• Bitcoinist spoke with the one and only Max Keiser, Wall Street veteran and host of the Keiser Report, who explained why he’s bullish on BTC, expecting it to go well over $100,000.  My view of the world-shaking tech that Bitcoin is has not changed. – Max Keiser Bitcoinist: The Keiser Report was probably the first show to cover Bitcoin as early as 2011. At what price did you first buy Bitcoin? Has your view of

    Max Keiser: I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If George Soros Attempts to ‘Corner’ Bitcoin Market

    | 2018/04/10 8:00 am
  • As institutional investors prepare to officially enter the cryptocurrency market, the New York Stock Exchange may soon list Bitcoin futures contracts. ‘There Is a Trend Here We Can’t Ignore’ Earlier this week, the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company, Intercontinental Exchange Inc., agreed to acquire the 136-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange. Now, the financial institution may have its eyes set on Bitcoin. As reported by Bloomberg, Intercontinental Exchange Inc. has indicated that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency futures

    ICE Chief: ‘We Can’t Ignore’ Bitcoin Trading

    | 2018/04/09 5:00 pm
  • Credit Suisse’s latest estimates indicate that for the first time the richest 1% own 50.1% of all global wealth, a proportion that’s likely to move to the richest 1% owning two-thirds of global wealth by 2030. World’s Rich Getting Richer Global wealth inequality had improved between 2000 and the financial crisis of 2007-2008 but the trend since has seen global wealth statistics shifting. The top 1% of individuals have gained a greater proportion of the

    Bitcoin’s Richest Could Own a Significant Part of Global Wealth

    | 2018/04/09 3:00 pm
  • Since going parabolic in November and reaching all-time highs in December, the cryptocurrency market has collapsed in steep and shocking fashion — leading to a flood of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) from both mainstream media outlets and your co-workers left holding heavy bags. According to some analysts, however, the last few months have merely been growing pains in a steadily maturing market. Older, Wiser Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market as a whole have always been

    Institutional Investors Are Flocking to ‘Maturing’ Cryptocurrency Market

    | 2018/04/09 9:00 am
  • According to some Bitcoin bears, we’re a long way from the floor — but that hasn’t stopped the world’s ultra-rich from buying the dip, including George Soros and the Rockefeller family. ‘Essentially Worthless’ Recent news has suggested some big-time institutional investors are taking an interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies ignoring the Bitcoin bears. According to Capital Economics, a London-based investment research firm, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is set to get slaughtered in

    If Bitcoin is ‘Essentially Worthless,’ The Ultra-Rich Didn’t Get the Memo

    | 2018/04/08 1:30 pm
  • Alexander Borodich, CEO of Universa.io and “business angel of year 2016,” shares a few tips on investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for 2018. [Editor’s note: This article was submitted by guest author: Alexander Borodich, CEO Universa.io, venture investor, and Forbes contributor who also has a Ph.D. in mathematics and electronics.] Cryptocurrencies, as decentralized systems of electronic cash, drastically changed our approach to payment instruments, saving investments, and attracting capital. We have seen how the Bitcoin price has risen by more than

    4 Tips for Investing in Cryptocurrencies: What to Be Aware of in 2018

    | 2018/04/07 3:30 am
  • Investing in cryptocurrencies is a hot topic amongst young employees (aged 25-30) in Japan, according to a recently conducted survey held amongst 4,734 participants. The numbers also resemble the overall crypto inclination amongst students in the US to a degree. 4,734 male employees in Japan, aged 25-30, were questioned in a New R25 survey called “Questionnaire Survey on Virtual Currency” between January and March of 2018. Their answers revealed that approximately 14% owned some form

    Crypto Big in Japan: 14% of Young Employees Invest, Study Says

    | 2018/04/06 5:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Saifedean Ammous, assistant professor of economics at Lebanese American University, Bitcoin economist, carnivore grill-master, and author of the new book, The Bitcoin Standard. I think Bitcoin is the most advanced and best form of money ever invented. –Saifedean Ammous Bitcoinist: First, why did you decide to write The Bitcoin Standard? Saifedean Ammous (SA): I found myself spending more and more time explaining and writing about the economics of Bitcoin to people as interest grew, and many

    Bitcoin is ‘Financial Dynamite’ – Saifedean Ammous (Interview)

    | 2018/04/06 12:00 pm
  • The cryptocurrency market is not the way it used to be anymore, no, not at all! As weak-handed bag holders get shaken out and institutional investors wait for regulatory decisions (and the floor), the market for digital currencies is shifting dramatically — and for the better. Shaking out the Weak Hands In December, everyone was a day-trading cryptocurrency expert. Stories abound about co-workers who convinced their mothers to buy ten litecoins at $350 apiece, and

    Analysts: ‘Seismic Shift’ Occurring in Cryptocurrency Market

    | 2018/04/06 8:00 am
  • After shutting down the idea in 2017, the SEC has officially initiated a formal inquiry into the possibility of allowing Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) via a change to one or more of its rules. Institutional Investors Incoming According to an official release from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), formal proceedings are set to begin in regards to listing the first Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States. Bitcoin ETFs would effectively provide significantly

    Institutional Investors Incoming? SEC Formally Considering Bitcoin ETFs

    | 2018/04/06 6:00 am
  • Bitcoinist once again caught up with David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, a $200 million dollar cryptocurrency fund. Drake explains why he’s still very bullish on Bitcoin price explaining why he believes it will hit $30K USD by the end of 2018.  ‘Still Confident’ on 30K Bitcoin Price by Year’s End David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, who has also been involved in TMT (technology, media, telecoms), realty, hospitality, clean tech, energy, and social impact

    Big Investors Pushing Down Bitcoin Price, But $30K by Year’s End – Crypto Fund Manager [Interview]

    | 2018/04/04 11:00 am
  • Bitcoin has officially closed out its worst first quarter in the seminal cryptocurrency’s history. For investors, however, that only means a massive rebound is on the horizon. Unleash the Bulls The first quarter of the financial year hasn’t been good for Bitcoin. In fact, it’s been the worst Q1 in the history of cryptocurrency’s gold standard — but fear not! That only signals a strong Q2 is in the cards. One believer in the upcoming

    Bitcoin Bull Run Approaching After Worst Q1 in History

    | 2018/04/04 7:00 am
  • Lamborghini sales have indeed been boosted by the cryptocurrency community’s obsession with the Italian supercar — but is that really all investors should aspire to achieve? When Lambo? As noted by Business Insider, rich individuals in Silicon Valley don’t generally flaunt their wealth — instead favoring a more casual, humble, and work-focused approach. That’s not the case with the newfound ‘crypto-rich,’ however. In a young industry full of newfound bag-holders looking who bought high and sold

    When Lambo? Cryptocurrency Millionaires Cause Supercar Sales Spike

    | 2018/04/02 3:00 pm
  • A recent poll on Twitter held amongst more than 7,500 people showed the abrogating reaction of the majority when asked about the way they handled their taxes associated with crypto investing and trading. Only a fifth of the participants revealed that their taxes are already filed and paid. Catch Me If You Can A cryptocurrency taxes poll posted on Twitter on April 1st quickly caught up to speed with more than 7,500 people already taking

    ‘They’ll Never Catch Me’ 52% of People Say About Paying Crypto Taxes

    | 2018/04/02 1:00 pm
  • Jon Matonis, co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation went on record proclaiming his assertive position on Bitcoin not being a bubble. The advocate also believes that the market is about to enter a ‘post-legal tender age’ fueled by decentralized cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. ‘The Pin That’s Going to Pop the Bubble’ Matonis, who sat on the board of Bitcoin Foundation for two years between 2012 and 2014 and is currently an executive director, maintains his firm,

    Bitcoin Will Pop ‘Real Bubble’ Created by Central Banks, Senior Advocate Says

    | 2018/04/02 11:00 am
  • Apparently, Bitcoin is dead. That is what the world’s media have been telling us for as long as the crypto has been alive. In fact, the number of “Bitcoin is dead” articles is over 250, and counting. The doomsayers have been wrong time and again. Back in 2010 – just a year after the original crypto was released as open-source software – Tim Harford, the Financial Times columnist known as ‘The Undercover Economist’, discussed “why

    ‘Bitcoin Is Dead’

    | 2018/03/30 10:30 pm
  • Nearly four months after Bitcoin futures hit Wall Street, trading giant Cboe Global is still working to allay U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerns over Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Cboe Global and CME Group were approved by the SEC to offer Bitcoin-based futures last year, and Wall Street cryptocurrency trading began in December 2017. The natural next step for cryptocurrencies to integrate into global traditional markets is ETF trading. Cboe is one of

    Cboe Answers SEC Concerns Over Bitcoin ETFs

    | 2018/03/28 10:00 am
  • “Buy low, sell high,” it’s some of the oldest investment advice in the book. Seasoned investors will often talk about buying the lows and selling the highs. It seems pretty straightforward, but sometimes it’s not. It is important to take impulse and emotion out of your decision making when riding the waves of the market, crypto or otherwise. [Editor’s note: This is a guest article submitted by Mojtaba Asadian, Founder and CEO, Darico] How can you successfully identify

    How Low Can You Go? 5 Questions To Ask Before You Buy That Dip

    | 2018/03/24 7:00 am
  • If you thought that student loans were just for well, student expenses, then think again. A recent survey has found that some college students are using their financial aid to invest in the crypto market. College is expensive and sometimes, opting for financial aid is the only way to cover fees, rent, textbooks and the list goes on. It also leaves you with a future filled with all of these student bills that have unfortunately

    1 of 5 Americans Used School Loans to Buy Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/03/23 6:00 pm
  • Upbit, South Korea’s second largest crypto exchange, is planning to launch a new cryptocurrency index called UBCI (Upbit Crypto Index). The concept is to provide a standard index which can measure market conditions by suggesting and creating a coin quote standard. In a report by Business Korea this morning, it was noted that the company operating Upbit, Dunamu, aims to provide this index in order to make it easier for investors to understand overall market

    Upbit Exchange to Launch Korea’s First Cryptocurrency Index

    | 2018/03/23 1:00 am
  • More trading firms are adding Bitcoin to their portfolios, due to Bitcoin’s price volatility. The latest Wall Street newcomer is Jane Street Capital, a firm that trades trillions of US dollars, operating from New York, London, and Hong Kong. “Secretive” Jane Street Trades Bitcoin Jane Street Capital specializes in a wide range of financial instruments, such as ETFs, futures, equities, bonds, and currencies. Recently, Jane Street added Bitcoin to its portfolio. According to the company

    Bitcoin’s Volatility Lures Multi-Trillion Dollar Trader Jane Street Capital

    | 2018/03/21 9:00 pm
  • Weiss Ratings recently released its latest cryptocurrency rankings. The good news is that Bitcoin’s report card has improved. The bad news is that there is certainly no shortage of weak altcoins to stay away from. Here are the twelve cryptos investors should avoid according to the independent ratings agency. 12 Cryptocurrencies to Avoid Right Now The incredible bull-run across the cryptocurrency markets at the end of 2017 caught the attention of every investor around the

    12 Worst Cryptocurrencies to Avoid, According to Weiss Ratings

    | 2018/03/20 4:15 am
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a hot topic in the cryptocurrency space, where both massive profits and fraudulent scams abound — but is there really a bubble forming? Weighing the Pros and Cons While the cryptocurrency market houses no shortage of controversy, Initial Coin Offerings might take the cake. On one hand, ICOs allow regular people to access the venture capital space previously reserved for only those with big pockets, while providing near instantaneous liquidity.

    The Dot-Com Bubble Still Dwarfs the Cryptocurrency ‘Bubble’

    | 2018/03/19 3:30 pm