Digital currency Bitcoin hits new high before losing S$200 in value in one day

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Which aspect is strange? 

The theory of why the rise (increase adoption; FED accelerated money printing during COVID, increasing money supply; hence, Bitcoin reacted), and what Bitcoin is theocratically worth is out there, for many years; e.g. (1) it's digital gold, it will achieve the same "market cap" of gold, or (2) it could replace the fiat, hence, achieving the same market cap of M2.

Personally, to me, the rise in price just means there are more believers today than 4 years ago; demand outstrip supply, hence, price moves accordingly. 

(not vested; small exposure through Square Inc.)
“If you buy a business just because it’s undervalued, then you have to worry about selling it when it reaches its intrinsic value. That’s hard. But if you can buy a few great companies, then you can sit on your ass. That’s a good thing.” - Charlie Munger
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Which aspect is strange? 

The theory of why the rise (increase adoption; FED accelerated money printing during COVID, increasing money supply; hence, Bitcoin reacted), and what Bitcoin is theocratically worth is out there, for many years; e.g. (1) it's digital gold, it will achieve the same "market cap" of gold, or (2) it could replace the fiat, hence, achieving the same market cap of M2.

Personally, to me, the rise in price just means there are more believers today than 4 years ago; demand outstrip supply, hence, price moves accordingly. 

(not vested; small exposure through Square Inc.)
“If you buy a business just because it’s undervalued, then you have to worry about selling it when it reaches its intrinsic value. That’s hard. But if you can buy a few great companies, then you can sit on your ass. That’s a good thing.” - Charlie Munger
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(12-01-2021, 11:12 PM)Wildreamz Wrote: Personally, to me, the rise in price just means there are more believers today than 4 years ago; demand outstrip supply, hence, price moves accordingly. 

(not vested; small exposure through Square Inc.)

I am of the opinion that the rise of bitcoin is a symptom of the amount of animal spirits in the market. Animal spirits tend to use the actions of the Fed/Central Banks to justify their own actions.

Rather than more believers, I believe these folks are actually speculators at heart. So yes, there are more people believing that they can make money off bitcoin.
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(12-01-2021, 11:12 PM)Wildreamz Wrote: Personally, to me, the rise in price just means there are more believers today than 4 years ago; demand outstrip supply, hence, price moves accordingly. 

(not vested; small exposure through Square Inc.)

I am of the opinion that the rise of bitcoin is a symptom of the amount of animal spirits in the market. Animal spirits tend to use the actions of the Fed/Central Banks to justify their own actions.

Rather than more believers, I believe these folks are actually speculators at heart. So yes, there are more people believing that they can make money off bitcoin.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/20/where-vi...high-.html

In 2021, there are more believers, speculators, innovation, business models built on top of the Bitcoin ecosystem. These can all be true at the same time.
“If you buy a business just because it’s undervalued, then you have to worry about selling it when it reaches its intrinsic value. That’s hard. But if you can buy a few great companies, then you can sit on your ass. That’s a good thing.” - Charlie Munger
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/20/where-vi...high-.html

In 2021, there are more believers, speculators, innovation, business models built on top of the Bitcoin ecosystem. These can all be true at the same time.
“If you buy a business just because it’s undervalued, then you have to worry about selling it when it reaches its intrinsic value. That’s hard. But if you can buy a few great companies, then you can sit on your ass. That’s a good thing.” - Charlie Munger
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I don't really dabble in cryptos. So was surprising to hear that one could use crypto to buy crypto. That is definitely a nice way to inflate prices and attract real money in!

The Bit Short: Inside Crypto’s Doomsday Machine

The pattern was obvious. Practically all the crypto sold on these three exchanges was being bought with Tethers. None at all was being bought with USD.

https://crypto-anonymous-2021.medium.com...dcf78a64d3
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I don't really dabble in cryptos. So was surprising to hear that one could use crypto to buy crypto. That is definitely a nice way to inflate prices and attract real money in!

The Bit Short: Inside Crypto’s Doomsday Machine

The pattern was obvious. Practically all the crypto sold on these three exchanges was being bought with Tethers. None at all was being bought with USD.

https://crypto-anonymous-2021.medium.com...dcf78a64d3
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The last sentence reminds me of Toto. Buying toto is endearing to many. With CNY around the corner, the 7digit angpao draw is arriving soon to give hopes to plenty of punters.

What I Think of Bitcoin

Overall, it’s clear that Bitcoin has features that could make it an attractive storehold of wealth; it also has proven resilient so far. However, we have to acknowledge that this financial vehicle is only a decade old. In absolute terms and vis-a-vis established storeholds of wealth such as gold, how will this digital asset fare going forward? Future challenges may still come from quantum computing, regulatory backlash, or issues we haven’t even determined yet.

Even if none of these materialize, Bitcoin, for now, feels more to us like an option on a potential storehold of wealth.

https://www.bridgewater.com/research-and...of-bitcoin
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The last sentence reminds me of Toto. Buying toto is endearing to many. With CNY around the corner, the 7digit angpao draw is arriving soon to give hopes to plenty of punters.

What I Think of Bitcoin

Overall, it’s clear that Bitcoin has features that could make it an attractive storehold of wealth; it also has proven resilient so far. However, we have to acknowledge that this financial vehicle is only a decade old. In absolute terms and vis-a-vis established storeholds of wealth such as gold, how will this digital asset fare going forward? Future challenges may still come from quantum computing, regulatory backlash, or issues we haven’t even determined yet.

Even if none of these materialize, Bitcoin, for now, feels more to us like an option on a potential storehold of wealth.

https://www.bridgewater.com/research-and...of-bitcoin
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