Is Bitcoin A Bubble? | CNBC

John Authers takes a closer look at bitcoin in a new piece in the Financial Times — he gives Wilfred Frost his take.
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  1. Tulips eventually offered unlimited supply
    Bitcoin does not.

  2. That would be the cronie stock market. I guess I understand why MSM likes to put bitcoin down. It will be much harder to be corrupt with bitcoin than our current mess. Too much meta-data. Like what will take Killary down.

  3. buy it trade it spend it yet where… on the up and up

  4. well btcoin is slow and old invest in new coins like BlockCAT has a limited supply big project will 15x boom easily nextweek after beta

  5. Bitcoin (and Blockchain in general) will cause tech and financial revolution (Web 3.0),
    which revolution Tulip bulb caused? Black Plague?

    Bitcoin has been around for 8 year and is inherently scarce (only 21 million can ever be made), made no mistake, we are living in Digital Age.

  6. Bitcoin is not in a bubble, we just need a correction for that amazing run.

  7. the ones pushing this agenda are the central banking system and big banks. it's not a bubble; it's an alternative to the current monetary system. unlike other currencies it's a better investment because it's not being inflated.

  8. Did you miss the bitcoin boom?? I always advice people to create a wallet with various different cryptocurrencies. And Firstcoin is a good one to have. But what makes Firstcoin even more interesting is the firstcoin club where you can get up to 8% monthly interest on top of the value rise.Hello , have you guys heard of firstcoin yet?

  9. Bubble? Currencies are the bubble. Zero interest, unfunded liabilities, 20 Trillion Debt, printing to pay interest, Russia, India taking gold / Chinese’s currency, give me a break. I won’t sell mine, I’ll use mine, I’ll pay taxes on my bitcoin.

  10. The rise of the typical monetary system is metered and steady. Even in the big crashes that hurt our economy we never saw what bitcoin is doing in a couple of hours. We're talking about a recent 30% decline in what an hour? before that a 50% increase over some days? 1000%+ in a year? That's not a currency the current value of bitcoin is totally based on speculation. Sure there is a place for cryptocurrency…but this inflated price has got to break. You use dollars etc because if you buy bread today you expect to be able to buy bread at the same amount over a longer horizon tomorrow. Imgaine buying bread with bitcoin and an hour later you can't even buy a turd how about in a couple of minutes?

  11. N J

    neo is the altcoin we all need

  12. CNBC is missing the story with all the bubble talk and tulips… the real story is the technology that is going to disrupt banking, stocks and commodities. I guess you could shut cryptocurrency down by closing down the internet, blocking websites, leaning on ISPs to throttle an exchange's bandwidth or saying it is illegal to own it. But that would be like making it illegal to sell books on the internet 10 years ago because it threatened Barnes and Noble's bricks and mortar. Cryptocurrency will slowly evolve over years and replace the current systems once Banks and the Government understand how it will be used to their advantage. Money and cost will always be the driving factor.

  13. J M

    It's funny how they call such a technological advancement and all of this infrastructure a tulip bubble. This is going over their heads entirely, I didn't think I'd be surprised but wow, it's like no one can get off their lazy behind and look remotely into it. They just analyze the charts and go by hearsay.

  14. Hard forking is like a 2 for 1 stock split, with bitcoin cash, and bitcoin gold, there are more hard forks planned, where there will be more bitcoins collectively than ethereum coins, where all the current hard forks of bitcoin make 390 thousand transaction per day, and ethereum does 650 thousand transactions per day could push down a bitcoin crash to below ethereum's price.

  15. Bitcoin will be the mark of the beast…….

  16. Bubble or not there are scaling issues. Bcash? not sure if that's the solution..more forks? maybe… But wait until people find out about iota – 0 transaction fees, faster and more reliable with more people on the tangle network, incredible partnerships… Only a handful of coins will emerge as the main crypto but until then only invest what you are willing to lose, be patient, and set goals for yourself and cash out little by little to lock in profits.

  17. small bubble/correction needed

  18. hoarding of bitcoins ..or for that matter anything that can be represented or converted to physically in the physical world.. will always lead to a crash of some sort. bitcoin is..and should always be idea.. never touching the sphere of physicality.. at best it could be only useful in conversation during a negotiation in trading something real.. essential barter trading.

  19. Where is the best place to buy tulips anyone?


  21. Bitcoin is infinite and will rise like a stair way to't cant stop it. the only way to stop it is to find out who is the creator and yet, who is the creator?

  22. If you want to get $10 worth of free bitcoin use my referral code when you sign up for coinbase. Not a scam, I just want $10 of free bitcoin too!!! Good for both of us!

  23. Bitcoin will never BE a bubble. Tulips weren't a bubble. Their value was in a bubble. Bitcoins value tends to bubble up and simmer down, but that doesn't make the whole THING a bubble. The language they use is either intentionally misleading, or woefully stupid.

  24. Lmao not only bitcoin a bubble, it's a fraud

  25. LC

    bubble bubble bubble. to have a bubble you have to sell. You have to be really stupid to sell bitcoin.
    unless you are day trading of course.

  26. The comparison to the tulip mania in the 1600s is so stupid!

  27. Future is now old man, cryptocurrency is the future

  28. I don’t know enough about bitcoin to determine wether it’s in a bubble or not. I also don’t know enough about it to justify the significant increase in valuations it’s been experiencing. What I do know is that over the past two weeks or so i have heard people who have no in-depth knowledge of investing or trading and no previous background in the financial markets giving advice on the matter stating, “you should be buying bitcoin” or “bitcoin looks to be a good investment”. These people have no understating of the difference between investing and speculating all they know is that they are seeing something (Bitcoin) going up in price on a grand scale and they want to ride the momentum up. I’ve heard that when the average Joe is giving stock picks or in this case Forex trade advice you may be in bubble territory. I wouldn’t speculate or trade with anymore than 5% of my investable cash reserves if I was a sound trader in this. Just my opinion I could be wrong.

  29. The stock market and bond market is a bigger bubble than bitcoin.

  30. Beware of these fear mongers. Get your bitcoin now before the elite buy it up. Bitcoins going no where. Everyones had the same opportunity to buy.

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  32. What I wanna know is .. When people are buying bitcoins they are paying for it with local currencies like the US$ .. where does that end up?! Does it go to the bitcoin exchanges, does it go to the mining companies .. where does it go?? The cost of handing out bitcoins to the intermediaries is the cost of people cashing out on bitcoins through the same intermediaries. When more and more bitcoins are being purchased, the intermediaries are laughing all the way to the traditional banks as they rake in the US$ profits. If this is not a ponzi scheme I do not know what is! On the other hand, government which prints money also pay for peoples' wages, infrasturcuture for society and social security. What does Bitcoin do for the world? Is Bitcoin going to pay me a pension or is Bitcoin going to give me medical treatment if I am sick like a government does? If this global currency is adopted and the role of governments diminished there will be nothing but anarchy in this world and we will all live like wild animals on this Godforsaken Earth!

  33. The new owners just Fired Satoshi and the board will be appointing a new CFO before before they go public in 2020.

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