Congress Talks Bitcoin – E176

What a great week for Bitcoin. Congress grills Libra and talks bitcoin. Price is strong, but with a bit of downside risk. Altcoins continue to decouple, as they can’t keep up with bitcoin. As time goes on, the silly narrative that bitcoin is used for illicit exchange is going to explode in their faces.

On the macro side, the price of oil is dropping, so queue Iran FUD. It all comes down to the Fed at the end of the month. 

Trump and Powell, Bullish or Bearish – E175

In this week’s episode we discuss Bitcoin’s volatile price in depth. Will we see new highs or new lows? I also discuss the crazy bitcoin mining sector and how it’s been ramping up big time and if any altcoin or other cryptocurrency can hope to keep up with bitcoin. Lastly, I touch on the big topic of this week Trump’s and Chairman Powell’s comments on Libra and Bitcoin. Great episode. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for all the charts and other links.

Bitcoin Price, CME and Tether – E174

A slightly less crazy week in Bitcoin this week, but there’s still plenty of news out there. We cover the price, the incredible mining hashrate surge, new estimates on the lightning numbers. For the news items I pass on some insights about CME volumes, tether updates onto ethereum, and the dollar.

Blow-off Tops & Consolidation – E173

In this episode I take time to discuss the price and historic bitcoin price movements. I touch on mining and lightning, and compare digital barter interoperability to interoperability with one money. Last, I cover the $13 trillion in negative yielding bonds.

Global Coin and Money – E169

This week we go on a trip through the fundamentals in Bitcoin and hit news items along the way. Specific news items I discuss are Tuur Demeester’s new Adamant Capital piece called A Note on the Bitcoin Rally, the block reward as a disruptive subsidy to hash rate, an analysis that shows 51% of dapp Daily Active Users are bots, and stablecoins and Facebook Globalcoin.

Your Bitcoin Bias – E168

This week in Bitcoin was dominated by the price and the budding of a culture war. People bring their own bias to Bitcoin, there’s no dominant bitcoin culture. You see what you want to see. This week we also saw a new All Time High is hashrate and difficulty in Bitcoin. Lastly, I discuss the Lightning Network Plateau.

Price Drop, Hunting for Support – E167

We’re back with another Friday Fundamentals. Stats of note this week are the number of shorts falling off a cliff, the difficulty not budging dispite almost 2x in price movement in 2 months, CME volume is surging again, and mempool being elevated. Our one news item in this episode is the Microsoft Decentralized Identity System called ION. I speak about it for a few minutes as a layer 2 for Bitcoin.

Tether is the Front Line – E165

This is a Friday Fundamentals episode where I go over the Bitcoin price, market sentiment, mining, and news that affect the fundamentals. Tether is grabbing headlines right now, but there’s a split growing among Bitcoin supporters. The old-timers seen to support Tether and Bitfinex, while others are overly harsh. I breakdown that dynamic and explain that Tether is the front line in the currency war.