"Bitcoin" TAG

Ray Dalio Changes Sentiment Towards Bitcoin
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In a recent article, supported by an auxiliary research report, Ray Dalio, Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates, articulates his current opinion on Bitcoin’s role as an investment vehicle and its potential to serve as a ‘storehold of wealth’ within investors’ portfolios. While the full written piece makes several insightful points, Dalio’s change...
Examining the Role of Cryptoassets in Corporate Treasury Management
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Over the past several months, there has been a growing narrative within parts of the crypto industry that Bitcoin (BTC) could be increasingly adopted by corporations as an alternative to cash in light of worsening macroeconomic conditions and dovish central bank policy worldwide. Major BTC acquisitions by MicroStrategy ($425 million) and Square ($50 million) since...
Questions for Stock-to-flow Analysis
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The Bitcoin halving is scheduled to occur in just a matter of days, on May 11th-12th, depending on respective time zones. In anticipation, many in the cryptoasset ecosystem have been focusing on the Stock-to-Flow (S2F) supply-focused valuation model for guidance as to Bitcoin’s future price action. S2F, in its application to Bitcoin, is the product of...
CoinMetrics on Cryptoasset Valuation
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In their weekly newsletter, blockchain analytics provider, CoinMetrics examined two increasingly popular narratives about Bitcoin valuation and its place within investment portfolios in the context of financial markets data. Bitcoin is increasingly regarded by many of its proponents as both an uncorrelated financial asset and a store of value. Therefore, Coin Metrics compared the correlation between Bitcoin...
The Bitcoin Halving Approaches
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In anticipation of the Bitcoin halving event that is due on May 12th, some in the cryptoasset community have been looking to the Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV networks for forewarning as to what might occur to the Bitcoin network after its halving. Last week, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV experienced their halving events with...
Token Functions Overview: Vital Considerations in Cryptoeconomic Design
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  Key Takeaways Token-based incentive systems have unique potentials and constraints; they can attract and organize value adding contributors in unprecedented ways, yet typically require a “level playing field” created by an immutable or distributedly governed ruleset. Host platforms—base protocols, seperate networks, dApps—can incentivize value-adding community collaboration through token function design and compensation mechanisms. A...
Lightning Network
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Overview   Lightning’s key innovation is trustlessly routing payments among parties not directly connected by a payment channel. Despite the above in-channel scaling advantages, traditional payment channel technology is unsuitable for connecting every pair of Bitcoin users; such a network could require N² channels where N is the number of Bitcoin users. By trustlessly routing...
Bitcoin
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Bitcoin is the first digital peer-to-peer currency system that ushered in the era of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Overview Bitcoin is the first true digital peer-to-peer currency system and ushered in the era of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other distributed technologies. Bitcoin was announced by Satoshi Nakamoto in November 2008, and the first block was mined in...
Bitcoin Halving: What is it and Why does it Matter?
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Introduction On July 7, 2016, someone mined Bitcoin block 420,000 and earned 12.5 BTC instead of 25. Known as the “Bitcoin Halving,” this event marks when the reward per block mined (and hence, the number of new Bitcoin created) drops in half. This is part of Bitcoin’s approach to increasing the total monetary supply. This...
History of Bitcoin: 2008-2016
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History of Bitcoin This article is a short history of Bitcoin. Our goal is to give the reader a reliable abbreviated overview of Bitcoin. We will reference places where the interested reader can learn more about specific topics or dive deeper. The history will be structured around Bitcoin’s trade price (as a reflection of market...
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