28 Dec '14, 3pm

How 'Bitbanks' Could Solve Bitcoin's Volatility Problem

How 'Bitbanks' Could Solve Bitcoin's Volatility Problem

Cameron Harwick is a PhD student in economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He conducts research into monetary theory and institutions. In this article, Harwick examines bitcoins issue with volatility and how bitcoin banks could offer a solution. Everywhere in the modern world, money is plagued with political problems. Bitcoin’s success, with no help – and, indeed, much opposition – from political authorities around the world, shows just how valuable it is to avoid these problems. Nevertheless, as important an innovation as cryptocurrency is, it comes with its own unique problems. Bitcoin in particular has been notoriously unstable in value , making its success all the more remarkable. Since its inception, its exchange rate against the US dollar has frequently jumped or crashed over 20%, and sometimes nearly as much as 50%, in the course of a single day ...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/bitbanks-solve-bitcoins-volatilit...

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