A Bitcoin interest account at a bank?

A Bitcoin interest account at a bank?

A German bank is offering Bitcoin accounts with up to 4.3% interest: "At this time, more and more people trust in Bitcoin. Bitwala is the everyday bridge to it. We…
Embedded Bitcoin halving message

Embedded Bitcoin halving message

The Bitcoin block halving came and went as expected and was overall anticlimactic except perhaps for the message embedded into the 1st block after the halving: "NYTimes 09/Apr/2020 With $2.3T…
Bitcoin Bits & Bytes: 03-10 May, 2020

Bitcoin Bits & Bytes: 03-10 May, 2020

03 - 10 may | issue #1 | subscribe | disclaimer | Welcome to the very first issue of the 'Bitcoin Bits & Bytes' weekly email to keep you up-to-date…
Money printer go BRRR!

Money printer go BRRR!

Money printer go BRRR is probably one of the most best memes right now because there's a disconnect between stock markets and real economies in many countries right now but…
Bitcoin price hits outlined resistance

Bitcoin price hits outlined resistance

In recent interviews we had with with Steven McClurg and Mark Yusko, both advocated the long term use for Bitcoin and expressed concerns over the short term price action. On…
Bitcoin to $288K by 2024?

Bitcoin to $288K by 2024?

Analyst Plan B has updated his stock-to-flow model, for the third time now and also incorporates gold and silver, stating the average bitcoin price of USD$288,000 by the year 2024.…
Has the Commute Economy Peaked?

Has the Commute Economy Peaked?

At the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway AGM when asked what the biggest economic threat to his company and holdings were, CEO Warren Buffett’s response was a surprise, automated vehicles. Warren Buffett…
It’s OK to compare Bitcoin to gold

It’s OK to compare Bitcoin to gold

As human beings we are born to compare and contrast. According to Harvey Silver our survival depends on it; Comparative thinking is one of our first and most natural forms…
The ECB, Bitcoin and Gresham’s Law.

The ECB, Bitcoin and Gresham’s Law.

This week is key in macro-economics with the pending interest rate decision from the European Central Bank. The market is asking how much (not if) central bank liquidity (QE) will…
Understanding Bitcoin’s finite supply

Understanding Bitcoin’s finite supply

There are two key attributes that make Bitcoin the most financially secure asset ever created. The first is its settlement process (the blockchain), the second is that it is finite…
IMF runs crypto survey

IMF runs crypto survey

The International Monetary Fund, the world's lender of last resort, is running a survey on Twitter asking participants 'How they will pay for lunch in 5 years' with the four…
Will Bitcoin be the new safe haven asset?

Will Bitcoin be the new safe haven asset?

There are many skeptics of the international coordinated response to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. The shared criticism from these skeptics, that include respected economists, billionaire businesspersons and the world's…
How a bitcoin bull market could be detrimental.

How a bitcoin bull market could be detrimental.

Your first investment should not be in buying bitcoins but in time spent understanding how to buy, store and own bitcoins securely" (Saifedean Ammous, The Bitcoin Standard). Bitcoin bull markets…

Is Sentiment Turning?

Last week we posted that there were signs the bear market in the price of bitcoin could be nearing the bottom based on time and sentimental indicators (but not necessarily…

The Accidental Bitcoiner

The Accidental Bitcoiner How Mr. Pento makes a case for Bitcoin while arguing against it.  

CBOE discontinues bitcoin futures

On March 20 the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) discontinued offering bitcoin futures products. As the CBOE was the first exchange to actually launch a bitcoin futures product (within one…

Australians can now purchase bitcoin at newsagents

Binance, the Matla based cryptocurrency exchange, reported that its new service 'Binance Lite' will be rolled out at newsagents across Australia. After completing an ID check customer can convert their…

CoinCompass is open for business

CoinCompass is an educator providing up-to-date industry best practices on bitcoin risk mitigation. We are not a broker nor money transmitter so cannot buy bitcoin on your behalf but provide…

Can you use Bitcoin without the Internet?

https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/apocalypse-1520x1024.png Ever wondered how you could use Bitcoin when the apocalypse or a global financial meltdown hits? There's no Internet or mobile (cell) data to facilitate transaction and even satellites…

Exchange loses access to 26,000 bitcoins

Candian crytocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX may not be able to access over CAD$250million worth of cryptocurrnecies including approximately 26,500 bitcoins that it was holding on behalf of its customers. The exchange's…

Bitcoin ETF gets refiled

The Chicago Board Options Exchange has filed a proposal to create an ETF (Exchange Trade Fund) that would allow institutional and individual investors to buy and sell bitcoin. The proposal…

Bitcoin to be included in CFA curriculum.

The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute has added to its curriculum topics on Bitcoin and the Blockchain. Though currently in a cryptocurrency bear market the managing director of the CFAInstitute,…

The Accidental Bitcoiner

Through our daily research in the world of finance, geo-politics, and macro-economcis we come across interviews and research papers where the author either inadvertently, or despite themselves and their objections…

John Oliver on Bitcoin and Alt-coins.

In his usual style of comedy and editorial John Oliver provides a humorous account of Bitcoin and alt-coins (alternative coins) on his show LastWeekTonight. Oliver highlights both the dramatic fortunes…