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Crypto Forces
Featuring Gil Luria
Demetri Kofinas speaks with Gil Luria about the economics of bitcoin and the role that governments and regulators will play in this emerging market. How can we use information about supply dynamics and business cycles in mining to help us determine the fair market value of a given cryptocurrency?

In this week’s Crypto Forces segment, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Gil Luria. Gil is the director of institutional equity research at D.A. Davidson and one of the earliest sell-side analysts to cover Bitcoin. Gil Luria provides us with the Wall Street perspective on Bitcoin. This conversation is also a great complement to our recent crypto forces segment with Andrew Keys. We cover the recent run-up in the price of bitcoin, the economics of bitcoin, and the role that governments and regulators will play in this emerging market. How can we use information about supply dynamics and business cycles in mining to help us determine the fair market value of a given cryptocurrency? What does a business cycle for bitcoin mining look like? How do miners invest in new equipment, and how can overinvestment in mining rigs impact future prices?

Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas

Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou

Join the conversation at @hiddenforcespod

Gil Luria joined D.A. Davidson in March 2017 as Director of Research. Previously Gil was an analyst and head of technology research at Wedbush Securities for 11 years, primarily focused on e-commerce and financial technology companies, having previously covered large U.S. telecommunications companies at Sanford C. Bernstein and as a Manager at Deloitte Consulting. Gil has been a frequent speaker at Blockchain and Bitcoin conferences since 2013, presenting Wall St. to Blockchain professionals, and Blockchain to investment professionals. Gil also makes regular appearances in the media, including CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and NPR. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hebrew University and has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Recent articles with Gil:

Bitcoin Extends Rally

Bitcoin Could Reach $98.5k

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