Multimedia Weekly Digest: Bitcoin Mania

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By SA Multimedia :

Welcome to SA Multimedia Digest, where we combine videos and podcasts from across Seeking Alpha's contributor base into a single weekly article.

Bitcoins in particular and cryptocurrencies in general are all the rage these days which means everyone has an opinion. Fad? Bubble? Best thing ever? Not a few of our authors have weighed in and we present some of the more interesting ones below.

We begin with Lars Christensen , an internationally renowned Danish economist, who shares his viewpoint on Bitcoin as an economist.

Russell Investments wonders what Bitcoin's popularity says about the state of the US economy.

SchiffGold talked about the difference between gold and Bitcoin.

But even if you're not as bearish as Peter on Bitcoin, it seems like it might be wise to pause and take a deep breath.

Like I said, a lot of people see Bitcoin as a replacement for gold. I think that's a mistake. Gold and crypto are two different things. They share some similarities, but there are some fundamental differences. Those differences make gold a less risky, more stable asset.

Speaking of cryptocurrency, Felix Salmon , Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by David Rolley, co-head of global fixed income at Loomis Sayles, to discuss - among other topics - Venezuela and state-backed cryptocurrency.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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