The Cost of Cobalt

This is the metal driving li-ion’s high cost far more than lithium itself. Cobalt acts as the negative cathode of a lithium battery, and makes up a much larger portion of the battery by volume. And it is a lot harder to get than lithium. This is because the metal is largely mined as a byproduct of … Continue reading The Cost of Cobalt

What is a ‘Cryptocurrency’

What is a ‘Cryptocurrency’ A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of this security feature. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency, and arguably its most endearing allure, is its organic nature; it is not issued by any central authority, rendering it theoretically … Continue reading What is a ‘Cryptocurrency’

Cryptocurrency: How it was Formed

Cryptocurrency Is: a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank. Few people know, but cryptocurrencies emerged as a side product of another invention. Satoshi Nakamoto, the unknown inventor of Bitcoin, the first and still most … Continue reading Cryptocurrency: How it was Formed