Ethereum came in at number one.


This article discusses a few of the basic ways to get involved in Cryptocurrency..

Well you’ve heard of “cryptocurrency” and maybe something about “blockchain” but you don’t really know what these things are or how they relate. This is the target demographic for this particular article, which aims to supply a snappy ‘How-to Crypto*”.

The first step is philosophical, understand where blockchain was born. The first iteration of a Blockchain was created by an anonymous person (or group of persons) named Satoshi Nakamoto. Blockchain was the technology Nakamoto created to solve the “double-spend” problem. This was an issue that cryptographers were trying to figure out since the days of Netscape navigator. …

Joseph Voelbel

Bachelor of Arts (NYU) - English. Master of Communication Management (USC) - Entertainment.

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