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Why is Bitcoin trending? March 2021 Edition

It took 66 days to move bitcoin from a price of 17,500 NZD to 35,000 NZD and 52 days from 35,000 NZD to 70,000 NZD. The dramatic price increases come on the heels of inflation, institutional demand, a...

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Does Gold Have Intrinsic Value?

One common objection that cryptocurrency advocates encounter is that bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value. They assert that other assets, such as gold, do. When pressed for ...

How mobile air-time credit in East Africa became a currency and inspired a mobile money revolution


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Father Juan de Mariana’s 6 Rules for Coinage

Juan de Mariana (1536 – 1624) was a Spanish Jesuit scholastic of the School of Salamanca. Little known to many, Spain’s School of Salamanca was the source of a philosophical and economic renaissance t...

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A Letter to Jamie Dimon: and anyone else still struggling to understand cryptocurrencies

Originally published in October 2017 by Adam Ludwin, this letter to Jamie Dimon addresses the misconceptions about cryptocurrencies and separates fact from fiction of this new asset class.

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The Known (and possible) Influences of Satoshi Nakamoto Part 2 – Economic and Philosophical Origins

In this article, we explore the known (and possible) economic and philosophical influences of Satoshi Nakamoto: the pseudonym of bitcoin’s obscure founder. This is part two of a two-part article serie...

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The Known (and possible) Influences of Satoshi Nakamoto Part 1 – Privately-issued, Digital Currencies Before Bitcoin

Satoshi Nakamoto remains an obscure character. Although little is known of his influences and motivations for creating bitcoin, this two-part article series seeks to explore both his technological inf...

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Inflation and bitcoin block reward halving

“[Bitcoin’s] finite and diminishing issuance creates a fixed monetary supply that resists inflation.”1   Inflation is the phenomenon that occurs when each unit of money has a reduced buying power. We ...


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