Inflation is here — and it is higher than anticipated. Bitcoin offers a new means of hedging against inflation with many advantages: it is the first digital object of true scarcity capped at 21 million and it is deflationary in nature; implying its value will increase over time. Since bitcoin is also decentralized, it is not only a hedge against inflation, but also against social and political turmoil. Ultimately, institutional investors as well as retail investors are increasingly exploring alternative hedges and are considering bitcoin, should you?

What is inflation?

Do you remember being a kid and getting a scoop of ice-cream while your parents, and especially grandparents, complained about how expensive a scoop has become? Do you ever think of those moments while you are paying close to 2 Euros for a good scoop today? For that, we have inflation to thank. Inflation essentially is the decline of purchasing power of a currency over time¹. In other words — and in economic lingo — it is said to be the increase of the average price level of a certain selected basket of goods.

The ‘basket of goods’ is encompassed…


El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, along with the roughly 6.5 million residents (and another 1.5 million abroad) have been in prolonged turmoil: Economic tumult, extreme violence, high poverty rates, political instability, corruption and natural disasters plague the small nation. Bitcoin has recently been instated as legal tender and as a potential solution to some of the aforementioned issues. Furthermore, President Bukele also intends to harvest geothermal energy from Volcanoes to support the mining of bitcoin. — Author: JP Patheja Hellmich

El Salvador’s turmoil

El Salvador has been suffering from low levels of GDP growth with a current average of 2.3%…


Yes, Bitcoin is volatile. In fact, it’s very volatile. Since its conception in 2008, Bitcoin has had stellar price performance, and as part of that performance, the price per bitcoin has been subject to vast and rapid fluctuations. This volatility has been polarizing. Some people are put off by it, others find it enticing. It is its very own world; difficult to put into perspective for external observers, especially those rooted in and accustomed to more traditional investment approaches. What does the history of bitcoins’ volatility show us? What are the causes? And what does this mean for us?In this…


For many investors who are interested in crypto assets, whether they are companies, institutional financial investors, or private investors, it is quite conceivable to invest in crypto assets. Nevertheless, many are still hesitating with the decision due to certain obstacles. These include the custody of crypto assets and the access to crypto exchanges required for the acquisition. In addition, many investors do not want to spread their investments across different custody accounts or banks and are overall very reluctant to change their previously established system. Especially in times of low to negative interest rates and a seemingly inflated stock market…


On October 21, 2020, certain news, relevant for the crypto space and its attempt to get to mass adoption, made a lot of noise. PayPal had announced plans to offer customers a new service that would allow them to buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrencies. It is worth noting that at the time of the announcement, popular companies like Tesla had not yet publicly announced that they were buying Bitcoin or at least planning to do so. Even well-known major banks like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs had not yet announced that they were launching Bitcoin funds, giving their customers access…


Microstrategy and its CEO Michael Saylor made big waves in the last year when they converted a large portion of its corporate treasury from cash to bitcoin. This move was applauded by Bitcoin-maximalists and crypto-fans but criticized by Bitcoin-skeptics and traditionalists alike. In the meantime, bitcoin has rallied over $50,000 and earned celebrity endorsements from Elon Musk and others. Eight months after Microstrategy’s initial purchase, it is a good time to look back and examine what they did and whether it was successful. — Author: Felix Hosse

What did Microstrategy do?

Michael Saylor, Microstrategy’s CEO, began his bitcoin journey around 2013, but not in…


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This headline caused a stir worldwide and seemingly triggered a new wave of interest in bitcoin. While the dimension of this development is yet to be determined, it appears that Bitcoin has finally attracted the interest of large companies and investors.
Tesla once again underlined its position as a pioneering company and invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin. This announcement has brought the value of cryptocurrencies to new highs.

Tesla is another major American company after Microstrategy to invest part of its capital in bitcoin. Some of the reasons for this decision stem from the fear of rising inflation and thus…

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