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Date: October 19, 2018

Can Stablecoins Fuel Crypto 2.0?

sign up for newsletter by Brian Sewell, 1805 words The cryptocurrency market has languished for nearly ten months, with bitcoin, the leader by market capitalization, down over 50% for the year, and trust flagging in Tether, the most widely traded stablecoin. A breakthrough in scalability, regulation, or technology might revive this emerging sector, fueling a …

Date: October 5, 2018

How to Pick a Cryptocurrency Exchange

sign up for newsletter by Brian Sewell, 630 words Chris Sullivan, a portfolio manager of Hyperion Decimus, which has recently launched a limited partnership hedge fund invested in cryptocurrencies and other assets, explains what he looks for in a cryptocurrency exchange. Customer Service Sullivan names high-quality, proactive customer service as the attribute most lacking in …

Date: September 27, 2018

Who Needs Cryptocurrency?

by Brian Sewell (1,408 words) sign up for newsletter Why use cryptocurrency to pay for anything? Sure, we hear that a sustained rise in global cryptocurrency adoption could increase the price of popular tokens such as bitcoin, potentially enriching investors. And we read about businesses developing blockchain applications to lower their transaction costs. Or if …

Date: September 21, 2018

Is Bakkt Cryptocurrency’s ‘Killer App’?

New Initiative Could Spur Cryptocurrency Investment and Adoption by Brian Sewell (1,191 words) sign up for newsletter Crypto in The Doldrums Cryptocurrency’s brand has recently taken yet another hit. Japanese crypto exchange, Zaif just lost $60 million to hackers. That follows the plunder of another Japanese exchange in January, Coincheck, which lost nearly half a …

Date: September 12, 2018

Bitcoin vs USD – Could Cryptocurrency Hedge Against The Dollar?

by Brian Sewell (628 words) sign up for newsletter The Financial Times Lexicon delivers a withering description of traditional currency: “Paper money or coins of little or no intrinsic value in themselves and not convertible into gold or silver, but made legal tender by fiat (order) of the government.”1 But that’s only half the story …

Date: September 6, 2018

Cryptocurrency Regulation Must Both Protect Consumers and Promote Innovation

by Brian Sewell (863 words) sign up for newsletter The Dual Priorities Cryptocurrency Regulators and Exchanges Must Address The cryptocurrency market, financial professionals, and potential investors seem to be clamoring for cryptocurrency regulation. Such protections could unleash a wave of confidence and investment. Not so fast. Much is at stake in regulating cryptocurrency markets. Regulators and exchanges …

Date: August 30, 2018

Cryptocurrency Market Outlook

by Brian Sewell (1,642 words) sign up for newsletter Don’t count out the cryptocurrency market. Granted, ether and other tokens have recently taken a beating, and the market is down from its all-time highs. But I believe the fundamentals suggest that cryptocurrencies may outperform other asset classes over the long term. Deciding whether — and how …