Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge | NYT

Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge; Kevin Roose; In The New York Times (NYT); 2017-09-15.

tl;dr → Yes. Betteridge’s Law.
and → There be many fools.  A fool and his money are soon parted.

Mentions

  • Jackson Palmer
    • age 30
    • Australian
    • purveyor of Dogecoin
  • Ben Doernberg, a ex-board member, Dogecoin Foundation.
  • Doge, the meme
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Dogecon
  • Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
  • Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • LydianCoin, Gravity4
  • Charles Hoskinson, staff, Ethereum

Quotes

<quote>(If you’re having trouble picturing it: Imagine that a friend is building a casino and asks you to invest. In exchange, you get chips that can be used at the casino’s tables once it’s finished. Now imagine that the value of the chips isn’t fixed, and will instead fluctuate depending on the popularity of the casino, the number of other gamblers and the regulatory environment for casinos. Oh, and instead of a friend, imagine it’s a stranger on the internet who might be using a fake name, who might not actually know how to build a casino, and whom you probably can’t sue for fraud if he steals your money and uses it to buy a Porsche instead. That’s an I.C.O.)</quote>

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