We can classify the investment theses for (and against) investing in Bitcoin into categories. This helps clarify how much of an impact a…
Sell your kidney now to buy bitcoin & buy 3 kidneys back later.
Here’s the multi million dollar chart you need.
Bitcoin has seen only 3 bear markets in its history. We are in the third one now. One signal we can use to determine the end of the bear is for the price to cross above its 200 day moving average. ( this is a big discussion in itself)
#bitcoin halving: only 19 months to go … we are in the green zone!
A new leading indicator for Bitcoin price during its major market cycles
To follow is a very rough analysis, zoomed out to give us perspective on Bitcoin’s 10 years of life, and Ethereum’s 3+ years. If you…
People like to point out that Bitcoin’s irreversible transactions enable fraud, but never bother to mention that merchants lose $190 BILLION to chargebacks every year. Risk doesn’t ever disappear, we just push the liability on to someone else. https://t.co/ZfabEgJjtP
Bitcoin is already a reserve asset. It is the world’s first true example of decentralized digital scarcity, and its elegant, predetermined…
Libbitcoin developer @evoskuil on risk and security. https://t.co/eu7w1rNMPo
BREAKING: Tether admitted in court that it used some of its reserves to buy Bitcoin. The judge said: “Tether sounded to me like sort of the calm in the storm of cryptocurrency trading. And so if Tether is backed by bitcoin, how is that consistent” https://t.co/22w3xY8mc8
What’s the world’s most widely used cryptocurrency? If you think it’s Bitcoin, which accounts for about 70% of all the digital-asset world’s market value, you’re probably wrong.
Eventually, you will need to accept the fact that #bitcoin was hard coded to pump. 1) Every 4 years the supply cuts in half. 2) Every single day more and more people want to buy it.
The purpose of our brief discussion was just to provide some general background information for Arnie’s listeners about Bitcoin, including what bitcoins are and why anyone would buy them or accept them in exchange for goods and services. We touched on several topics related to the Bitcoin phenomenon, but there is one very peculiar and puzzling feature of Bitcoin that we didn’t get to discuss and that seems especially important to me: the Bitcoin system has what appears to be a built-in deflationary architecture.
mises.org - Why the State Demands Control of Money
The first electronic cash system wasn’t Bitcoin, it was Ecash (by Chaum). This 1994 @WIRED piece by @StevenLevy makes it abundantly clear that “cash” referred to privacy & anonymity. Cost of transacting, speed and easy of use were afterthoughts, at best. https://t.co/g15…
A cup is not being useful when it sits in the cupboard, only when you drink from it. A bicycle is not useful when it sits in the garage…
The claim “Bitcoin was purpose-built to first be a Store of Value” is false. In this article I’ve posting every single instance I could find across everything Satoshi ever wrote related to store of value or payments. It wasn’t even close. Payments win. https://t.co/…
The recently published book “The Bitcoin Standard” by economist Saifedean Ammous makes the case that bitcoin is rooted in the principles of Austrian economics. This view is shared by many bitcoin maximalists who prescribe to this economic school of thought. How Does Bitco…
@NickSzabo4 @dstadulis Exactly. I’ve been particularly disappointed in modern Austrian economic scholars who had the tools to understand the emergence of #Bitcoin yet missed the most important monetary innovation in a thousand years (exceptions are you, Saif and Konrad Gra…
Big Announcement by @giacomozucco & @AlenaSatoshi at #bh2018 by @hodlhodl of the formation of @TheBFoundation to support #Bitcoin development & education efforts. Afiliated members are @sysmannet @francispouliot @Trezor @WhalePanda @starkness @adam3us @lopp & more.
The first user selected topic on “BlockStream” and the perpetuated belief that they are in control of Bitcoin. In typical WhaleCalls fashion, we will address and discuss the verifiable facts first, then our commentary will follow. This way you can choose to stop reading.
Full #BullBitcoin launch speech. Premiere today at 5:30pm MST. @francispouliot_ @BitcoinBrains @SatoshiPortal @Bitcoin_Outlet @myBylls https://t.co/Z1Ie6XWrGt
On December 5th in Calgary Canada, Francis Pouliot announced the merger of Satoshi Portal and Bitcoin Brains to create Bull Bitcoin - Canada’s Bitcoin Compan…
1/8 A thread on my research with @mireya_anita and @A_led analyzing China’s influence on Bitcoin: https://t.co/LsIMEbePQk Important: we’re still waiting on peer review! We claim that China is a motivated, capable, and overall credible threat to Bitcoin. More on each adje…
The Bank of China released on its website an infographic illustrating what is Bitcoin, how it works, and why it is valuable.
Epicenter - Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold - Nov 21, 2017
Making sense of Lightning network nodes and money transmission licensing
An update on Coin Center’s work to avoid unnecessary regulatory burdens on technologists.
Know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money-laundering (AML) laws are authoritarian tools disguised as consumer protection & designed to keep financial institutions working directly w/the state in power. If you are a dev REMOVE these reqs now & instead tie account to a BTC a…
Can You Really ‘Know’ a Customer Who Uses Bitcoin?
Services are cropping up that help banks analyze bitcoin transactions for signs of criminal behavior such as money laundering. But such services come with their own risks.
How Do Private Digital Currencies Affect Government Policy? by Max…
This paper provides a systematic evaluation of the different types of digital currencies. We express skepticism regarding centralized digital currencies and the
A draft law designed to amend California’s legislation to create legal grounds for the implementation of crypto-related technologies has been passed by the state’s legislature. Assembly Bill 2658 contains important definitions of some key blockchain and crypto terms.
A Short Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrencies - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, First Quarter 2018
In this article, we give a short introduction to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The focus of the introduction is on Bitcoin, but many elements are shared by other blockchain implementations and alternative cryptoassets. The article covers the original idea and motivation, the mode of operation and possible applications of cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. We conclude that Bitcoin has a wide range of interesting applications and that cryptoassets are well suited to become an important asset class. (JEL G23, E50, E59)
goldtelegraph.com - The Central Bank Bubble: It Will Be Ugly
In closing out the week we have one last piece on the economics behind Bitcoin and the natural market economy.