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The case against Bitcoin

“Peter Thiel’s former portfolio manager says that the crypto narrative is built on half-truths and a nonchalance about the security provided by the nation-state.” | learn more

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Untraceable Bitcoin is a myth.

Last week’s link mused on exactly how the government recovered some of the Colonial Pipeline ransom. This week, Ezra Galston from Starting Line added additional perspective in the WSJ. “Bitcoin is anonymous, but it’s far from private—an important but often overlooked distinction. […]

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Bitcoin is not an inflation hedge

This critical analysis of a common belief among Bitcoin supporters has merit. “The inflation-hedge viewpoint is an article of faith in the crypto community. The logic goes that bitcoin will become the asset of last resort when inflation finally makes […]

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Not your keys, not your Bitcoin

Another $2 billion example of counterparty risk, this one from Turkish exchange Thodex. “Turkey launched an international manhunt for the founder of one of its major cryptocurrency exchanges after he stopped paying clients and fled the country.” | learn more

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Morgan Stanley now offering Bitcoin to clients

“But, at least for now, the bank is only allowing its wealthier clients access to the volatile asset: The bank considers it suitable for people with “an aggressive risk tolerance” who have at least $2 million in assets held by […]

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Michael Saylor of Microstrategy on Bitcoin

Last September Microstrategy became the first public company to deploy their treasury assets ($500MM) into Bitcoin. In this interview, founder and CEO Michael Saylor explains why. He connects the dots between his large personal bet on the big tech giants almost […]

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Why India should buy Bitcoin

Crypto mainstay Balaji Srinivasan: “More broadly, India should champion decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to safeguard national security, prevent deplatforming, attract international capital, strengthen monetary policy, deter financial fraud, accelerate technological development, and hasten India’s ascendance as a global […]