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How to calculate the risk-free rate of cryptocurrencies?

For a conference, I need to show the Sharpe ratio's of Bitcoin portfolios using different trading strategies. To calculate the Sharpe ratio, I need Bitcoin's risk-free rate. The risk-free rate for ...
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Which is the better estimator for future mining intervals, the 10 minute protocol target or the observed, historical average?

The Bitcoin protocol is designed so that the network difficulty is periodically adjusted so that new blocks are mined on average every 10th minute. However, looking back the last 10 years, it appears ...
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What would happend if a country were backed by its own cryptocurrency? [closed]

What would happen if instead of depending on dollars or gold, a country were backed by its own cryptocurrency, would this benefit its citizens and the country itself? How? I've read this answer but ...
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How do you get a job in the Bitcoin/Blockchain industry?

I'm 18 and would like a job working in the Bitcoin/Blockchain industry but I wouldn't know where to start. Economics degree? Perhaps working for the fin-tech branch of a bank? I'm interested to ...
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Is there a plausible future for the use of Bitcoin in the financial industry and corporate finance?

After having read an article on the use of blockchain currency, I am wondering if there may be more to it in the time to come in the areas of corporate finance and financial industry. My thinking is ...
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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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Where I can download financial & technical data for graphs of bachelor thesis?

I'm writing bachelor thesis and I have to do some graphs. I think that I can take snapshot, but it isn't good idea. Can I somewhere download historical data about Bitcoin? EDIT. I need technical data ...
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I need a system for managing multiple bitcoin transactions using transaction information in my wallet

I currently use Multibit, but am prepared to switch if necessary. What is the best way to organize my wallet so that I can access multiple 'send' and 'receive' transaction data to and from multiple ...
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How will a bitcoin ETF be any different from a bitcoin exchange?

The W.Twins bitcoin ETF/trust stock can be converted to real bitcoins. This means that we can buy $100 worth of stock and convert it to maybe 0.5 BTC depending on the current rate. And we can buy 0.5 ...
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Why do “financial experts” hate Bitcoin?

Why do people who have been in the financial industry for a long time seem to always talk negatively about it? Does it threaten their livelihood or do they just not know enough and so they speak ...
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If I install the Bitcoin progam on my computer, that simply means that I will be mining Bitcoins over time?

I installed the Bitcoin progam on my computer, does that simply means that I will be mining Bitcoins over time? Otherwise what are the ways to mine Bitcoins?
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What financial instruments are under development for Bitcoin?

I'm thinking here specifically of instruments that take a Bitcoin-like approach to trusted parties, eliminating them wherever possible and typically built with Bitcoin as their platform. (As opposed ...
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Where can we buy shares of ASICMiner

ASICminer did decide to keep the hardware and mine. They're selling shares with intent to payout the dividends from whatever profit is made. Okay, so we got three players. ASICminer. Avalon. And ...
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In the simplest way possible, describe how the 21 Million limitation is enforced to a non techie

In this Bloomberg video: Gold for Nerds , they ask How is the limitation of 21 million Bitcoins enforced? Though I am very familiar with the technical reasons why and how it's done I haven't seen ...
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How can I measure the “health” of Bitcoin?

What are the metrics that matter when evaluating the overall "health" of Bitcoin? What are the thresholds? Specifically Economic (e.g. velocity, days destroyed, market volume & beta) Technical ...
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Why was 21 million picked as the number of bitcoins to be created?

Why did Satoshi pick 21 million as the number of bitcoins to be created? What is the significance of that number?
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Do any ETFs purchase Bitcoins? Is that scenario possible?

Is there any ETF that allows for the purchase of Bitcoins? Is this possible? More info... An ETF is like a stock that is publicly traded on the stock market, and it can represent: A collection ...
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What research papers cover Bitcoin's impact on Central Banks, “velocity of money”, and reserves?

I'm looking for research papers that cover the impact Bitcoin may have on Central Banking, interest rates, velocity of money, and their reserve. What research papers or information from thought ...
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Difficulty based derivatives and insurance

What would the basis of difficulty derivatives and insurance be? Like how could we structure someone such that if the difficulty goes above a certain amount there's a payout to protect miners, & ...
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Why did GLBSE close?

I went to https://glbse.com/ and see it is closed. It was a stock exchange for shares of companies denominated in Bitcoins. Does anyone know why it closed?
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How do I get started in finance & market analysis?

I'am currently new to bitcoin & doesn't any finance or market background, currently I got huge interest to how this currency system will affect our life, as I spend more and more time reading ...
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If the economy was based on bitcoin, how would someone go about getting a loan?

In today's society, people often take out loans from banks. In an economy that was run on bitcoins, how would someone go about getting a loan? I do not understand how this would work with Bitcoin's ...
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What economics/finance methods and tools can be used to analyze and predict the Bitcoin market?

Bitcoin differs from standard markets in many ways. Some standard market analysis tools are inapplicable due to unique features of Bitcoin. Hence the question What methods/tools can used to analyze ...
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What would a country adopting Bitcoins as official currency have to reinvent?

Let's say that a country decided to ditch their currency and go for Bitcoins. What would this country have to reinvent. The reason why I ask, is because I believe that if a tiny country was to adopt ...