• The defeat of the COIN Bitcoin ETF turned out to be the story that wasn’t. Yes, it caused a sharp dip in the market, but this was filled within hours on Friday evening. Some say this is not a big deal because other ETF proposals wait in the wings. But the evidence says they will suffer a similar fate. ‘Significant Markets for Bitcoin are Unregulated’ Let’s take you back to Friday afternoon. The decision on

    Any Bitcoin ETF Gaining Approval in 2017? Don’t Bet On It. Here’s Why

    | 2017/03/14 4:00 am
  • Many within the Bitcoin community are pretty upset about the Winklevoss ETF being turned away by the SEC. If you are among them, buck up, little camper! I’m going to reveal several reasons why Bitcoin is better off without the passage of the COIN ETF. [This is an op-ed article. Viewer discretion is advised.] Bitcoin Must Be Regulated…to Be Regulated First things first, let’s review yesterday’s ruling by the Securities Exchange Commission. Here is the

    6 Reasons Why The ETF Defeat is a Major Win For Bitcoin

    | 2017/03/11 1:00 pm
  • The hottest topic in the Bitcoin space in 2017 is if Wall Street will get in the game through a Bitcoin ETF. As this decision is now just one week away, the odds of acceptance have shifted more in its favor than ever before. Bitcoin ETF Odds Highest Ever Over the last couple of months, since this decision timetable became public knowledge, the odds have been long against the ETF, brought forth by the Winklevoss Twins

    Bitcoin ETF Approval Odds Improve to 50/50 as Decision Nears

    | 2017/03/06 11:00 am
  • How can we determine at what price point will Bitcoin match the total money supply value of global reserve currencies and the market cap of precious metals such as gold? Bitcoin: Market Cap or Money Supply? First off, a disclaimer. Definition of market cap: Market capitalization is the market value of a company’s outstanding shares. This figure is found by taking the stock price and multiplying it by the total number of shares outstanding. — Investopedia Bitcoin

    At What Price Will Bitcoin’s Market Cap Equal Gold & Reserve Currencies?

    | 2017/02/26 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin’s legendary February ‘bull run’ has created an uncomfortable, but inevitable fact. There will be a day in the very near future when Bitcoin price will exceed an ounce of Gold. At that point, which will truly be worth more? Bitcoin or Gold? Bitcoin vs. Gold The answer may depend on which side of the tracks you are from. The two commodities share a lot more in common than one may think. Bitcoin is called

    When Bitcoin Price Passes Gold, Which One Will Really Be Worth More?

    | 2017/02/25 10:00 am
  • Brock Pierce of Blockchain Capital LLC is to become the first venture capital fund to issue its own digital tokens. Pierce: ‘This Will Completely Disrupt VC’ The Bitcoin Foundation director’s Blockchain VC fund will issue tokens as part of a $50 million USD fundraising round, which will also include convention investments. “We think this is going to change the game, this is going to completely disrupt the VC industry,” Pierce said quoted by Bloomberg. Blockchain Capital

    Brock Pierce: First-Ever VC Fund ICO Will ‘Disrupt Industry’

    | 2017/02/25 5:00 am
  • As Bitcoin hits all-time highs, the infinite wisdom of CNBC and the mainstream press surfaces again as a bizarre news piece suggests the start of an “inflationary period.” Bitcoin Surge ‘Might Not Mean What You Think’ – CNBC The segment from the network’s Trading Nation, which aired Thursday, also included commentators describing Bitcoin as a currency for “buying kidneys.” “Bitcoin is surging – but that might not mean what you think,” an accompanying article reads.

    CNBC: Bitcoin Price Surge is Start Of ‘Inflationary Period’

    | 2017/02/24 9:00 am
  • If the SEC approves the Bitcoin ETF in March, the money floodgates into Bitcoin will fly wide open and Bitcoin price is expected to skyrocket. But regardless of what the decision may be, you can expect a trading frenzy either way and here’s how you can play it. SEC to Decide on Bitcoin ETF A decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whether to approve the Winkelvoss Bitcoin ETF (COIN) is scheduled for Saturday, March 11th. SEC controls

    How to Profit from the SEC Decision on The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF

    | 2017/02/20 4:00 am
  • Anyone who has invested in Bitcoin since the market bottomed out after the Mt. Gox collapse has made a small fortune in ROI, depending upon their timing. The Norway government is looking for a brand new bag for their wealth fund management. Here’s why ‘digital gold’ Bitcoin should be an option to consider. Norway’s Fund Looking for Riskier Bets, High Yields Normally, a national government investing in something as avant-garde and aggressive as Bitcoin would

    Norway’s Gov’t Wealth Fund to Reinvest $90BN; Is Bitcoin an Option?

    | 2017/02/19 12:00 pm
  • Looking for a free ticket into the Crypto world? Bitcoinist has got you covered with four ways to get Bitcoin without having to spend a cent. You Don’t Need Money to Get Bitcoin As Bitcoin price continues to rise, it’s getting ever more expensive to buy for the average person. But earning bitcoin might just be the best way to accumulate this digital gold. Even Bitcoin expert, Andreas Antonopoulos, admitted in one of his many talks,

    4 Ways to Get Bitcoin Without Spending Any Money

    | 2017/02/16 12:00 pm
  • Travel much? Bitcoinist discovered that using Bitcoin instead of local currency gives you more Big Macs for your bits, particularly in places like Venezuela and Nigeria. Attn: Travelers & Digital Nomads It’s common knowledge that buying Bitcoin might make a great investment. It can also save you money when you use it to buy products at Amazon via Purse.io. Less well known is that using Bitcoin can slash your travel costs as well particularly in places like Venezuela and Nigeria. Both these countries

    Big Macs in Caracas, Prawns in Lagos are Cheaper for Bitcoiners

    | 2017/02/14 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin has beaten the world’s biggest tech companies including Facebook and Google on annual returns since 2012 as analysts eye its long-term investment potential. Bitcoin Annual Returns Top Facebook 8 Times Over According to figures republished by ARK product lead Chris Burniske, Bitcoin has provided a 212% compound annual return on investment since Facebook’s IPO five years ago. By comparison, Facebook itself has generated just 27.1% returns. Amazon managed 31%, Netflix a more solid 72.7% and

    Bitcoin Annual Returns Beat Facebook, Google By 800%

    | 2017/02/13 3:00 am
  • The more the world takes a serious look at Bitcoin, the more impressed they are by it. Governments and banks around the world are piggybacking off of its success to update their business models. Yesterday, another financial analyst sang the praises of Bitcoin’s future economic value. Financial Analyst, Yves Lamoureux: $25K the End Target Yves Lamoureux, president and chief behavioral strategist of macroeconomic research firm Lamoureux & Co., wrote a piece that was featured in

    Bitcoin Will Be Worth $25,000 or More – Financial Analyst

    | 2017/02/11 11:00 am
  • March 11th is the next milestone date in Bitcoin history, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will decide whether to allow the world’s first Bitcoin ETF fund. So what could happen if it is approved? Bitcoin ETF Could Lead to ‘Irrational Exuberance’ If the SEC approves the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust next month, it might set off a speculative rush into bitcoin. An easily accessed ETF (exchange-traded fund) that tracks the value of bitcoin could cause money

    If the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF is Approved, What Happens Next?

    | 2017/02/07 9:00 am
  • Bitcoin price is always a hot topic, and for good reason. The recent roller-coaster ride has been exciting, and Bitcoin investors have enjoyed good times, recently. Now, an investment analyst at Lombardi Letter says the good times will roll throughout 2017. Analyst: Bitcoin to Double in Value, Again Benjamin Smith is and editor at Lombardi Letter, a newsletter for investors with a subscriber network of over 400,000, and he sees plenty of reasons for Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Price to Hit $2000 in 2017 Due to ‘Solid Fundamentals’ – Analyst

    | 2017/02/06 7:01 am
  • The release of Kim Dotcom’s BitCache and Megaupload 2 (MU2) has been said to be a transformational project that alone could double Bitcoin’s global value. It looks like we’ll have to wait awhile for this new app and new Bitcoin value to reach fruiting, as we update you on the new release schedule. Dotcom’s Megaupload 2, BitCache Delayed Last summer, online business mogul Kim Dotcom announced two future Bitcoin applications called Megaupload 2.0, or MU2,

    Kim Dotcom Reveals New Launch Schedule for BitCache, Megaupload 2

    | 2017/01/24 11:00 am
  • No one has a crystal ball when it comes to Bitcoin, but if you have enough intel, you can make a very educated guess or hypothesis. Mine is that Bitcoin price will drop or fail to grow over the next 30 days – and potentially longer than that. Here’s why. Buy Low, Sell Way…Way Later One thing I should point out is that I love when Bitcoin price falls or maintains its value, without a

    Why Bitcoin Price May Drop Over the Next 30 Days

    | 2017/01/19 11:00 am
  • It would be just lovely to say that Bitcoin is the economic revolution founded and funded by libertarians and economic idealists worldwide. That may have indeed been Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision back in 2008. However, where the rubber meets the road has proven far different than this altruistic vision. Wall Street Sharks Dive Into Bitcoin The vast majority of all Bitcoin trades are done by people just for the sake of making a trade, to drive

    Wall Street Meets Bitcoin Boulevard – The World of High-Speed BTC Trading

    | 2017/01/17 2:00 am
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria has issued a public notice in which caution is advised with regards to ‘cryptocurrency’ investments. WARNING: Cryptocurrencies Ahead The Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria has issued a warning regarding investing in Bitcoin, Swisscoin, and Onecoin. The public notice seeks to alert the public regarding the risk posed by cryptocurrencies following solicitations of the public to invest. The notice reads: The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Clueless? Nigeria’s SEC Says Bitcoin, OneCoin Pose Equal Risk

    | 2017/01/14 9:00 am
  • Pantera Capital’s new $25 million USD fund will invest in Brave Browser and Abra, two innovative Bitcoin-based apps. Pantera Capital’s New $25 Fund Dan Morehead, founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, recently revealed details regarding their new investment fund in an interview with TechCrunch. While Bitcoin was the main focus of the interview, Morehead disclosed information regarding two of the companies that will receive new funding from Pantera Capital. Following the closure of the first fund,

    Pantera Capital’s New $25M Fund Will Invest in Brave Browser, Abra

    | 2017/01/13 8:00 am
  • Looks like the global Bitcoin community needs a pep talk. Are you down in the dumps, following a drop in Bitcoin value over the last week? Cheer up, buttercup! Here are three reasons why Bitcoin is an epic buy right now. [Note: This article is an op-ed] Why The Doubt? Call me a Bitcoin optimist, or even a fanboi. Maybe my glass is always half full when it comes to “The Future of Money,” but this

    Three Reasons Why Bitcoin is an Epic Buy Right Now

    | 2017/01/12 12:00 pm
  • We’re seeing a lot of new ways of using your Bitcoin, some more creative than others. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at how all of those Bitcoins you have accumulated can be used to get anything from the latest gadgets to more discounts and special offers. Bitcoin recently reached a new all-time high by crossing over the $1,000 mark. Those who were skeptical about the future of Bitcoin and

    Here Are Some More Creative Ways of Using Bitcoin in 2017

    | 2017/01/12 5:00 am
  • The surge in the price of Bitcoin may lead to governments stocking up on Bitcoin in an unprecedented “digital commodity race.” Governments’ Bitcoin Reserves? Currently, sitting at around $900 with a $14.55 billion market cap, Bitcoin has been making regular appearances in mainstream media, gaining attention from regular users as well as investors. However, a class of investors that is usually not associated with Bitcoin may soon start to stock up on the digital currency:

    ‘Zero-Risk’ for Governments to Buy Bitcoin as Reserves, Abra CEO Says

    | 2017/01/09 1:00 pm