While Bitcoin is undoubtedly the most recognized crypto currency in the world, there are literally thousands of other cryptos in existence. While we tend to call everything in the crypto space “cryptocurrencies”, this is misleading because the only thing these digital assets have in common is that they have issued
Bitcoin can seem like the merger of the Wild West and the Jetsons. If you aren’t already an expert, keeping away might seem safer. Fortunately, Vellum Capital prepared a whitepaper that makes sense of the cryptocurrency space without being technical or sensational. Get the complete whitepaper: “Speculation Becomes Consensus Bitcoins Rise
In November of 2020, we posted an article that looked at whether Bitcoin was poised to push past the $20,000 barrier. Entitled, “Will Bitcoin Go Over $20K to Reach a New ATH,” that article is worth exploring again several months later as we look to gain some perspective on where
Will Bitcoin go over $20,000 and reach all-time new highs by December 2020? Here’s a quick guide for investors to know what’s happening now: The first question: does Bitcoin over 19,000USD represent a new thesis or outlook for the market? No. As for nearly all digital assets, Bitcoin’s value is
There are valid reasons to criticize Bitcoin, but price volatility is not one of them. Why does the price of Bitcoin change so much from day to day? The answer is simple: the value of Bitcoin derives almost entirely from speculation on future adoption of Bitcoin rather than practical use. Bitcoin speculators
Forbes Magazine featured Vellum Managing Partner Eric Kovalak in “Here’s What Investors Need To Know About Cryptocurrency“: Crypto Valuation = Philosophy + Technology? Eric Kovalak, a managing partner for Vellum Capital, a hedge fund management firm specializing in crypto assets, says, “People are trying to translate the value of cryptocurrencies
What is the real market value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? The numbers used to explain the performance of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are less meaningful than most assume. Cryptocurrencies are not exactly like stocks, and cryptocurrency exchanges do not work like traditional securities markets. As a result, many crypto-asset investment
Ohio on Monday became the first state to accept bitcoin as a tax payment option for businesses, and United Press International went to Vellum partner David Veksler for the definitive take on the story: “Part of the reason cryptocurrency is so volatile is that nobody knows what will happen to
Environmentalists have recently become concerned about the impact Bitcoin mining has on global warming. Headlines such as “Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?” and “Bitcoin Mining Alone Could Raise Global Temperatures Above Critical Limit By 2033” suggest that Bitcoin is an unfolding environmental disaster. However, those panicking about crypto make three fundamental errors. First, they do not understand how Bitcoin works, second, they do not understand what mass adoption would look like, and third, they do not understand the problem Bitcoin is intended to solve.
Jeffrey Tucker discusses the latest market moves in crypto.