• UK’s most popular investment platform, Hargreaves Lansdown, will soon allow its clients to invest in Bitcoin. Hargreaves Lansdown Hargreaves Lansdown, the administer £70bn of investor money with 876,000 clients, has announced it will allow customers access to invest in Bitcoin. “By adding self-service, online dealing, the team at Hargreaves Lansdown is providing UK investors with professional and quick access to bitcoin in the UK and greater Europe,”  Ryan Radloff, XBT’s head of investor relations told the Telegraph. This follows the recent

    UK’s Most Popular Investment Platform to Offer Bitcoin

    | 2017/06/01 8:30 am
  • The Big Three Chinese exchanges have finally resumed Bitcoin withdrawals as trading volume appears to be coming back, pushing BTC price back above $2,400. China’s “Big Three” Resume Withdrawals Bitcoin withdrawals were expected to be unfrozen since March, however, several delays took place, pushing the end of the moratorium to June, as previously reported. Now, the biggest exchanges in China by trading volume, OKCoin, BTCC and Huobi have unfrozen cryptocurrency withdrawals, which were paused as

    Bitcoin Back Above $2400 as China’s ‘Big Three’ Exchanges Ease Controls

    | 2017/06/01 7:30 am
  • The Saxobank analyst who correctly called Bitcoin’s $2000 price last December says it could be worth $100,000 by 2027. Saxobank’s Bitcoin Oracle Foresees $1.75 trillion Market Cap Quoted by CNBC, Kay Van-Petersen, who co-authored the bank’s “Outrageous Prediction” for Bitcoin’s price, said the virtual currency had the potential to take 10% of the $5 trillion foreign exchange market in ten years’ time. A $1.75 trillion market cap would make each coin worth $100,000 – a roughly

    Analyst: Bitcoin Could Reach $100,000 By 2027

    | 2017/05/31 3:00 pm
  • India could legalize Bitcoin in the near future as feedback from citizens and businesses appears to be in support of regulating virtual currencies. India’s Gov’t Asks Public About Virtual Currencies The online comments section, which is to run for 10 days, has already received nearly 4,000 submissions since it was launched on May 21st. The areas polled are: whether Virtual Currencies (VCs) should be banned, regulated or observed? In case VCs are suggested to be regulated, then what

    India Could ‘Legalize’ Bitcoin Next As Public Calls for Regulation

    | 2017/05/31 10:00 am
  • Though a Bitcoin scaling agreement was reached at the recent Consensus conference in New York, many companies are increasingly supporting a User-Activated Soft Fork (UASF)  as a means to activate SegWit. UASF Still on the Table Although reports have stated that the Bitcoin scaling debate may be coming to an end due to what has been known as the ‘Barry Silbert Agreement,’ recent developments indicate that it may still be far from over, leaving other options like the

    UASF Continues to Gain Support as ‘Secret’ SegWit2x Roadmap Revealed

    | 2017/05/30 10:30 am
  • CNBC has championed the views of an investor that Bitcoin is an “attractive investment” and could “ease the global financial system.” Michael Preiss: Bitcoin Can Be ‘Alternative’ The World Needs In an article which strongly contrasted with the news resource’s tone last week, CNBC quotes Taurus Wealth Advisors executive director Michael Preiss, who is bullish on Bitcoin’s future. “Bitcoin’s market capitalization overtook Deutsche Bank just as of last week, so that shows you how to

    CNBC Analyst: Bitcoin Can ‘Ease Strained Global Financial System’

    | 2017/05/30 7:00 am
  • The buzz around smart contracts is a major driving force behind 2017’s multimillion-dollar ICOs, yet some are already looking beyond. Aeternity CEO: Blockchain ‘Really Does Not Scale’ To Current Ambitions While the slew of startups promising world-changing products and services leveraging the power of Blockchain continues, the issue of putting patter into practice is still being treated by many almost as an afterthought. “Currently there are so many blockchains and let’s say smart contract or

    Aeternity Seeks To Future-Proof Blockchain For Tomorrow’s Smart Contracts

    | 2017/05/29 2:00 pm
  • As altcoins continue to gain popularity throughout the world, Bitcoin exchanges in China are also getting in on the action and listing alternative cryptocurrencies. Huobi to Support Altcoins As the moratorium on cryptocurrency withdrawals is expected to soon end in China, exchanges in the country seem to be turning their attention to alternative cryptocurrencies. Two days ago, one of the big three exchanges in China, Huobi, announced it will launch Ethereum trading on May 31. The announcement reads: We

    China’s Biggest Exchanges to Add Ethereum, Other Altcoins as Demand Surges

    | 2017/05/29 7:00 am
  • The cryptocurrency debit card market is gaining a new heavyweight as Monaco continues its 150,000 ETH ICO. Debit Cards Take Advantage Of ICO Craze Monaco, which is raising funds to launch its prepaid Visa card for spending Bitcoin and ERC20 tokens with fiat currency, has accrued around 26,000 ETH since the token sale began May 18. The event marks the fully-fledged entry of crypto debit cards into the ICO realm, which has already seen startups

    Monaco Visa Card ICO Brings Crypto Token Spending To The Masses

    | 2017/05/26 8:00 am
  • Amid a continued stranglehold on Bitcoin withdrawals at exchanges, China’s over-the-counter (OTC) market is exploding with a premium on Bitcoin price. Bitkan Celebrates 20k+ CNY OTC Trade Prices Data compiled by OTC marketplace Bitkan shows Bitcoin’s price rise contributed to a tenfold increase in users over the past three months, with prices per coin now above 20,000 yuan ($2,900). “[…] Because of (sic) the major Bitcoin exchange platforms have been banned from withdraw (sic) by

    China’s Over-the-Counter Bitcoin Price Breaks 20K Yuan

    | 2017/05/25 3:00 pm
  • The upsurge in demand for Bitcoin in South Korea is causing the cryptocurrency to trade with a considerable premium in the country of 44%. Bitcoin in South Korea In the midst of the Bitcoin rally, some countries are seeing more excitement than others. Most notably, Japan which has recently passed a law to recognize Bitcoin as a legal method of payment pushing the popularity of Bitcoin and its trading volumes to new levels within the

    Bitcoin Hits $4,000 in South Korea, 44% Above Global Market Price

    | 2017/05/25 11:00 am
  • Multinational financial services corporation Fidelity Investments will soon allow its clients to view the company’s cryptocurrency holdings on Coinbase. Fidelity Investments Support Bitcoin, Mine It Abigail Johnson, CEO of Boston, Massachusetts based Fidelity Investments recently gave a speech in recognition of the burgeoning potential demonstrated by Bitcoin. It’s a hot topic and one that investors are eager to consider but where financial advisers may be hesitant to recommend in anything approaching a risk averse portfolio. However, Fidelity Investments

    Fidelity Investments Will Add Bitcoin To Its Website

    | 2017/05/25 4:00 am
  • It’s no coincidence that Bitcoin is surging as the Shanghai composite falls, DoubleLine Capital CEO, Jeffrey Gundlach, claims. Gundlach: Bitcoin Surge Linked to Shanghai Composite Fall Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, tweeted the above, making the assertion that the surge in Bitcoin price has coincided with a drop in the Shanghai composite, saying: Bitcoin up 100% in under 2 months. Shanghai down almost 10% same timeframe, compared to most global stocks up. Probably not

    Jeff Gundlach: Bitcoin is Soaring Because of China

    | 2017/05/24 9:30 am
  • As Bitcoin continues to break new price records, people in cities around the globe are turning to the internet to find out more. Bitcoin Trending Worldwide As Bitcoin continues to rally, this time nearing the $2,300 mark, its worldwide popularity has become undeniable. With over $36 Billion in market capitalization Bitcoin is slowly walking towards mainstream adoption, a long and arduous journey that began more than eight years ago. Not only are millions of dollars pouring into

    These 10 Global Cities are Catching Bitcoin Fever

    | 2017/05/24 6:30 am
  • Amid the surge in altcoin prices, traders both amateur and professional are constantly seeking ways to maximize profits and mitigate risk. Altcoins: Vast Profits And ‘Thoughtlessly Pressing Buttons’ While making money from altcoins has never been easier, as fortunes grow, the fear of a bubble popping is increasingly on everyone’s lips. Bitcoin commentators such as Vinny Lingham have warned the industry for several months about its price growing too quickly. In alt markets, however, speculation

    Altcoin Traders Should Stop ‘Thoughtlessly Pressing Buttons’ – CryptoPing CEO

    | 2017/05/23 9:00 am
  • Swiss EY (Ernst & Young) Partner Daniel Haudenshild, financial services managers Valdemar Scherer and Sven Möller are collaborating with Polybius Bank project’s team to assist in company operations, technology, and legislation. Polybius’ target is to offer a fully regulated, decentralized bank for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Big Four Auditor EY Interested in ‘Cryptobank’ Project The Estonia-based startup is targeting the ICO for this month, in a bid to add to the initiative’s growing community support.

    Swiss EY Team & Polybius Are Building a ‘Cryptobank’, ICO to Follow

    | 2017/05/23 7:00 am
  • An exhausting day at Consensus 2017 has culminated in Barry Silbert seemingly guiding major industry figures towards activating SegWit. Silbert’s SegWit Scheme Pays Off? In a closed-door meeting organized at Consensus 2017, Silbert allegedly convinced participants to sign on to SegWit by September, with a 12-month “countdown” to a 2MB block size increase. Investor Alistair Milne tweeted details of the meeting earlier Monday, with Blockstream’s Samson Mow adding information about the September date. I do not

    Consensus Bombshell Sees Bitcoin SegWit Slated For September

    | 2017/05/23 3:00 am
  • The global cryptocurrency market cap has now blown through that of famous startups like Uber , Didi Chuxing, Airbnb, Xiaomi, and many others. Global Cryptocurrency Market cap As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gain traction throughout the world, more money keeps pouring from traditional markets into the cryptosphere. Breaking record highs during the weekend, Bitcoin, Ethereum and others have grown to unprecedented values, adding roughly $25 billions to the global crypto market cap in the last

    Global Cryptocurrency Market is Now Bigger Than Uber, Airbnb, Xiaomi

    | 2017/05/22 10:30 am
  • Peach Aviation Ltd has become the first Japanese airline to accept Bitcoin with the company citing recent changes to Bitcoin’s legal status in the country.  Japanese Airline Goes Bitcoin The discount airline has announced that it will accept the world’s most popular cyrptocurrency Bitcoin for tickets. One of the reasons for the move is to attract more customers from other part of Asia where Bitcoin is also taking off like China and South Korea. Customers can use

    Peach Becomes Japan’s First Airline to Accept Bitcoin

    | 2017/05/22 7:30 am
  • Bitcoin spot rates on Japanese exchanges hit 300,000 yen ($2690) Saturday as the largest trading market continues to buoy prices. Japan Exchange Frenzy: Coincheck Sees 97% Increase As Bitcoin breached the $2000 barrier worldwide Friday, Japan’s exchange spreads had begun widening, with asking prices exceeding $500 above the average amount quoted on resources such as Coinmarketcap.com. Compared to an average press time rate of $2080, major exchange Coincheck currently quotes a spot rate of 260823 yen

    Japan Bitcoin Prices Hit 300,000 Yen, Trade Volume Doubles

    | 2017/05/21 11:58 am
  • Amid anger and even despair over Bitcoin’s fees, the recommended rate per transaction has quietly dipped by 34% amid a drop in mempool size. Bitcoin Fees Fall But Delays Stretch On From a recommended 450 satoshis per byte, figures this week have fallen to just 300 according to unnamed sources quoted by crypto angel investor Alistair Milne. Headlines you don't see: "Recommended Bitcoin transaction fees crash 33% in 24hrs" … down from 450sats/byte to 300 and

    Bitcoin Fees Fall 34% As Bloated Mempool Deflates

    | 2017/05/19 11:17 pm
  • Bitcoin price has broken yet another price record, this time surpassing the $1,900 mark and dipping its toes in the mainstream market audience. Could this be a pivotal moment for cryptocurrencies? Bitcoin Price in All-Time High Territory, Again Bitcoin has once more broken its previous all-time high record today. Currently sitting at $1,925, over $168 Million were exchanged in the last 24 hours in the BTC/USD markets. The rally comes following the mild setback caused by the

    Bitcoin Price Steams to $2000 as Traditional Investors Get Onboard

    | 2017/05/19 6:30 am
  • Entrepreneur and cryptocurrency fund creator Barry Silbert has concluded the community is behind SegWit after canvassing businesses and miners. Silbert SegWit Support Echoes Coin Dance In a series of Twitter posts, Silbert announced he had at least 50 businesses who had “signed on” to his preferred Bitcoin scaling solution – SegWit with a block size increase to 2 megabytes within 12 months. This was followed by almost 80% of network hashrate coming from miners who

    Barry Silbert’s ‘Compromise’ to Scale Bitcoin Nets 80% Hashrate Support

    | 2017/05/18 2:00 pm