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Currencies

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bitcoin Price Hits Record High! / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Jeff_Berwick

Bitcoin has just smashed through its all-time high in US dollar terms.

The US dollar was the last all-time fiat currency to crack as bitcoin has been hitting all-time highs in every other government/mafia mandated currency over the last few years.

On CoinDesk bitcoin hit an all time high of $1206.60 which is the highest it’s been since Mt. Gox in 2013, which doesn’t count, because it was likely inflating bitcoin prices before it was shut down.

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Currencies

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bitcoin Breaks Records and Sits at Cusp of All-Time High…Here’s Why / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Jeff_Berwick

We have been the biggest proponent of bitcoin in the financial space since it was $3 in 2011.

It now sits just a few dollars from its all-time high (ex-Mt. Gox which wasn’t a legitimate high) of $1,150. And, bitcoin has remained above the $1000 price level for a record stretch of time - seven days!

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Currencies

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bitcoin Price Dancing around $1,000 / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Mike_McAra

In short: no speculative positions.

Needham & Co., an investment firm, has issued a new report on the potential success of three prospective Bitcoin ETF. In the report, we read:

Given elevated interest in the bitcoin ETFs that are going through the regulatory approval process we're revisting the subject with a deeper dive to take a look at the factors that may affect approval, differences between the three filings, market indicators of approval odds, and the effect of approval/disapproval on price. Overall, we maintain our estimates that the likelihood of approval is less than 25% but that, if it were approved, such an ETF would be extremely successful. That said, there are some market indicators that seem to suggest higher odds than our own estimates. Ultimately, while we don't see any specific reason to disapprove the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, we think the SEC is likely to disapprove out of an abundance of caution around bitcoin itself (as opposed to something specific to the filing).

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Currencies

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bitcoin Making Waves In China and Japan / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Jeff_Berwick

As we’ve said here many times, bitcoin is not a revolution in money and banking.  A revolution means returning to where you came from. Instead, bitcoin is an evolution in money and banking.

It changes the game so massively that the entire financial, monetary and political systems have no idea how to deal with it. For this reason, nearly every country in the world has a different “policy” when it comes to bitcoin.

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Currencies

Friday, January 27, 2017

Bitcoin Price Above Resistance / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Mike_McAra

In short: no speculative positions.
The recent drop in Bitcoin volatility is widely attributed to developments in China. On Bloomberg, we read:

Bitcoin's volatility has plunged since China banned leveraged trading and forced exchanges to charge fees.

Perhaps more meaningfully, trading volume has plunged 98 percent compared with the first days of 2017, according to data from bitcoinity.org. On Jan. 1, when bitcoin traded at $1,012.3, 4.8 million coins exchanged hands. On Wednesday, only 80,092 did. Sure, many Chinese investors, who still represent the lion's share of trading, are away from their desks because of the Lunar New Year. Still, the speed and pattern of the decline make it hard not to draw a line to the regulatory action.

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Currencies

Friday, January 06, 2017

Bitcoin Pulls Back After Massive Price Increase / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Jeff_Berwick

In the last month, bitcoin continued its rise, from $763 to a high of $1,153 yesterday.

Then it fell dramatically on Thursday to a low of $953 on Coindesk and has since been hovering in the $1,000 area.

All of this comes just days after the 8th anniversary of the first piece of the blockchain, known as bitcoin’s “Genesis Block” which was mined by the pseudonym known as Satoshi Nakamoto on the 3rd of January, 2009.

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Currencies

Monday, January 02, 2017

Bitcoin Price Breaks Above $1,000 On First Day of 2017 / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Jeff_Berwick

In the first hours of 2017, bitcoin has surpassed the $1,000 USD mark.

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Currencies

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bitcoin and Friends in 2017 / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Submissions

Greetings from Planet Krypto. We are the real deal, long-timer cryptographic-currency geeks; and today I’m gonna interview me, because I know what questions to ask. Please pardon the over-simplifications:

One: will Bitcoin continue to rise in price?
Yes, because consciousness of the deterioration of fiat currencies is growing. Three years ago, the notion that macroeconomic events would ultimately be the primary price-driver of cryptocurrency prices was almost unheard of. It’s now a no-brainer.
[And the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF? Nooo era! Feel free to ask me.]

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Currencies

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bitcoin Breaks Out To New All-Time Market Cap Highs…How High Can It Go? / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Jeff_Berwick

Bitcoin has had quite a month, rising from $725 to a high of $911 today.

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Currencies

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bitcoin Price Above Resistance / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Mike_McAra

In short: no speculative positions.

If you’re wondering how Bitcoin-based systems might influence the stock market, Overstock has just given you an example. In an article on CoinDesk, we read:

Online retailer Overstock.com has closed the first-ever Series A preferred funding round with shares sold on a blockchain.

Of the total $10.9m raised from existing shareholders, about $1.9m was raised via shares traded on the tØ blockchian platform developed by Overstock.com subsidiary Medici.

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Currencies

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

As Cryptocurrencies Grow More Popular, IRS Attacks Bitcoin Exchange / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Jeff_Berwick

Coinbase, a popular American bitcoin exchange, is under fire by the IRS – one of the most ruthless government agencies –  for being suspected of “failing to comply” with tax laws.

Because of the “war on cash,” privacy concerns and price inflation, people are flocking into cryptocurrencies such a bitcoin. But such alternatives to monopoly-fiat paper money are hated by the handful of human overseers who control the monopolized central banking system.

Privately held exchanges like Coinbase facilitate the exchange of fiat currencies and commodities for a given amount of bitcoin depending on the price being quoted.

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Currencies

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin at Long-term Resistance / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Mike_McAra

In short: no speculative positions.

Bitcoin is now getting more attention as the currency has shot up in the last couple of weeks. In an article on Bloomberg,we read:

It's happening again. Bitcoin has locked step with gold and taken to the skies as uncertainty about the U.S. election increases volatility in global markets. It is, in short, acting as a haven.

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Aside from facing obsolescence and the threat of competing with actual currencies, the volatility of Bitcoin has to be off-putting for serious investors. During any given period, the digital currency swings three to five times more violently than gold, hardly the behavior expected from a haven asset.

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Currencies

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Bitcoin Price Soars on Its Eighth Birthday / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Jeff_Berwick

As of yesterday it was eight years to the day since Bitcoin’s initial white paper was posted to the internet.

And what a birthday party it had, soaring from $614 on October 1st to around $728 today with gold and silver also rocketing higher, with silver up more than 3% today.

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Currencies

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bitcoin Trading Alert: Starting Point of Decline Not Far? / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Mike_McAra

In short: no speculative positions.

The treatment of Bitcoin by asset management firms is slowly changing. The digital currency is by no means as popular as traditional assets, however, investment companies sometimes approach Bitcoin as a new asset class, one that might be on its way to maturity. Money Morning cites a report on Bitcoin by Needham & Co.:

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Stock-Markets

Monday, September 19, 2016

Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Revolution in Banking? / Stock-Markets / Bitcoin

By: Ellen_Brown

Several central banks, including the Bank of England, the People’s Bank of China, the Bank of Canada and the Federal Reserve, are exploring the concept of issuing their own digital currencies, using the blockchain technology developed for Bitcoin. Skeptical commentators suspect that their primary goal is to eliminate cash, setting us up for negative interest rates (we pay the bank to hold our deposits rather than the reverse).

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