• Just a day after throwing shade on Bitcoin, investment firm VanEck files with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a Bitcoin ETF. There are times when irony is so, so delicious. Cryptocurrency, with Bitcoin leading the way, has been fighting tooth and nail to get into the financial mainstream ever since its inception. Global financial and investment houses openly scoffed at the notion of digital currency that lay outside the realm of traditional regulators

    Investment Firm VanEck Files for Bitcoin ETF After Calling Bitcoin a Fad

    | 2017/08/15 6:15 am
  • After calling Bitcoin a ‘fad’ and a ‘pyramid scheme’ the man who called the dot com bubble has admitted that he does not understand what is driving the value of Bitcoin, which keeps rising seemingly unhindered. While many, including traditional investors, come around to Bitcoin and get on board with the digital currency that keeps breaking records in terms of its value, some are still stubbornly skeptical, and a little confused. Oaktree Capital's Howard Marks:

    Legendary Investor Howard Marks Admits ‘I Don’t Understand What’s Behind Bitcoin’

    | 2017/08/13 4:00 pm
  • After stubbornly resisting a $3000 price point for weeks, Bitcoin has managed to effortlessly sail towards its latest $4000 all-time high in a matter days following it’s breakout last week. It’s a bullish time for Bitcoin. Investors were exuberant last week as Bitcoin finally broke its infamous $3000 price point. Now the bulls are out of the pen, and Bitcoin prices continue to soar. Yesterday, prices finally pushed past $4,000, setting a new milestone in Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Value Breaches $4000 Milestone in Record-Breaking Week

    | 2017/08/13 11:30 am
  • “Moore’s Law” has been identified by a Harvard Scientist in Bitcoin, and as such the belief is that the digital currency can reach $100,000 by February 2021, according to this theorem. With Bitcoin reaching a big milestone in its scaling debate, an issue that has dogged the digital currency for some time, it is now once again breaking records with little slowing it down. Fear and speculation ran rampant leading up to the August 1

    Bitcoin Gets Technology Theory Backing, Can Reach $100,000 by 2021

    | 2017/08/10 11:45 am
  • Spoof orders, illegal on financially regulated markets, are on the rise and being exploited on largely unregulated Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets. Demonstrable instances, perpetrated by a group or individual known as Spoofy, have occurred on Bitfinex and GDAX. Spoof orders, or placed market trade orders that are not actually intended to be executed, are part of the rampant manipulation of traders on cryptocurrency exchanges. Trading into your own buy or sells is also illegal in

    Unregulated Bitcoin ‘Wild West’ Gives Rise to Spoofy

    | 2017/08/08 5:30 pm
  • 2017 has seen Bitcoin shatter one record after another as it continues to defy critics. This week saw Bitcoin breaking yet another new ATH (All Time High) with prices climbing by approximately 20%, putting it at just over $3400. In the Calm After the Storm Bitcoin Prices Steady, Climb In the last few months, Bitcoin has been riddled with uncertainty about what would happen come August 1st. At first, it was the rise in support

    Bitcoin Price Skyrockets, Up Almost $600 in Three Days

    | 2017/08/07 10:45 pm
  • Bitcoin’s price reached historic new highs at $3230 late last night, while Bitcoin Cash settled below $300. Enthusiasm has finally picked back up amidst the volatility following August 1’s hard fork, and Bitcoin has a brand new price tag to show for it. Bitcoin shattered its previous record high of $3000 last night, while Bitcoin Cash took another haircut and has settled at around $285. The 3k price represents a notorious resistance level for Bitcoin,

    We Have Liftoff: Bitcoin Price Rockets Past $3000 Record High

    | 2017/08/05 11:30 am
  • The famous cryptocurrency exchange platform, Gemini, agreed to sell its Bitcoin market data to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE). Getting into the Bitcoin Game The cryptocurrency exchange, Gemini, was founded in 2016 by the famous Winklevoss twins. In October of that same year, the exchange officially received permission from the New York State Department of Financial Services to operate in 31 states. Gemini’s major focus had originally centered around Bitcoin trading, however, with the popularity and value

    Winklevoss’ Gemini Exchange to Allow CBOE to Use Bitcoin Market Data

    | 2017/08/03 10:00 pm
  • It only seems like a couple of days ago that we were all huddled  around our computer screens in nervous anticipation. The countdown tickers onscreen marked the inexorable march towards an event that could change the world. Fingernails were being bitten down to bloody stumps, until finally… zero hour! So much has happened since then that… What? It was only a couple of days ago! Oh, so did anything happen? Not Immediately The alotted time came and

    Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork : Price Swings and the Aftermath

    | 2017/08/03 3:00 pm
  • This ‘stealth’ cryptocurrency hedge fund is being backed by the top venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Choosing instead to let its performance numbers speak for themselves, the fund has shied away from the spotlight and never even announced its recent fundraising round. The Way Forward MetaStable Capital, is a hedge fund in ‘stealth’ mode that primarily focuses on cryptocurrencies and ICOs. One of hedge funds founders is the well-known CEO of AngelList, Naval Ravikant. This unique hedge

    The Secret Hedge Fund That is Outperforming Bitcoin

    | 2017/07/29 11:00 am
  • Howard Marks, the renowned founder of Oaktree Capital Management who called the Dotcom bubble and 2008 financial crisis, has painted a dismal view of cryptocurrencies in his latest ‘Oaktree memos’ which have seen him likened to Warren Buffet. Although Marks’ views have long been influential and well respected in the investing community, Bitcoin prices have rallied ever since the billionaire’s warnings about it. The 22-Page Oaktree Memo Marks’ memo, which was extremely detail oriented over

    Billionaire Investor Slams Digital Currencies as a ‘Fad’ and ‘Pyramid Scheme’

    | 2017/07/27 9:15 pm
  • Crypviser has recently finished the token distribution process, allowing the CVCoin token to be traded on the OpenLedger Decentralized Exchange. Plans for centralized exchanges have also been revealed. Crypviser, CVCoin and the ICO Online privacy is one of the most pressing issues of today’s internet. Although access to privacy-oriented tools continues to improve over time, other applications that do not focus on privacy often present themselves as a more intuitive alternative. Blockchain technology has been

    Crypviser’s CVCoin Trades on OpenLedger; Bigger Exchanges Coming

    | 2017/07/25 1:00 pm
  • The Singapore-based startup proposes a solution to convert virtual currencies into cash swiftly through the use of its prepaid Visa card. This real time conversion raises the potential for cryptocurrencies to be used an actual currency in the real world rather than just an investment tool, and it comes as no surprise that TenX received close to $80 million worth of funding through a token sale.

    TenX Visa Card Offers Way to Use Cryptocurrencies in Everyday Life

    | 2017/07/24 9:30 am
  • As Bitcoin – and cryptocurrency as a whole –  gains momentum, there is a growing craze around this new financial technology that leaves even the biggest historical economic bubbles in its shadow. With even Wall Street experts now forecasting enormous growth for Bitcoin, one financial analyst goes against the grain and warns of an imminent crash for cryptocurrencies based on the Elliot Wave Principle. Historical Economic Bubbles Perhaps the earliest instance of a financial bubble recorded

    Bitcoin ‘Mania’ Eclipses Even 4-Centuries-Old Economic Bubbles

    | 2017/07/22 3:30 pm
  • After months of disagreement and internal debate, the Bitcoin Network will finally implement a scaling solution; BIP91 has just locked in, meaning that the activation of SegWit will be imminent. BIP91 Locks In The lock in of the BIP91 proposal means that as long as 51% of the network hash power continues to mine blocks that support SegWit, the protocol will activate and there will be no risk of a major chain split. BIP91 is

    BIP91 Locks In – Renewed Optimism Rockets Bitcoin to Over $2900

    | 2017/07/20 8:08 pm
  • Over $1.3 billion has been raised so far this year through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Almost half of that has come in the last month alone. Ex-Ethereum-CEO, Charles Hoskinson, recently described today’s digital coin market as a “ticking time bomb”. So what exactly is going on? Who are the winners and losers in all this? And most importantly, are we ‘in’ or ‘out’? I see… Oh! Initial coin offerings are currently everywhere. If I threw

    Tick-Tick-Boom! The Explosive Rise of the ICO

    | 2017/07/20 4:30 pm
  • The Tezos Blockchain project smashed all records with the biggest ICO to date, dwarfing the $150 million raised by Bancor’s ICO last month. This represents a rise of over 870% for the ICO market cap over the last year. The History of ICOs A more technologically nuanced alternative to the historically unchallenged Initial Public Offering (IPO), ICO is the brainchild of the meritocrats rather than the aristocrats. ICOs have opened up a new world of

    Tezos ICO Raises $232M, Pushes Market Cap for ICOs Past $100B

    | 2017/07/18 10:30 pm
  • This year has been a very profitable for cryptocurrency investors. More and more people are investing in ICOs (Initial Coin Offering) in hope to get in the next Bitcoin or Ethereum. ICO the Future of Venture Capitalism? Any way you look at it, 2017 has been a record setting – and record breaking – year for cryptocurrencies and ICOs. Over 40 different projects have managed to raise an impressive $1.2 billion USD in funding through token sales.

    Investors see ICO as the Future of Venture Capitalism

    | 2017/07/15 12:30 pm
  • Offshore Forex broker LiteForex adds Bitcoin to their trading instruments, joining the long list of exchanges who made the move sooner. A Digital Breakthrough SMNWEEKLY reported that Liteforex has launched trading for Bitcoin on their site. Liteforex’s launch tweet refers to the addition as a “Digital breakthrough!”, citing trading pairs of BTC/EUR and BTC/USD will be available to all of their clients. Digital breakthrough! LiteForex launches Bitcoin cryptocurrencies for trading https://t.co/RCBZ9gvzW8 — LiteForex Official (@liteforex) July

    LiteForex Launches Bitcoin Trading

    | 2017/07/10 10:30 am
  • On July 6, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced it had granted Bitcoin exchange LedgerX status as a swap execution facility (SEF). It’s almost hard to believe that just four months ago the Bitcoin community was still reeling from the Winklevoss twins’ loss over their Bitcoin ETF filing with the SEC. The news sent Bitcoin’s price plummeting almost 18% and ended a months-long rally (before quickly recovering and shooting to its current record

    CFTC Approves Registration of Bitcoin Exchange LedgerX as a Swap Execution Facility (SEF)

    | 2017/07/08 4:30 pm
  • Standpoint Research founder and analyst Ronnie Moas is predicting that the bitcoin price will climb to $5,000 in the next year and then hit $25,000-50,000 in the next decade. Standpoint: From $5,000 to $50,000 per Bitcoin Famous trader Ronnie Moas, who also is the founder of the Florida-based investment firm Standpoint Research, told his clients in a note Wedensday that the bitcoin price could double to $5,000 in 2018 and potentially hit a price range of $25,000-50,000 in

    $50,000 Per Bitcoin Within Next Decade: Standpoint Research Founder

    | 2017/07/06 6:00 am
  • Goldman Sachs chart analyst, Sheba Jafari, has predicted that bitcoin price will have a correction, before sky-rocketing to nearly $4,000.  Goldman Sachs: It’s Just a Matter Of Time Goldman Sachs chart analyst, Sheba Jafari, has predicted in a recent report that bitcoin’s price uptrend could continue even further. Jafari is predicting that the bitcoin price could continue its correction, falling to as low as $1,875 before recovering. “From current levels, this has a minimum target that goes

    ‘It’s Just a Matter of Time’: Goldman Sachs Says Bitcoin Price Will Go to $4,000

    | 2017/07/04 7:00 am
  • Bitcoin and Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) in particular are beating traditional investments like gold, stocks and bonds, by as much as 220.59% so far in 2017. Crypto-Market Bulls Are Outrunning Stocks More and more investors are investing directly into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which soared to a $100 billion market in the last couple of months. Many saw this recent price hike as a perfect way to get into the cryptocurrency market. The Bitcoin price has risen by am impressive 156% since last

    Bitcoin Once Again Outperforming Gold, Stocks & Bonds in First Half of 2017

    | 2017/07/03 7:30 am