Plustoken was the biggest Ponzi scheme in the cryptocurrency industry. Over $5.8 billion worth of cryptocurrencies was defrauded. Recently, Cailain News reported that 27 major suspects and 82 other key members of the scam were arrested. The news source reported that the individuals operated within and outside of China.
Institutional interest in the cryptomarket is seen by many as an important step, both for acknowledgement of the possibilities of cryptocurrency as well as additional capital flowing into the industry. Enough interest could result in further bullish price movement. So far, this year has seen record breaking investment from institutional investors which could result in further bullishness should this trend continue
Why do governments set their inflation rate targets at around 2%? Is inflation not a bad thing? Wouldn’t an inflation rate of zero be better? In this post, the subject of inflation and wages will be discussed. By looking at the inflation and wages growth rate since the 1970s, it seems clear that the bottom half of the male workforce in the U.S. did not do that well over the past decades.
US government bonds and the US dollar have been seen as safe havens for investors for decades. However, the debt pile is becoming an increasing problem for its economy, both for monetary policy as well as fiscal policy. A lot of believers in Bitcoin see this as a reason that people will lose faith in both the US economy and its currency. This article will explain the basics of what the issue is with the US government debt.
Throughout history, multiple transitions of empires occurred. Each of these empires had its own currency and way of life. This article will discuss the biggest modern empires (1300 AD) and its dominant trade currency. The empires examined are Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Britain, and the US. Furthermore, this article will discuss how they came to be and their downfalls.
In November of 2019, Icoinic posted a blog discussing the effects of a halving as well as the price action of Bitcoin around the previous two halving events of Bitcoin. You can read that blog here. Leading up to both of those events, the Bitcoin price saw a rally of 12-13 months with a total return of 434% the first time, and 238% the second time.
One of the base principles of economics is that prices will change up to a point where supply and demand balance each other and equilibrium is achieved. This equilibrium is short-lived most of the time as supply and demand change rapidly as news becomes available or preferences change. This post will delve deeper into these demand and supply mechanics by discussing the “Stock to Flow Model” in accounting, the Stock to Flow (S2F) model proposed by Plan B, and his recently published Stock to Flow Cross Assets (S2FX) model.
In the last part of the series, Bitcoin will be introduced and explained as a form of digital money. There are a couple arguments that strenghten the position of the Bitcoin and make it more likely to survive. Nonetheless, there are some factors which can make it irrelevant. At the end of the blogpost we will conclude the series and try to answer the question 'How the crisis makes crypto a better investment'.