• Bitcoin,  Regulation

    U.S. will ‘squash’ Bitcoin during crisis: ‘The Big Short’ investor Burry

    Forecasting an inflationary crisis, the investor who called the 2008 mortgage crisis predicts governments won’t put up with currency competition in bad times

    “I don’t hate $BTC," Burry said on Twitter. "However, in my view, the long term future is tenuous for decentralized crypto in a world of legally violent, heartless centralized governments with #lifeblood interests in monopolies on currencies."

  • liquidity threatens bitcoin rally
    Bitcoin

    Falling liquidity threatens Bitcoin rally: JPMorgan’s Panigirtzoglou

    Analysts at the world’s top bank suggested that low liquidity means that a relatively-small sellout could have major implications for Bitcoin’s price

    “Market liquidity is currently much lower for Bitcoin than in gold or the S&P 500, which implies that even small flows can have a large price impact," JPMorgan’s Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou said today.

  • Bitcoin less dumb than cash
    Bitcoin,  People

    Elon Musk: Tesla holding Bitcoin is ‘less dumb’ than holding cash

    The tech mogul comes off as decidedly unenthusiastic about Bitcoin, which he also called ‘almost as bs as fiat money.’

    Musk was defending the recent $1.5 billion Bitcoin investment of his electric car manufacturing firm Tesla, which he said “is adventurous enough for an S&P500 company.” Furthermore, he added that “Tesla’s action is not directly reflective” of his opinion.

  • Portugual electricity Luzboa accept bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Technology

    Small Portugese electricity provider turns to Bitcoin to attract customers

    Tiny Luzboa hopes to ‘capture a niche’ in Portugal’s wide-open retail power market by letting customers pay their bills with the cryptocurrency

    The new payment option will be called Bit Spot and will allow the firm’s customers to pay monthly based on the average monthly price of electricity on the local market. A Luzboa representative said that the firm will create its Bitcoin wallet and launch the new dedicated payment service by the end of this month.