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GBTC Snapshot

STOCK: BITCOIN INVESTMENT TRUST (OTCQX:GBTC) Exposure: Bitcoin Features Each share represents .00101 bitcoin (As of 2/15/2018) Potential low price entry to BTC Own BTC without the hassles No need to purchase from an exchange Eliminate storage and security concerns Easily purchased for retirement accounts like IRAs through standard brokers (TD…

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BLOK Snapshot

ETF: AMPLIFY TRANSFORMATIONAL DATA SHARING (NYSE:BLOK) Exposure: Blockchain 5 top holdings (2/16/2018) Taiwan Semiconductor (6.3%) Semiconductor manufacturer = crypto mining hardware demand Digital Garage (5.38%) Blockchain products for Japanese Market = early mover in huge market Nvidia (4.89%) Graphics Processing Unit manufacturer = altcoin mining demand Overstock (4.85%) tZERO Distributed…

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Can Bitcoin Glitter Like Gold?

Writing in his research paper, A Bitcoin Standard: Lessons from the Gold Standard. Warren Weber takes historical lessons learned from countries on the Gold standard to envision how a Bitcoin standard might look if implemented as the foundation for monetary policy. An empirical examination of countries’ experience with the gold…

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Estimating the Price Impact of Widespread Transactional Usage of Bitcoin

An interesting research paper by Wilko Bolt and Maarten RC van Oordt published in 2016, On the Value of Virtual Currencies. Outlines a framework to evaluate the potential price impact to cryptocurrencies from broader transactional usage. Using Bitcoin as a case study since it was the furthest along this path…

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Is Ripple Investable?

Ripple explicitly rejects the general rationale for the creation of cryptocurrencies. Facilitating decentralized trustless interactions between people. Instead, seeking to enhance existing financial infrastructure. As opposed to most other projects viewing themselves as revolutionary technologies that will upend the financial systems as we know it. Think Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc… This…

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