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…

Startup investment analogies applied to altcoins

I can’t help but apply startup investment learnings onto the landscape of crypto-currency investments. Any startup investor will tell you very few startups make it to success. The path to success looks something like this: Build a team, experiment with an idea, build a prototype, try and show there’…

The Commerce Index

I’ve decided to come up with a new index to measure how suitable a coin is for generable purpose commerce. For a consumer to hold a coin in their wallet, they want good liquidity and low volatility. Similarly the merchant on the other side of the transaction want the…

The Shitcoin Pattern

Seen this price pattern? Yes? Here’s another one… The first graph is XRP/Ripple, while the second one LTC/Litecoin. But really it could have been any altcoin through to 2014 so you should be familiar with it. It’s what I call the “Shitcoin Pattern”. Prior to 2015,…