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These are the two biggest risks to Bitcoin ascent

Good day, good day. Bryan here from Quantlabs.net here, talking about the two biggest risks from two recent articles that came out. What are the two biggest risks right now for Bitcoin? The first is Quantum Computers Pose Imminent Threat to Bitcoin, from MIT Technology reviews, so these folks will know what they’re talking about.

Basically, what’s happening is that there is these Bitcoin transactions are stored in a distributed ledger. They’re stored in a hash, mathematical function in terms of the sum of data of any length into a specific length. The new block must contain a number, called a Nounce. It’s hashed, combined mathematically with the content of the block, and must be less than a specific target. Also, there is a process called mining which is rewarded in Bitcoins, etc, etc

Oh, here’s the other thing. If the miner’s hash chose to be malicious … If a group of miners control more than 50% of the computational power of the network, they can always mine blocks faster than the other 49%. It effect, it controls the ledger. It can spend Bitcoins twice by deleting transactions of never being incorporated, and the other 49 of miners are none of the wiser, because they have no oversight for the mining process.

This then creates an opportunity for malicious owners of a quantum computer to work as a Bitcoin miner. There’s these quantum computers coming abou which I just posted on on how IBM is working on one. A lot of big companies are working on this.

I think the pace of generation of computing hardware is taken place is that it’s going to hit us sooner than we think, and these malicious owners could usually be the nefarious parts of government, like the NSA, trying to break these … Or Russians, or Chinese, trying to do away with the trust of Bitcoins. Anything is possible. This is very high-risk.

The other high-risk is I posted an article on my Facebook a few days ago, stating that some homes in Siberia are being heated by Bitcoin miners. Quite interesting, but here are the energy costs to mine to run these networks for Bitcoin, is astronomical. Even though Bitcoin is going up, somebody needs to be paying miners but they get paid very little.

When you look at that, as long as those miners are happy, they will always keep mining Bitcoin up until the limited supply, and I think that is really the big reason why the price of Bitcoin’s continuously goes up, as well. There is also the demand for it to be the alternative safe haven bet, which that has kind of taken place right now globally, with asset managers.

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These are the two biggest risks to Bitcoin ascent

These are the two biggest risks to Bitcoin ascent

Hmmm….I wonder what they are which are not what you think

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-11-09/bitcoin-s-exorbitant-energy-costs-may-prove-to-be-biggest-risk

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609408/quantum-computers-pose-imminent-threat-to-bitcoin-security/

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Quant Trading Live Report podcast now submitted to Google Play Android store

Quant Trading Live Report podcast now submitted to Google Play Android storeQuant Trading Live Report now submitted to Google Play Android store

With 15 episodes 5 subscribers (on Podbean) and 400 downloads, I have no submitted to this store. Once reviewed and accepted, this thing will be directly on your Android store! Wish me luck!  Thanks

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Skysraper index offers recession predictions 

Skysraper index offers recession predictions

This came from the Telegram private group but I never knew about this

http://www.businessinsider.com/skyscraper-index-skyscrapers-signal-financial-recession-2012-1#the-long-depression-1873-1878-1

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Should Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein be open to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency

This was the latest from a recent podcast:

I’m looking at an article on November 2nd where Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, said he’s not comfortable with Bitcoin, but he’s open to it. When you hear the CEO of Morgan Stanley say that it’s a bubble … Also in here, there’s a quote from the CEO of Credit Suisse saying the same thing, it’s the very definition of a bubble. Basically, what you’re hearing is the establishment, especially banks, governments, are afraid of Bitcoin. They’re afraid of an intangible currency that could come along, that cannot be regulated, that cannot be controlled, and evidently, that means they cannot make money over it. They cannot have any form of way to have you have to go through the bank to get their little cut to get access to it.

I’m somewhat hearing the argument of a bubble. Will Bitcoin blow up? Maybe, but I do firmly believe that there will be a digital currency, there will be a currency out there globally that will be hopefully recognized, and if it does get recognized, that it has no affiliation to a bank, has no affiliation to a government. Why? Because I’m tired of paying tax, and this is what the governments are afraid of. In my mind, will Bitcoin blow up? Quite possibly. Will what we know as all these alternative cryptocurrencies and exchanges blow up? Probably, but there will be something out there on a technical level that will hopefully be hacker-proof and basically mean that we, as consumers, we, as citizens of the world, can send transactions between each other in a variety of ways, where it’s anonymous, where it is, has no transactions fees, and basically, it can be trusted.

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Just like forex Be prepared to lose your Bitcoin when trading it

Just like forex Be prepared to lose your Bitcoin when trading it

Links from video/podcast

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https://www.gdax.com

https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/volume/24-hour/

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Who uses CTS T4 for futures trading?

 

Who uses CTS T4 for futures trading?

This seems seriously limited and expensive.

Anyone know of this questions for CTS T4 service:

Customer Portal

The number of contracts of 40 is severely limited if you were a serious future trading. Stick with IQFeed for unlimited amount?

Pricing

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The long and short riddle of the century is 

The long and short riddle of the century is

Who wants to tackle this riddle?

Hi Bryan, thank you for your amazing blog! I have also taken the PTM course. However, there’s a flaw I noticed that I would like to ask you about. Let’s say long X is $100 and short Y is $100. This gives us a 100/100 = Ratio 1.0, and let’s say a 30% Stop-Loss (SL) would be at 0.7. BUT!!! If long goes down to 70 and our short remains at the same price at 100, the ratio would be 70/100 = 0.7 so our SL would be triggered and everything is fine. Now to the flaw: if our long stays at the same price but our short goes against us to 130, it would be 100/130 = 0.77 which means our SL would NOT be triggered!!! So we could lose more money in our spread than intended if our short goes against us. If our long goes against us we would lose at most 30% but if our short goes against us we could lose even more at most 43% (100/143 = 0.7)… Do you see this flaw when setting SL on spreads?

 

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First Quantum-Secured Blockchain Technology Tested in Russia

First Quantum-Secured Blockchain Technology Tested in Moscow

The Russians are coming to hack Bitcoin/Crypto Currency with quantum computing. Here is from the article posted on MIT:

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608041/first-quantum-secured-blockchain-technology-tested-in-moscow/

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Is Microsoft and Congress secretly making it illegal to hold crypto currency like Bitcoin soon 

Is Microsoft and Congress secretly making it illegal to hold crypto currency like Bitcoin soon

This came in from a newsletter email subscriber:

 

FYI -(join the dots) Further to your assertion “This article hints at how they have a secretive cloud Service for government agencies” is the mechanism for the US Congress plans to regulate crypto currencies.

 

Congress submits bill making it illegal to hold cash, Bitcoin, or other assets outside of a bank without informing them in writing’ – https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1241/text#toc-idea0e9489fc8f46379f95bb56c8bbbda5

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1241/text

This was part of conversation of:

Microsoft Opens Door to Government Secretive Blockchain Use

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