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Bitcoin is based on blockchain computer technology and is the most famous cryptocurrency in the world. It was created in 2009 by the mysterious techno-financial engineer Satoshi Nakamoto. Since then, it’s seen rapid worldwide expansion and, most importantly, exponential rate growth up to thousands of dollars. Yet even though it’s possible to buy bitcoins legally, no valid currency exchange status has been set for the cryptocurrency.

What Bitcoin and Pepsi teach us about human nature

Posted on 03.06.2024

The human brain is amazing, but it is also biased. Consequently, people can behave irrationally. In the 1980s, Pepsi pushed consumers to face contradictions and break their loyalty to Coca-Cola. Similar biases are currently at play for institutional investors when they look at cryptocurrencies and fail to dissociate the misconceptions about the asset from the reality of its advantages when added to a multi-asset portfolio.

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The Bitcoin halving is upon us

Posted on 18.04.2024

The Bitcoin ‘halving’ ( or ‘halvening’ as some say) is an event that takes place in the Bitcoin network roughly every four years, where the newly issued (or mined) bitcoin is cut in half, reducing oncoming supply. At a point near the year 2040, the total supply of 21 million bitcoin will be mined, and no more new supply will become available to the market.

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The impending halving of bitcoin and the consequences for the crypto market

Posted on 17.04.2024

The cryptocurrency world is buzzing about a major event involving the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation, bitcoin. What is it and what are the potential market implications? Halving bitcoins: what is it and how does it work? In a few days, on 20 April, the fees for mining new bitcoins will be halved (halving). This mechanism occurs about every four years and serves to gradually limit the circulation of new bitcoins, which would tend to inflate the asset. The creation of new bitcoi ...

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Bitcoin: Everything you need to know about the upcoming halving

Posted on 27.03.2024

In mid-April, the cryptocurrency world will be affected by a major event: the so-called 'halving' of bitcoin. But what is it, and what could it mean? A limited number of minable bitcoins Bitcoins can be seen as a speculative asset. You only have to look at its price history, which is made up of steep rises and sudden falls. However, those who argue that it is an investment that can somehow protect against inflation have one argument in their favour: the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto, the ...

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Bitcoin's run doesn't stop: new all-time record soon?

Posted on 01.03.2024

The world's most widely traded cryptocurrency, bitcoin, has experienced a bullish cycle in recent months that has seen its price rise an astonishing 44% in the last month alone, and 140% over the last six months. But how can this extraordinary growth be explained? Bitcoin towards $62,000 Not since November 2021 have we seen such results for bitcoin: the price of the cryptocurrency has surpassed the $60,000 mark and is now targeting the $62,000 mark. The race was temporarily halted when the ...

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Bitcoin tops $50,000 as investor interest rebounds

Posted on 14.02.2024

Bitcoin temporarily surpassed $50,000 and then fell below that threshold, but the trajectory it describes, and which many analysts are predicting, seems likely to be upward, at least in the short term, due mainly to two elements. Can the price of bitcoin exceed $50,000 for good? Yesterday (13 February), bitcoins crossed the $50,000 mark, only to fall back to over $49,600 in the same hours. As many analysts have noted, this is the highest price in the last three years. According to analysts, th ...

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Physical Bitcoin ETFs have launched, but what happens when evolution gets the better of a pioneer?

Posted on 31.01.2024

Once a pioneer as a regulated closed-end fund providing access to bitcoin, the US based Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is seeing its grip on the bitcoin fund market slip away. At its height, the fund oversaw 43.6bn in assets under management but the advent of physical bitcoin exchange-traded products (ETPs), listed in Europe in 2019, was the first step in a series of events that now has investors seeking the exit door.

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18.06.2024 posted by MoneyController

Focus China: from Warren Buffett's moves on the property market to the hunger for offshore investment

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