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Bitcoin is now trading above $11,000 USD, and is up almost 60% from the recent bottom of around $6,980 hit just a few weeks ago. Crypto-currencies, as an an asset class, are again worth more than $500 billion, having added $130 billion since late January.

I find it interesting that both Bitcoin and the XIV (the inverse-VIX ETF) have been around for 7 years, but it's the XIV that went to zero, not Bitcoin. Who would have predicted that?

Meanwhile, an investor who clearly belongs in the "go big or go home" camp just bought $400 million worth of BTC. Just to set the record straight, that was not me, OK?

Seriously, though, I'm a tech geek, and one of the questions I had was, if the blockchain gets forked and diverges, how do we derive the correct state for the transactions? For Ethereum, the answer is that they use the Greedy Heaviest Observed Subtree algorithm. This article does a great job explaining how Ethereum works -

Who has been HODLing on to his BTC and ETH since last June
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