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Bitcoin

Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about Bitcoin.

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Why is Bitcoin’s Price so Volatile?

"We explore the rollercoaster world of bitcoin’s price. From $200 in 2015 to $20,000 in 2017, we look at factors that cause its price to rise, and fall."

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Five things to know about blockchain and CRE

"Blockchain technology is making headlines—and it isn’t just hype. With the potential to digitize and accelerate the CRE investment process, blockchain is poised to transform CRE finance."

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Bitcoin’s storage cost

"Storing wealth in bitcoin is not for free. That cost is traditionally called carry for other assets and is easily quantifiable for bitcoin and is ca. 2.1% p.a. nowadays, read why."

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Bringing Bitcoin to Ethereum

"It’s now Cryptocurrencies vs. Government currencies vs. Tech currencies; we should team up."

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Bitcoin, Like Gold, is a Product of Spontaneous Order

"I raised the possibility that where for years many have viewed the relationship between gold and Bitcoin as essentially substitute goods, in my view, they are evolving as complementary goods: gold the superior store of value, Bitcoin an easier-to-use medium of exchange."

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Miniscript: Streamlined Bitcoin Scripting

"Bitcoin has always had a mechanism for making coins spendable by more complex policies than just a single key: the Script system. While Script is primarily used for single-key payments, it is also the basis for a variety of multisig wallets, atomic swap constructions, and the Lightning network."

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Bitcoin in a Deflationary Age

"Amidst this insanity, I will attempt to explain whether it makes sense for both professional and retail investors to own Bitcoin and other digital assets as a hedge against the inevitable destructive force of negative interest rates."

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Bitcoin’s Hashrate Reaches 100 Quintillion

"The computing power of bitcoin miners stands now at an incredible 100 quintillion a second, with a quintillion coming after a trillion and a quadrillion."

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Bitcoin is Not Backed by Nothing

"Contrary to popular belief, bitcoin is in fact backed by something. It is backed by the only thing that backs any form of money: the credibility of its monetary properties."

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Bitcoin Astronomy

"The desire to travel far away and start a new currency will become a powerful driver of human expansion into space."

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If Occupy Created Bitcoin

"Programmed by the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street and powered by Ethereum, Sparkle is the world’s first redistributive currency."

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Bitcoin & Macroeconomic Uncertainty

"Summary. In this research insight, we deconstruct bitcoin’s performance during periods of macroeconomic uncertainty over the past decade, providing an analysis of historical correlations, market conditions, return clustering, and macro events."

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A most peaceful revolution

"A most peaceful revolution"

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Bitcoin, Not Blockchain

"Have you ever heard a smart sounding friend say that they aren’t sure about bitcoin but they believe in blockchain technology? This is like saying you believe in airplanes but you’re not sure about the wings; and there’s a good chance that anyone who thinks that may not understand either."

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How To Make A Bitcoin Paper Wallet & How To Spend Bitcoins

"When you are storing your bitcoins for a longer term, using a paper wallet ensures maximum safety. In this tutorial, you will learn how you can make a Bitcoin paper wallet."

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Bitcoin Timestamp Security

"Bitcoin is often referred to as a secure timestamping service. We never had a global record of truth with trustworthy timestamps, so how did this come about? It’s generally due to Proof of Work being combined to a few simple rules by which miners must abide."

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Bitcoin Fixes This

"Identifying symptoms of the problem maybe, but as with most mainstream economists, the obvious question is never asked. Could the whole apparatus of central bank policy be the root cause of the problem rather than the ever-elusive solution?"

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How to Store Your Bitcoin

"Before owning any bitcoin, you need somewhere to store them. That place is called a “wallet.” Rather than actually holding your bitcoin, it holds the private key that allows you to access your bitcoin address (which is also your public key). If the wallet software is well designed, it will look as if your bitcoins are actually there, which makes using bitcoin more convenient and intuitive."

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