Bitcoin is Like Dot-Com Bubble, Morgan Stanley Says

Bitcoin’s recent moves almost mirror to the Nasdaq Composite Index in the lead-up to and aftermath of 2000, but at x15 speed
20 March 2018   1675

A group of analysts of the American banking holding Morgan Stanley has published a new report, which draws parallels between the recent take-off of bitcoins and the boom of dotcoms that occurred in the late 90s, reports Bloomberg.

According to analysts, at present the movement of the bitcoin rate almost completely repeats the Nasdaq Composite Index on the eve and after 2000, but 15 times faster. Then the index rose by 278% in 519 days and peaked in March 2000. In turn, bitcoin jumped by 248% in just 35 days - down to a record $ 19 511 last December, the report said.

Nasdaq / BTC Compare
Nasdaq / BTC Compare

In addition, it is noted that since the end of last year bitcoin has experienced three waves of falls, when its price fell every time by 45-50%, before the rebound occurred. At the same time, the Nasdaq experienced five sharp falls after 2000, which were 44% on average.

Rising trade volumes are thus not an indication of more investor activity but instead a rush to get out.
 

Sheena Shah

Strategist, Morgan Stanley

Bear market is not something new for the Bitcoin. So, after the records of the end of last year in February, the price of bitcoin fell by 70%, and in this "there is nothing unusual," added Morgan Stanley. At the same time, since December 2017, trading volumes of bitcoin have grown by almost 300%.

Argo Blockchain to Report on x10 Revenue Increase

For the 2019, the company received Bitcoin mining revenue of £ 8.5 million, in 2018 it was £ 760,000
20 January 2020   80

Bitcoin mining company Argo Blockchain said this Monday that its revenue from its core business in 2019 increased 10 times. According to a press release on the website of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), where Argo shares are traded, for the first full year in business, the company received revenue of £ 8.5 million compared to £ 760,000 in 2018.

Argo listing on the main LSE market took place in August 2018. The data presented were not audited - the reports after the audit will be available in April.

The company clarifies that in the fourth quarter of 2019, it mined 432 bitcoins, which is six bitcoins higher than in the third quarter. However, in the last quarter, the company's revenue fell to £ 2.66 million, while in the third quarter it was £ 3.63 million.

Our mining operations continued to generate industry-best mining margin in the last quarter despite a softening in market conditions from the previous quarter. Our state-of-the-art mining platform is performing as expected and with the expansion of our mining network on pace, along with the recent rise with the price of Bitcoin, Argo is well-placed for a strong year ahead.

 

Peter Wall

Argo Blockchain CEO

 The company is increasing mining capacity in anticipation of halving and currently has 13,364 devices, including 6,375 Bitmain Antminer T17s, which were installed on January 1. By the end of the quarter, Argo intends to add another 3,625 of the same miners. It is estimated that with a full set of 17,000 devices, its computing capacity will exceed 650 petaheches.