“THE FAILURE OF MONEY to serve as a stable and sensible unit of measurement for financial transactions has caused innumerable financial dislocations. The dislocations caused by inflation or deflation are so well known that the public in virtually every country of the world has become fixated on the uncertainties of the value of money.” Robert… Read More
“In 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began looking at the practice of quote stuffing in relation to the Flash Crash. The agency started assessing whether the practice violated ‘existing rules against fraudulent or other improper behavior’ or caused a disadvantage through distorted stock prices. SEC chairman Mary Schapiro said the agency would assess… Read More
“There is no intoxicant more dangerous than cheap money and excessive credit.” – Benjamin M. Anderson, economist, 1929 SOURCES: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, CoinMarketCap, & Yahoo Finance.DISCLAIMER: Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment, nor is it possible to invest directly in an index. Figures above may… Read More
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It has been a challenging few weeks and our sympathy goes out to those affected and deepest gratitude to those on the front lines fighting against this urgent pandemic. Thank you and stay safe! March has been a wild ride, and it appears that there is a good probability suggesting that the worst may not… Read More
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It’s a 2020, a new decade and dawn for bitcoin and crypto assets! Looking back at the last year, there were many great developments made and familiarity as well as knowledge grew regarding them too. Notably, bitcoin and crypto assets gained the spotlight as they were discussed and debated over by the most prominent leaders… Read More
OverviewI. Open a TradingView account to use (*free lite-versions available)II. Choose the “BTC” trading pair that corresponds to your fiat currencyIII. Select the time frame to fits your analysis (*4HR+ is standard)IV. Choose Indicators & Strategies to overlay on the chartV. Customize the Settings to change the view to your preference First StepsThis short post… Read More
Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Nonfinancial corporate business; debt securities and loans; liability, Level [BCNSDODNS]; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross Domestic Product [GDP], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; October 31, 2019. Shaded areas indicate U.S. recessions. Last month in mid-September, United States investment banks had… Read More
If bitcoin and crypto weren’t already gaining mainstream attraction with the increased coverage on popular financial news media following the price swings, the President and Treasury Secretary have also acknowledged their existence and provided some free publicity as well as their own commentary on the subject matter. It began with Donald Trump tweeting about bitcoin… Read More
It’s the first day of Summer, and June has been another momentous month for bitcoin and crypto assets. There’s plenty of room left the rest of this month and year for them to continue their current bull run. The prices have been led upwards by bitcoin rebounding off of the December 2018 bottom around $3200… Read More
“Institutions are more aware of these [crypto market] developments now than they were six or twelve months ago. The people we talk with are actively scanning and observing what’s going on, and considering how this technology would impact their business, and — ultimately — financial markets.” – Research from Fidelity Investments Bitcoin has officially bottomed… Read More
Spring has sprung! Accordingly, bitcoin and crypto assets jumped on the bandwagon as their prices surged across the board over the past month as investors took notice too and also observed the return of FOMO. It’s left many questioning whether or not the bottom is in for bitcoin. The price per coin in US dollars… Read More
Crypto assets fall under the “alternative investment” bucket along with hedge funds, private equity, real estate, as well as funds of funds, and compared to those other alternative options they present a massive market opportunity. The average person is still figuring out what blockchain means exactly, and they will realize where trust is muted that… Read More
Blockchain technology has presented a new frontier for investing whether its crypto assets, decentralized applications, or protocols running on top of this revolutionary technology, it embodies the Silicon Valley boom of the late 20th century in terms of infrastructure and potential as well as the Wild West with characters famous for being gunslingers and outlaws.… Read More
It is a new year and there is much to accomplish in the crypto space! Optimism is running high too. Despite the drawdown in prices over the past 12 months, everyone seems to believe this is the year that the large amounts of institutional money flow into the blockchain and crypto space. While for some… Read More
10 years ago today, Hal Finney tweeted “Running bitcoin” and stated publicly he was instrumental in Bitcoin. He was known to have worked for PGP Corporation as the second developer hired after Phil Zimmermann and more famously is validated as the first bitcoin recipient. Satoshi Nakamoto (the anonymous founder/s of Bitcoin) sent the initial transaction… Read More
George Washington back in 1776 used encryption, and it was revolutionary. Now, it is a standard issue tool to combat cyber attacks and for compliance. It has been claimed by many voices within the crypto and digital asset community that, “It is still early days!” While these could not be truer words, the window of… Read More
Depending on your perspective an evolution or revolution in personal finance is just around the corner… (Hint: It’s crypto.) Unlike the informational revolution the Internet created, the costs are relatively low considering most of the infrastructure of the World Wide Web has been established and maintained successfully. Most of the groundwork has already been made for… Read More
A new set of topics is up for debate around investing and finance, including whether crypto assets should be treated as money, property, a security or something else as there is no clear regulatory designation set at this point. Perhaps it could be something completely new, sui generis if you will. When thinking about this… Read More
It’s 2018 and the Internet has evolved and changed considerably over the past twenty years, especially as of late its economic model. The infrastructure of the world wide web in recent news headlines also has shown it to be unsafe and a surveillance haven where most common communications, information sharing, and accessing information has turned… Read More
Today, it may be easy to forget just how intertwined humans have become with technology. While at the same time, though, it may be too difficult to ignore just how much more efficient our lives are when we are able to communicate, share, and connect with one another so quickly and seamlessly. Across all ages… Read More
In response to the post titled, “I still don’t get Ethereum’s value, there are no good wallets even.” I gave the following comments: There was a wise person that once said, nothing good comes easy. It’s early days still in Ethereum as opposed to Bitcoin. The same things could have been said five years about… Read More
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