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However, Bitcoin Price Chart is also going to receive massive amounts of demand from increasingly large investors in the next few years. Indeed, in March 2013, Malta-based Exante Ltd.

has the solution with its new Bitcoin Fund.

(Bitcoin-chart)

I hope our fund will be the first hedge fund to take advantage of using Bitcoins,” explained managing partner Anatoliy Knyazev.8
This really should be no surprise.

(Bitcoin-chart)

If you were a high-net-worth individual and heard that say platinum had gone up one thousand times in four years you would phone your hedge-fund manager to confirm that he had indeed allocated at least some of your portfolio to platinum.

(Bitcoin-Chart)

If he had not done so, you might then look into finding another hedge-fund manager who was able to invest properly.

(Bitcoin-chart)

Should a hedge-fund manager look into Bitcoin and do his homework properly, he will realize that the power that gives Bitcoin Chart its inherent value (merchants’ willingness to accept the currency) is in its infancy.

At the time of writing, the world “online-purchases” market is worth $1.25 trillion.

However for now the numbers of Bitcoin-chart accepting merchants are in the thousands and not millions and

(with a few notable examples) they are tiny companies.

It seems entirely reasonable to assume that all online services, software developers, dating websites, Internet telecommunications, social media, etc., will be largely settled in Bitcoin chart by the end of 2014. This is because it just makes no sense to settle transactions in bank credit instead of Bitcoin chart.

This will put incredible pressure on a limited supply of Bitcoin chart.

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This is an existential issue of both banks and some of the less enlightened governments.

They can be expected to fight Bitcoin-chart tooth and nail.

They do indeed have all the power of force and coercion on their side.

However, as von Mises said: “Only ideas can overcome other ideas.”

Naturally banks will no longer allow anyone to transact with Bitcoin chart exchange.

But what if the lawmakers of irrational governments with plenty of financial banking decide to go after Bitcoin-price-charts?

They shall almost certainly attack and make illegal the exchanges as well as all of those merchants who openly accept Bitcoin-chart.

They shall force it underground.

They shall throw people in prison.

They shall use force. But this overlooks two important points.

First, Nakamoto created Bitcoin value to work underground.

His original posts were written on TOR.

Originally created by the intelligence unit of the Naval Research Laboratory, TOR scrambles messages through the network so that it cannot be traced. Furthermore, the transaction is anonymous other than a very long piece of code.

It will be hard to pinpoint anyone.

Bitcoin Chart was designed from scratch with this confrontation very much in mind.

Second, their attack on Bitcoin value, when it comes.

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The very first businesses in the Bitcoin charts economy were exchangers (NewLibertyStandard, BitcoinMarket, BitcoinExchange,….).

This is not an accident, but flows from the Charts analysis above.

In order for Bitcoins Charts to serve as a medium of exchange without commodity value for uses besides indirect exchange, there must be a transclated knowledge of money /Bitcoin Current prices.
 

Market exchangers fill this gap and give Bitcoin charts users access to this knowledge.

Bitcoins-Chart-value-current may therefore currently serve as a money intermediary for paypal dollars\pecunix\ euros.

But why is there demand for Bitcoin Chart over USD Charts??

This is a subjective valuation arising from properties such as anonymity, decentralized system of clearance, cryptographic trust, predetermined and defined rate of growth, built in deflation, divisibility, low transaction fees, etc…. inherent to the Bitcoin system.

The essential point is that once exchange can occur between a money (USD) and Bitcoins, providers of goods have a means by which to value Bitcoins as a potential medium of exchange.

The money regression is satisfied, because taken back far enough we reach traditional commodity money: BITCOINS> USD> MONETIZED GOLD & SILVER [start monetary economy]> [end barter economy] COMMODITY GOLD & SILVER.

Of course, if a major meltdown occurred and knowledge of all price ratios was wiped out, Bitcoin probably would NOT directly emerge as a money (assuming Bitcoins have limited value outside of exchange).

Fiat currencies with zero direct barter Bitcoin value certainly would not.

Commodities such as gold and silver that have widely recognized direct value in barter would likely emerge first. The economy would then be monetized with price ratios in gold and silver.

Bitcoins then, being valued for intrinsic properties amenable to exchange, 

might then become prevalent in trade.

Initially, creators of value would continue to make their price value ratios in terms of the true money (gold oz/BTC ratio), but with time Bitcoin prices (BTC) can emerge (see vekja.net as example).

We are in this initial phase now.

Therefore, so long as exchange of BTC and USD/Euros/etc… occurs, knowledge of existing price ratios can be utilized in the Bitcoin economy.

In time as Bitcoins become increasingly marketable, these fiat<->BTC price ratios will seed direct BTC price ratios.

The BitcoinCharts Economy thus emerges. The Misean regression theorem is satisfied.

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edit: clarified possibility of direct emergence of bitcoin Chart as money from barter economy.

 

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The entire purpose of the regression theorem was to help explain an apparent paradox of money:

how does money have value as a medium of exchange if it is valued because it serves as a medium of exchange?

Menger and Mises helped break this apparent circularity by explaining the essential time component missing from the phrasing of the paradox.

As Rothbard explains in Man, Economy, and State  “. . . a money price at the end of day X is determined by the marginal utilities of money and the good as they existed at the beginning of day X.

But the marginal utility of money isbased, as we have seen above, on a previously existing array of money prices.

Money is demanded and considered useful because of its already existing money prices.

Therefore, the price of a good on day X is determined by the marginal utility of the good on day X and the marginal utility of money onday X, which last in turn depends on the prices of goods on day X

– 1. The economic analysis of money prices is therefore not circular.

If prices today depend on the marginal utility of money today, the latter is dependent on money prices yesterday.

Rothbard then goes on to explain that in order for money to emerge from a barter economy, it must have a preexisting commodity value.

This commodity value arises from barter demand for the potential money in direct consumption

(i.e. ornamentation).

This value seeds future estimations of the value of the money as a medium of exchange.

The natural market emergence of money is thus fully explained.

The Monetary Economy
However, once an economy has been monetized and a memory of price ratios for goods and services has been established, a money may lose its direct commodity value and still be used as a money (medium of indirect exchange).

Rothbard explains :
“On the other hand, it does not follow from this analysis that if an extant money were to lose its direct uses, it could no longer be used as money.

Thus, if gold, after being establishedas money, were suddenly to lose its value in ornaments or industrial uses, it would not necessarily lose its character as a money.

Once a medium of exchange has been established as a money, money prices continue to be set.

If on day X gold loses its direct uses, there will still  there will still be previously existing money prices that had been established on day X

– 1, and these prices form the basis for the marginal utility of gold on day X.

Similarly, the money prices thereby determined on day X form the basis for the marginal utility of money on day X+ 1.

From X on, gold could be demanded for its exchange value alone, and not at all for its direct use.

Therefore, while it is absolutely necessary that a money originate as a commodity with direct uses, it is not absolutely necessary that the direct uses continue after the money has been established.

This explains the history of fiat currencies. They originally started off as simple names.

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Bitcoin Price Chart Up
However, Bitcoin Price Chart is also going to receive massive amounts of demand from increasingly large investors in the next few years. Indeed, in March 2013, Malta-based Exante Ltd.

has the solution with its newBitcoin Fund.

(Bitcoin-chart)

“I hope our fund will be the first hedge fund to take advantage of using Bitcoins,” explained managing partner Anatoliy Knyazev.8
This really should be no surprise.

(Bitcoin-chart)

If you were a high-net-worth individual and heard that, say, platinum had gone up one thousand times in four years, you would phone your hedge-fund manager to confirm that he had indeed allocated at least some of your portfolio to platinum.

If he had not done so, you might then look into finding another hedge-fund manager who was able to inrest properly.
Should a hedge-fund manager look into Bitcoin and do his homework properly, he will realize that the power that gives Bitcoin Chart its inherent value (merchants’ willingness to accept the currency) is in its infancy.

At the time of writing, the world “online-purchases” market is worth $1.25 trillion.

However, for now, the numbers of Bitcoin-accepting merchants are in the thousands and not millions.

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Ethereum was proposed by Vitalik Buterin (an early Bitcoiner and a co-founder of Bitcoin Charts Magazine) and developed by Buterin, Gavin Wood, Jeffrey Wilcke and others.

Its key innovation is that you can run smart contracts on a blockchain: programs that are triggered to run automatically in a given circumstance.

If Bitcoin Charts is like an Excel spreadsheet, then Ethereum-Chart is like a spreadsheet with macros.

This new idea was interesting enough to quickly make Ethereum chart the second most popular cryptocurrency.

Transactions and smart contract programs (which they call “dapps,” short for “distributed applications”) require gas (a certain amount of the currency token, ether, abbreviated ETH), which is paid to the miner whose computer runs the transaction or smart contract.

This also keeps smart contracts from running forever.

Ethereum-chart has its own home-brewed Proof of Work hash which is designed to be ASIC-resistant, to avoid mining centralisation – it requires a few gigabytes of fast memory on hand, so mining is presently GPU-based.

There are loose plans to move to Proof of Stake.

(For a while during the second crypto bubble, you could actually make money mining ether on last year’s video card, which led to

a small gold rush in the video cards themselves, and an ensuing glut of burnt-out cards on the second-hand market.)

Ethereum’s charts pitch has always been ridiculously aspirational.

It’s a “smart contracts platform,” it’s a “worldwide distributed computer,” at one point Wikipedia called it “Web 3.0,” at another a “publishing platform.”

Anything other than a cryptocurrency.

To this day, drive-by editors occasionally swing by the Ethereum chart article in Wikipedia to remove the word “cryptocurrency.”

Of course, the cryptocurrency is overwhelmingly the main use, and that the cryptocurrency will go to the moon is the main hope.

Ethereum-chart has a block time of around 14 to 16 seconds (Bitcoin’s is 10 minutes).

How do blocks make it across the network in that time?

Well, often they don’t (though blocks only being a few kilobytes helps).

So there are about 7% valid but orphaned blocks.

A miner can store up to two failed blocks in their block as “uncles,” and the miners of the blocks that became uncles get some reward too; Ethereum chart picks the highest-scoring chain, and uncles give a block a higher score.

This avoids penalising miners who are further away from the rest of the network, reducing economic pressure to centralise.

The unconfirmed transactions in the uncle will usually stay around until they finally make it into a block.

The existence of a single canonical blockchain is frequently questionable, but somehow it all muddles forth.

Ethereum chart has a current maximum of about 14 transactions per second300 (Bitcoin’s chart is 7 TPS).

As at mid-2017 it’s running about 2-3 TPS, having rapidly risen over 2017 popular dapps already fill the blocks and clog the system for hours at a time, such as the Bancor and Status ICOs.

The Ethereum-chart community seems to have faith in the Ethereum chart Foundation, so a fix is more likely to be accepted without a Bitcoin-chart style community civil war; and backward-compatibility-breaking changes in Ethereum chart are a regular occurrence and are mostly managed without controversy.

The developers have always stated that Ethereum charts is explicitly experimental and unfinished (and never 

mind the hundreds of millions of dollars in ether swilling around in it), and that the promised fancy functionality will need years of work.

They occasionally boggle at people treating it as much more of a finished product than they do.

Ethereum Chart advocates talk up corporate adoption by Microsoft and other companies – it’s a popular choice of platform for business blockchain trials, and its smart contract functionality is reused by a lot of other blockchain software – but this is adoption of the software to run separate in-house blockchains, not adoption of the public Ethereum Chart and currency.

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Bitcoin Charts was an open protocol implemented in open source code.

So alternate cryptocurrencies, or altcoins, quickly sprang up – mostly slightly-tweaked versions of the Bitcoin code, many generated automatically at the now-defunct service.

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Other blockchains might have different hashes, block sizes, block times or consensus models (how to choose who adds the next block).

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Short times mean you can verify transactions faster, but too short a time means a block may not get all the way across the network before it’s time for the next block – leading to “confirmed” transactions no longer being confirmed when another version of that blockchain is found that’s longer.

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Proof of Work is obviously wasteful.

The other main proposed consensus model is Proof of Stake, in which the next block miner is chosen at random

according to how many coins they already own.

This saves on wasted hashing, but is a bit too blatantly a rentier economy – “thems what has, gets.

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And, like every other economic endeavour in history, it will obviously tend toward people putting in up to $50 worth of effort to acquire $50 worth of coins – a stealth “proof of work” however you try to structure it.

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(Although it may be less ecologically destructive – spending $49.99 of your bank balance generates less carbon dioxide than burning $49.99 worth of coal.)

A few altcoins have tried new ideas, such as Namecoin

(an attempt to implement an alternate Internet DNS system on a blockchain) Freicoin.

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(which uses demurrage – negative interest – to discourage speculative hoarding)

and Curecoin and Foldingcoin (whose Proof of Work is protein folding for Folding@Home, a distributed computing project for disease research).

But most have a much simpler value proposition:

you might get rich to if you start your own magical Internet money!

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The usual scheme is that the creators have more of the coin than anyone else, substantially pre-mining the coin before release.

They launch it with speculative promises of interesting future features, then sell their coin off (for bitcoins), telling the new bagholders they’re actually early adopters.

Some went further: DafuqCoin compromised exchanges with a rootkit because the exchanges failed to check the code before running it.

Bitcoin Charts advocates correctly consider most altcoins a scam and can effortlessly list all the problems with them – while failing to note that most of these are also problems with the substantially early-adopter-owned Bitcoin chart.

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Bitcoin Chart has already enjoyed a stunning success over the US dollar and all other fiat currencies.

Having started out at five cents and gone nowhere at first it has made massive gains on each piece of mainstream attention.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin chart has now gone over fifty dollars.

That is a thousandfold increase.

Not a thousand percent — a thousand times.

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Yet Bitcoin-Chart as measured in US dollars chart has simply miles and miles to go.

It really does not seem like an exaggeration to say that Bitcoin chart could, measured in US dollar, go up another thousand times in the next four years.

(We do understand that that means 1 BTC = $50,000.) However, this is not to predict that this will happen, merely to state what will happen should Bitcoin Chart be left alone and not interfered with unfairly.

How can this be possible?

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Although I don’t want to belabor the point, the US dollar is a paper currency without gold backing.

There have been thousands of them.

In a study of 775 currencies, 599 no longer exist.

Even including the existing ones, the life expectancy of any fiat money is twenty-seven years.

Of the major currencies that still exist they have all but vanished in terms of purchasing power since they left gold.

This is just failure in slow motion.

Given that BTC/USD is a two-part challenge, the fact that the US dollar chart is going to its intrinsic worth — zero — probably in this decade means that Bitcoin chart does not have to do anything in order to smash the US dollar chart or any other fiat currency.

 

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