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Jens Nordvig
Cryptocurrency trading volume is now more than of $3bn/day on average, and will likely soon surpass that of the world's most liquid stock: Apple ($4bn/day). We do not believe that one can predict with confidence at this point that any given cryptocurrency will continue to thrive and gain status as an alternative to traditional currencies in the long term. But we look forward to using the information from an increasingly active cryptocurrency market in our tracking of global capital flows, when appropriate.feedback
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NEW Sep 22 2017
The latest person who has talked about Bitcoin is Charles Hayter: “It's still unclear whether there is a full permanent outright ban in China. Earlier in the year the market was bullish whilst the Chinese exchanges were facing regulatory implementation and Japan picked up the slack. The market is moving on and realising the price drama was excessive and overdone.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Charles Hayter and all the other people that have spoken about Bitcoin. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Ray Dalio

For over twenty-six years now, that new type of plane [Pure Alpha] has flown exactly as we anticipated, making money in twenty-three of these years (having only modest losses in the other three) and making more money in total for our clients than any other hedge fund ever.feedback

Ray Dalio

It's very much speculative. People are thinking, Can I sell it at a higher price,' so it's a bubble. With bitcoin, you can't make much transactions in it and you can't spend it very easily. It's not an effective store hold of wealth because it has volatility unlike gold. It's a shame, it could be a currency. It could work conceptually, but the amount of speculation that is going on and the lack of transactions [hurts it]. Bitcoin is a highly speculative market. Bitcoin is a bubble.feedback

Jamie Dimon - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

If we have a trader that trades bitcoin, I would fire them in a second, for two reasons: It is against our rules and they are stupid, and both are dangerous.feedback

Charles Hayter

It's still unclear whether there is a full permanent outright ban in China. Earlier in the year the market was bullish whilst the Chinese exchanges were facing regulatory implementation and Japan picked up the slack. The market is moving on and realising the price drama was excessive and overdone.feedback

Aurélien Menant

The market is realizing that it doesn't really matter what happens in China anymore, the exchanges based there no longer dominate trading activity and more mature liquidity from institutional players in Japan, Korea and Europe is providing a boost to this next bull cycle. It's also important to remember that the crackdown in China was targeting the activities of the local exchanges for not complying with the Chinese financial regulatory environment and not a crackdown on bitcoin and blockchain technologies.feedback

Brian Marchiony - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

They are not JPMorgan orders. These are clients purchasing third-party products directly.feedback

John McAfee - McAfee

Surely there's some value in the work that we did to create the coin.feedback

Thomas Lee

We have some data. There's only about 300,000 holders of at least $5,000 of Bitcoin. That's like saying the iPhone was a bubble in 2007, four days into the sale because there were 500,000 iPhones sold.feedback

Marko Kolanovic

If the use of cryptocurrencies were to increase to an extent that they start competing with traditional 'country' currencies they would be quickly regulated or outlawed.feedback

Marko Kolanovic

It is believed that an unknown person (or persons) known as 'Satoshi Nakamoto', before disappearing, mined the first 1-2 million coins or about 10 percent of the coins that will ever exist. Mining becomes progressively more difficult, and eventually unprofitable. Perhaps more importantly, there is no organized power behind this currency to e.g. ensure its long term viability, secure trade, enforce its acceptability for goods and services, or provide investor fraud protection.feedback

Jamie Dimon - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Wait until someone gets hurt. Wait until it's used for illicit purposes, which it's somewhat used for illicit purposes. They close it down. That's my point.feedback

David Coker

What is surprising however is that even as Mr Dimon openly criticises Bitcoin, JP Morgan is quietly advancing its own, proprietary crypto ledger, Quorum. Quorum is based on Ethereum, a blockchain project broadly similar to but somewhat different than Blockchain, which backs Bitcoin. So one can't help but wonder if Mr Dimon's comments regarding cryptocurrencies would apply to JP Morgan's own offerings, should they come to market?feedback

Fred Wilson

You have to have an open mind to be able to see the future. Bitcoin is a bit like flood water. It's hard to keep out of your society.feedback

Erik Voorhees - Shapeshift

Jamie Dimon has every interest in the world in disparaging Bitcoin and working with his friends in government to regulate and suffocate it.feedback

Michael Moro

It's entirely possible for bitcoin's price to be high because of the tremendous interest from South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia.feedback

Ari Paul

Cryptocurrency serves this function an order of magnitude better than the existing banking system. I suspect that Dimon recognizes this, and is trying to delay the inevitable replacement of one his bank's core services by a far more efficient upstart.feedback

Charles Hayter

Chinese volumes account for less than 10 percent of global volume - they are no big deal. Waiting for the axe to fall is worse than the actual event; leaked documents seem to be clearing up uncertainty. But also a bounce of this magnitude was on the cards after such steep losses.feedback

Jackson Palmer - Dogecoin

What's happening to crypto now is what happened to Dogecoin. I'm worried that this time, it's on a much grander scale. It was fun, nobody took it seriously. People threw it around like change because it wasn't worth anything.feedback

Jackson Palmer - Dogecoin

People are treating cryptocurrency now like penny stocks. It's become a securities market.feedback

Alex Gurevich - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jamie, you're a great boss and the GOAT [greatest of all-time] bank CEO. You're not a trader or tech entrepreneur. Please, STFU [shut the fuck up] about trading.feedback

Jamie Dimon - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The currency isn't going to work. You can't have a business where people can invent a currency out of thin air and think that people who are buying it are really smart. My daughter bought a bitcoin and it immediately went up, now she thinks she's a genius. It's just not a real thing. Eventually, it will be: 'the emperor has no clothes.feedback

Kevin Werbach

I'm a bull about the technology behind bitcoin, but I don't buy it because I don't have confidence that I can predict the price. It's clearly a speculative bubble. There is nothing that has happened that would justify the short-term run-up in the price. But that doesn't prove it's a bad investment. It may be we are seeing early signs of a long-term set of uses that will justify this price or a much higher price.feedback

Thomas Glucksmann

The overall share of Chinese exchanges has been diminishing steadily.feedback

Thomas Glucksmann

People will realize that China is out of the picture for the moment.feedback

Sheng Songcheng - People's Bank of China

Because it is traded anonymously and peer to peer, Bitcoin makes it easy for money laundering and tax evasion.feedback

Charles Hayter

The Chinese ban is causing a panic in the market as mixed messages and lack of clarity has turned sentiment negative. The closure of BTCChina is perhaps a portent of what the other Chinese exchanges face.feedback

Jamie Dimon - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

It's just not a real thing, eventually it will be closed. I'm not saying 'go short bitcoin and sell $100,000 of bitcoin before it goes down. This is not advice of what to do. My daughter bought bitcoin, it went up and now she thinks she's a genius.feedback

Jamie Dimon - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

It's worse than tulip bulbs. It won't end well. Someone is going to get killed. Currencies have legal support. It will blow up.feedback

John McAfee - McAfee

You called bitcoin a fraud. I'm a bitcoin miner. We create bitcoins. It costs over $1,000 per coin to create a bitcoin. What does it cost to create a U.S. dollar? Which one is the fraud? Because it costs whatever the paper costs, but it costs me and other miners over $1,000 per coin. It's called proof of work.feedback

James Butterfill

He joins a long line of market commentators that have been critical of bitcoin and it potentially being in a bubble, so his comments could have been the tipping point.feedback

Wang Wei

Now the mine has about 50 employees. I feel in the future it might bring hundreds or even thousands of jobs, like the big factories.feedback

Priscilla Moriuchi - Recorded Future

One week, when I retrieved the data for the week of May 17, I noticed there was unusual amount of bitcoin activity that I have not seen before ... from nothing to hundreds of data points a day, clearly bitcoin mining. And it was ongoing, through the end of my dataset.feedback

Priscilla Moriuchi - Recorded Future

We weren't able to determine the volumes, like how many bitcoin they can generate per certain time period. We could just see activity. First [hypothesis] is that the activity is sponsored by the state, as a way to generate funds for the regime. The second hypothesis is that it's an individual user, among this small sliver of leaders and their families who have access to the internet. Only the most senior leaders and ruling elite are granted access to worldwide internet directly.feedback

Priscilla Moriuchi - Recorded Future

It's possible they [North Korea] have been "mining" bitcoin for a while, but they stopped for a period of time. ... or maybe they are using infrastructure and computers in other places. We happen to have the view to this one snapshot for this one period of time. Bitcoin ['mining'] in itself is not criminal by any means; it's not a suspect activity. But the timing of that activity was an interesting correlation with the WannaCry [cyber]attack.feedback

Nchinda Nchinda

People are still free to choose who they want to interact with, so if enough people choose to reject bitcoin that are associated with North Korea, then North Korea wouldn't be able to do anything with bitcoin.feedback

Chamath Palihapitiya

We've been massively long since the beginning. The genie is fundamentally out of the bottle.feedback

Zennon Kapron

The only way you can really stop bitcoin in China completely is if you shut down the internet. So the regulators are really focused on the points where bitcoin hits fiat currency. The current regulation that's being talked about is banning bitcoin exchanges, which would cut out a lot of the trade flows we're seeing in China right now and the exchanges around bitcoin. So we'll likely see them focused around those activities where there is an entity or person or some kind of connection to the traditional financial system that they can control.feedback

Jamie Dimon - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

It is worse than tulip bulbs. Don't ask me to short it. It could be at $20,000 before this happens, but it will eventually blow up. Honestly, I am just shocked that anyone can't see it for what it is.feedback

Bai Dong

We have coal mines. Now we have a Bitcoin mine. They are both mines. What's their relationship?feedback

Bai Xiaotu

Look around, there are abandoned factories on both sides of our farm. Many factories are not doing that great.feedback

Chamath Palihapitiya

There is just this massive trade right now between the disruptors and the disrupted. Technology companies are fundamentally dynamic organisms … [There are] so many assets that are fundamentally impaired due to technology.feedback

Arthur Hayes

I would assume that if China shuts down trading on continuous order books of the large exchanges, the price would drop below US$4,000, or the price of the U.S. dollar price of bitcoin would catch up to where it's trading equivalently in China.feedback

Eric Zhao

Exchanges are not what give value to blockchain assets like bitcoin. It is the intrinsic technology and numerous applications who play decisive roles. From an investment aspect, while short-term speculators might find it harder to trade, long term investors are not that affected. Just inconvenience for the most part.feedback

Charles Hayter

The Chinese market has been perhaps the most virulently exuberant in terms of its irrational excesses and across the world regulators are looking to gradually turn up the regulatory heat on this ICO phenomenon. Nothing is ever certain. With China nothing is ever certain and a lot is left to be desired in terms of translation and interpretation. Rumors are that the Chinese are looking to ban bitcoin again and ring-fence their fiat yuan from the crypto world. The fears of capital outflows as well as money laundering are causing the Chinese state to ratchet the rhetoric.feedback

Charles Hayter

The recent moves against ICOs rocked the market but have left it relatively unscathed. Examples will doubtless be made – the question is who and when. The crypto markets realized earlier in the year that China isn't that important as it only accounts for less than 20 percent of volumes – Japan, the US and Korea to an extent are more than enough to sustain healthy volumes. Uncertainty for the time being in China whilst for the rest of the world its business as usual.feedback

Bobby Lee - BTC China

We're still awaiting formal notification from regulators. It's obviously a sensitive time period.feedback

Howard Marks - Oaktree Capital Group

There has been particularly spirited response to my comments on digital currencies. I think I understand what a digital currency is, how bitcoin works, and some of the arguments for it. But I still don't feel like putting my money into it, because I consider it a speculative bubble.feedback

Howard Marks - Oaktree Capital Group

So even if digital currencies are here to stay, who knows which one will turn out to be the winner? Hundreds of e-commerce start-ups appreciated rapidly in the tech bubble based on the premise that 'the Internet will change the world.' It did, but most of the companies ended up worthless.feedback

Laura Morrison - CBOE Holdings

The progress seems slow, there is no doubt about it, but the importance of proper regulation will help to pave this road.feedback

Diego Guiterrez

The ones at risk are the ones still trying to recover their investment because they will be four times less productive.feedback

Diego Guiterrez

It's clearly the next generation of miners. The other [mining chip makers] will surely follow and create their own 7 nm chips if they are not already doing it. As [chip fabricators] get the new technology, everybody can access it.feedback

Howard Marks - Oaktree Capital Group

In my view, digital currencies are nothing but an unfounded fad (or perhaps even a pyramid scheme), based on a willingness to ascribe value to something that has little or none beyond what people will pay for it.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

Stay away from it. It's a mirage basically. It's a method of transmitting money. It's a very effective way of transmitting money and you can do it anonymously and all that. A check is a way of transmitting money too. Are checks worth a whole lot of money? Just because they can transmit money? I hope bitcoin becomes a better way to do it. But you can replicate it a bunch of different ways. The idea that it [bitcoin] has some huge intrinsic value is just a joke in my view.feedback

Robert Shiller

It seems to me that the enthusiasm for bitcoin is a little bit out of proportion to its immediate application. I don't know, maybe it's possible that you can still ride this bubble on bitcoin. But I keep thinking there'll be other currencies, other ideas [that] will come up and will eclipse this one. So it's risky.feedback

Robert Shiller

Then, we have a new form of money that ... sounds extremely revolutionary and involves a very clever use of cryptography that you can spend all afternoon trying to figure out. So the story has inspired young people and active people, and that's what's driving the market. It's not fundamentals. It's not like this is a fundamentally important thing, this bitcoin.feedback

Robert Shiller

I'm not as negative as it may seem, but I think that the thing that's driving bitcoin at the moment, like other examples of bubbles, is a story. And it's the quality of the story that's attracting all this interest, and it's not necessarily sustainable.feedback

Doug Barrowman

This a great opportunity for the crypto-currency community to offload some of its significant gains, especially the early adopters, and actually deploy them in hard-core assets which I'm building.feedback

Michelle Mone

Being a designer for 21 years, it's a real passion of mine as the design side, and it's great to be partnering up together as all to launch this. And this is the first major global development where you can purchase in bitcoin. Previously there's been an apartment here and there's been a house here and there, but never a £250 million development, so it's really exciting to be involved in.feedback

Doug Barrowman

And that finds favor with how the crypto world operates, they like to be rewarded discounts, on ICOs (initial coin offerings), to allow them to buy into things. And I just think it's quite groundbreaking what we're doing.feedback

Doug Barrowman

This is a project I have worked very hard on for some time and the Dubai development is the pinnacle of design, architecture and commerciality. That said, I didn't feel this was enough. I wanted to offer the property, tech and blockchain community a unique and exclusive opportunity by merging the property and tech sectors together in a true first for the industry.feedback

Stephen Pair - BitPay

Bitcoin payments offer a significant leap forward for high-value international payments. These property purchases can now happen in minutes from anywhere in the world with the speed of sending an email. We are pleased to partner with Lady Michelle Mone OBE, Doug Barrowman, and the Knox Group of companies on this exciting opportunity for Bitcoin and for property payments.feedback

Charles Hayter

The SEC rumblings are perhaps fortuitous too as Paris Hilton seems to toe into ICO territory.feedback

Charles Hayter

The price action has certainly been led by this Chinese salvo - but healthy profits and moving traders to take gains off the table too until the panic calms.feedback

Charles Hayter

The wheat will be sorted from the chaff and a new gold standard of ICOs can be striven for.feedback

Fran Strajnar

This type of news is 'universally' negative sentiment, within the crypto space, so we are not surprised to see a dip on all assets today. We do not see this to be a lasting issue.feedback

Fran Strajnar

There is likely some profit taking since reaching almost $5,000 on bitcoin, but the amount of fresh capital that continues to pour in suggests this is not the start of a trend reversal.feedback

Charles Hayter

A rising tide lifts all boats but the opposite is also true - with generally bad news reverberating across the ecosystem all cryptos have turned red together.feedback

Chris Burniske

If people think this is the 'big bubble,' then they don't have an appreciation for how big the idea of cryptoassets really is.feedback

Alex Batlin - BNY Mellon

Blockchain is a really good, resilient system. The interesting thing about bitcoin is since its inception, no one's cracked it. Yet it's completely in the open.feedback

Tyson Cross

Regulators have forced exchanges, like Coinbase, to place tight restrictions and limits on users due to anti-money laundering concerns. Coinbase, and other exchanges, now require an in-depth verification process to withdraw money.feedback

Jeff Gitlen

In 2017, virtual currency transactions account for 0.0019 percent of the total complaints received by the CFPB. The CFPB is on pace to receive 425 complaints in 2017, up 5,971 percent from the seven complaints received in 2016.feedback

Mateo Patino

They started to ask questions about why I was drawing so much power from my house. I actually turned off all my bitcoin miners, and I moved them to another secure location.feedback

Randy Brito

People who mine bitcoin or crypto with mining rigs, they're usually doing it underground.feedback

Joseph Lubin - Bitcoin

Yes, they're volatile. But they represent real life-saving value to many people in many countries around the world.feedback

Mateo Patino

Mining bitcoin became something out of a spy movie, because miners were getting arrested on false charges. Many bitcoin miners are being prosecuted. Many, they're scared, they're paranoid.feedback

Randy Brito

People are barely making a living with their jobs there. Even if they're a professional, they are not able to work. So people are finding that mining is a way to make a predictable income for their families.feedback

Rickey Gevers

Bitcoin basically introduced a situation where we could bypass the money mules. In the beginning [bitcoin] looks very anonymous, and in the end it doesn't look very anonymous.feedback

Michael Bedford Taylor

This will invigorate the hardware field. We are about to see the emergence of all kinds of ASICs clouds, and the bitcoin hardware community has demonstrated that under the right conditions this can happen rapidly as a grassroots effort.feedback

Jack Liao

He wants to control the code, he wants to control the environment. Then he can design the entire bitcoin ecosystem.feedback

Michael Bedford Taylor

The companies that excelled in bitcoin mining have developed the skills to survive in an ultra-competitive, highly commoditized industry; have superior system-level design expertise and know how to keep data center costs down. The victors in the bitcoin [chip] design competition handily defeated US-based efforts.feedback

Jihan Wu

The core developers don't own bitcoin as a whole. Maybe they own the bitcoin-core software project, but bitcoin is not software, it is a kind of social agreement that is implemented by software. And if people do not agree with each other, a fork will be inevitable. It is only a matter of time.feedback

Thomas Lee

No doubt, this will lead to an increase in overall transaction volumes for bitcoin.feedback

Thomas Lee

We see bitcoin as gaining from institutional sponsorship, improving transaction platforms and ultimately, greater public adoption.feedback

Aurélien Menant

So far in both Japan and China, the 'Know Your Customer' and anti-money laundering processes of exchanges have become stricter, but this has not deterred trading activity as Japan and China remain the largest markets for cryptocurrency trading globally.feedback

Omar Abdelrasoul

We're trying to get people used to the idea of bitcoin, to ready the market so that in a couple of years we will reach a greater number of users. But for now we are trying to let people know what cryptocurrency is.feedback

Udi Mokady

The enterprises that we see and work with are actually trying to be smarter than [those who buy bitcoin for ransom] and learn from other companies' mistakes and put in the means to prevent such attacks from really taking them down.feedback

Udi Mokady

They will actually have to disclose when they are breached and we think that will expedite the education process of cyberattacks.feedback

Todd Gordon

The three major peaks in gold were associated with bitcoin at $1,222, in June at $2,969, [and more recently at] $4,374. So as gold has triple topped at around $1,300, bitcoin is making new highs.feedback

Todd Gordon

The two have run up fairly well here together in August.feedback

Brian Samson

It gives control to people instead of a government, and I like that. And its value is going up. I like that, too.feedback

Shoshi Bacon

It's been a fascinating and exciting ride. The potential for the future of blockchain [technology] is just amazing. It's a whole new frontier of opportunity.feedback

Dennis Gartman

We'll walk in one day and this will all have ended. And it will end very badly.feedback

Dennis Gartman

What bothers me is that something that can move 5, 10, 15, 18 percent in the course of the day for what's supposed to be a pricing mechanism. How can you buy a house? How can you buy a car? How can you buy Starbucks with bitcoin when the price is going to fluctuate as [dramatically] as it has?feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

People should understand they're not dealing with the NYSE right now. There's no regulation, there's no face that you can attach to these exchanges.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

I expect that within a couple of years we will have between 50 and 100 million cryptocurrency users -- up from approximately ~10 million today. We only have 0.15% market penetration right now -- if that goes to 2% or 3% we will get to the $50,000 price target that I set at the beginning of July.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

What's happening is the floodgates are opening. I believe there are hedge funds and very deep-pocketed individuals going into this now, really hundreds of millions of dollars.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

You can't look at this as a normal situation. We're in an industry that will probably go from $140 billion to $2 trillion and the bitcoin price will probably move with that.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

Any way that I look at these numbers, my forecasts are looking conservative. It looks to me as though we are at the same point in the adoption curve as we were in 1995 when we went from one million internet users to ten million. The following year the Netscape browser came online and we went from 10 million users to hundreds of millions of users overnight.feedback

Charles Hayter

Segwit2X has undoubtedly been the initial catalyst for this rally removing the uncertainty of how bitcoin is meant to scale.feedback

Charles Hayter

Scaling has been the major catalyst for the price rally. The scaling debate has certainly been holding the Bitcoin price back.feedback

Charles Hayter

There is a history of animosity between Bitcoin factions with vested interests, and these tensions could flare up again.feedback

Hadley Stern

I do think [cryptocurrencies] will make things, whether it's bitcoin or something else, faster and cheaper and create new products and services that we can't even imagine.feedback

Ari Paul

Every day sees new buyers entering the market, and as the price rises, owners of Bitcoin only become more bullish. This trend may continue until there's an exogenous shock to entice new sellers.feedback

Chris Burniske

With SegWit locked in, and an effective split between two camps with differing visions for the asset (BTC and BCH), it is now experiencing a relief rally. A greater number of entities, including institutions, are waking up to bitcoin's merits as a currency that is uncorrelated to the traditional capital markets.feedback

Mark Forster

I urge anyone who is cold called and offered investment opportunities to simply put the phone down. A legitimate company will never cold call you and put you in a position where you need to make an investment on the spot.feedback

Mark Forster

Investment fraudsters are still targeting people throughout the country and they employ aggressive sales tactics which are often used to pressurise unsuspecting victims into parting with large sums of money. These people often base themselves in the City as they believe having an address in a prestigious financial district will help to legitimise their fraud.feedback

Howard Marks - Oaktree Capital Group

I don't understand what's behind bitcoin. For me, there is only one kind of investing: When you look at something, you don't think 'is it going up or down tomorrow?' ... you say 'what is the intrinsic value?' and then you say 'can I buy it for less?'. There is no intrinsic value in Bitcoin. Maybe I'm just too old and too much of dinosaur to understand Bitcoin.feedback

Howard Marks - Oaktree Capital Group

It's not a medium of exchange, it's a medium of trading, so I can't see any intrinsic value. I don't understand what's behind Bitcoin.feedback

Thomas Lee

I think bitcoin is an underowned asset with potential for huge institutional sponsorship coming. It has a lot of characteristics that are very similar to gold that I think will make it ultimately attractive as an alternate currency. It's a good store of value.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

It would not shock me to see cryptocurrencies go to 4 per cent of global investment assets. Before anyone laughs at me for suggesting that something like that could happen – just look at what happened [in bitcoin] in the last five years. People who put in $10,000 made $1 million already. It happened already and I think it will happen one more time. We are in the 15th minute of a 90-minute soccer game – and it could go to overtime.feedback

Rob Moffat - Balderton Capital

It's just so easy to raise money on an ICO right now, it just feels like there's a gold rush going on there. Some of the new currencies – beyond bitcoin and Ethereum – could crash to zero.feedback

Rob Moffat - Balderton Capital

It's just created new value out of nowhere. There's no fundamentals behind any of this – it's all based on public perception, so you can start to see some really strange phenomena.feedback

Thomas Lee

Yes, because there're catalysts. Institutions have to directly buy the coin today through a broker but both the CBOE and CFTC have opened options and futures trading, so I think it's going to grow in holdings.feedback

Brian Stutland

When you look at gold over the past couple of months, [it has] tracked very well [relative] to the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, right now, is the most popular [cryptocurrency] and it is the most valuable one. But I don't see it as a store of value, because any [other cryptocurrency platform] could come out with a slightly better technology and completely replace bitcoin.feedback

Fran Strajnar

As we now have bitcoin cash, there is a much lower risk of future forks, as future arguments will default to 'just use bitcoin cash.feedback

Fran Strajnar

Bitcoin's SegWit means the many well-financed companies researching Lightning solutions can start to test on the main network.feedback

Aurélien Menant

The Lightning Network is a game-changing innovation, which utilizes smart contract technologies to enable instant micropayments using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.feedback

Aurélien Menant

Particularly with regards to micropayment transactions that may be useful for emerging markets with low-value local currencies. It can also be implemented to facilitate machine to machine payments, using its smart contract framework, so that firms running various automated processes can benefit from direct payment relationships between its software and that of its clients or suppliers.feedback

Hadley Stern

This is an experiment in the spirit of learning what these crypto assets are like and how our customers may want to interact with them.feedback

Thomas Lee

Our initial bitcoin report viewed bitcoin as a 'store of value' and over time would be seen as an alternative to gold.feedback

Charles Hayter

Segwit activates this afternoon and there is a lot of hope that the network will unclog with lower transaction fees becoming the new normal. The SegWit activation opens up projects that bring some capability to the bitcoin network. Instead of bitcoin being held back by infighting, it is now blue skies of opportunity in what can be built.feedback

Aurélien Menant

Given the technology's move towards scalability, more institutional investors are now considering to allocate funds to bitcoin, which may be exciting the market.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

That's what supports the cryptocurrency right now, confidence. If there's something that shakes people's confidence in crypto then they will sell off. The further we get into this game the less likely you will get something like that.feedback

David McCarthy - HSBC

You've used the progeny of this one coin in every transaction you've done in your life, whether it's a bitcoin, a dollar or a euro.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

I think investors should take a shot on this and hold for a few years. If you lose a few bucks, at least you took a shot. In life, you miss every shot that you do not take. It will probably be more upsetting to watch it from the sidelines go up another 1,000 percent.feedback

Jeremy Gardner

We didn't have the money for all the salaries to pay everyone to go live on their own so it was much cheaper to keep everyone in one place, eradicate housing costs and still be in San Francisco.feedback

Charles Hayter

Some exchanges are realising that they are missing out on trading fees and also seeing an exodus of clients to platforms that do support bitcoin cash. The fervour and price rises within the first few hours can be blamed on slow supply reaching markets and excessive initial exuberant demand. The ability to short the market (bet on the price falling) should bring about more efficiencies as reality bites into the price.feedback

Aurélien Menant

If most miners decide that for economic reasons they prefer to mine larger blocks and commit more hashing power to Bcash, then it's likely more development work and user adoption would follow, and those conducting business with bitcoin may decide to adopt Bcash instead. Yet for this to happen Bcash would need to prove that its technology can match the security features and reliability of bitcoin's software.feedback

Tom Robinson

We're following the movement of funds being sent out of the WannaCry wallets. We believe some of these funds are being converted into Monero, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency. We continue to work with law enforcement to support their efforts in tracing ownership of these funds.feedback

Fran Strajnar

There's no infrastructure available out of the box, to support BCC [Bitcoin Cash]. The network needs further support and infrastructure needs to be as easy as bitcoin; otherwise it's over for BCC.feedback

Marcin Kleczynski - Malwarebytes

You look at the bitcoin addresses, they're not well-funded. You see a couple of thousand dollars at best. So how does the criminal step up his or her game?feedback

Ed Tilly

CBOE is not only a home to options, derivatives and the VIX but also ETF innovations and foreign exchange. This makes us the natural choice for the development and trading of bitcoin futures. We very much look forward to responding to the growing interest in cryptocurrencies through the creation of bitcoin futures traded on a regulated derivatives exchange, with the many expected benefits that this brings, including transparency, price discovery, deep liquidity and centralized clearing.feedback

Iqbal Gandham - eToro

It's been a slow start for Bitcoin Cash. The delay ... could be a result of a lack of miner support for the new crypto-currency.feedback

Roger Ver

The fact graphics card manufacturers are making special cards, cryptocurrency mining cards, I think it's a pretty big turning point for the crypto[currency world] in general. The demand is just incredible.feedback

Jihan Wu

I read some blogs about bitcoin and at that time I felt very excited and saw the potential.feedback

Nchinda Nchinda

Instead of mining hardware, you should have just bought bitcoin. If we just used that $9K and bought bitcoin, we would have had more.feedback

James Smith

We are incredibly optimistic about Bitfury's growth both today and in the years to come because we know that our expertise, hard work and determination are second to none.feedback

Jonathan Mohan - Bitcoin

I wouldn't go about doing that without partners. It used to be something that non-specialized hardware could do and non-specialized individuals could do. If you're looking for exposure into bitcoin, it's more cost effective to buy.feedback

Charles Hayter

When the fork occurs it can be expected that the price of bitcoin will drop by the price of Bitcoin Cash, however these are crypto markets and nothing is ever certain.feedback

Dominic Williams - Bitcoin

That may not impact the bitcoin market (capitalization) very much, but if it looks like Bitcoin Cash is gaining momentum and people want it, we could see some major volatility and swings between the two versions of the currency.feedback

Anatoliy Knyazev

(This is) decentralized governance in action. Anyone can try to lead and the market will figure it out.feedback

Greg Dwyer

We do not want to support any behaviour whereby anyone can potentially split the bitcoin blockchain and effectively create free money out of nothing.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

There is no telephone support. You must go to the FAQs section and spend a long time looking for the answer to whatever question you may have – and then you may not be happy with the answer. Your only other option is to send an email to customer support which could take anywhere from one-to-seven days to get a reply. I watched from the sidelines for a few years and it felt recently as if the train is leaving the station. I think we are still in the first quarter of a four quarter game and that even though I missed out on significant gains (2014 - 2016), it is not too late to get in.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

I have little doubt that 1% of the money in cash, bonds, stocks and gold will end up in cryptocurrencies.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

In my view, 10-15 years from now, the charts on a few of the top twenty names will look like the Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Facebook, Netflix and Google charts look today.feedback

Charles Hayter

The creation of Bitcoin Cash is certainly a pivotal moment for Bitcoin and its community. The inception of Bitcoin Cash may prove to be exactly what Bitcoin needs.feedback

Iqbal Gandham - eToro

Demand for Bitcoin has been so high in recent months, that those creating the cryptocurrency can't keep up, slowing transactions.feedback

Fran Strajnar

Most will likely hold as it's free, just to see what happens or for hedging. However a majority of everyday users, traders and investors are vocal about market dumping their free tokens as soon as they can. If there's any legs at all to Bitcoin Cash or if the miners backing it deploy large scale and sustained attacks on bitcoin, then Bitcoin Cash may survive its initial violent birth.feedback

Matthew Roszak - Bitcoin

This entire process will be a key test for bitcoin in its evolution beyond a store of value and show its potential to grow into something much greater.feedback

Iqbal Gandham - eToro

For bitcoin to continue to scale and have the potential to become a globally used currency, this slowdown in transactions has to be addressed.feedback

Charles Hayter

This means that the two sides that were once debating within Bitcoin, can instead apply their different views of what the cryptocurrency should be in two different blockchains.feedback

Jeff Garzik

This is somewhat like a stock split. You go to sleep with 100 bitcoins and wake up in the morning with 100 bitcoins plus 100 'Bitcoin Cash', a new token.feedback

Elvira Nabiullina

We don't consider that bitcoin can be considered as a virtual currency.feedback

Jerry Brito

Anybody who thought about this for a second understood that law enforcement was working on a case against BTC-e. The question was just whether the government would catch them.feedback

Emin Gün Sirer

Exchanges will go one of two ways. Either they will clean their act, by first shopping for the most lenient jurisdictions and complying with relevant KYC/AML laws, or they'll go 'fully underground,' and operate with no rules, behind Tor and other anonymous communication technologies. The most colorful drama ahead will involve exchanges, such as Bitfinex, that operate in the gray zone, where they seem to neither comply with relevant laws nor go fully underground.feedback

Roger Ver

I actually think it would be a good thing if there is a split.feedback

Howard Marks - Oaktree Capital Group

In my view, digital currencies are nothing but an unfounded fad (or perhaps even a pyramid scheme), based on a willingness to ascribe value to something that has little or none beyond what people will pay for it. I'd guess these things (digital currencies) have arisen from the intersection of (a) doubts about financial security – including the value of national currencies – that grew out of the financial crisis an (b) the comfort felt by millennials regarding all things virtual. But they're not real. Some people are eager to speculate on digital currency for profit.feedback

Alex Sunnarborg - CoinDesk

I believe the market is currently somewhat torn between the optimism around BIP 91 locking in, which could lead to SegWit activating if all goes smoothly, and the fear of the second half of SegWit2x proposal, the 2MB block size hard fork, still being contested. Big names like ViaBTC, Houbi, Bithumb, and potentially Roger Ver and others supporting Bitcoin Cash either from August 1 or if Segwit2x fails to activate has made the future thought of two blockchains more of a real fear for many in the community.feedback

Francisco Blanch - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Most regulated financial institutions allow their clients to borrow against financial or physical assets, but we are not aware of any major institution that takes cryptocurrency as collateral at the moment. Thus, in our view, a key step for bitcoin would be for it to become pledgeable collateral.feedback

Francisco Blanch - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies score well on some, and not so well on others.feedback

Francisco Blanch - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The lack of a centralized decision-making process or authority creates risks such as a currency split.feedback

Francisco Blanch - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bitcoin's volatility is very high compared to the euro, the yen or even gold. But it fell twice last year below the volatility of silver, the world's currency for 400 years.feedback

Francisco Blanch - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

There is no certainty that that [similarity to gold] will continue and, most certainly, no way to predict it. In our view, cryptocurrency returns will mostly depend on the faith placed by individuals, corporations, and financial institutions on this emerging technology.feedback

James Hilliard

This is where mining centralization makes things easier, because I can just message everybody on WeChat and help them if needed.feedback

Josh Mahony

Recent fears over Bitcoin appear to have been brushed aside, with the cryptocurrency rallying to within 2% of the previous all-time high despite the civil war that could see Bitcoin split into two entities in less than two weeks. The US decision to close a host of dark web marketplaces removes one source of demand, but for now as long as Chinese speculators remain able to use the cryptocurrency to move assets out of the country, the bulls remain in charge.feedback

Miguel Vias

What we have seen is an embracing of digital assets broadly by really established institutions. When you have folks like the [Bank of England], which did a [proof of concept] with us, as well as the Bank of Japan coming out and saying, we are considering this as legal tender at some point – when you see those developments, you can't help but feel that we are on the right path, that interest is going to continue to grow.feedback

Miguel Vias

With respect to XRP, we are incredibly focused on international payments, I think we are probably the only digital asset that has a clear use case with respect to what we are trying to do with the asset. With respect to growth and outreach, we will continue to partner with digital asset exchanges for listings and mostly importantly ... it is really all about payments and in this quarter, you will see some very interesting developments with respect to our partnership in payments, with respect to XRP in particular.feedback

Rob Viglione - ZenCash

BIP 91 unleashes the next wave of innovation because it has been a little bit stagnant of late for bitcoin.feedback

Charles Hayter

Bitcoin now has a clear run to add features that allow for faster transactions with lower costs.feedback

Ari Paul

Bitcoin is rallying largely because the probability of Segregated Witness being activated is increasing as more miners signal that they will activate it.feedback

Brian Kelly

The institutional interest in this space has picked up again, not that it really died off too much. Institutions are looking to get back in in a meaningful way.feedback

Charles Hayter

This can have disastrous results for one of the chains or even both. This may be one of the main factors behind the explosive support behind BIP91.feedback

Charles Hayter

Since a large faction of miners would continue to mine Bitcoin with non-segwit blocks in the case of the BIP148, then two Bitcoins would exist. One in which SegWit is active and one in which it is not. This can have disastrous results for one of the chains or even both. This may be one of the main factors behind the explosive support behind BIP91.feedback

Garrick Hileman

Barring any unexpected twists in the bitcoin scaling drama, a contentious fork will be avoided in the coming days. The prospect of a contentious August fork has been hanging over bitcoin's price like a sword of Damocles, and so the 20 percent plus price pop we've seen in the last 24 hours is not surprising.feedback

George Howard

As evidenced by the ongoing rampant piracy of works, no DRM has proven to be terribly effective. What [companies like Custos] are trying to do is add an incentive or game-mechanic layer, to shift the burden of DRM from rights holders to the community at large.feedback

G-J van Rooyen

We are a distributed task market. We employ anonymous individuals who have information that our clients need, and we pay them anonymously.feedback

G-J van Rooyen

Whether you call it a post-capital economy or a new peer-to-peer economy, it's magical. We can employ a community of anonymous individuals, doing things that have tangible value … for all the excitement about the blockchain, there's a heck of a lot you can do with traditional cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.feedback

Samson Mow - Bitcoin

People are fed up. The users are taking back their voice.feedback

Bobby Lee - BTC China

It's not really a crackdown. The central bank previously was not very aware of the details of how bitcoin is utilized, how bitcoin is traded.feedback

Craig Wright - RBC

I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me. But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.feedback

Arthur Vayloyan - Falcon Private Bank

People here are thinking this is beyond bitcoin. This is a new chapter in how we exchange money. As a financial services partner, I think we have to become part of that strategy.feedback

Bobby Lee - BTC China

It's not a problem. If you think about it, the volatility is natural for an asset class that is so new. There's no price discovery for it (yet).feedback

Bobby Lee - BTC China

I think it's going to go to at least $1 trillion, if not maybe $10 trillion in the next five to ten years. In a grand of scheme of things it's nothing. Many, many companies are worth way more than that.feedback

Nikolay Storonsky - Revolut

It's normal at this point for a start-up – this is how billion-dollar companies are being made now.feedback

Nikolay Storonsky - Revolut

I just don't like banks. They're so bureaucratic, with so many managers not really doing anything ... If you fired 80 per cent of bankers, nothing would change.feedback

Richard Turnill - BlackRock

I look at the charts, and to me that looks pretty scary. There's no evidence that if that price went to zero tomorrow that there'd be any broader financial implication over time, but to me it is example of where you're getting some big price movements in the market.feedback

Bobby Lee - BTC China

But the challenge is how to craft the rules around this new technology. I think it's taking the lawmakers and regulators some time to wrap their minds around it, and to come up with the appropriate rules and laws to govern companies, how we do business, to govern individuals (and) how people conduct business online.feedback

Bobby Lee - BTC China

There was a causation and correlation issue. People thought bitcoin was causing it – but after studying it more, I think the central bank has realized that bitcoin is not the cause of the change in exchange rate, nor is it the cause of the capital outflows.feedback

Bobby Lee - BTC China

It's a new thing the central banks should pay attention to and figure out what the rules and regulations should be.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

This is not something I could keep my hands off of. What would be more painful than losing [money in cryptocurrencies] is not acting. $5,000 could happen in a few months. It's only starting to gain traction right now. It's starting to spread like wildfire right now. In the next 6 to 12 months you're going to have a little bit of a hysteria. However, this has a long, long way to go before it gets to bubble territory.feedback

Jim Cramer

I've found the best analogy to what I do may be the sports world. I'm not going to tell you who's going to win the U.S. Open if I cover the NFL. In the end, as much as I like the sound of my own screeching voice and nasty Philadelphia accent, I'm not going to bloviate about something that I don't understand very well. I take my role as your investing coach way too seriously.feedback

Jim Cramer

Despite all of the crude bulls out there, and boy, we've got way too many of them, the truth is that we've simply got too much supply for crude to mount any kind of sustained rally.feedback

Ronnie Moas - Standpoint Research

In the next 6 to 12 months you're going to have a little bit of a hysteria. There will be scams, there will be accounts wiped out, there will be people that get hurt, like every other technology that is going on.feedback

Juan Ros

Donor-advised funds are a great way to give nonpublicly traded assets. Some charities will accept such assets directly, but only if they have the requisite expertise in-house.feedback

Juan Ros

The IRS has very specific rules for what constitutes a qualified appraisal.feedback

Chad Hamilton

Not only do you get to deduct the fair market value of the gift as a charitable deduction, but you also get to avoid paying tax on the unrealized gain of the donated property.feedback

Arlene Cogen

Some types of noncash assets, like artwork, will receive less favorable charitable benefits when donated to a [donor-advised fund] and should be donated to a charity that will use the asset for operations. The biggest mistake clients make when donating noncash assets is the failure to understand the full implications of the gift.feedback

Chad Hamilton

Often people have appreciated assets, like stock, business interest or real estate, but they don't think of gifting those and instead just give cash.feedback

Mark Cuban

I want to learn more about them… [I] haven't signed the paperwork yet. But it's likely it will happen.feedback

Ashok Vaswani

We have been talking to a couple of fintechs [financial technology companies] and have actually gone with the fintechs to the FCA [the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK regulator] to talk about how we could bring the equivalent of bitcoin, not necessarily bitcoin, but cryptocurrencies into play. Obviously [it's] a new area, obviously an area we've got to be careful with. We are working our way through it.feedback

Andrew M. Calamari - Securities and Exchange Commission

As alleged in our complaint, Haddow created two trendy companies and misled investors into believing that highly-qualified executives were leading them to quick profitability. In reality, Haddow controlled the companies from behind the scenes and they were far from profitable.feedback

Dave Birch

One doesn't invest in bitcoin, one gambles on bitcoin.feedback

Vijay Rakesh - Mizuho Securities

We believe near-term strength in cryptocurrency mining with the run-up in Bitcoin is creating some GPU [graphics processing unit] shortages ahead of new title launches such as Destiny2, Call of DutyWW2 and Battlefront2.feedback

Greg Sim

Hackers are targeting those that cannot afford to have downtime. An airport simply cannot have its systems down for a prolonged period of time or chaos ensues. If they do not give in and pay the ransom, then they risk their public image being dragged through the mud.feedback

Steve Malone - Mimecast

This new outbreak once again highlights the disruptive power of ransomware like never before. Simply by encrypting and blocking access to files, critical national services and valuable business data can be damaged. Mimecast advises organizations never to succumb to the pressure to pay the ransom to regain access to their applications and data. There is no guarantee this will unlock files and further motivates and finances attackers to expand their ransomware campaigns.feedback

Anthony Murgio

I screwed up badly. I'm sorry for all the damage I've caused to so many people. I put myself above the law.feedback

Anthony Murgio

Money comes and goes. The satisfaction you get from helping somebody's life is not even in the same universe as making $50,000 in a transaction.feedback

Anthony Murgio

I am wiser today than when the case began, and I am sorry for all the damage I caused to so many people. Believing what I was doing was okay did not make it okay.feedback

Christopher Woolard - Financial Conduct Authority

We don't prohibit regulated firms from engaging in digital currency trading, nor do we prohibit banks from offering banking services to deal with currency firms that use [blockchain]. I am not saying that we view digital currencies as an inherently bad thinghellip; but we do have to exercise a degree of caution.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

I reiterate my sell call on Semi's and continue to see a test of 1,000 on the SOX (-8 percent) as the group continues to display the textbook signs of a reversal in trend and a technical symmetry with Bitcoin, which is down -9% overnight and poised for another -17% to 2,044.feedback

Ashok Vaswani

We have been talking to a couple of fintechs [financial technology firms – Ed.] and have actually gone with the fintechs to the FCA [Britain's Financial Conduct Authority – Ed.] to talk about how we could bring, the equivalent of bitcoin, not necessarily bitcoin, but cryptocurrencies into play. (We're) working on it, (it's) not ready for prime time, we'll get there soon.feedback

Erik Finman

The way the education system is structured now, I wouldn't recommend it. It doesn't work for anyone.feedback

Erik Finman

I would recommend the internet, which is all free. You can learn a million times more off YouTube and Wikipedia.feedback

Erik Finman

I won the million dollar bet I had with my parents! Grateful to all the friends, family, and mentors along the way.feedback

Daniel Alpert - Westwood Capital

I do believe that in a market with few attractive alternatives, speculation tends to become rampant. And it almost doesn't matter what people choose to speculate in, as long as they believe there is a fool greater than they out there somewhere.feedback

Alex Sunnarborg - CoinDesk

Large amounts of bitcoin are heavily concentrated in the hands of a few people. People that get in now [can] only buy fractional pieces. I definitely think more and more retail investors have gone into it. There is definitely a lot of fear of missing out.feedback

Jim Cramer

One of the reasons why AMD and Nvidia have been going up is their chips are used for mining, for cryptocurrency mining. Do not play it for this is what I'm saying. But it is being played for that. Of course there are so many other uses for their chips, but a lot of retail people love bitcoin and are looking for a way to play it.feedback

Jim Cramer

AMD chips are the best ones for the ethereum platform.feedback

Jim Cramer

You play Nvidia for artificial intelligence, for GPUs, for autonomous cars, and for gaming. You play AMD for gaming and they have a faster chip than Intel.feedback

Vitalik Buterin - Ethereum

When I came up with Ethereum, my first first thought was, okay this thing is too good to be true. As it turned out, the core Ethereum idea was good, fundamentally, completely, sound.feedback

William Mougayar

I wouldn't call it a crash. It was more a flash or a blip or maybe a technical error on the exchange that was powering a lot of the transactions. One of the differences is ethereum has been optimized for the software engineer, whereas bitcoin was more oriented towards being a cryptocurrency. Ethereum has been really adopted as a software development company, so it's really loved by the developers and programmers out there.feedback

Peter Smith

We are really focused on scaling to meet the record demand we are getting in the market. We started raising this round before the run up in the cryptomarket. It was good timing in the end because while we were closing the round, we were massively up on every level. Our traffic has been growing 15 percent week over week in last two weeks.feedback

Joseph Lubin - Bitcoin

The Status.im token launch was constructed in a way that caused a huge number of transactions to be formed to chase purchases of the token, so the pools of unprocessed transactions grew large and are being worked though. We can expect many future experiments as we all figure out the most effective and fairest approaches to building these kinds of systems.feedback

Jeremy Liew - Lightspeed Ventures

Bitcoin and the other digital currencies, they all really see a lot of benefit in times of political and economic instability. Fundamentally when a citizen doesn't have faith in their currency of their country, then they are looking for alternatives, and a digital alternative like bitcoin becomes much more compelling in those circumstances.feedback

Jeremy Liew - Lightspeed Ventures

If you're going to be an investor in anything, you want to be where the most trading volume is happening, and right now that's happening in bitcoin.feedback

Erik Finman

(High school) was pretty low quality. I had these teachers that were all kind of negative. One teacher told me to drop out and work at McDonald's because that was all I would amount to for the rest of my life. I guess I did the drop out part.feedback

Erik Finman

I can proudly say I made it, and I'm not going to college. Personally I think bitcoin is going to be worth a couple hundred thousand to a million dollars a coin.feedback

Erik Finman

I never got my GED, and I don't see the value in it. The purpose of that would be to get another education level and get a job. I had to learn through running a business. Instead of writing essays for English class, I had to write emails to important people.feedback

Erik Finman

I really liked Colombia. It was fun, but a little sketchy. Some interesting stuff happened. I was held up at gunpoint there, which is pretty scary, but I have this emergency button I programmed in Android that puts you on speaker but turns off audio automatically and dials [a local emergency number].feedback

Erik Finman

The way the education system is structured now, I wouldn't recommend it. It doesn't work for anyone. I would recommend the internet, which is all free. You can learn a million times more off YouTube and Wikipedia.feedback

Eric Piscini

It was good to see that there is governance on Ethereum and that they can fix issues in a timely manner if they have to.feedback

William Mougayar

The momentum has shifted to Ethereum – there is no doubt about that. There is almost nothing you can do with Bitcoin that you can't do with Ethereum.feedback

William Mougayar

I hope this is the year where we start to close the gap between the speculative value and the actual value. There is a lot at stake right now.feedback

Bill Miller - Legg Mason

The market thinks that is a good deal. It's going to be value-accretive. It indicates that Amazon is serious about the grocery business. This means they're in it for the long haul.feedback

David Sonstebo

We feel that the market reaction to IOTA's listing is quite in line with our expectations in the current zeitgeist.feedback

Chris Burniske

There's a big difference between a denial of service attack, and a hack that causes clients to lose funds. As of yet, we're fortunately not seeing any of the latter.feedback

Adam White

A speculative frenzy is never a good thing. I don't think we're there right yet.feedback

Adam White

We recognize the frustrations of our customers and we want to do better.feedback

Dmitry Lazarichev

There is no guarantee that the exchange rate for virtual currencies will be the same or higher the next day – or the next minute.feedback

Pavel Matveev

The strong interest in bitcoin does boost investors' appetite for alternative cryptocurrencies where superior gains are also being seen. There is some correlation between cryptocurrencies in this sense but there is also fundamental demand for Ethereum in its own right.feedback

Toshiya Hari

AMD shares appreciated 13% last week on numerous media reports (CNBC, Bloomberg) highlighting a surge in GPU demand from cryptocurrency (i.e., Ethereum, Bitcoin) miners. According to our checks, the RX 570 and RX 580 graphics cards are sold out at numerous retail websites including NewEgg and Microcenter. While this dynamic may provide near-term upside to fundamentals, we believe it is unlikely to become a sustainable driver of EPS.feedback

Charles Hayter

Ethereum's market message at the moment is that of the underdog to bitcoin with more potential. The complexity of the developing ethereum ecosystem is galvanizing adherents as well as displaying the functionality that it has to offer.feedback

Sumit Roy - ETF.com

The SEC can either help investors by allowing a regulated ETF that trades close to NAV come to market, or stand in the way and see those same investors hurt when they buy bitcoin directly from untested exchanges or through the flawed GBTC.feedback

Spencer Bogart

A lot of investment managers have a mandate that they must be invested in registered securities. Spot bitcoin is not a registered security. Really, it's the best that we have available. This put a traditional wrapper around an otherwise esoteric asset. It was something people could touch. They really wanted exposure and this was the only way to do it.feedback

Spencer Bogart

Why would anyone pay a premium for this? Clearly the product does not function incredibly well. There's clearly a risk. Somebody could be right about the underlying move of bitcoin but still lose money. To what extent do you value the features (of the trust)? It's really an individual question to answer.feedback

Sumit Roy - ETF.com

For investors buying into the fund, such large premiums are a disaster waiting to happen.feedback

Angela Lee

For fintech, some people mean bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; some people mean the technology JPMorgan uses for trading. Everyone thinks it's sexy, and a lot of people use it colloquially without knowing what it is.feedback

Kenneth J. Heinz

As a result, the thematic drivers of performance for H2 17 have shifted to include not only the Trump and Yellen trades, but also the Volatility reversal trade and the increased risk associated with Terrorism and Cybersecurity. Managers positioned tactically long and short which are able to navigate both rising and falling volatility market cycles are likely to lead industry performance in H2 17.feedback

Jim Cramer

The hand-wringers will be out in full force. I bet the same people who told you to sell the last time [Donald] Trump was in trouble – the ones who think this rally is predicated on total Trump policies – will tell you to sell again. I'm sure the same people who bolted when Brexit occurred already have one foot out the door. I can promise you there are people who will genuinely flip out if the ECB indeed does remove [its] stimulus.feedback

Jim Cramer

I think the expectations simply got ahead of themselves. Personally, I'd view this weakness as a chance to do some buying as Incyte has a very deep pipeline with excellent prospects. Historically, the earnings estimates for ISRG have been proven too low, sometimes way too low. Intuitive Surgical has a habit of blowing away the numbers, and I bet this time will be no different. And yes, it deserves to trade at a premium to its peers. It's better. I defy you to find me another profitable medical device company with double-digit revenue growth and nearly 20 percent earnings growth.feedback

Jim Cramer

The precious metal has had many sustained rallies right along with stocks. There are plenty of structural factors that make it that way as gold is, by the way, a worldwide market more heavily influenced by fund flows from China and India than the United States.feedback

Jim Cramer

But we've never had such an incredible fluidity in fixed income globally, nothing like this. You want to own an Italian 10-year bond at the same rate as a U.S. one? That's insane if you do. So that money's coming here, not staying over there. How about a German 10-year where you literally make nothing? That money's coming here, too.feedback

Jim Cramer

It's invisible to the taxman so those countries in Europe that raised taxes? They provide a ready market for Bitcoin. It's the answer for the Chinese because gold's too easily confiscated. You don't think it could happen in those countries? Confiscation? Hey, how about a history lesson? It happened here – FDR confiscated our gold in 1933. You can't confiscate Bitcoin.feedback

Jim Cramer

I think it could because the European banks are frantically trying to buy them so they can pay off ransomware. It's a short-term way to be able to deal with cybersecurity. It is the way to pay off the bad guys. When you get hit and you're not sure how to do bitcoin, these cyberattackers have customer service desks.feedback

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