Tuur Demeester – Bitcoin

Published on
5 July, 2016
Technology, Crypto-currencies
24 minutes
Asset class

Tuur Demeester – Bitcoin

Featuring Tuur Demeester

Tuur Demeester, Adamant Research, shares his views on Bitcoin’s competitor Ethereum, and explains the network effects that will likely make Bitcoin the dominant cryptocurrency for years to come.

Published on
5 July, 2016
Technology, Crypto-currencies
24 minutes
Asset class


  • GM

    Gavin M.

    19 8 2016 10:46

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    Hi Tuur, thanks for the video again and joining the comments. If you do another video it would be great if you could discuss the potential risks/issues you see with bitcoin and how they might play out or could be mitigated e.g. centralisation of power, China (see link from Adam's comment below), 51% attack, transaction authorisation speed, etc.

  • TD

    Tuur D.

    11 7 2016 02:18

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    Hi Brent, thanks for pointing at Prechter's newsletter. I inquired on twitter about his writings with regards to Bitcoin, and a subscriber told me "[Prechter] said "enormous potential as a currency" but didn't outright recommend. From Sept 17EWT 2010" https://twitter.com/peat99/status/752278146729189376

    As for my own newsletter, Bitcoin was part of the recommended currency basket from Jan 7, 2012 until my successor took over in Nov 2013. As of yet, I haven't identified a subscription based financial newsletter who recommended Bitcoin earlier than mine.

  • bn

    brent n.

    10 7 2016 19:44

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    Robert Prechter reco'ed Bitcoin as an investment in his financial newsletter in early 2010.

  • JK

    Jan K.

    9 7 2016 13:14

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    This is a pretty biased opinion and unfortunately a lot of FUD.
    Also, comparing Bitcoin with Ethereum is like comparing apples to oranges. Bitcoin is an app, Ethereum is an app platform. They have different use cases.

  • TM

    Taylor M.

    9 7 2016 01:56

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    We are in early days here. As an investor you should own both BTC and ETH. Similar to Gold/Silver Its impossible to predict what will happen in this space. No doubt its the future. I don't see it as BTC vs ETH. They need each-other, especially now. Eventually I see many usable altcoins, easily tradable.

  • SS

    Sam S.

    8 7 2016 12:49

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    Last time I listened to this guy I gave up what would have been huge profits. I was early in Bitcoin then listened to his last video and sold too soon. He's too myopic and close to the situation to trust his theses. I'm gone forever--Truth Hurts.

  • DS

    David S.

    7 7 2016 19:45

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    Well done. I am a new buyer of Bitcoin and appreciate the additional background on the safety of Bitcoin.

  • GS

    GRANT S.

    7 7 2016 17:19

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    Tuur D. contact Andreas A, Ver or Voorhees to get them on RV as well! We need input from experts like you and him! Great vid..Most people here don't have enough exposure to Cryptocurrency or the terms and science.

  • GG

    George G.

    7 7 2016 16:59

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    Bitcoin investor since 2013..
    These are approx figures

    Bitcoin outstanding 15 million
    Etherium outstanding 85 million
    Bitcoin price 625 USD
    Etherium price 10 USD
    Bitcoin market value 10 billion USD
    Etherium market value 1 billion USD

    Regardless of debate I think currently Bitcoin is a better value/risk/reward proposition than Etherium than 10 to 1 would suggest

  • KC

    Klendathu C.

    7 7 2016 11:53

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    Realvision is getting a very nice collection of videos on crypto-currencies. Comparing this with the ethereum video is very helpful.

  • DR

    Daniel R.

    7 7 2016 06:30

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    Can't claim the same expertise as Tuur, but fwiw I came to same conclusions independently - BTC will break all time high in a sustained way, and ETH will fall drastically, maybe to $2.

  • AG

    Austin G.

    7 7 2016 02:34

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    We are in scary territory, it is a sign of the times I guess. All this does is make me want precious metals. Fine, I'll buy a few bitcoin and toss them into some bin just so I have them, but my gut says precious metals

  • KS

    Kathleen S.

    6 7 2016 23:53

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    Would like to know about the block chain technology and some of the crypto currencies that are of interest - lite coin, ripple, factom, counterparty or dash - bitcoin as a currency is interesting in the fact that it can be used to escape capital controls or as a hedge to currency devaluation (though it's price is very volatile). WHAT about the block chain technology for storing information and for performing transactions -- this is like investing in the internet in 1992 - question where should I be outside of the bitcoin community as pure speculation??? Where do you see the future of block chain going? Also, does it concern you that we don't know who invented bitcoin and the block chain technology?

  • RA

    Robert A.

    6 7 2016 23:33

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    Love the VHS vs BETA analogy. I had to throw away all my 4 Tracks when the 8 Tracks emerged as well . That said, if you had told me 2 years ago I would have spent ANY time trying to understand BC I would have your nuts.....and now, I can't get enough, especially when presented in such a concise and succinct manner. Thank you RV for the opportunity to learn about BC which, incidentally, seems to have captured the attention of some of the sharpest young minds in the world.

  • AR

    Adam R.

    6 7 2016 22:59

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    Im a Novice at this but my fear sensors perked up recently when i read this article in The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/29xGzNs) which said 92% of all transactions are coming from 2 exchanges in China. This to me seems like a huge liquidity issue if China Gov goes after these exchanges. Am I wrong on this?

  • PR

    Peter R.

    6 7 2016 21:57

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    Fascinating but still opaque to 99.99% of the population. As an engineer I am still baffled by the vast computing power needed to manage the blockchain, to me this means vast cost somewhere in the system and in the end when I open my bitcoin wallet and find it somehow empty, who do I call? "Blockbusters"?

  • dw

    darcy w.

    6 7 2016 21:30

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    Certainly one of the more proficient speakers in the bitcoin/cryptocurrency space. Can speak to the financial, technological, and visionary outlook on bitcoin.
    I first learned of Tuur in Dec/2015 after joining RV.
    His primer on bitcoin investing (ow.ly/ZpluM) entirely dictated my own strategy, and has as been very rewarding, beyond just financially. I've been an avid follower of him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester) and always look forward to his content. More clarity on just what Etherium and The DAO are, their potential/limitations, explained in layman terms, were some of my big takeaways here. If you enjoyed this, I highly recommend watching his prior interviews on RV.
    Just search RV for 'Tuur', namespace collisions highly improbable.

  • MW

    Michael W.

    6 7 2016 20:57

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    I must confess I don't have a clue about its use. Can I buy gas, plane tickets, a car, etc with bitcoin? Retired now so no usage in the business world.

  • TD

    Tuur D.

    6 7 2016 15:52

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    Hi guys, Tuur here. I feel like something is missing about which type of protocols more often have a "winner take all" outcome. I think that "specialized + foundational" is perhaps a better criterion. With foundational I mean that we're talking about a protocol, upon which, over time, other investments (who can also turn into protocols) are layered, which in combination with the network effect massively pushes up the cost of changing protocols and favors market share expansion of the existing protocol.

  • CC

    Christopher C.

    6 7 2016 15:44

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    What is staggering to me is the amount of resources (computers, people, energy/electricity for mining etc.) that is being consumed to try to develop a fair (or more fair) medium of exchange and store of value.

  • td

    thomas d.

    6 7 2016 15:22

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    It is always intriguing to listen to Tuur. I follow him for years now and he has become my 'personal' coach to deal with my financials. The results have been beyond expectation. Keep up the good work, I love your work.

  • MS

    Matt S.

    6 7 2016 14:48

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    Long Bitcoin short Ethereum could be my first crypto spread trade. Great insight into digital currencies, especially if you're like me and trying to avoid to switching from traditional currencies due to general lack of understanding. Very helpful.

  • BM

    B. M.

    6 7 2016 14:33

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    Mr. Demeester's Twitter page is also very helpful for a full understanding of the many issues surrounding B/C