Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Bitcoin's 'death spiral'

Bitcoin's 'death spiral'

Bitcoin's 'death spiral'


The fall of Bitcoin below the cost of production may delay investors and miners in the "spiral of death", according to Finance Professor Atulia sarin. A teacher of the Department of Finance of the University of Santa Clara is sure that the cost of cryptocurrency will fall to zero, ruining everyone who invest in this market.

The main reason for the fall is the lack of the concept of traditional value in Bitcoin, unlike any other asset, the digital currency is a set of numbers distributed among users ' computers.

Oil, gold, shares of enterprises, any other financial and banking instruments have a clearly defined value and value. If, for any reason, the cost of produced or produced goods is higher than the current rate – this will not lead to a drop in their value, even with a complete stop of production.

Cryptocurrency can not exist without mining, as it supports transactions and ensures the security of the network. If this process is stopped – Bitcoin will cease to exist, so miners are drawn into the spiral of death – the process of mining to the complete ruin of the business.

Proof of the decline of the mining industry is the fall in the complexity of the pow mining algorithm, which automatically adapts to the current load. After another recalculation, it collapsed by 15% – the second largest drop in the history of the crypto currency. The previous decline occurred in 2011, when the network was just beginning its development.

According to the observations of Atulia sarin Bitcoin miners independently drive themselves into the spiral of death:
• Selling futures to hedge the cost to ensure the sale of mined Bitcoin in the future
* Giving away almost free old models of ASIC equipment
Judging by the hashrate schedule, which indirectly indicates the number of operating mining facilities, the death spiral "killed" about 50% of the capacity of mining mines.

Atulia sarin advises not to wait for the arrival of institutional investors-none of them will invest in "technology", which can not really be estimated. Therefore, the market will be at the mercy of speculators, who can "drop" the rate of cryptocurrencies to zero values for the sake of profit by trading with a shoulder.