Bitcoin: Perhaps the Most Promising Investment Opportunity of Our Age

A technology is called “disruptive” if it creates a new market that first disturbs and then displaces an earlier technology. Bitcoin is potentially such a technology and much more. The fact that it can disrupt the largest and most interconnected marketplace in the world—money, banking, and finance—makes it perhaps the most promising investment opportunity of our age.

Unlike our current increasingly unstable and unpredictable financial system, Bitcoin has 21st century technologies at its very core. The digital currency and clearing network is open source, mobile, peer-to-peer, cryptographically protected, privacy oriented and native to the Internet. The fusion of these technologies allows for a level of security and efficiency unprecedented in the world of finance. These are some of the areas in which Bitcoin-oriented technology can directly compete:

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Bitcoin – Perhaps the Most Promising Investment Opportunity of Our Age

By Tuur Demeester on October 15, 2014

A technology is called “disruptive” if it creates a new market that first disturbs and then displaces an earlier technology. Bitcoin is potentially such a technology and much more. The fact that it can disrupt the largest and most interconnected marketplace in the world—money, banking, and finance—makes it perhaps the most promising investment opportunity of our age.

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Bitcoin Price Rally! (But Likely Not To the Moon Yet)

Published on November 10, 2014 by Venzen Khaosan via cryptocoinsnews.com

The Bitcoin price is rallying. Confirmation of continuing advance keeps coming in, but there is no reason to believe that this is the Big One just quite yet. Price analysis looks at advance targets and considers the implications of Bitcoin ETF regulation for the prospects of advance.

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Bitcoin: Why is Bitcoin price going down (October 2014)?

published by Jaron Lukasiewicz, CEO at Coinsetter via Quora

This month’s decreasing bitcoin price has provoked many questions about the market’s fundamentals. While it is clear that the price of any asset will be determined by the interplay between buying demand and selling pressure, it is important to understand who the current market participants are and why they make certain decisions.

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Bitcoin Stabilizing in the Face of Global Equity Chaos

Published by Bitcoin BullBear 10/15/2014

It is very rare when the volatility of the stock market overshadows the volatility in the bitcoin market, but indeed that was the case this week. The next few months should be very interesting as this will be the first period of true stock market uncertainty since bitcoin has gained legitimacy.

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Estimate: “$50M in short-term sell-side pressure” because of US tax selling

Published by twobitidiot on October 10. 2014

I’m starting to assign more and more probability to the recent price drop to simple tax selling. Feel a little silly not having done the back-of-the envelope math sooner, but here goes:

$5 bn market cap = 100% gains from $0 cost basis, and this is the first year BTC income or gains has actually been reportable. Keep in mind that the true number at end of last year was actually closer to $10 billion of market cap.

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Bitcoin Price Finds Hard Floor Following 26,000 BTC Sell Order

Published on October 6, 2014 by Daniel Mark Harrison via CoinDesk

CoinDesk BPI chart showing price decline over the past week After buyers snapped up $7.8m worth of bitcoins that were selling for $300 each on exchange Bitstamp on Monday, bitcoin’s price appears to have found a hard floor in what has been a largely unpredictable trading period recently. On Sunday, bitcoin’s price dropped through the 18-month average purchase price of $337.60, signalling uncertainty to many traders in the market. Then, in the early hours of the Asian morning on Monday, a sell order of 26,000 BTC at $300 that was placed on exchange Bitstamp brought a temporary halt to the volatile price and narrowed bid-ask spreads between the four exchanges in CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).

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Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund PLC deploys first round of Client Capital

Published on September 22, 2014 by futuresmag.com

Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund (GABI) completed its initial offer period in early September. We are pleased to announce that following this successful launch; we have taken the first step to deploy the Fund’s assets into bitcoins. Recent price weakness has been observed and attributed to a series of factors. The withdrawal of UK banking services on the Isle of Man, issues with the NYDFS Bit-license, Russian Treasury comments and weakness in gold markets are elements which contributed to recent price weakness. We timed our entry to the bitcoin market accordingly. We believe the resulting entry point represents an opportune moment to initiate our first round of capital deployment.

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Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets Following PayPal’s Hug

Published by Alex Wilhelm on September 23 2014 via TechCrunch

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This morning, PayPal rolled out broader support for bitcoin, allowing merchants to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for digital goods. The reaction to bitcoin itself has been immediate and positive.

The PayPal integration is minor — users won’t be able to start stashing their bitcoin in their PayPal accounts, but merchants that use certain PayPal services, and are located in North America, will be able to accept bitcoin. PayPal is relying on several bitcoin payment providers to manage the transactions. The implication there is that PayPal, and its parent company eBay, will never hold bitcoin themselves.

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The Merchant Adoptocalypse

Most merchants who adopt Bitcoin do not keep the bitcoins they earn but instead sell them for dollars on exchanges immediately using payment processing services such as BitPay. Consequently, the merchant creates selling pressure at the exchange, which drives the price down. So far this effect has been relatively mild, but there is a real possibility that the “merchant adoption” effect could spiral out of control if the selling pressure from new merchants is so great as to induce other people to dump their bitcoins. Once this happens, the price of Bitcoin could drop to zero in minutes. This is the merchant adoptocalypse, and it’s probably happening right now, and your entire Bitcoin investment is already worthless.

Wait, what?

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Published by Daniel Krawisz on August 30, 2014 via bitcoinist.net

 

The Long-Term Drivers of Bitcoin

Last week, in an opening salvo into the Bitcoin trading world, I suggested that you may want to look at a long position in Bitcoin against the U.S. Dollar to take advantage of the weakness in the previous weeks. That looked good initially as the expected jump came and would still be showing a profit, but the retracement over the last couple of days upheld what I said at the time, that this was a fairly long-term idea and as such required a belief in the fundamental value of the virtual currency.

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Published on August 26, 2014 by Martin Tillier via NASDAQ

Bitcoin Hedge Funds Multiply As Big Money Sees Opportunity

The recent proliferation of Bitcoin hedge funds is a powerful indication that expert investors think they’ve found the Next Big Thing.

About a half dozen Bitcoin hedge funds have launched just this year alone. That means the people who spend most of their time looking for the best places to put large amounts of money to deliver maximum returns see a hugely profitable future in Bitcoin.

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published on July 24, 2014 by David Zeiler via Money Morning

Wedbush: Wall Street Sees Opportunity in Bitcoin’s Volatility

We see investing and trading bitcoin as one of the first major applications of crypto currency and believe increased investment and trading activity is helping create the payment network infrastructure and monetary base that will facilitate increased economic activity in the future.
Published on August 20, 2014 by Gil Luria and Aaron Turner via Wedbush

Why Bitcoin’s Growth is Normal

Economists are up in arms, claiming that bitcoin’s 1000% annual growth is faster than anything they’ve ever seen. Because of that, they lash out, calling bitcoin volatile, a bubble, a pyramid scheme, etc. But don’t worry, James D’Angelo puts on his VC glasses to compare the 4.5-year-old bitcoin to facebook, twitter, google at the same periods in their growth. The result is that Bitcoin’s growth is as exponential, as volatile and as normal as any enormous tech giant. And just for fun we threw in a little bit about feral rats reproducing on a desert island.

Published on Nov 12, 2013 by world bitcoin network via YouTube

Rise of the Zombie Bitcoins

Published on June 22nd, 2014 by John W. Ratcliff via Let’sTalkBitcoin

The bitcoin blockchain is a seductive dataset to mine.  Every single transaction ever performed since its inception on January 3, 2009 is publicly available.  You can actually download a copy of it to your own computer if you have 20 gigabytes of disk space to spare.  In addition, there are several ways to search the blockchain online using sites like BlockChain.info and BlockExplorer.

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