Bitcoin Investing

Bitcoin Volatility vs. Bitcoin Stability: How to Minimize Risk

Bitcoin Volatility vs. Bitcoin Stability: How to Minimize Risk

Don’t worry about uncertainty. For retail investors, advice doesn’t come more counterintuitive than this. Traditional risk assessment focuses on predictability. The more certainty, the better. But according to research from Northwestern Professor of Management Ian Dew-Becker and Yale Professors of Management Stefano Giglio and Bryan Kelly, that’s not how the […]

Best Bitcoin Trading Bots, Rated and Reviewed 2019

Best Bitcoin Trading Bots, Rated and Reviewed 2019

Bitcoin trading bots allow investors to execute automated trading strategies based on pre-set parameters to take emotions out of the investing equation. These algorithmic trading programs – which have been traditionally used by hedge funds and high-frequency trading houses – can now also be used by retail traders in the […]

3 Lessons for Blockchain Investors from Local Currencies

3 Lessons for Blockchain Investors from Local Currencies

One of the most exciting parts of blockchain has been the development of the ecosystem. This is an innovative business model, one in which the company runs its own free market economy around a self-generated currency. It may be the most experimental way of doing business since the invention of […]

Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Futures: Which is the Smarter Investment?

Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Futures: Which is the Smarter Investment?

Along with altcoins, bitcoin is still establishing its role in the market. From a theoretical perspective, blockchain remains a new technology. Developers have an exciting technology still in the process of proving itself. From an investor perspective, cryptocurrencies have not yet stabilized. This is a market in its infancy, realistically […]

Bitcoin Regulations by Country (Updated for 2018)

Bitcoin Regulations by Country (Updated for 2018)

Why do bitcoin regulations matter?  Here’s a real-life example that sheds some light. Upon returning home from a vacation in Cuba, a British citizen named Elliott Smith learned that his Coinbase account was closed. Coinbase, an American company, was acting in accordance with U.S. Department of Treasury requirements regarding the use of […]

Is Bitcoin a Commodity or a Stock?

Is Bitcoin a Commodity or a Stock?

Here’s a multiple choice question. Bitcoin is: A. a currency. B. a stock. C. a commodity. How would you answer? In reality, bitcoin behaves like all three, to varying degrees. However, when you carefully consider the purpose for which bitcoin is generally used, answer “C” may just be the winner. […]

How Will New CTFC Guidance for Exchanges Impact Investors?

How Will New CTFC Guidance for Exchanges Impact Investors?

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an advisory on the listing of altcoin derivative products. Following the ruling of U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein on March 6 that altcoins can be regulated by the CFTC as a commodity, the CFTC has issued a joint staff […]

Best Bitcoin Mining Pools for 2018

Best Bitcoin Mining Pools for 2018

Bitcoin runs on its miners. These energy-intensive operations, mostly run out of China, both produce new bitcoins and process transactions for tokens already in circulation. Every time a token changes hands, mines process the complex algorithms that unlock the blockchain and record a new owner. They are, in every real […]

Not Just Hype: Bitcoin Has Real-World Application in Venezuela

Not Just Hype: Bitcoin Has Real-World Application in Venezuela

While bitcoin has been mostly used as a speculative investment in the United States and other parts of the Western world up to this point, there are a few less-developed countries where the digital asset may already be a better option than the local fiat currency. When inflation gets out […]