Ray of Light

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

At long last, there’s been a breakthrough in international trade talks between the USA and China. Leaders of both countries are claiming this 90 day “cease fire” as a win for their respective administrations. The stock markets are going wild! In the meantime in Paris, we can see shocking images rolling in from the popular protests known as “Gilets Jaunes” the Yellow …

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XRP is Winning Social

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

Wanted to say thanks to everyone who participated in the poll we did over the weekend. It seems the results are pretty clear. This is actually well in line with what I was expecting. I’ve been saying for several weeks now that XRP is winning at social media. Within moments of posting the poll, a slew of responses came in from XRP supporters urging the community to vote …

What's to be Thankful For?

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

Some of you may recall last year that there was a slew of articles and blogs when bitcoin was near peak FOMO about how to handle crypto discussions at Thanksgiving dinner. Well, there doesn’t seem to be any such articles this year. In fact, some are even advising to avoid the topic entirely. It’s a shame too. Particularly now when the price …

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Keeping it Warm

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

As we head into the winter months, people’s minds naturally turn to the age-old question, how are we going to stay warm? The price of natural gas is currently skyrocketing in anticipation, but the crypto community is not standing still and is looking at more innovative solutions. The below device, which was sent to me on social media, is a …

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What You Want

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

For anybody who may be considering the position that the current drama in bitcoin cash reflects poorly on the crypto industry, please know that this entire story was in fact predicted by Satoshi Nakamoto more than 8 years ago. In fact, this bitcoin cash project serves as a prime example of how strong the idea of bitcoin is. Consider this …

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Capitulation

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

Those of you who’ve been reading these market updates, as well as our crypto research papers, know that one of my favorite subjects is the evaluation of cryptoassets. Last week, we released a video that introduces some of the concepts for assigning value to different projects. Last night, the popular crypto website CoinDesk has released a tool that takes this …

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Slick Move

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

The company known as Ripple Labs seems to have a decent shot at replacing Swift as the way that banks move money around globally. The way banks currently send money from one place to another is archaic and certainly needs to be changed. One of the biggest hurdles for mass adoption of Ripple’s XRP system however, are the current battles …

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The Duality of Investments & Debt

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

The battle between good and evil plays out repeatedly on various stages but, unlike the movies or a comic book, in real life it’s not always easy to tell which is which and who is who. With investments, sometimes it can be difficult to tell which assets in your portfolio are toxic and which have tremendous potential. That’s why asset …

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Line in the Sand

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

One of the central developments in crypto over the last year is the interest we’ve seen from large-scale financial institutions looking to get into this space. Cryptoassets are increasingly being seen as a brand new asset class with significant potential for portfolio managers and financial advisers. However, despite the increased level of access to digital assets, it seems that education …

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Captain Crypto

Mati Greenspan, eToro Analysis

If you’re reading this then you probably have recognized by now that cryptoassets have value. The question needs to evolve into what value should each specific coin have? The ultimate answer is “whatever someone is willing to pay for it.” However, in traditional markets, we have hundreds of years of analytical methods to determine value, something which has yet to …