Archive: digital gold

Crypto Market Musings As of this writing, bitcoin is up about 3% over the last seven days and trading around $20,000. Ethereum is up about 2% over the last seven days and trading around $1,358. There’s no Fed meeting this month, so we won’t have to worry about interest rate hikes until the beginning of November. So a pair of key indicators will drive both the crypto and equities markets instead:  If…
In the news this week: New York hemp farmers get a break, Saudi Arabia backs Travis Kalanick again and David Marcus says bitcoin isn’t a currency.

Investors “Flying to Safety” With Cryptocurrency

By Vin Narayanan on August 9, 2019

The global economy has been sending a warning: Investors need a hedge against fiat money now more than ever. Bitcoin and altcoins fit the bill.

Bitcoin Emerges as a Store of Value

By Adam Sharp on June 7, 2019

Bitcoin reached a milestone and has emerged as an alternative store of value, as use cases in Venezuela and Argentina show...
Bitcoin is often called “digital gold.” The nickname is fitting, as these two assets are much more similar than they are different.

News Fix: Decentralization Is the New Normal

By Vin Narayanan on August 4, 2018

From the media to bitcoin, today's world is all about disintermediation.