Commentary

Editorial and lively commentary on daily price action, news headlines, and other information on cryptocurrencies.

I was boarding my flight in Vancouver tonight and this advertisement on the walkway caught my eye. From what I can tell, it's an add for the British bank HSBC. Look at the curious tagline below: [Read more]

It's a mystery to me why bitcoin for 3 months has traded in a profoundly minuscule range. Two years ago, the world's digital asset was routinely putting in 25% daily moves up or down (usually up). [Read more]

My Crypto Never Sleeps Tour has taken me to London, Dubai, Raleigh, New York, Vancouver, San Francisco, and, of course, Chicago. I've met some real characters along the way. One of them is my good pal [Read more]

One concept I'm going to start researching more is the bitcoin halving or "halvening", due in some 400 days. I remember as a kid we had locusts every 17 years. I thought that was pretty cool; [Read more]

My brother-in-law Dan Murphy says to my ex-Traditum colleague Ari Officer: "What did you think of Rolling Stones' Goldman Sachs piece." You remember; GS as: "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly [Read more]

If my brother Pat sees this photo he'll be aghast. "Mike, we've talked about proper lighting techniques." The cinematographer. I'm at a mining conference in Vancouver and the indescribable beauty of this city is matched only [Read more]

From Twitter, compliments of Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano an hour earlier: "BREAKING: SEC Chairman confirms Ethereum is not a security". The market's taking this news in stride - perhaps because this is a confirmation of a previous [Read more]

It's great to be here. This trade show is for professionals. I heard "Lightning Network" three times while waiting for coffee. People are talking shop - digital currencies, banking, mining, lending. In bitcoin or alt-coins. There [Read more]

Algorithmic - or "algo" trading - takes on many permutations. One of which is reading "prose" off news headlines - or scraping wire feeds. Certain words generate buy or sell orders. This can get incredibly sophisticated; [Read more]

Blockchain alphabet soup gets longer each month as its the "IEO" now being served up widely. Initial exchange offerings skip formal fundraising rounds - who needs 'em - and go like this: idea + white-paper = [Read more]