Monthly Archives: January 2021

Winning Hearts And Minds For Bitcoin

We often encounter Bitcoiners who assert that Bitcoin is unstoppable and has already “won.”  We happen to agree with them. But the endgame has yet to play out, and it still has two potential paths. One is easy; the other is hard. On the easy path, positive narratives about Bitcoin outweigh negative ones. We experience a peaceful mass adoption process based on people’s expectations for huge individual and societal benefits of money that is hard to print, censor or steal. This is the path we seem to be […]

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Morgan Stanley now holds 10% stake in Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy’s massive push into Bitcoin is paying off, with shares skyrocketing and huge new investment from Morgan Stanley. Per a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission released on Jan. 8, investment bank Morgan Stanley had acquired 792,627 shares in business intelligence firm MicroStrategy. The investment represents a 10.9% stake in a firm that has made massive investments in Bitcoin over the past several months.  The purchase apparently happened on Dec. 31. MicroStrategy has had a colossal month, seeing its shares move from $289 on Dec. 8 to […]

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Altcoins sell-off as traders jostle to hold Bitcoin price above $40K

Bitcoin bulls fight to hold the $40,000 level as support while many altcoins sell-off due to profit taking. Altcoin’s recent gains have come under pressure as Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped to retest lower support levels after reaching a new all-time high at $41,940.  Following Bitcoin’s Jan. 7 push above $40,000, the top cryptocurrency faced selling pressure that saw the price dip as low as $36,600. As has been the case throughout the current rally, investors quickly purchased the dip and BTC price rallied to a new all […]

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When is Bitcoin’s macro top? Industry player speculates

Bitcoin has ridden a tremendous price rally so far in 2021, but such growth cannot go on forever. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price momentum recently pushed the asset to almost $42,000 per coin. It has more than doubled in price over the past two months, breaking the previous record highs that it set back in 2017. Podcaster Nathaniel Whittemore recently gave his opinion on methods of spotting a macro bull market top for the digital currency. “There isn’t really a macro top, in the sense that the conditions align so […]

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Law Decoded: Insurrections, transitions, monitoring transactions and 2021, Jan. 1–8

After watching protestors scale the walls of the Capitol Building, the U.S. will likely not be in the mood for financial regulation in the next couple of weeks. Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law. Editor’s note January takes its name from Janus, the god of transitions and the guardian or the gates of Rome, looking always forward and backwards. So while this has been going on for over two millennia, only a week into […]

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Price analysis 1/8: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, ADA, DOT, BCH, XLM, LINK, BNB

Traders are buying every dip and pushing Bitcoin price to new highs on a daily basis, triggering many altcoins to follow suit. Bitcoin (BTC) again rose to a new all-time high on Friday as bulls continued to buy on every minor dip. As the price reached a new high, Bitcoin’s market capitalization soared above $775 billion, taking it past Facebook’s market cap, according to the website Companies Market Cap. This means, there are only six companies in the world that currently have a greater market cap than […]

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Six-Digit Bitcoin Prices: Stock-to-Flow Creator Says BTC Value Model ‘On Track Like Clockwork’

Bitcoin prices have gone parabolic and the value is seemingly following along with the controversial stock-to-flow (S2F) model, according to the price model’s creator. This week, the Twitter handle dubbed “Plan B” said the “bitcoin stock-to-flow model [is] on track… like clockwork.” Stock-to-Flow Author Is Confident in the S2F Price Model Back in November 2020, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the popular but also contentious stock-to-flow price model created by Plan B. At the time, Plan B said that he has “no doubt whatsoever that bitcoin S2F is correct.” […]

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Pension funds are getting in on Bitcoin, according to Grayscale

In fact, CEO Michael Sonnenshein says they’re fueling Grayscale’s massive growth. Grayscale’s newly-appointed CEO Michael Sonnenshein told Bloomberg Thursday that pension funds and endowments are investing actively into the Grayscale family of funds. He explained: “We’ve started to see participation not just from the hedge fund segment, which we’ve long seen participation from, but now it’s recently from other institutions, pensions and endowments […] The sizes of allocations they are making are growing rapidly as well.” Grayscale has been at the center of the Bitcoin buying spree […]

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The Lightning Network Basics

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost discuss the basics of the Lightning Network, Bitcoin’s Layer 2 protocol for cheaper, faster and potentially more private transactions. Starting at the beginning, van Wirdum and Provoost explained that the Lightning Network works as a scaling layer because it lets users make off-chain transactions through bi-directional payment channels: two users can pay one another an arbitrary number of times without these transactions being […]

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DeFi integration and layer-2 tech back Matic Network’s (MATIC) 92% rally

MATIC price has rallied by 92% since multiple decentralized applications opted to use the network’s layer-two solution and traders have looked to DeFi tokens for big returns. The exponential growth of the decentralized finance sector increased activity on the Ethereum blockchain, and this has resulted in slow transaction times and incredibly high fees.  In the last month, Ether (ETH) price has also rallied more than 100%, and gas fees are on the rise again as demand for ETH and a resurgence in the DeFi sector accelerates. Matic […]

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