ALL POSTS BY: Brandon van Niekerk

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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’.

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. 

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.