If cryptocurrencies are to trade back to December 2017 prices, what is going to drive the new demand? Is it more likely to be new experimental technology understandable to the few, or could the driver be more traditional — something that will affect the many?
FinTech banks are disrupting traditional banks, but what if you want to move your money into a cryptocurrency asset? If you sweep your funds into a cryptocurrency account, what cryptocurrency are you going to use to hold your funds?
Is it possible to protect yourself from the extreme levels of volatility in the cryptocurrency market?
What if there was a way where you could move your fiat currency into a cryptocurrency exchange, transferring from US dollars, euros or Japanese yen, to a stable coin equivalent? — a stable coin that is 100% verified, audited, and backed one to one with the underlying currency it represents?
While the social media buzz is talking up Bitcoin and the top alt-coins, causing the 95% sitting on the fence to throw in the towel and enter, the 5% study geopolitics and other external variables that could act as a long term favorable condition for their trading ideas.
Inversely proportional to consumer demand in cryptocurrencies is government fear. Except they don’t call it that. They call it regulation.
Remarkably absent in recent months, fear-based cryptocurrency news is making a comeback.
To solve problems using cryptocurrencies, find out the way the real world works. This can be achieved without diving into the technical jargon and without a technical background.
One way to do this is to use your own experience. Has part of your life become more difficult? Has something you do every day changed, not immediately, but gradually, forcing you to spend hours on something that used to take minutes.
It’s not about Libra. It’s about legitimacy and what legitimacy infers. It could, for example, help soften India’s stance on cryptocurrencies, and with population of 1.3 billion people, what effect would legalising cryptocurrency in India have on the market?
It’s unknown, but Facebook’s entry into cryptocurrency adds a variable that needs to be priced in. It’s often not the news itself, but the implications of the news that has the most effect.
Observing three trend lines, each with a higher rate of slope, are tell-tale signatures that, a large percentage of the time, precede a parabolic move. As prices begin to accelerate, and, using daily compounding, the rate of change will have the effect of doubling the price within a week or two, ask yourself what is the likelihood of observing this phenomenological combination if your assumptions are false?
If investors are willing to make a loss by investing in negative-yielding bonds, it suggests they are not insane, but rather they would prefer a known small loss by entrusting capital to the world’s leading governments, instead of holding positions in global equity markets.
If money flows out of stocks, negative returns from bonds could also make non-yielding investments like gold more attractive. And, like gold, could some of the global money flow find its way into Bitcoin?