Tag: opinion

Apr 09 2021

Op-ed: Bitcoin has lost its altruism

Apr 09 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd ethusd guest post opinion

My first real relationship with Bitcoin started when I was living in a Costa Rican indigenous village. I had found a postcard advertising Bitcoin. At that moment, I had my first epiphany about this nascent technology. Blockchain represented a novel and valuable architecture that provided mankind with, at minimum, real monetary choice in this world in the form of non-governmental...

Apr 03 2021

JPMorgan adjusts its long-term Bitcoin price target to $130,000

Apr 03 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd investments opinion

Analysts at American investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co have updated their long-term Bitcoin (BTC) price expectations to $130,000, according to a note cited by Business Insider yesterday. Per the note, Bitcoin has become much more attractive to institutional investors over the...

Mar 26 2021

From De-Fi and payments to NFTs: what is driving crypto’s value in 2021?

Mar 26 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption defi guest post nfts opinion

Insiders are understandably enthusiastic about the significant potential Decentralized Finance (DeFi) holds for its users. From lending crypto to others that need it in return for a yield, to taking out loans without ever needing to sign your name or interact with another human, to speculating with no broker involvement, to smart algorithms that can and optimize investment portfolios, De-Fi is set to...

Mar 25 2021

Is Tesla Preparing to Accept Tokens Other Than Bitcoin?

Mar 25 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bch btc opinion

Rumors are circulating that Tesla is considering accepting cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin, due to statements by CEO Elon Musk and changes to wording on the firm's website. Tesla Changes Poilcy Wording Tesla announced yesterday that customers can purchase the company's electric vehicles with Bitcoin, a...

Mar 19 2021

Bitcoin is slow, impractical, and eco-unfriendly, says Bank of America

Mar 19 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd opinion technology

Bitcoin (BTC) is “exceptionally volatile,” “impractical,” and extremely harmful to the ecosystem, said Bank of America’s (BofA) analyst in a research report cited by TheStreet today. Titled “Bitcoin's Dirty Little Secrets,” the report stated that there is “no good reason to own Bitcoin unless you see prices going up.” And the prices mainly...

Feb 26 2021

Will Coinbase Introduce Its Own Exchange Token?

Feb 26 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  coinbase exchanges opinion

Coinbase's S-1 document has been released publicly. Though the document mainly discusses the exchange's upcoming stock offering, it also considers the possibility of a native cryptocurrency. Coinbase Mentions Native Tokens Coinbase makes mention of a native...

Feb 22 2021

Bitcoin may suffer several corrections on its way to $200,000, suggests Peter Brandt

Feb 22 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd opinion price watch

Peter Brandt, veteran trader and author of “Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader,” pointed out that while Bitcoin’s (BTC) price could reach $200,000, history shows that it’s prone to massive corrections of 30% or more. “In the 2015-2017 bull market in $BTC, there were nine corrections exceeding 30%. Since the Mar 2020 low, there has been only one such correction,” Brandt pointed out,...

Feb 19 2021

Money Reimagined: Tucker Carlson Is Right About Financial Privacy

Feb 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business money reimagined newsletters opinion

Say what you will about the Fox News host, but he deserves credit for highlighting Bank of America’s transaction snooping, writes Marc Hochstein.

Feb 18 2021

What Happens if All Stablecoin Users Have to Be Identified?

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  opinion policy & regulation stablecoins

If the U.S. reins in pseudonymity in stablecoin transactions (as seems possible) there could be big implications for the crypto industry, says our columnist.

No, Bitcoin Is Nothing Like the South Sea Bubble

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin bubble business opinion

Those who compare Bitcoin to the great bubbles of the past need to check the historical books. This moment is very different.

Feb 17 2021

Why We Should Take Dogecoin Seriously

Dogecoin's rise reflects the power of collective belief and a longing for a more ideal form of crypto.

How to Bring Off-Chain Assets to DeFi

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  defi markets opinion

Institutions are interested in DeFi for off-chain assets, such as real estate. Here, from our columnist, are some issues they might consider.

Why the US Needs Bitcoin

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  federal reserve opinion policy & regulation

Elon Musk and other VIPs have endorsed it. Here's why the Federal Reserve should seriously consider BTC for its balance sheet.

Feb 16 2021

Taking Stock of How Far Crypto Has Come

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business ethereum opinion

Crypto has financial, technological and human capital. But, for now, it lacks a compelling mainstream narrative, says a European VC.

Here Comes the Virtual Real Estate Boom

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business opinion real estate

With NFTs taking off and the real real estate market buffeted by COVID-19, virtual worlds like Decentraland could be well placed to capitalize.

Feb 13 2021

Bitcoin could “easily” reach $100,000 by 2022, says Anthony Scaramucci

Feb 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd investments opinion people

Anthony Scaramucci, founder of $9.2 billion hedge fund SkyBridge Capital who also served (albeit briefly) as communications director in the Trump administration, said that Bitcoin (BTC) could “easily trade” at $100,000 within a year, Forbes reported today....

Feb 12 2021

Money Reimagined: Musk Masters the Attention Economy

Bitcoin's recent surge shows the power of celebrity and how, like it or not, influencers create value in the modern economy.

Feb 11 2021

Building Black Wealth With Satoshis and Cash App

Feb 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  black history month cash app opinion people

For decades, the financial system has been rigged against Blacks. Today, there is an alternative that removes barriers to wealth creation.

Banks Likely to Adopt Stablecoins Cautiously Despite Guidance

Feb 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  opinion policy & regulation stablecoins

Banks face a stablecoin conundrum: Build their own projects, with all the overhead that implies, or work with well-placed existing providers.

Feb 10 2021

‘Market Battleship’: Why It’s Rigged and How DeFi Can Help

Feb 10 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  gamestop markets opinion

Individual investors, even when operating in a swarm, are destined to lose. How do I know? I helped design the game.

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