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About Bitcoin as it might be discussed in economics class, e.g. supply, demand and price in theory.

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Selection of dependent variables - Time series regression on Bitcoin Price in USD

We are doing a time series regression project to identify the variables that impacts the bitcoin price in USD. We came up with the following explanatory variables: 1) GDPs of US, Canada, Europe, ...
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Relationship between concentration of bitcoin wealth and foreign exchange value?

Is there a relationship between the equality of wealth of bitcoin holders, and it's foreign exchange value? E.g. if there is a large transfer of bitcoin to a single owner, should this influence its ...
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How does the Bitcoin forex work?

Does it work differently in relation to a regular forex because of its underlying technology? How can the market calculate its value?
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How do you calculate the maximum number of Bitcoins?

I am unsure on the exact formula for bitcoin supply(have an idea below): ∑〖210000 x [50 x 10^8/2^i 〗] / 10^8 with limits 32 and i=0 And from this equation is it possible to calculate the number of ...
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Do most small miners join mining pools? Is “pay-per-share” the dominant approach?

Is it correctly understood that most individual/small miners join mining pools? Is "pay-per-share" (or some variations thereof) the most popular mining pool approach, which means that the ...
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Bitcoin usage over time: investment vs spending

1) Some people buy bitcoins as a method to invest/save money, other also spend them directly for purchasing stuff "here and now". First question is how ever can we estimate the ratio: ...