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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Gold Stablecoins

“The only reason that cryptocurrencies exist is because of regulations that stop us from using gold as money.” Peter Schiff Key Takeaways Similar to gold-ETFs, all of the gold-backed cryptocurrencies on the market are centralized. This means they have counterparty risk. Unlike storing your own physical gold, gold-backed cryptocurrencies require you to trust a company…

XRP and Ripple

“XRP Recently in Green, But Outsized Risks Prevail. XRP’s recent rally is unlikely to endure, in our view. Ripple’s litigation risks and the prospect of XRP being classified as a security were largely ignored over the past three months as XRP staved off the effects of the broader crypto-price collapse. This stalling has helped to…

Libra: The End of the State Money Monopoly?

“Money is an honest ledger that individuals use to keep track of real wealth, defined as productive assets. Sorry Facebook but real wealth doesn’t include ‘bank deposits and short-term government securities. That said, thank you Facebook for widening the conversation about what money really is. That is a true service to society. Libra is the…

In Case You Were Sleeping: Facebook Edition

“In an age of unlimited fiat currency printing, all value flows to scarce assets – and Bitcoin is the scarcest liquid asset in history.” Robert Breedlove Key Takeaways Bitcoin’s price crossed USD 13,000 on July 10th, and trading volume is up 20% compared to the monthly average year-to-date. All signs indicate that we are firmly…

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