While there was a lot of FUD floating around, that wasn’t the real reason prices fell so sharply.
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Today on the letter:
- Home sales are rising, home supplies are falling
- Biden’s first stimulus test
- Euro pessimism
Our main discussion: Why the bitcoin dip wasn’t caused by FUD.
Anyone paying attention this week had reasons for hectic worry. Janet Yellen’s comments on criminal activity. Persistent questions about Tether. A non-story about a double issue reinforced by the mainstream media.
In this episode, NLW argues that none of these actually explain the break-in. Instead, he argues, they were used by skilled traders to amplify the effects of the dip.
See also: First Mover: Bitcoin ‘Double-Spend’ FUD gives newbies a volatility hour
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