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Nikolaus Jilch

Nikolaus Jilch

Nikolaus is a journalist with the daily paper „Die Presse“ in Austria. Among other things, he covers monetary policy, precious metals, and general macro topics. He is also the author of a weekly finance column called „Wertsachen“. Nikolaus has been writing about Bitcoin and the blockchain since 2012.

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…

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…

Quarterly Review Q4 2018: Crypto Winter Edition

“The idea of having an alternative to traditional fiat money is attractive, especially today, when major currencies’ savings value is in jeopardy and the trust they require to work is declining. Central banks are no longer focused on their duty to protect money’s value and have instead bowed to the pressure spendthrift governments have put…

Quarterly Review Q3 2018: Cell Phone Theft Edition

Satoshi’s vision is very much alive. Nobody wants to miss out on the journey even though it is going to be one hell of a ride. A Heist With Perfect Timing Hindsight is an incredible thing. We now know that a Bitcoin investor could have easily sold back in January 2018 when the price was…

Quarterly Review Q2 2018: Wall Street Is Getting Ready

“The total market cap of cryptocurrencies was around USD 400bn, around a quarter of that of gold as store of wealth (gold bars, coins and physical gold ETFs all together amount to USD 1.5tn). And monthly trading volumes of the three largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization (Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple) have increased sharply in recent…

Quarterly Review Q1 2018: Ikarus Edition

“In 1924 John Maynard Keynes stated that an excellent economist has to possess a unique combination of gifts. He had to be a mathematician, historian, statesman and philosopher. In regard to Bitcoin, this list needs to also include several more traits. An excellent crypto-economist should also be a software, hardware and blockchain specialist on top of the…

Quarterly Review Q4 2017: ICOs: Money, Scams, and Big Hopes

Summer 2017 was the summer of Initial Coin Offerings. ICOs and token sales in the crypto sector have seen explosive growth. In 2017, more money has been raised in this market than through venture capital or angel investments. However, this new market is a minefield for investors. Although no ICO regulation exists at the moment,…

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