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The Hidden Factor Behind Bitcoin’s Transaction Volume Decline

Recent buyers are more likely to hold their bitcoins on exchanges. Volume naturally drops when a market declines from a parabolic phase as Bitcoin has. Magnifying this natural tendency is that new participants remaining in the market that started investing near the top of the bubble. Are probably dollar cost…

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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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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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