Whatever is happening in Bitcoin, it’s happening for now. The Bloomberg article is really great, because it’s suggesting that there won’t ever be another ridiculous bumrush to get money out of cryptocurrency the moment that it spikes again. It entirely doesn’t make sense how/why it spiked back in December, and it seems to be mostly unrelated to actual, real things how high or low it goes.
It’s not a great day out there in the cryptos. Bitcoin nearly hitting $8k, Ethereum down to $616, and Stellar barely worth 25 cents. What a world! So this guy thinks that Bitcoin is about to burst and it has no value, which would suck I guess. What’s funnier is that CNBC REALLY loves to get these people on that have one of two opinions – Bitcoin will be worth 7 billion dollars or zero dollars. I don’t really know how they get away with this weird emotional tug-of-war but I’m absolutely there for it.
My name’s Ed Zitron and I used to be a spy until-So yesterday I wrote almost an entire 450 words about this piece, then my browser crashed and I basically had to throw up my hands and say “no newsletter today” because everything sucks. But it’s an important piece in which a guy called Sylvain Ribes accidentally happened upon major exchanges potentially faking their volume.
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Selecting a term
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