Four years of volatility in the stock market can be covered in a month by cryptocurrency pricing movements. In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice.

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Last year was the least volatile in stock market history of decades. Traders who historically have profited off of pricing swings have given their jobs to high-frequency trading algorithms run by computers that act on the millisecond.

On Wall Street, humans are a commodity being replaced by machines, and yet four years of volatility in the stock market can be covered in a month of pricing movements in the cryptocurrency markets. Cryptocurrency is a worldwide phenomenon, and while governments are clamping down on the industry, regulation is still in its early days.

Such limited regulation allows for market manipulation which, in turn, introduces volatility, and discourages institutional investment, since a large fund has no assurances that their capital is truly secure or at least protected against such bad actors. While it is undeniable that some pretty impressive venture capital companies, hedge funds and high net-worth individuals are both fans of and investors in crypto, as a segment, most of the institutional capital is still on the sidelines. Read more from cointelegraph.com…

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