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Estimating return potential for altcoins and Bitcoin

I personally think very few people grasp how to gauge the long term return potential of Bitcoin vs altcoins. I often hear people say that Bitcoin is no longer cheap and that altcoins have more return potential being in their earlier stages, while they chase returns similar to Bitcoin’s ungodly growth during its...

Does ViaBTC have veto power over Segwit activation?

Segregated Witness or Bitcoin Core release 13.1 has been released! This update promises to end a 2 year civil war within Bitcoin’s community over scaling, which unresolved,  poses a systemic risk to the network. To the investor, the war has almost certainly had a bearish influence on bitcoin price. But before we...

Bitcoin volatility will match major fiat currencies by 2019

Bitcoin was created in 2009 by a mysterious character who claimed it to be a payments network. But unlike most other payment networks like PayPal and Visa, it screwed with our minds by having its own token. A token that had a price that floated against other currencies. In basic terms, this means if...

An economic comparison of payment coins, who is winning the race?

Last week I created the Commerce Index as a means to measure a coin’s suitability for general commerce. In a nutshell it tracks the property of liquidity and low volatility. Both consumers and merchants want a currency that is stable and has high enough liquidity at the exchanges such that converting into and...