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Investing in Bitcoin: The Asset Allocator’s Perspective

"Asset allocators have to fit every position into their portfolio — to think about risk/reward and correlation to other asset classes. I’ll address both concerns in this piece."

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Charting the course of Bitcoin, 11 years and counting

"To celebrate the 11th anniversary of the publishing of the Bitcoin white paper, we examine eleven quantitative indicators that Bitcoin is gaining momentum, enabling economic opportunity, and increasing global utility."

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Bitcoin Cannot be Banned

"So the anchor point for this line of criticism assumes that bitcoin is functional as money. And then, the question becomes whether or not government intervention could successfully cause an otherwise functioning bitcoin to fail."

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Blockchain : a question of reputation

"Reputation systems are necessary to organize social interactions, power connected objects or prioritize ideas. With the advent of decentralized identities and claims, blockchains reinvent these systems, simultaneously assuming their role of trust machines for the world wide web."

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Why Run a Node?

"This article explains why it’s important to run a Bitcoin node"

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All 21 Million Bitcoin Already Exist

"First, we need to understand what is unique about bitcoin’s supply compared to the supply of another “hard currency.” Let’s start by comparing bitcoin to another monetary good: gold. "

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From 6,000 BC to 21,000,000 BTC, Part I: The indeterminate history of money

"In this series of articles, we will go through all the basic principles of money, investing, economics, and self-sovereignty, and explain how Bitcoin fits into this global scheme."

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From 6,000 BC to 21,000,000 BTC, Part II: The era of coins

"We discovered barter, commodity money, and even the first minted coins from the Kingdom of Lydia, 600BC; and that’s where Part II begins."

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Bitcoin Equals Freedom

By Ross Ulbricht

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How to Destroy Bitcoin with 51% (pocket guide for governments)

"Are you from the government? Do you feel threatened by Bitcoin? The answer is obviously no and there are more important things to do, but let’s assume you do and you’re China."

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Crypto 101: Lightning Watchtowers

"Watchtowers are coming soon to the Lightning Network! In this post, we’ll explain what they are and what their arrival means for the future of the Lightning Network."

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How Governments Could Kill Bitcoin

"Governments could have a variety of reasons for implementing a Bitcoin ban. Anything from the existence of darknet markets to the protection of the local fiat currency could be used as justification for such a decision."

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Bitcoin Threat Model

"Currently there are no threats that have been identified that could prevent or significantly slow adoption of Bitcoin as cash. However, new threats could be discovered or existing threats may prove to be more impactful. Given the impact Bitcoin is likely to have, and the frequency and intensity of past attacks, this remains a real possibility."

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Forget the Bitcoin Dominance Index and Track This Instead

"The Bitcoin Dominance Index (BDI) is one of the most popular and talked-about data points in the crypto asset market. But there are many problems with this measurement of Bitcoin's role as the gold standard of cryptocurrencies. Most of the issues associated with the BDI have to due with its reliance on the problematic market cap metric, as there are plenty of different ways in which this statistic can be gamed."

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Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Is Doing Something Unusual This Year

"Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is adjusted roughly every two weeks to factor in the hashing power of new miners on the network. While the general trend has been upward almost since the network’s inception, it’s common for there to be brief but significant dips. In December of 2018, for example, mining difficulty dropped three straight times in a row, for a total drop of almost 30%."

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How to Kill Bitcoin?

"From this perspective, perhaps the surest way to kill Bitcoin would be to stop challenging it."

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Near misses: What could have gone wrong

The general outline of this talk is going to be "scary stories in bitcoin"

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Bitcoin Obituaries

"Bitcoin Declared Dead 350"

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