Bitcoin’s Stunning Growth Makes it Investable: Legendary Hedge Fund Mgr

Mark Mobius, an emerging markets fund manager and the founder of Mobius Capital Partners, said that if bitcoin continues to grow at the current rate, he would consider investing in the dominant crypto asset. Earlier this month, Mobius said that every portfolio needs to hold ten percent of gold to hedge against the global economy and the performance of the equities market. Is bitcoin as a store of value narrative strengthening? On Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East, Mobius said that despite the presence of geopolitical risks as a result of the…

The Cost of Sound Money: New Tool Tracks Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption

The University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School just released what might be the most statistically sound and feature-rich model on Bitcoin’s power consumption to date. The Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) provides estimates for Bitcoin’s real-time and annual electrical appetite with a live data feed that updates every 30 seconds. These data points are divided into three categories: upper bound, estimated and lower bound consumption. Together, they give a liberal, average and conservative spread for Bitcoin’s actual power use.  CBECI’s team provide all three figures in order to weigh…

Bitcoin’s Share of $350 Billion Crypto Market Highest Since 2017

Bitcoin has done it again, hitting a new 2019 high above $12,000 before retracing slightly. At 21:00 UTC on June 25, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization broke from sideways trading after being held beneath $11,400 for over 11 hours. However, perhaps most notable is the fact that bitcoin also crossed above 60 percent market dominance for the first time in over 17 months. A metric maintained by data provider CoinMarketCap, the Bitcoin Dominance Index shows bitcoin continues to gain altitude at a time when broader confidence in the…

Could Bitcoin’s Lightning Power Mobile Communications? This Startup Thinks So

New research from mobile mesh networking company goTenna explores how mobile communications can be decentralized with the help of bitcoin’s lightning network. Technologists have long explored how to use cryptocurrencies and blockchains to build programs where users are more in control of their data. GoTenna, the company behind mesh network devices for internet-less connections, is exploring a novel approach. To that end, the GoTenna team has released a new paper describing how decentralized mesh networks for sending “mobile communications” (such as text messages) could be powered by bitcoin micropayments. What’s…

Bitcoin’s Explosive Rally Targets $6,500 Next

By CCN: The bitcoin price could surge to $6,500 soon because it breached a key resistance level of $5,500 this week. That’s the assessment of Naeem Aslam, the Chief Market Analyst at ThinkMarkets, a forex and derivatives broker. Indeed, bitcoin has roared to a six-month this week after flailing for much of 2018. Aslam: Nasdaq Is Warming Up to Bitcoin Futures Analyst Naeem Aslam told CCN that there are several factors driving the rally, including optimism that Nasdaq is growing more confident about bitcoin futures. Moreover, he says there’s a…

EY Blockchain Whiz Quits Crypto, Says Adoption Not in Bitcoin’s Forecast

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Bitcoin’s Path to Retake $20,000 Could Be Slow and Painful: Analyst

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Five Years in the Making, Bisq Exchange Launches Its Bitcoins DAO

Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) are one of crypto's more novel and ambitious applications — one that Bitcoin, until recently, has had nothing to do with. In practice, they're a bit younger than Bitcoin forks and older than smart contract-focused blockchains. The idea is that you can devise a decentralized governance system using the blockchain's cryptographic controls — rule of code, so to speak. Using tokenomics and technical schemes, the DAO affects certain laws over its participants, incentivizes them to play by the rules and encourages the community to hold itself…

The Upside of Bitcoin’s Upside (It’s Not What You Think)

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. The rally last week in cryptocurrency prices sent tremors of excitement through the mainstream press – is bitcoin “doing its thing” again? Could we be on the verge of a breakout? These reports attract clicks and eyeballs, so I understand why they are run – but their breathless fascination with…

Bitcoin’s Evolving into the Stock Market Hedge Investors Crave

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