Bitcoin, from Curiosity to Household Word

Bitcoin, from Curiosity to Household Word

Bitcoin, from Curiosity to Household Word $JPM, $BTCUSD The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said Monday, that the world’s central banks cannot ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies and may at some point have to consider whether it makes sense for them to issue their own digital currencies, “Whether or not a central bank should provide […]

HEFFX Bitcoin Outlook, $2500 then a Rally

HEFFX Bitcoin Outlook, $2500 then a Rally

HEFFX Bitcoin Outlook, $2500 then a Rally China banned initial coin offerings (ICOs), referring to them as an unauthorized fundraising tool that may involve financial scams. The Chinese central bank said those who have already raised money should pay it back. China accounts for about 90 percent of all bitcoin trading on exchanges, and demand […]

Bitcoin Dives on Dimon’s Fraud Warning

Bitcoin Dives on Dimon’s Fraud Warning

Bitcoin Dives on Dimon’s Fraud Warning $JPM, $BTCUSD, $ETH/USD Wednesday, Bitcoin dove by more than 10%, as investors sold the cryptocurrency after a warning by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) Chief Executive Jamie Dimon that it “is a fraud” and will eventually “blow up.” Bitcoin, the original and biggest cryptocurrency, has rallied strong in recent months, hitting a […]

Bitcoin is Fraud CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon

Bitcoin is Fraud CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon

Bitcoin is Fraud CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon has denounced the bitcoin cryptocurrency as a fraud, bound to fail. Meanwhile, the controversial cryptocurrency has tumbled to a three-week low and is currently trading at around $3,970. Bitcoin lost a massive $1,000 in value since the beginning of September […]

Bitcoin Goes Mainstream in Switzerland

Bitcoin Goes Mainstream in Switzerland

Bitcoin Goes Mainstream in Switzerland Chiasso in Switzerland is going to let residents pay their taxes in bitcoin from the start of next year. The decision is part of the country’s efforts to become a global hub for financial technology. According to the swissinfo.ch portal, authorities approved the new scheme after discussions with cryptocurrency and […]

China May Slap Brakes on Bitcoin

China May Slap Brakes on Bitcoin

China May Slap Brakes on Bitcoin Caixin reported that China was planning to shut down local crypto-currency exchanges. On Monday, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal issued similar reports, saying that China was drafting a plan to ban commercial trading of all virtual currencies. Bitcoin was trading lower by around 1.6 percent at $4,160. Speculation […]

Bitcoin Investment Opportunities

Bitcoin Investment Opportunities

Magical Internet Money Hits $5k The decentralized currency Bitcoin has rallied hard this year, climbing from $1,000 per BTC on January 1st to $5,000 per BTC on the first of September. The digital asset had a substantial market capitalization of approx. $82.6B with only 16.5 million bitcoins currently in circulation. Further, bitcoin trade volume has […]

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold $BTCUSD, $GLD, $BAC Market guru Mark Mobius said he is sensing danger in the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies. Governments will begin clamping down on digital currencies because of their use in illicit financing, with terrorist groups to drug dealers contributing to their rise, Mr. Mobius, Executive Chairman at […]

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal $BTCUSD Bitcoin dives after the PBOC, China’s central bank, said ICO (initial coin offerings) are illegal and asked that all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales. Monday,the PBOC on its website […]

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge $GLD, $BTCUSD, $MS, $GS Bitcoin is better than Gold and is probably better than conventional fiat (paper) currencies as a medium of exchange. But the conventional view that this new cryptocurrency is also superior to Gold as a hedge against inflation and uncertainty still needs […]

Bitcoin’s Profile Grows Forecasts Rise

Bitcoin’s Profile Grows Forecasts Rise

Bitcoin’s Profile Grows, Forecasts Rise $BTCUSD, $GS, $BAC Price forecast for Bitcoin are rising, with some of the biggest banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) joining, while speculators to long-time investors are making new bets. The consensus is that the biggest cryptocurrency will face some resistance around 4,500 – 4,800 and correct, to then […]

Bitcoin, The Big Picture

Bitcoin, The Big Picture

Bitcoin, The Big Picture $BTCUSD finished at $4410.98 Wednesday. The price of Bitcoin rose Wednesday, following a brief dip below the $4,000 mark, in an apparent run at another record high. On 1 August Bitcoin Cash ,Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash successfully launched. The Big Picture A simple cryptocurrency transaction looks like this, as follows: John wants to send […]

Bitcoin Powers Human Trafficking

Bitcoin Powers Human Trafficking

A team of university researchers has devised the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin – the primary payment method for online sex ads. This is the first step toward developing a suite of freely available tools to help police and nonprofit […]

Crypto Coin Market is a ‘Time-Bomb’ that is Ticking

Crypto Coin Market is a ‘Time-Bomb’ that is Ticking

Crypto Coin Market is a ‘Time-Bomb’ that is Ticking Entrepreneurs issuing dispensable digital coins to cash in on the hype of Crypto currency are fanning a blockchain assets bubble. Firms have raised $1.3-B this year in digital coin sales, surpassing venture capital funding of blockchain companies and up more than 6X from the total raised […]

Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies) Emerges as a New Asset Class 

Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies) Emerges as a New Asset Class 

Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies) Emerges as a New Asset Class $GLD, $USD, $BTC No asset has evolved from concept to storing billions of dollars as fast as Bitcoin. In the 7 years since inception, a robust ecosystem has developed. Retail traders have the infrastructure to drive over $1-B in daily liquidity while professionals can access tailored financial […]

Investment Strategist Warns, “Stay away from Bitcoin…”

Investment Strategist Warns, “Stay away from Bitcoin…”

Investment Strategist Warns, “Stay away from Bitcoin…” $BTCUSD The price of Bitcoin has risen by 210% since March to over $2,900… and one of the world’s most successful investment strategists is warning investors to stay away. Speaking at the Mauldin Economics’ Strategic Investment Conference, Raoul Pal said Bitcoin’s explosion upward is mania. Bitcoin Is a […]

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer Legal marijuana companies are turning to Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency, in an effort to get rid of all its cash, as banks stay on the sidelines. The inability to access traditional financial institutions is 1 of the marijuana industry’s biggest impediments. Legal cannabis was a […]

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds $GLD, $SLV,$DIA, $GOVT Last  week ended with a new all-time high for the DJIA.  Keep in mind I am still a Big Bear on the stock market, but there’s no need to begin the depression any sooner than is necessary.  Still, I have to be honest […]

A Gold-backed Crypto Currency the Way to Introduce a New World Gold Standard.

A Gold-backed Crypto Currency the Way to Introduce a New World Gold Standard.

A Gold-backed Crypto Currency the Way to Introduce a New World Gold Standard. $GLD, $ABX, $SLW, $EXCFF You may recall that in December 2016 the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the World Gold Council (WGC) announced a new “Shari’ah Standard on Gold.” The new Gold standard was celebrated as a […]

The Bitcoin Bonanza, the Cryptocurrency Marks a Record High

The Bitcoin Bonanza, the Cryptocurrency Marks a Record High

The Bitcoin Bonanza, the Cryptocurrency Marks a Record High $GLD, $BTCUSD $100’s worth of Bitcoins 7 years ago are now valued at nearly $80-M Bitcoin has more than 2X’d this year compared against the USD, reaching a record high of $2,190.45/each Monday, the 7-year anni of Bitcoin Pizza Day. The Day commemorates the time a […]

Bitcoin (BTC) More Valuable Than Gold?

Bitcoin (BTC) More Valuable Than Gold?

Bitcoin (BTC) All Time High Highlights: Two days after breaching $1,700, Bitcoin continued its surge, trading through $1,800 Coinify Deal Adds 3000 Merchants to Bitcoin Network Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges May Resume BTC Withdrawals Bitcoin Gets a Tax Cut in Australia’s 2017 Budget Japanese E-Giant Will Launch GMO-Z Bitcoin Exchange In Two Weeks. 1000 Ghs = […]

Bitcoin Spikes, Marks $1,700, + $1-B Market Cap in 24 Hrs

Bitcoin Spikes, Marks $1,700, + $1-B Market Cap in 24 Hrs

Bitcoin Spikes, Marks $1,700, + $1-B Market Cap in 24 Hrs The price of the volatile digital currency rose above $1,700 Tuesday morning, according to a price index by industry website Coindesk, with analysts contemplating what risks or Back Swans could scuttle its recent price run. “Over 1 year, the market capitalization for Bitcoin has increased […]

Bitcoin Marks All-time Highs

Bitcoin Marks All-time Highs

Bitcoin Marks All-time Highs  $BTCUSD Tuesday, Bitcoin rose to an all-time high above $1,400, after more than 3X’ing in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment. Cryptocompare, a data website that analyses Bitcoin trading […]

SEC says No to Bitcoin, Price Dives Deep

SEC says No to Bitcoin, Price Dives Deep

SEC says No to Bitcoin, Price Dives Deep Last week the SEC denied a Bitcoin’s ETF proposal filed by the Winklevoss Brothers. FLASH: On March 10 after the closing of the NYSE, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected the rule change for the Bitcoin ETF due to regulatory concerns. Following the announcement, the price per […]

Bitcoin Nears Record Highs

Bitcoin Nears Record Highs

Bitcoin Nears Record Highs Bitcoin Hits 3-year Peak, Nears Record High on US ETF Approval Talk Bitcoin hit its highest levels in more than 3 years Thursday and came within $3 of an all-time high, on speculation that the 1st Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) is set to receive approval from the US financial regulator. Traditional […]

Bitcoin: What You Need to Know

Bitcoin: What You Need to Know

Bitcoin: What You Need to Know In Y 2009 a person dubbed Satoshi Nakamoto introduce the idea of Bitcoin, although the concept of crypto-currency stems from a Y 1998 publication by Wei Dai. What began as an idea for a way to create an economy outside the constraints of government quickly gained momentum and has […]

Tallinn will host the first large conference devoted to Blockchain

Tallinn will host the first large conference devoted to Blockchain

Tallinn will host the first large conference devoted to Blockchain and cryptocurrencies On March 9, 2017 the first large conference for Blockchain developers and businessmen – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference – will be held in Tallinn. Representatives of leading IT companies, authors of startups and everyone who is interested in Blockchain technologies will come together. […]

Dubai to Use Blockchain Technology for All Government Documents

Dubai to Use Blockchain Technology for All Government Documents

Dubai to Use Blockchain Technology for All Government Documents The Dubai government is seeking to position the emirate as a leader in blockchain technology Dubai has announced plans to use blockchain, the database technology behind crypto currency Bitcoin, for all government documents by Y2020. Dubai Media Office said in a tweet the strategy was launched […]

Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain

Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain

Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain Simpley put, all Bitcoin transactions are recorded on a blockchain, a public, decentralized, permissionless ledger. The transactions are recorded in bundles, called “blocks,” by “miners” who receive a small reward in kind for mining. The process creates new Bitcoins. Miners currently earn 25 Bitcoins per block that is 16.175. The beginning […]