カテゴリー: Economics

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical ContextProfessor Robert Shiller, who received the 2013 Nobel prize in economics and is famous for the Case-Shiller Index, published an article on Monday talking about the way the allure of bitcoin fits previous attempts to reinvent money. Also Read:  Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics Historical Precedents The main question Shiller was trying to answer […]

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Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame: What Value Does Cryptocurrency Actually Add?

Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame: What Value Does Cryptocurrency Actually Add?Steve Eisman, the American investor best known for having shorted collateralized debt obligations before the 2008 financial crisis, doesn’t see what is the real value of cryptocurrency. He reportedly holds that the popularity of the phenomena comes down to only two factors, speculation and money laundering. Also Read: Only 8.5% of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Traders […]

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Only 8.5% of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Traders Are Female

Only 8.5% of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Traders Are FemaleA new demographic analysis of people trading in cryptocurrencies has brought up some intriguing results such as that only very few are female, most have little to no previous experience, and many are students or working in sales and marketing roles. Also Read: Israel Tax Authority Hunts for Bitcoin Traders on Social Media Understanding Trading […]

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St. Louis Fed Rejects Notion of Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

St. Louis Fed Rejects Notion of Central Bank-Issued CryptocurrenciesThe St. Louis Federal Reserve has published an essay critically evaluating the notion of cryptocurrencies that are issued by central banks. The article is highly dismissive in presenting what it describes as “the non-case for central bank cryptocurrencies,” concluding that “a central bank will not issue cryptocurrencies in the sense of a truly decentralized and […]

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Angellist: Number of New Crypto Job Listings Doubled in the Last Three Months

Angellist: Number of New Crypto Job Listings Doubled in the Last Three MonthsAngellist, a popular website that allows startups to raise money from angel investors, has revealed data about new crypto job listings on its platform. The company details the hiring needs of companies in the crypto space and what jobs are in demand. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales […]

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Antpool Begins Burning BCH Network Fees Increasing Digital Scarcity

Antpool Begins Burning BCH Network Fees Increasing Digital ScarcityOn Friday, April 20th the mining operation Antpool explained that the public may have recently noticed a fraction of bitcoin cash being sent to an unspendable address every time Antpool mines a block. Antpool says that it is burning the funds sent to the “black hole address” voluntarily for the good of the BCH economy. […]

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Antpool Begins Burning BCH Network Fees Increasing Digital Scarcity

Antpool Begins Burning BCH Network Fees Increasing Digital ScarcityOn Friday, April 20th the mining operation Antpool explained that the public may have recently noticed a fraction of bitcoin cash being sent to an unspendable address every time Antpool mines a block. Antpool says that it is burning the funds sent to the “black hole address” voluntarily for the good of the BCH economy. […]

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Taiwan Mining Chip Manufacturer Sees Record Sales Amid BTC Bounce

Taiwan Mining Chip Manufacturer Sees Record Sales Amid BTC BounceThe world’s largest independent semiconductor manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported record sales during  March 2018. TSMC’s president has attributed the company’s performance in part to demand for the hardware required to mine cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD  World’s Largest Semiconductor Manufacturer Reports Record Sales During a recent shareholder conference […]

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Researchers Chart BTC holding Periods Called ‘Hodl Waves’

Researchers Chart BTC holding Periods Called 'Hodl Waves'This week Dhruv Bansal the co-founder of Unchained Capital, a cryptocurrency based financial services lending firm released a research study called ‘Bitcoin Data Science: Hodl Waves’ part one. Bansal and his team analyzed the BTC network’s ledger of Unspent Transaction Outputs (UTXO) over a few years and discovered how when BTC lost a large share […]

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