Beating Bitcoin Requires Alt-Coin Traders to Mind Correlations

Investors saw this last year when Bitcoin's 1,400 percent surge dominated headlines, yet smaller peers such as Ripple and Stellar far outperformed the world's biggest cryptocurrency. When Bitcoin rallied, its tight correlation with rivals broke down, according to a Bloomberg analysis. On the contrary …
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I do NOT mind the government knowing I bought bitcoins right now. I DO mind a hackable exchange having a copy of my SSN, photo of my drivers license, and a selfie (Circle’s requirement) for a small

I was purchasing bitcoins on Circle for months with an unverified account (a small weekly purchase limit). Loving bitcoin, and getting multiple friends into the ecosystem.

Circle recently put a new requirement on accounts needing my SSN (slightly understandable), a copy of my driver's license, and a selfie. With those 3 documents, if Circle EVER gets hacked, my digital identity will never be safe.

I can't bring bitcoin to my friends saying: "and upload your divers license here for your first $ 100 purchase".

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