Fidelity, one of the largest asset managers in the US with $11.1 Trillion under management, released a surprisingly detailed report about Bitcoin and the importance of ‘getting off zero’ Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a complex subject and there is an enormous amount of information to sift through and make sense of. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding Bitcoin so we have done a bit of myth-busting. We want to continue with our Bitcoin Basics this week and focus on some misconceptions that many have about Bitcoin. If Facebook, Twitter and others can do Fact Checking – so can we.
A recap of the top Bitcoin news stories this past week. Intel a $240 Billion company, Intel, just announced they are entering Bitcoin mining. They will be introducing an ‘‘ultra-low-volatage-energy-efficient’ ASIC which is specifically designed for Bitcoin mining. There are currently two main ASIC manufacturers in the world right now – Bitmain and MicroBT, both Chinese-based.
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!
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.
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.
The funny news for the week… It seems that El Salvador’s president Bukele has become a ‘toxic maximalist’ who’s taking a liking to trolling world powers. In other news, Microstrategy bought the dip – big time and a Bitcoin price floor model by Plan B has just been broken.
We want to let you know about some South Africans working on Bitcoin – domestically and globally. Most of the Bitcoin news is from the US or Europe, but at home, there are smart South Africans trying to bring Bitcoin closer to the people.
You may have heard about the famous exchange hack on Mt. Gox where hundreds of thousands of Bitcoin were stolen from users. Bitcoiners learnt a very valuable lesson from that, and since then around 75-78% of Bitcoin is kept in cold storage, and off exchanges.
This wasn’t the last hack. There was one 2 months ago, on the Japanese exchange, Liquid, where around $80m in Crypto was stolen.
Mayor Francis Suarez has been making waves recently with his bullish stance on Bitcoin. His vision is to make the city of Miami a Bitcoin hub and is leading by example by taking his full salary in Bitcoin.