• Dash is one of the cryptocurrencies hoping to one up Bitcoin by promising greater privacy, instant transactions, and token fungibility. Taking a break from BTC price hysteria, let’s instead take a look at what this perennial top-10 cryptocurrency has been up to in the past week. You never know…Bitcoinists might even learn a thing or two.  Dash in the News Let’s make a grand (and short) sweep across social happenings, price movements, networks statistics, development updates

    This Week in Dash: Tracking the Path of Bitcoin’s Stealthier Cousin

    | 2016/12/24 5:00 am
  • Increasingly, the subject of anonymity-focused Monero has been popping up on blockchain forums. According to Google Trends, searches on the topic surged by about 700% in August 2016. [Note: The following article is a guest post by Rupert Hackett, acting Board Director for the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association] Also read: Bitcoin Debit Card in a Browser Extension What is Monero? How is it Different from Bitcoin? Monero is currently one of the most traded cryptocurrencies. It

    Understanding Monero and Its Mission to Reclaim Online Anonymity

    | 2016/12/01 4:00 am
  • 30 March 2016 – This month leaves us some interesting trends in the cryptocurrency market, With Bitcoin remaining solidly above $400 USD coming out of last month’s bullish run, scraping $399 just once on the sixth and averaging day-to-day around $415. This despite a plateau in hashpower on the network, likely in anticipation of the coming halving and problems with core scaling development. Even more fascinating, though, is the explosive price increase of Ethereum, increasing

    Monthly Price Trends Show BTC Stagnation, Ethereum’s Long Hold Viability

    | 2016/03/30 5:18 am
  • Just as Bitcoin’s block reward halved in the past, Litecoin will undergo the same same process on Tuesday, August 25th. In anticipation of the halving, the Litecoin Association says that it is a milestone in the cryptocurrency’s 4-year history. Also read: Litecoin Undergoes Changes With Official Branding Guide The association also released a video that elaborates the entire process of Litecoin’s halving, informing that after the halving, Litecoin will reward miners with 25 coins rather than 50 coins

    Litecoin Halving: Impact on Exchange Rate, Mining Profitability

    | 2015/08/19 9:00 am
  • Since last week, Bitcoin has dropped a net total of approximately $10 (3.5%). This drop came after a brief surge to the high $290s; the Bitcoin price flirted with $300 but ultimately failed to break through the resistance. Furthermore, news of Mark Karpeles’ arrest seems to have indirectly affected the price. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Just a few days ago, Mark Karpeles — the ex CEO of the now-defunct Mt Gox exchange

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 7/26 – 8/2: Markets Down, Vanillacoin Takes Lead

    | 2015/08/03 9:00 am
  •   With a positive gain of around $20 this week, Bitcoin seems to be rebounding, perhaps for a potential break through the $300 barrier once again. The small bump in price is most likely associated with the positive news surrounding Gemini, the Bitcoin exchange in the making brought to you by the Winklevoss twins. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Wrap Up If you haven’t heard yet, the Winklevoss twins have taken one step further to

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 7/19 – 7/26: BTC & LTC Rebound, $300 incoming?

    | 2015/07/27 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin, among other coins, saw both an increase in price followed by a hefty decrease in price shortly after. Bitcoin broke $300 after nearly a month of steady price gains. Unfortunately, the price was not able to stay there for more than a couple of days and since then price has fallen. While the price has attempted on multiple occasions for reentry into $300, the highest Bitcoin has been this week $294. Price has continued

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 7/12 – 7/19: BTC Down 10%, Markets Holding Steady

    | 2015/07/20 3:00 pm
  • Rising around $50 in price, Bitcoin had a crazy ride this week. Breaking the monotony that we’ve seen for the last 18 weeks with only single digit changes and the occasional bull run, the rise from $260 to $310 is reminiscent of the kind of trading we saw last year. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Wrap Up With a steady buying pattern this week, Bitcoin users experienced steady gains in price with no signs of

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: BTC Breaks $300, Rise And Fall of LTC

    | 2015/07/13 2:00 pm
  • This week, Bitcoin has seen stable gains, securing a 2.25% increase. While we did see some dips this week, Bitcoin never fell below the $240 threshold. After Bitcoin hit its low at $240, it rose quickly, hitting this week’s high at $252. Since then, Bitcoin has decreased slightly and is hovering just under $250. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Volume has been in the average range this week — possibly on the lower end

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 6/21 – 6/28: BTC Holds Steady, Mintcoin Demand Increases

    | 2015/06/29 8:00 am
  • This week we saw volatility that was a lot, even for the relatively unstable Bitcoin market. The week started at a low of $230, spiking all the way up to the $260 range that totals to a nearly 13% increase in price. Like many people expected, however, the price quickly fell back down and is currently hovering at just above $240, coinciding with the prediction I made in last week’s Market Wrap-Up. Despite all the

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 6/14 – 6/21: BTC Cools Down, Interest Returns to Altcoins

    | 2015/06/22 12:00 pm
  • Since the last market wrap up, price in Bitcoin has finally hit bottom and the trend has reversed. The defining moment that turned the price around was earlier this week when price hit bottom at $222. Since then, price has increased at a steady pace totaling to a net gain of 4.5% over the last seven days. If current trends hold, I’d expect Bitcoin to be either approaching or however just above $240 this time

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 6/7 – 6/14: BTC reverses trend, VTC Goes Down, XPM in its Prime

    | 2015/06/15 8:00 am
  • Over the last week, Bitcoin has continued to experience price slippage after briefly hitting a peak of $233 early in the week. From the peak, however, things went downhill. The price dipped to a low of $221 — a 5% drop. For the rest of the week, the price fluctuated between $225 and $223, aside from a brief bull run to $232. Through all the volatility, however, Bitcoin only dropped in value by 2.9%, much less drastic

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/31-6/7: BTC Slippage Ccontinues, Vertcoin Leads the Pack

    | 2015/06/09 4:52 am
  • This week in Bitcoin, we saw a straight trend downwards, with no reversals or bounces. The price briefly held at $240, peaking at $242, and then proceeded to slowly depreciate until it hit a floor at $228 — decreasing nearly 5% over the last seven days. Since then, the price has recovered slightly and is hovering at $230. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Bitcoin’s depression in price is most likely due to the attention OKCoin

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/24-5/31: Bitcoin Falls Below $230, Ripple Rebounds, Vertcoin Holds Steady

    | 2015/06/02 12:59 am
  • This week has seen much sideways movement from Bitcoin, but nothing that will impact Bitcoin in the long term. Bitcoin started the week in the mid $230s, where it proceeded to decrease slowly to a bottom of $230 around Thursday. On some exchanges like Bitfinex, it even dipped a little below that, briefly touching $228. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up After it had hit the floor, Bitcoin rose $20 in two days, peaking

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/3-5/10: Bitcoin Sideways, XMR, VRC, and NET Solid Performers

    | 2015/05/11 8:00 am
  • Cryptocurency markets have been very promising this week. Bitcoin started out at $220 and has crept up to approximately $240, making for a net gain of 9.5% for the week. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Volume has remained fairly level this week, currently sitting just under $18 million — a healthy sign of natural trading without whale influence. The market graph shows a “tick-tock” pattern where the price will peak, move sideways, and then peak again. After

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/26-5/3: Market Trends Upward, Litecoin Similar Patterns & Vericoin Skyrockets

    | 2015/05/04 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin experienced common symptoms of what I would like to call market manipulation: sudden rise of value followed by a steady decrease in price, punctuated with a sudden and sharp decrease in price. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up If nothing else from this article sticks, just know that this week in Bitcoin that the price fluctuated from the low $220s, rising all the way up to $240, where it then decreased and hit

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/19-4/26: Market Slides, DASH & ZiftrCOIN Squeeze Through

    | 2015/04/27 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin continued to decline from the $240s earlier this week, hitting a floor at around $220. The price is currently retesting new levels between $220 and $230, but that seems to be a losing battle with the price still trending downwards. Also read: Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: 4/5-4/15: BTC, LTC, and Dash Down, Crave Cut Short Volume has also been quite low this week, reaching slightly over $15 million for today’s 24 hour trading volume. This

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/12 – 4/19: Market Patterns Continue, Crave Bounces Back

    | 2015/04/20 8:00 am
  • Here is Bitcoinist’s Bitcoin Market Wrap. It is been a relatively quiet week for Bitcoin, market-wise. Bitcoin has only fluctuated a couple percentage points every day, with usually a net difference of 1-3% daily. If we take a look at more traditional investments, 1-3% of the variation is a lot, but for Bitcoin in its current state, that is pretty stable. If we take a look at those same “traditional investments” they are down as well.

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Week: 2/1/ – 2/8/15, NetCoin and DigiByte Trending Upward

    | 2015/02/09 8:00 am
  • Let’s face it: there’s a sea of altcoins debuting practically every month. Now that cryptocurrency has made its mark for more than five years, the technology is getting more sophisticated and easier to produce. That being said, it doesn’t always mean new altcoins make a significant impact. With new altcoins premiering all the time, it’s hard to break the mold and catch some eyes. But NeuCoin seems to be doing alright with that, as they’re

    Is NeuCoin the Strongest Altcoin Opening in 2015 Thus Far?

    | 2015/02/03 3:00 pm
  • After seeing the Bitcoin price spike to $300 earlier this week, the market has been on a steady decline. In total, Bitcoin has dropped 38% this week, from a peak of $307 to approximately $223. Bitcoin’s price increased exponentially due to announcements from the Winklevoss Twins about Gemini and Coinbase’s new exchange. For the cherry on top, Google has integrated Coinbase into its Google Now application for Android. This app shows notifications in the format of cards; the Coinbase

    Market Summary: 1/25/15-2/1/15

    | 2015/02/03 8:00 am
  • This week has been interesting has been full of surprises to say the least. From January 13th to January 15th Bitcoin dropped from a weight priced of 264.35 on Bitstamp to a weighted price of 178.83 exactly 48 hours later. Equivalent to around a 32.4% drop in price in only just two days, it was a reminder that Bitcoin is still a young and volatile currency. Bitcoin Analysis While the price has gone back up

    Market Analysis: 1-11/1-18

    | 2015/01/20 8:38 pm
  •  With the second week of the New Year now behind us, Bitcoin is slowly but surely stabilizing. With CES coming to a close, as well as the Bitcoin booths that were there, more and more people are becoming aware of the online currency has grown to a tight-knit group of people hoping for its success across the globe. This week’s market summary will break down this weekend, to show how especially unstable Bitcoins price was,

    Market Summary: 1/4 – 1/11

    | 2015/01/12 8:00 am
  • A commonly quoted piece of advice that is the theme of this market analysis is one by Baron Rothschild, an 18th-century British man who was also part of the famous Rothschild banking family. The quote goes “Buy when there’s blood in the streets”, but I’ve also heard “even if it is yours” appended to the end. I cannot confirm origin nor legitimacy of the appended ending, but it further proves the point and theme of

    Market Summary: 12/28 – 1/4

    | 2015/01/07 8:00 am