With the announcement that Bittrex has joined Kraken, Coinbase, itBit and other exchanges by offering an OTC trading desk, it seems that most exchanges have decided that OTC trading is their best chance to grow their business. This comes amidst a backdrop of OTC desks out-competing the exchanges for market share, particularly for large traders, … Continue reading If You Can’t Beat Em, Join Em???
As 2018 has now ended, there is a plethora of both prediction and “year in review” commentaries. Across these articles, there is a lot being written about the wreckage left by the crypto tsunami, where crypto surged to meteoric heights in 2017, followed by a brutal bear market in 2018. In 2017 we witnessed tales … Continue reading Lessons from the Crypto-Tsunami
(Editors note -- This first appeared in John Lothian News) The price action of most crypto-assets over the past year and, in particular, the last quarter, has been downright ugly, and a great many ICOs launched earlier have been exposed as either frauds or very bad investments. The good, however, has come in the form … Continue reading Crypto: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles Oh yeah If you think that I don't know about the little tricks you've played And never see you when deliberately … Continue reading We can see for miles
The title of this blog is, of course, the answer to the “Ultimate question of the life, the universe, and everything” from the classic work, The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Contrary to the hysterical questions on Crypto-Twitter and Crypto message boards, the ultimate question is NOT whether this is “The … Continue reading 42…
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Over the past … Continue reading A Tale of Two Selloffs…
The recent fall in the price of Tether (USDT) has been interesting on multiple levels, including its potential systemic risk and the conversation it has sparked over the role of stable-coins in the crypto ecosystem. One side effect that has not been discussed, however, is that it has demonstrated the need for a better price … Continue reading Will the REAL Price of Bitcoin Please Step Forward?