Musings in a bear market

The bear market. Here we are again. Or, to some, welcome for the first time.

It’s that time of the cycle, where conviction is being tested and a reality check is needed for most.

To many readers, you are here because no matter what price you bought at, whichever friend you listened to or whatever reason you think you may have bought Bitcoin; you actually bought Bitcoin for one reason. You may or may not realise it yet, but you made a bet against the current system. You hedged against manipulation. Bear markets make investors realise this. And unfortunately, this bet you made is the furthest thing from being easy.

Tips to avoid scams

Last week, a massive scam broke out where many users of Trezor hardware wallets were affected.
Yes, most scams/hacks occur when holding your Bitcoin on exchanges or with custodians but when custodying your own Bitcoin. The highest risk comes with human engineering. There are steps you need to take and a mindset you need to maintain, to avoid scams when custodying your own Bitcoin.

Russia, Exonn and 19 Million Bitcoin

We are about to see the 19 millionth Bitcoin enter circulation sometime in the next week. And there’s only another 2 million to go, by the decade ~2140 AD, based on the supply and halving schedule. 

19 million Bitcoin in supply. 2 million left. 21 million Bitcoin only. And 56 Millionaires worldwide.

In the words of Greg Foss, ‘it’s just math’.

Regulation and Altcoins: from Facebook to Failure

With regulation looming, altcoins are in for a rude awakening. They will most certainly increase regulation on Bitcoin exchanges over time, but Bitcoin itself will keep evolving and circumventing. This is what it does best. Decentralisation is everything. It is the entire point of crypto. But most people fail to realise what this actually means. It is what makes Bitcoin indestructible and thus, so valuable. It is what makes Bitcoin the only competitor to the Plutocrats. Bitcoin is Us. Everything else is Them.

What can we expect from Bitcoin this year?

There are a lot of possibilities this year and the biggest short-term factor will undoubtedly be what Central Banks decide to do. Dovish or Hawkish – either will drive the price.

In the long-term, however, it doesn’t matter. This is why we implore people to have a long-term perspective on their Bitcoin holdings.
As Bitcoin adopters put in more time and effort to understanding this asset, we will likely see this asset move from risk-on to risk-off, with a lot of volatility in between.

Sit back, focus on the things that matter, don’t try to time the markets, stack more Sats, have a long-term perspective and enjoy the ride.

Have a great year ahead!

A new year, a new Bitvice

Happy new years, happy 13th birthday to Bitcoin and finally we would like to introduce you to the new Bitvice – where we’ve made buying and securing Bitcoin simple.
Whilst Bitcoin’s price has been boring people to death, we’ve been hard at work and have partnered with Stitch to make buying Bitcoin the right way – as easy as possible.

Inflation: a tale of two countries

We are taking a thorough look at what’s happening in Turkey and what similarities it has with South Africa’s past, present and potentially, it’s future. The ANC is not the only corrupt government on this planet. Unfortunately, the fiat system has led central powers down a dark road where greed is endless, money printing is easy, and thus the fiat roads are all leading to zero. We can exit all of this madness. There is an incorruptible, uncontrollable, decentralized, scarce asset called Bitcoin, that is the complete antithesis to this all and the ultimate hedge against inflation.

What is the Bitcoin ETF and what does it mean?

The Bitcoin ETFs are exchange-traded funds that track and mimic the value of Bitcoin. These are traded on traditional market exchanges and allow individuals and more importantly, institutions to indirectly invest in Bitcoin, without having to own or custody it themselves. In other words, the Bitcoin ETF will allow investors to seek return via the Bitcoin price, without actually owning the asset themselves. 

Bitcoin Self-custody Essentials

A basic guide for Bitcoin self-custody. The do’s and don’ts of managing your private keys to ensure that you always remain in control of your Bitcoin. It is a vital step in the direction of self-sovereignty. Bitcoin was designed exactly for this method of ownership. Self-custody brings the promise of freedom, but requires that you take extreme ownership of the assets under your control.

Bitcoin is sovereignly accepted

This week we want to focus on one thing that happened yesterday, the 7th of September. A day that might be remembered in the history books of the future.

Bitcoin was officially adopted in El Salvador as legal tender and the country became the first to officially buy Bitcoin in its sovereign capacity!

Bitvice’s Bitcoin Basics – Blockchain

Introducing a new instalment to our newsletters: Bitvice’s Bitcoin Basics.
For those that are new to Bitcoin we will be covering the basics in a simple, bite-sized way to help you learn more about this complex subject and to give you the tools to explain the topic to friends and family in a concise manner. This week’s topic: Bitcoin’s Blockchain.

The CEO of one of the biggest exchanges in the world tells everyone to get their Bitcoin off of exchanges

Regulators in Canada have come out in full force to request Crypto Asset providers to provide info or lock accounts for individuals linked to the protests and those who have donated to the movement. Jesse Powell, the founder of one of the biggest exchanges in the world, Kraken, has publicly advised people to move their crypto assets off of exchanges and into self-custody.