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Tuur Demeester

Tuur Demeester is an investor and economist, mostly in Bitcoin. He launched the investment newsletter MacroTrends in 2008. He founded Adamant Capital in 2017.

Reviews by Tuur Demeester

πŸ”‘ 2 positive | πŸ’© 6 negative

πŸ’©

I originally saw [Litecoin] as a hedge against a particular Bitcoin panic, now it's just an altcoin with a reasonable amount of liquidity.

2016-11-27 | Full Review

πŸ’©

IOTA is a bad joke but still has a $4B market cap, 5x that of last summer. ICO market seems frothy still.

2018-05-28 | Full Review

πŸ’©

I'm afraid #tether is an accident waiting to happen. Won't be surprised if bank accnts freeze on accusion of abetting with money laundering.

2017-09-30 | Full Review

πŸ’©

As I said before, have serious concerns about $STEEM. How is it mined? What's to say there's no hidden "god mode"?

2016-08-12 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

Just bought ETC/ETH β€” long Ethereum Classic, short ETH.

2017-02-01 | Full Review

πŸ’©

I’m skeptical of [hybrid POW/POS systems like Decred]. I’m open to it potentially working, but, to me, Bitcoin is really a mechanism to convert electricity into financial reliability. If you start to inject protocols with some energy and some voting . . . I struggle to see how that’s more efficient or better somehow or creates better reliability than what Bitcoin does.

2018-09-11 | Full Review

πŸ’©

I’ve been an Ether skeptic since 2014 did an interview with Joe Lubin and some other people. My first question was, "what is going to be the utility of Ether?." And they said, "well it’s going to be a platform for experimentation and we don’t know yet." But I still have that question today when I look at Ethereum Dapps. What can you do there that you can’t do on AWS or a centralized server....My skepticism comes from a place where they tried to cram too much into one layer and they should have gone for a lean layer instead.

2018-09-11 | Full Review

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Why I think Bitcoin is evolving towards Reserve Asset status: πŸ“ˆ 10yr track record πŸ“ˆ Highest security πŸ“ˆ Stable & growing protocol stack πŸ“ˆ Institutional adoption πŸ“ˆ High & improving privacy πŸ“ˆ Politically neutral πŸ“ˆ User sovereignty πŸ“ˆ Virtuous liquidity cycle

2018-11-30 | Full Review