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Monthly Archives: April 2019

John Tromp: Making Computer Science Great Again

“PoW (Proof-of-Work) makes for a fairer coin distribution as everyone has to compete on equal terms. A constant reward, resulting in linear emission, extends this fair competition across all times.” John Tromp Key Takeaways Cuckoo Cycle is memory-bound Proof of Work mining algorithm that tries to find a cycle within a particular type of graph,…

When the Tide Goes Out…

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Warren Buffett Key Takeaways Bitcoin’s price recovered 63% from its low of $3,125 in December. JP Morgan, Fidelity, Nasdaq, Goldman Sachs, Swissquote, Vontobel, and Twitter are preparing the drinks and food for guests in preparation of a new bull market. Investors have…

Gold and Bitcoin: A Crypto Strategy, also for Institutional Investors

“Digital gold and physical gold make a highly interesting combination as a portfolio. Excess volatility is dampened by gold, while you still can participate in much of Bitcoin’s optionality.” Mark Valek Key Takeaways Practical problems and structural hurdles have so far prevented most institutional investors from entering the crypto asset arena. A generally low level…

Cryptocurrency Mining in Theory and Practice

“The purpose of mining is not the creation of new bitcoin. That’s the incentive system. Mining is the mechanism by which bitcoin’s security is decentralized.” Andreas M. Antonopoulos Key Takeaways Cryptocurrency Mining can be seen as global arbitrage on electricity prices. Mining firms can strike lucrative deals with energy providers in Switzerland, the U.S., and Scandinavia….

Technical Analysis: Spring Awakening?

“Technical analysis is not the holy grail but the best approach to grasp the hyper complex markets at a glance.” Florian Grummes Key Takeaways Technically, Bitcoin and thus the entire crypto sector was definitely in a bear market until the end of March 2019. Since the sharp outbreak of over $4,150 and the rise to…

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