• Private advertisement listings site Craigslist now allows users to specify they are “OK” with cryptocurrency payments. A ‘Huge’ Step For Exposure Screenshots appearing on social media Thursday confirmed the move, which marks the first formal interaction between the resource and the technology. Craigslist, which ranks top in the world for classified ads according to SimilarWeb and has an Alexa rating of 106, is a “huge” step in support for crypto, community members said in response

    Craigslist Goes Crypto With ‘Cryptocurrency OK’ Button

    | 2017/12/08 7:00 am
  • For the first time in history, gold faces a formidable challenger: Bitcoin. Today, the cryptocurrency surpasses, by many times, the precious metal in value and popularity. Bitcoin Surpasses Gold in Popularity For millennia, humanity has used gold as a medium of exchange and store of value. People have used the precious metal as a long-term investment and as a hedge against market volatility throughout history. And, because of its lustrous sheen, gold is used as

    Bitcoin Trending 3 Times Higher than Gold in Google, 11 Times More Valuable

    | 2017/12/07 1:15 am
  • With Bitcoin prices smashing through one milestone after another and mainstream financial institutions like CME Group, CBOE, and Nasdaq preparing to offer Bitcoin futures trading, you would think that investors would be beating down the doors to get in on the action. While many investors are rushing to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, just as many are shying away from the digital currency. All of a sudden, or so it seems, Bitcoin hype is everywhere.

    Ten Reasons Why Bitcoin Is Still Scaring Investors Away

    | 2017/12/06 11:15 pm
  • Bitcoin may be trading at all-time highs, but not everybody is celebrating. Crypto-loving gamers everywhere have their headsets in a twist after Valve, the parent company of popular online gaming platform Steam, announced today that they will no longer be accepting Bitcoin payments. Citing the digital currency’s extreme price fluctuations in recent months, as well as increased transaction fees, Valve stated that it has become “untenable” to continue supporting Bitcoin as a payment option. The announcement,

    Steam Drops Support for Bitcoin Payments Citing Wild Price Swings, High Transaction Fees

    | 2017/12/06 5:30 pm
  • A strategist at JPMorgan Chase now says that Bitcoin could be a legitimate asset like gold even though CEO Jamie Dimon rips into the cryptocurrency. Will JPMorgan suffer whiplash from this constant back-and-forth? Is there a doctor in the house? We could use one as JPMorgan Chase once again does an about-face concerning Bitcoin, which may lead to a case of whiplash. The banking and financial services giant has a dubious history with the popular

    JPMorgan Suffers Whiplash as They Say Bitcoin Could be the New Gold

    | 2017/12/05 3:00 am
  • Like the Internet a few decades ago, Bitcoin is now becoming one of the greatest job creators. In fact, Bitcoin and blockchain-related job listings are at an all-time high on sites like LinkedIn and Dice. Bitcoin is Disrupting the Job Market The advent of the cryptocurrency is creating incredible new opportunities in finance, business, and industry. As a result, the demand for Bitcoin-related services is growing exponentially, which in turn is driving the creation of

    Demand for Bitcoin Jobs Surging as Price Continues to Climb

    | 2017/12/04 10:30 am
  • Japan consumers rate “cryptocurrency” a more influential ‘buzzword’ than anything except six terms in 2017, data shows. Japan: Cryptocurrency Is 7th Biggest ‘Buzzword’ Results of a public vote for the so-called ‘buzzwords’ of 2017 have concluded that cryptocurrency is a top-ten term for the year, coming in at number seven, local news outlet ITmedia reports. "Crypto Currency" (仮想通貨) is now among the top 10 buzzwords in Japan https://t.co/54XEwHUZMw — cnLedger (@cnLedger) December 4, 2017 The

    Bitcoin Mania: Japan Sees ‘Cryptocurrency’ Become Top-10 Buzzword

    | 2017/12/04 7:30 am
  • In a small corner in the neighborhood of Manhattan in New York, Melt Bakery a ‘hole in the wall’ that sells ice cream sandwiches, accepts Bitcoin as a payment option. A few swipes of a mobile app are all that it takes to complete your transaction, but remember that if you want to use Bitcoin at Melt, you might have to pay extra for the privilege. More Interest in the Cryptocurrency There are several stores in

    Want to Pay With Bitcoin? Be Prepared to Pay Extra for the Privilege

    | 2017/12/03 10:00 pm
  • 2017 has been a booming year for many cryptocurrencies – and Bitcoin is the craziest one. The cryptocurrency hit a record high this year at above $10,000, bringing a lot of surprises to Bitcoin enthusiasts, prediction gurus, investors, and naysayers as well. But where does the cryptocurrency go after 2017? Predicting the future in any field is hard. And in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystem, it is even harder to predict what will happen the

    Bitcoin’s $100,000 Mark is Achievable – Here’s Why

    | 2017/12/03 8:15 am
  • Bitcoin is primed to become a noticeable component of international commodity trading as a Ukrainian shipping company plans on accepting it, and others are going to follow suit. While there are instances of people buying a home or paying their rent with Bitcoin, it seems that the vast majority of transactions are relatively minor. However, the cryptocurrency is starting to move into the much deeper waters of international commodity trading where the stakes, and the

    Cryptocurrency Hits the High Seas as Ukrainian Shipping Company Accepts Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/03 5:45 am
  • PayPal tried and failed in its stated mission to create a “new world currency,” but Bitcoin is stepping up and fulfilling PayPal’s original vision. It’s a long road to travel for a new means of commerce to gain traction and eventual acceptance. Bitcoin has finally reached such a stage as the digital currency has soared in value over the last year. While digital currencies are all the rage, there have been notable attempts at creating

    Bitcoin Fulfilling the Original Purpose of PayPal

    | 2017/12/03 3:00 am
  • In their quest to gain supremacy in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, EY, PwC, and KPMG) are focusing their strategies and shaping their services to better respond to their customers’ demands. And, as a testament to Bitcoin’s status as an increasingly mainstream financial asset, PwC is following EY’s lead in accepting payments in Bitcoin. PwC Hong Kong Accepts Bitcoin Bitcoin and its blockchain technology are becoming so pervasive throughout business, finance,

    Two of the Big Four Accounting Firms Now Accept Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/02 9:30 pm
  • Holders of cryptocurrency in Indonesia are being warned to sell of their digital assets as Bank Indonesia is set to ban Bitcoin on behalf of the government sometime in 2018. While everyday individuals are embracing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, a number of national governments are not. Those who trade in digital currency in Indonesia are being warned to sell off what they have due to the fact that the government, acting through Bank Indonesia (BI),

    People Warned to Sell Bitcoin in Face of Looming Ban in Indonesia

    | 2017/12/02 5:00 am
  • Hit CBS show The Big Bang Theory featured a Bitcoin-focused storyline in an episode which aired last night. The most successful science nerd sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, aired it’s Bitcoin-focused episode last night going out to an estimated 12.6 million viewers. The episode, which went by the title “The Bitcoin Entanglement”, followed Sheldon and the gang as they embarked on a mission to track down the long lost, and forgotten Bitcoins that they had mined

    The Big Bang Theory and Bitcoin’s Mainstream Media Perception

    | 2017/12/01 3:00 pm
  • With the recent rise of cryptocurrency popularity, a rental company has decided to implement Bitcoin payments into its online platform. Living on Bitcoin In the above video, we can see the journey of a man who is trying to live solely on Bitcoin for a week. As cryptocurrencies are steadily gaining popularity worldwide, many users have tried to find more use cases for Bitcoin. Currently, cryptocurrencies are mainly used for trading and investing, however, experts

    Cryptocurrency Users Can Now Pay their Rent with Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/01 12:00 am
  • Bitcoin may have passed the $11,000 mark, but a deputy governor at the Bank of England believes that the cryptocurrency is no threat to the world economy. The Astronomical Rise of Bitcoin In the last couple of days, Bitcoin has become one of the most popular topics in the world. As the digital cryptocurrency is surpassed the $11,000 price mark, many analysts and experts are speculating how much further it’s going to grow. The famous

    Bank of England Deputy Claims Bitcoin ‘Too Small’ to Threaten World Economy

    | 2017/11/29 3:15 pm
  • As the world celebrates Bitcoin’s surge above $10,000 USD, hedge fund wizard Michael Novogratz predicts that Bitcoin will “easily” reach $40,000 USD in the next few months. Novogratz is equally bullish on Ethereum. Bitcoin Will Surpass $40,000 in 2018 Bitcoin enthusiasts and financial experts take former Fortress Investment Group chief Michael Novogratz’s predictions seriously. He has been proven correct time and time again. On November 21, 2017, Novogratz predicted that Bitcoin’s value would be higher

    Novogratz Sets Next Target Price for Bitcoin at $40,000

    | 2017/11/28 4:00 pm
  • Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) director and registrar of banking institutions, Norman Mataruka, recently stated that Bitcoin was illegal and that the regulator would not allow its use in Zimbabwe. Bitcoin is quickly becoming the crisis currency of the 21st century. Interest in Bitcoin soared in Nigeria after the country unpegged the Naira from the US dollar in June 2016, causing it to collapse 40% overnight. In Venezuela, Bitcoin has become a case study in cryptocurrency

    Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe: ‘Bitcoin is Not Legal’

    | 2017/11/26 1:30 pm
  • In a move that has surprised many investors, French asset management firm TOBAM announced on Wednesday that has launched Europe’s first ever Bitcoin mutual fund. Institutional Investors and Bitcoin Over the past several months, Bitcoin has received a lot of attention from major news stations and institutional investors. Some investors have been hesitating to directly invest in the decentralized cryptocurrency due largely to the lack of proper regulations and security measures by authorities. There have been previous

    Asset Management Firm TOBAM Launches Europe’s First Bitcoin Mutual fund

    | 2017/11/25 2:00 am
  • Thomas Lee, who heads research at Fundstrat, is doubling his previous price target for Bitcoin, believing that the cryptocurrency will reach $11,500 in mid-2018. It’s been a wild ride for Bitcoin in 2017. When the year started, the cryptocurrency was worth $800, but the value of Bitcoin has exploded since then as it currently sells for $8221. Many individuals are quite bullish on Bitcoin and expect that it will continue to rise in value. Hedge

    Thomas Lee Bullish on Bitcoin Reaching $11,500

    | 2017/11/23 7:00 am
  • Bitcoin continues to fascinate different segments of society. Bitcoin’s resiliency and unique inherent features are now increasingly appealing to those concerned with surviving a nuclear meltdown, an asteroid impact, an economic apocalypse, or any other dire disaster. Concurrently, the survivalists or preppers’ market is expanding exponentially. Bitcoin Better than Gold in a Nuclear Meltdown Bitcoin is more attractive than gold. Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, explicitly declared it: “Bitcoin is better than gold.” Survivalists share Wozniak’s

    Survivalists Are Storing Bitcoin Instead of Gold

    | 2017/11/22 4:30 pm
  • After the CEO of JP Morgan Chase harshly criticized the famous cryptocurrency, reports have emerged that the finance corporation is planning to allow its clients to trade Bitcoin futures.  Bitcoin Not a Fraud After All, Eh Jamie? A few weeks ago, the CEO of financial services giant JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, criticized the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin by calling it a ‘fraud’ and ‘tulip bulbs’. Dimon also claimed that Bitcoin attracts criminals like drug dealers and money

    Isn’t it Ironic? JPMorgan May Offer Clients Access to Bitcoin Futures After All

    | 2017/11/22 9:45 am