The Rise of The Alt Coin in 2017

2017 was an explosive year for Cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin went from $1,000 to hitting a high of $20,000. But the real story of 2017 was the rise of the Alt coin. Coins that served as alternatives to Bitcoin, or used the block-chain for reasons completely separate from being a currency. The market exploded with an incredible amount of alt coins, some, like Ripple, even trying to challenge the market value of the all mighty bitcoin. All told, the market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies reached a record high of over $700 BILLION dollars. Tom Christian has taken to Tableau to share with us the story of 2017, the year of the Alt Coin. Hover over and click through his visualization to learn more. Read more “The Rise of The Alt Coin in 2017”

Visualizing the Biggest Fake News Stories of 2017

2017 was a year characterized by “Fake News”. A term first claimed by the left an outcry against poor and false journalism, it was quickly appropriated by the right, which used it to criticize the whole of the “mainstream media”. Their argument was that most journalism coming from major outlets was poorly or even falsely reported. Data Is Beautiful has compiled all of the data from Snopes and Google, and created a visualization showing the biggest Fake News stories of 2017. Read more “Visualizing the Biggest Fake News Stories of 2017”