Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news stories affecting Bitcoin this week.
For much of its existence, bitcoin has been compared with gold. Several people have touted the two assets as the most effective investment vehicles for hedging against the global economy, though the two have many differences.
Rather than focus solely on the differences between bitcoin and gold, this article also takes a look at the similarities between the assets and how some blockchain implementations allow them to coexist.
This week witnessed some controversy over a newly released research paper tracing bitcoin’s bullish price run of 2017 to a single “whale” investor who inflated the price through Tether tokens.
Bitcoin Magazine dissects this report, including its hypothesis, evidence and commentary.
China has been in the cryptocurrency news cycle since President Xi Jinping gave a rousing speech in support of blockchain technology. And now the Chinese government has started to make plans toward launching a digital currency of its own.
In this piece, we examine how the Chinese digital yuan could end up becoming China’s most effective tool for government control and oversight.
When most people think about bitcoin mining, they think about China and North America.