Big Crypto

Big Crypto

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!

How Much Will Bitcoin’s Price Go Up After This Month’s Halving?

4 Apr 2024 2 minute read 9 comments MarkHelfman

The $1 trillion question: what will happen to Bitcoin’s price after halving? If history is our guide, not much. What did Bitcoin’s price do after the three previous halving events? In 2012, bitcoin’s price languished for more than a month. In 2016, i...

Cryptocurrency: Only a Scam When You Can’t Make Money Off of It

12 Mar 2024 3 minute read 8 comments MarkHelfman

Donald Trump was no fan of Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in 2019. In 2021, he called Bitcoin a scam. In 2024, he’s all for it. What changed? He figured out how to make money off of it. In this case, people paid for his sneakers with crypto. We can’t...

Crypto’s Booming. Buy More Later.

22 Feb 2024 3 minute read 4 comments MarkHelfman

Cryptocurrency is a wild ride — a thrilling rollercoaster of highs and lows, with shocking surges followed by stomach-churning crashes. Bitcoin’s price is $52,000 as of this post! YouTube, Twitter, and Reddit tell you to make money now, FAST, and cas...

I Beat 99% of Wall Street Investment Firms Last Year. Here’s How.

15 Feb 2024 3 minute read 8 comments MarkHelfman

I read the DDI article, “I Beat 98.4% of Wall Street Investment Funds Last Year. Here’s How,” and thought, “If they can self-promote like that, so can I.” Kudos to the authors, Henrique Centieiro & Bee Lee. They hit a 56% return, a phenomenal result....

The Crypto Market’s Up Again. The Grief Cycle Continues

7 Dec 2023 6 minute read 0 comments MarkHelfman

  In the face of failed US bond auctions, a looming collapse in commercial real estate, and persistently high interest rates, Bitcoin’s price is up more than 100% in 2023. Some altcoins rose 1,000% or more so far this year. The entire crypto market c...

As the US Loses Crypto, the Crypto Market Wins

3 Dec 2023 3 minute read 6 comments MarkHelfman

We may remember 2023 as the year the US lost crypto. The government shut down crypto-friendly banks, seized a crypto-compatible payment network, sued a bunch of crypto businesses, neutered the largest crypto exchange, and forced crypto entrepreneurs...

The Crypto Market Demands You Suspend Your Disbelief

25 Nov 2023 4 minute read 0 comments MarkHelfman

Crypto’s largest exchange just got hit with $4 billion in fines. Its CEO resigned. Rumors are swirling that the largest stablecoin, a crypto version of the US dollar, will collapse under US regulatory scrutiny. Every major US crypto entity is getting...

Crypto Market’s Going Up Again. Time to Pause the Revolution

21 Nov 2023 3 minute read 6 comments MarkHelfman

Last month, bitcoin's price smashed through “resistance” and started zooming. Now all people talk about is a new bull market. Bitcoin maximalists in my chat groups have moved from “freedom money / bitcoin fixes this” to star signs, price targets, and...

Bitcoin bull market? Not so fast, folks

16 Nov 2023 4 minute read 10 comments MarkHelfman

Bitcoin’s price started pumping, some altcoins caught a bid, US regulators said they’re reviewing spot bitcoin ETF applications, and next thing you know everybody's saying bitcoin’s in a bull market. Seems silly. If bitcoin’s price stays above $15,60...

Be Careful About Altcoin Metrics

10 Nov 2023 7 minute read 2 comments MarkHelfman

If you’ve spent even a little time in crypto, you've heard people talk about Bitcoin dominance and “TOTAL2/TOTAL3” trading charts that capture the altcoin market. You're probably familiar with terms like total value locked (TVL), fully diluted value...