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Perspective, opinion, and commentary on bitcoin, altcoins, and cryptocurrency for people who want to focus on the big picture. Don't sweat the day-to-day. It's cryptocurrency - relax and enjoy the ride!

To all the Armchair Epidemiologists

3 days ago 3 minute read comments MarkHelfman

In Crypto is Easy, my newsletter, I usually stick to bitcoin, altcoins, and markets. For my March 25, 2020 issue, I included a note about Coronavirus and realized I should have shared it here, too. Please read this and comment. To all the Armchair E...

Hive/Steem - Two Minutes of Reflection

1 week ago 1 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Whoa. Tron acquired Steem and Hive decided to secede. While I'm certain this situation is incredibly stressful for everybody involved -- and I'm rooting for everybody to get a result that benefits the community -- it also raises so many really intere...

What You Missed About Bitcoin's Wild Ride

2 weeks ago 2 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Hey wanted to share very quickly a message I pushed out to everybody who subscribes to my premium newsletter, Crypto is Easy. I won't go thru the whole post, but thought I would share a very brief idea from it. Read below. I'd love to hear your comme...

Six Conversations We Need to Have About Cryptocurrency Now (But Won’t)

4 weeks ago 9 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Recently, Warren Buffett told the world cryptocurrency has no value. He doesn’t own any and never will. This revelation set Twitter on fire and sent shockwaves through the cryptosphere. That anybody would care whether a rich 89-year-old owns bitcoin?...

Where are Bitcoin’s Retail Investors?

28 Feb 2020 5 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Bitcoin continues to languish at a mere 30 percent gain for the year. We’ve gone months without FOMO, dropping from $14,000 in July 2019 to roughly $6,500 before settling into today's $8,500 price. Some say bitcoin’s price will go as low as $6,000 ....

Switching It Up in 2020 - Bitcoin, the Bull Run, and the Big Crypto Blog

23 Feb 2020 3 minute read comments MarkHelfman

As the market picks up and my profile rises, I’ve started getting a lot of demands for my time. Too many. Some of them self-inflicted! I publish every week, sometimes more often. On top of that, I push out a monthly newsletter to my email list and po...

Bitcoin’s Next Move: Elliott Wave Theory

17 Feb 2020 4 minute read comments MarkHelfman

In all my conversations about cryptocurrency, few people ask me about the social, political, and economic impact of cryptographically-secure, time-stamped distributed ledgers. (Which stinks, because I wrote a book, Consensusland: A Cryptocurrency Uto...

The Myth of Millionaires and Bitcoin

10 Feb 2020 4 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Now that bitcoin's price has gone up again, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard somebody say bitcoin will boom because “if every millionaire tried to buy bitcoin, there aren’t even enough bitcoins for all of them.” Obviously, this is a true st...

2020: The Year Wall Street Takes Over Cryptocurrency

7 Feb 2020 6 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Fresh off the German government’s decision to let banks store and sell cryptocurrency, Deutsche Bank predicted cryptocurrency will go mainsteam by 2022 and eventually replace cash. A cynic might call out DB for hyping crypto only now, when they final...

Why a $100,000 Bitcoin Will Not Lead to Mass Adoption

25 Jan 2020 5 minute read comments MarkHelfman

Everybody expects bitcoin’s price to hit $100,000 eventually. Stock-to-Flow models, regression analysis, and lots of other models predict it will happen. It’s fun to get excited about a $100,000 bitcoin. Many people say this will lead to mass adoptio...