Bitcoin Has a Liquidity Problem and Here is the Solution

A few weeks ago, there was a spread of more than 6% between the price of Bitcoin in North America and in China, as the Chinese exchanges were dumping Bitcoin during the government crackdown. In theory, if you bought Bitcoin on a Chinese exchange (or even on Bitfinex which is based in Taiwan), you could then transfer the… Read More »

A Cryptocurrency Miner is Going Public…and it’s Huge

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. will list on the TSX Venture Exchange Monday, September 18th, under the symbol TSX.V: HIVE. The company is backed by Genesis Mining, the largest cloud Bitcoin miner in the world with 700,000 customers. Genesis owns 30% of HIVE. HIVE’s launch transaction involves the acquisition of an initial state-of-the-art blockchain infrastructure facility in Iceland from Genesis. The facility produces mined cryptocurrency around… Read More »

Initial Coin Offerings: How a Blind Squirrel Made a 714% Return

In your investing history, have you ever researched a stock and said ‘No, I won’t invest’, only to watch it mercilessly and relentlessly rise in value? I have, and as I’ve gotten older I realize two things…one is that charts do matter, and other is that the opportunity cost can sometimes be great. In essence, at a certain… Read More »

Labour Day Weekend Bitcoin Brawl: East versus West

The Chinese government’s decision to ban initial coin offerings triggered an epic selling spree that dropped Bitcoin from a high of $5000 USD down to a low of $3950 in the space of three days. That’s a drop of 21%. In comparison, on October 19th, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22%. But remember that Bitcoin trades… Read More »

Bitcoin Forecast for August 1 2017:Mischief and Chaos

With less than  24 hours before the Bitcoin hard fork (ie a rebel group splits off and creates Bitcoin cash, the price of Bitcoin looks remarkably stable: Coindesk has a good technical explanation for what will happen tomorrow, but here is a quick summary: On August 1st, a rather large mining pool (Bitcoin server group) will allow individual… Read More »