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Bitcoin is the Only Asset With “Sharpe Ratio” More Than 1: PlanB

Bitcoin Twitter commentator PlanB has claimed that BTC is the only asset that has a Sharpe ratio of greater than 1. The Sharpe ratio describes the increased rate of return received for the extra volatility sustained when holding a riskier type of asset. Risk vs. Reward To understand the Sharpe ratio, one must take into Read more…

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5 Bitcoin Events That Could Happen Before 2020 Halving

The Bitcoin (BTC) halving narrative remains one of the chief sources of price speculation going into 2020. Altana Digital CIO, Alistair Milne, says we’re likely to witness 5 events take place before the big day arrives. Pre-Halving Months Will See Bitcoin Accumulation The Bitcoin halving event is less than 150 days away, and while it Read more…

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Bitcoin: 220,000 BTC Bought in November 2017 Hasn’t Moved

New research has indicated that over half of bitcoin’s circulating supply has not moved in over a year. This narrative suggests that the store of wealth notion is still strong and short term speculation may not be the dominant force on BTC markets. Almost 60% of Bitcoin Unmoved Research by industry analysts Delphi Digital suggests Read more…

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Bitcoin and Gift Cards Are Powering a Million Dollar Remittance Market in Africa

It was my junior year of college when I had my formal introduction to Bitcoin. On that bright but brisk autumn day in 2015, my buddies and I ventured into the lone drug store in the parish-pump, truckstop town that accompanied my woodland-tucked university.  Being one of the only convenience stores in town, most students Read more…

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Repo Markets Gain Another $70 Billion, USD Continues to Weaken

The New York Fed provided another massive cash injection into the repo market, this time adding over $70 billion. According to recent reports, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York injected yet another major amount in temporary liquidity on December 4th. This time, the amount is even higher than the last one, which was added Read more…

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Just In: British Virgin Islands Launch Own Digital Currency

The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is about to announce the details of its own digital currency. The project is developed in partnership with blockchain-oriented startup LIFElabs.io. BVI’s Digital Currency to Replace USD More governments are turning to proprietary digital currencies over the last year than ever before. China and the Marshall Islands Read more…