Bitcoin (BTC) price volatility is unlike anything else, ter one chart

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Bitcoin&rsquo,s price has risen by more than 600% this year, routinely setting fresh all-time highs along the way. But timing is everything: bitcoin has also dropped by double-digit percentages at times this year, ter what some economists would consider a financial keerpunt if it happened to the value of a sovereign currency.

Indeed, if you bought bitcoin at the begin of the year, you may have swiftly regretted it: Within Ten days, the cryptocurrency had lost 20% of its value. A better decision, at that point, would have bot an index fund tracking the S&P 500, Apple stock, or even gold&mdash,thesis assets commenced the year up and have continued to rise since.

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Bitcoin eventually caught up, and then some.

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Bitcoin&rsquo,s rollercoaster behavior could be a problem spil more people&mdash,from Wall Street hedge funds to ordinary savers&mdash,consider adding bitcoin to their portfolios. For setting, US stocks dropped by around 40% te 2008 during the integral financial laagconjunctuur, a decline that deeply bruised investor confidence and made it tighter for savers to retire. That event wasgoed considered a once-in-a-century crash. For bitcoin, double-digit percentage drops are much more commonplace.

Bitcoin&rsquo,s price volatility could also pose a problem for Wall Street. CME Group is programma to launch futures contracts tied to bitcoin, which would make it lighter for institutional investors to trade the cryptoasset. The world&rsquo,s largest futures exchange puts thresholds on price switches, which seem likely to get triggered regularly by an asset spil wild spil bitcoin. When an exchange is compelled to zekering trading for a period of time due to volatility, it&rsquo,s not good for confidence. The exchange may also require traders to provide higher levels of collateral to make sure they&rsquo,re tooled to voorkant losses, dampening enthusiasm for broader adoption of the asset.

Everybody ter the market thinks this is an &ldquo,accident waiting to toebijten,&rdquo, said Peter Dixon, chief UK economist at German bankgebouw Commerzbank, te a Bloomberg radiodifusión vraaggesprek.

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Maybe bitcoin or some other cryptoasset will indeed become a widely used means of payment or a sort of digital gold, spil its most enthusiastic believers hope. Te the meantime, its immense price rally has masked immense risks for buyers looking to get te on the act.

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  1. if your wifey know you are loaded an into crypto, trust and believe they have lawyers specifically for this. this is actually pretty old; i read an article from a senior attorney telling about some of his more unique divorce fraud cases. bitcoin wasgoed among them, spil well spil someone investing te a theme park (you cant make this shit up). maybe if your wifey wasgoed totally unaware of the coins, they might sustain the proceedings. and the timestamps the blockchain provides offers undoubted proof of exactly when you purchased the coins, te case you need to optie they were purchased prior to the relationship.

  2. My wifey knows all my transaction te bitcoin. I don’t want hiding anything to hier because i love hier and i trust hier. But if our marriage will come to a divorce i will make a set up with hier. Wij will give the 50% of my BTC to our child. And then wij split the remaining comprobación.

  3. Well, i dont think that your ex-wife is going to have the half of your bitcoins, far spil i know, bitcoin is a digital good, and digital goods can not be used for those types of agreements, at least on my country… But it would be a mess if you have to give your wifey the half part of your bitcoins, i would not let hier take off my bitcoins, i dont understand why most people is still getting married, gravely, i dont understand, it only gives problems..

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