What’s your excuse to NOT buy Bitcoin?

Your wife said NO to it? CNBC said don’t go for it? The Times of India said NO to it? Or you just don’t feel it? Remember these two pieces of paper? The demise of INR 500 and INR 1000 notes.  They lost having any value on 8th November 2016. What you considered money (even…

Top 10 Trading Tools for Crypto Traders

Disclaimer: The following is not a FINANCIAL advice but for educational purposes only The following information is apt for new or amateur traders only, not meant for investors or HODLers Well ideally, the title should have read the top 10 free trading tools for crypto traders but a few of them have services which requires…

Book review: Cryptocurrencies Simply Explained by Dr Julian Hosp

Cryptocurrencies Simply Explained is authored by Dr Julian Hosp who is the co-founder of TenX, a fintech company making it easy to spend your cryptocurrencies by a debit card. Those of you who are in crypto for “technology” and just not for the “money” should most definitely grab a copy of this book ASAP. If…

Top 10 Altcoin Picks for 2018

We know we are a tad late to post this considering its March 2018 and the key reason was to observe how the market settles in post the last altcoin rush. Additionally, since the last few days Bitcoin’s price stability has discovered a range of around ~ INR 6,50,000 – INR 7,00,000/- which makes a…

How to link non-digital ‘real world’ assets to Blockchain?

Real world assets prove to be a worthy challenge for tokenization on the blockchain. But why do we need to tokenize real world assets? Because we need to bring in the impeccable features of the blockchain technology which are: Impossibility of counterfeit Immutability Disintermediation and ease of transfer Transparency and ease of auditing No overhead…

Can Bitcoin demand fall due to failed monetary policy?

How market demand for Bitcoin might be affected negatively by failed monetary policy? Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) is an indicator designed to measure consumer confidence, which is defined as the degree of optimism on the state of the economy that consumers are expressing through their activities of savings and spending. In the earlier topic we…

Bitcoin boom due to failed monetary policy?

Virtual currencies are in vogue mainly due to two factors. First, as a protest or as a hedge against authority-driven monetary policy decisions and second, as alternatives to deficits in some monetary systems arising out of political instability or other causes. Let’s observe the first factor where an authority driven monetary policy decision caused incremental…

How Bitcoin might be integrated into the international settlements system

Most of the inflow of money happens to be in the developing economies, for example Philippines is the third-largest receiver of remittances in the world. The numbers are compelling: US$26 billion received in 2013, an estimated US$27.5 billion in 2014, and consistent growth of about US$1 billion to US$2 billion annually. Dollar movements create market…

How Bitcoin might be included in the traditional banking system

Let’s discover as to how Bitcoin (the system), bitcoins (the tokens), or both might be incorporated into the mainstream banking system Bitcoin has proved to be an important asset class this year in 2017 when compared to gold and dollar by market indices. As much as we recognise that Bitcoin is relatively new, and constantly…