grasp at rational analysis

11:12 Apr 20, 2018
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Bus/Financial - Economics / Bitcoin
English term or phrase: grasp at rational analysis
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-04-19/what-bitc...
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What's the value of a cryptocurrency made of code with no country enforcing it, no central bank controlling it, and few places to spend it? Is it $2, $20,000, or $2 million? Can one try to grasp at rational analysis, or is this just the madness of crowds?
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The cryptocurrency here refers to Bitcoin.

Does "...grasp at rational analysis" mean "Can one try to estimate the value of Bitcoin using rational analysis"?
Karen Zeng
China
Local time: 03:02


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4 +3get to understand the rational analysis of the value of a cryptocurrency
Nam Vo


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get to understand the rational analysis of the value of a cryptocurrency


Explanation:
Can one try to grasp at rational analysis, or is this just the madness of crowds?
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Can one try to get to understand the rational analysis of the value of a cryptocurrency, or is this just the madness of crowds?

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Note added at 31 mins (2018-04-20 11:43:46 GMT)
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grasp at = understand
https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/grasp...

Nam Vo
Vietnam
Local time: 02:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in VietnameseVietnamese
Notes to answerer
Asker: "get to understand the rational analysis of" sounds like somebody has given a rational analysis of the value of Bitcoin and another person tries to understand that analysis. But there is nothing in the article which says there is already such a rational analysis.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  MPGS: :-)
4 mins
  -> Thank you :)

agree  philgoddard: You've linked to the wrong reference at the end, though. "Grasp at" means "try to achieve", not "understand": https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/grasp...
2 hrs

agree  Tina Vonhof: @asker: No, there may not be a rational analysis yet but the question is: is it possible to achieve such as rational analysis yourself. The writer's point is that he doubts it.
1 day 5 hrs
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