Rupert Hackett

Rupert Hackett is the general manager of and Rupert specializes in the digital currency and digital payment space and holds the world's first Master's degree in digital currencies. He writes for multiple bitcoin and tech websites and is an acting Board Director for the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA).


Jun 23, 2017 at 13:22
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Bitcoin Forums: Top List of Places to Connect, Learn and Network
Bitcoin was born through an online forum. Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s founder, first published its white paper in late 2008 on the cypherpunk mailing list, which was used by cryptographers from around the globe beginning in the 1990s. Bitcoin’s initial growth was also largely driven by various online hacker forums.
Feb 02, 2017 at 13:25
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The Highs and Lows of Bitcoin and Blockchain in 2016
The year 2016 was another eventful one for bitcoin and blockchain. Aside from the ever-growing list of articles in the mainstream media predicting its demise, the technology experienced many high and low moments. The following is a list of the ones that stand out most.
Dec 11, 2016 at 12:43
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These 3 Factors Drive the Zcash Hype
It has been no mean feat for Zcash to generate the kind of enthusiasm it has, much of it before it even launched.
Oct 27, 2016 at 08:53
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Is it Good that New Cryptocurrencies are Created Each Day?
More than 3,500 cryptocurrencies were created as of September 2016, according to, an online price index platform that tracks blockchain digital assets. What is the overall effect of this “flooding” of the market?
Oct 06, 2016 at 11:38
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The Reason Regulators are Still Fumbling with Bitcoin
Make no mistake; regulators have one desperate mission when it comes to Bitcoin. Keep it in check. Yet, they don’t seem to be doing a good job there. They are fumbling a lot. Drafting bills, shelving them and going back to the drawing board has become the cycle.