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There are 12 Quadrillion Reasons XRP Will Never be Worth $50 a Token

Ripple is a system is optimized for permissioned financial institutions to transact directly with each other cost efficiently. XRP was issued as a liquidity management tool to facilitate transactions in illiquid currencies as needed across the network. So XRP will only ever be involved in a fraction of the activity…

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Notes on Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Author’s: Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar Bitcoin, with a capital B, is a platform that carries upon it programmable money, known as bitcoin with a lowercase b. Chapter 3 – Blockchain, Not bitcoin? 5 stages of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies •   Innovation Trigger •   Peak of Inflated Expectations •   Trough of…

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World of Crypto Round Up 1 – The News That’s Fit to Peruse

Author’s note – These snippets are intended to provide a full grasp of the linked content without needing to read in its entirety.  Edward Snowden provides info to news outlet The Intercept on classified NSA program to compromise privacy of Bitcoin users. Program appears to have included warrantless data collection…

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BLCN ETF Snapshot

ETF: REALITY SHARES NASDAQ NEXGEN ECONOMY (NASDAQ:BLCN) Exposure: Blockchain 5 top holdings (3/2/2018) Cisco Systems (2.55%) Filed US Patent for a blockchain platform to regulate wireless devices Intel (2.53%) Blockchain products and development for privacy and security Microsoft (2.32%) Azure provides developing, testing, and deployment of blockchain apps IBM (2.32%)…

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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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