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.
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.
Huge week this week in Bitcoin. We saw Facebook drop their whitepaper and other docs for their token Libra, Binance kicks out US customers, and the Fed refused to lower rates (yet). We cover all of that plus the fundamentals that are moving Bitcoin’s price.
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.
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.
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.
In this Friday Fundamentals episode, we hit some conflicting metrics from around the space, including technical divergence, stubborn sentiment, slow mining reaction, and lightning dynamics. For news we hit Representative Sherman’s stupid crypto bill, the Binance hack and a Tether update.
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.
On our Friday Fundamentals episodes we discuss price, sentiment of the market, mining, lightning and development. This episode we also discuss the big Bitcoin news of the day with the Tether and Bitfinex situation.
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