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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.

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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