The Yin and Yang of Bitcoin

Originally published on April 17, 2018 by Editors named article, "Pick of the Week." Deregulation of U.S. power markets once made electricity the most volatile commodity in history. Could regulation be bitcoin’s yin to electricity’s yang? From the mid 1930’s until the early 1990’s, municipal and state controlled public utilities regulated U.S. electricity prices. The six decades are remembered for inefficiencies and rising costs. Deregulation was supposed to leverage new technologies and financial models. Lower costs and increased reliability would result. Instead, within a few years of restructuring, power prices arguably became the most volatile commodity in history. Wh

The Tweet that Turned the Market

Originally published on April 6, 2018 by One tweet can turn the market 1,000 points in hours. That's sick. No Trade War “We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!” @realDonaldTrump Early morning, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, trade wars dominated financial headlines. After weeks of volatile trading that had shaved more than 10% from the Dow Jones average, the most-watched futures contract was down another 500-plus-points. Attune to the news cycle, t



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