• The value of Bitcoin has been making headlines lately, with prices increasing tremendously over the past few weeks. First, the price of the cryptocurrency smashed the $10,000 level, hitting a record-high of $15,000 a few days later. As of now, the price stands at more than $18,000, with the upward trend expected to continue in the coming days. With more and more people trying to get a piece of the Bitcoin pie, the digital currency’s

    Bitcoin Leaves Visa’s Market Cap in the Dust

    | 2017/12/07 9:00 pm
  • Bitcoin sees unprecedented levels of buying with CoinMarketCap showing a price surge of more than $3000 over the past 24 hours. Today has been one for the record books as Coinmarketcap reports Bitcoin prices topping $18,000 and a market cap of over $300 billion. This newest milestone comes amid a flurry of significant all-time highs over the past 24 hours as Bitcoin climbed from $14,000 at this time yesterday to its current price of $18,053 at

    Bitcoin Shatters $18,000 Mark Less than 3 hours after $17,000

    | 2017/12/07 7:15 pm
  • Slovenia-based NiceHash, the cryptocurrency mining marketplace where users can rent their unused hashing power, announced on Wednesday that they had been hacked, resulting in a loss of funds estimated to be worth more than $75 million USD at current Bitcoin prices. Massive Security Breach The announcement, made via social media, indicated that NiceHash had suffered a massive security breach during which hackers were able to compromise the company’s payment system and steal the contents of both NiceHash’s

    Hackers Steal Over $75 Million in Bitcoin from NiceHash

    | 2017/12/07 2:30 pm
  • Russia seems to taking their self-imposed responsibility of regulating crypto a step further. Even though it will still be legal to buy cryptocurrencies in the country, mining them could be a whole different story. The rise and rise (and rise) of Bitcoin is a cause for celebration for crypto enthusiasts and a bone of contention for cynics. As it’s popularity grows, more and more people are interested in the financial benefits that the digital currency

    Russia Steps up Crypto Regulation Efforts

    | 2017/12/07 12:30 pm
  • The charge continues as the Bitcoin bull continues to break record after record. Barely 24 hours ago, the cryptocurrency was trading at just under $13,000, climbing throughout the day to breach $14k and $15k milestones. Bitcoin has reached yet another all-time high as the price now stands at an incredible $16,568. The past 24 hours have been an exciting ride for Bitcoin investors and enthusiasts. The price of the popular digital currency has surged by nearly 30% and

    A New Day, a New Record – Bitcoin Blazes past the $16,000 Mark

    | 2017/12/07 11:45 am
  • Bitcoin has just broken through another major price threshold. Here’s a look at what just happened and what comes next.  Only yesterday, we were writing about how Bitcoin had broken the $13,000 mark and was carving out fresh all-time highs on the back of record volume in the market. Fast forward less than 24 hours and two more major psychological resistance levels have been broken – first $14,000 and, as of early morning in the

    Bitcoin Just Broke $15,000: Here’s What Comes Next

    | 2017/12/07 11:00 am
  • Andreas Antonopoulos has expressed gratitude but gone offline after supporters sent him almost 50 BTC in donations. 49 BTC Donated After Ver’s Criticism After Bitcoin.com owner Roger Ver appeared to criticize Andreas Antonopoulos, the Mastering Bitcoin author, for not owning more bitcoins, community members rallied, donating around 49 BTC to his address in the past 24 hours. Conspicuous among the many donations made to Antonopoulos is one payment of 37 BTC ($550,000). Reacting to the news, Antonopoulos

    The New Bitcoin Jesus? Ver Triggers $700k in Bitcoin Donations To Antonopoulos

    | 2017/12/07 9:00 am
  • Chinese exchange Huobi has announced it is launching two cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan in conjunction with the SBI Group. Huobi And SBI’s ‘In-Depth Cooperation’ Huobi, since China’s fiat exchange, ban has been actively looking to expand its international activities. It has now announced that it will develop “digital assets and financial services in Asia” via the partnership with the SBI Group. An accompanying press release from Thursday explains: According to the diversified needs of cryptocurrency investors,

    Huobi, SBI Group To Launch Two Japanese Exchanges In ‘Early 2018’

    | 2017/12/07 7:00 am
  • Investor Mark Yusko has held steadfast to the notion that Bitcoin’s price will shoot to $400,000 in the future. The founder and CEO of the North Carolina-based Morgan Creek Capital Management firm states that the cryptocurrency has the potential of gaining value, thanks to its technical infrastructure and other factors that are already inclined in its favor. Mark Yusko maintains that Bitcoin’s self-sufficient design has given it a disruptive revolutional technological edge. In an interview

    Bitcoin Will Win in the End; Banks Have Every Reason to Be Scared

    | 2017/12/07 5:00 am
  • Many top economists from around the world have come forward to state their opinion on Bitcoin. A former Morgan Stanley economist believes that Bitcoin is one of the most dangerous speculative bubbles he has ever seen. The Future of Bitcoin As Bitcoin is constantly reaching a new all-time high price, many top economists and investors have come forward to predict how Bitcoin is going to perform in the future. The most prominent statement came from

    Ex-Morgan Stanley Economist Believes That Bitcoin Is a Dangerous Speculative Bubble

    | 2017/12/07 3:00 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
  • Bitcoin-related jobs are booming. However, there are not enough individuals with the required skills to fill these jobs. As a result, most universities are now imparting Bitcoin education. Many even accept tuition payments in Bitcoin. Universities are also creating innovative ways to attract the brightest students. In this regard, Varna University of Management (VUM) is offering Bitcoin scholarships. Varna University of Management Offers Scholarships in Bitcoin VUM is an international business school based in Varna,

    Academia is Fully Embracing Bitcoin with Course Offerings and Scholarships

    | 2017/12/06 9:00 pm
  • The Bitcoin bull continues to charge as the price soars to over $14k. The run-up over the past few months has been fueled by reports of Bitcoin futures trading coming to US exchanges, but the most recent bump comes after an exciting announcement about the progress of the Lightning Network. Record Prices and Market Capitalization Bitcoin has destroyed all-time high after all-time high in the past months, currently topping out at a cool $14,059 at

    Bullish Bitcoin Price Smashes Through $14,000

    | 2017/12/06 6:30 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
  • South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced that Bitcoin futures trading will not be moving forward in the country. ‘Cooling Down The Market’ In legislatory warnings Tuesday, the regulator went against the trend gaining speed in the US and Japan and banned futures trading, along with suggesting a tax on virtual currency transactions. The move has already resulted in the cancellation of several informational seminars on futures, local news outlet Korea Herald reports. These

    South Korea Bans Bitcoin Futures As Authorities Consider Crypto Income Tax

    | 2017/12/06 4:00 pm
  • Bitcoin investment platform Abra has announced that its users can now store cryptocurrency and fiat simultaneously. CEO Hails Non-Custodial Wallet ‘Industry First’ CEO Bill Barhydt revealed the latest feature on Twitter today, in what he described as an “industry first for a non-custodial wallet.” Abra customers now have access to three wallets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and fiat respectively, with instant conversions between them also available, Barhydt added. BREAKING NEWS: Abra now supports three wallets allowing

    Abra Adds Multiple Wallets, CEO Confirms ‘Working On’ SegWit

    | 2017/12/06 2:15 pm
  • Just 2% of people would accept a USD cash ‘gift’ if they could not touch it for ten years – but over half would choose Bitcoin, Ron Paul is finding. 53% Choose Bitcoin For 10-Year Hodl The extraordinary turnaround in more mainstream consumer habits comes courtesy of an online survey by the former Texas Congressman today. Over 55,000 respondents gave their opinion on Paul’s investment experiment, which asked the question: A wealthy person wants to

    10-Year Investment? Over 50% Want Bitcoin in Ron Paul Poll

    | 2017/12/06 12:30 pm
  • The celebration is in full swing as Bitcoin continues its upward momentum, reaching a new all-time high as it smashes through the $13,000 mark. This latest milestone comes less than a day after the digital currency hit $12,000 for the first time ever. As of this writing, Bitcoin is currently trading at $13,128, a gain of over 13% in less than 24 hours. The current trading volume during this period is just over $9.7 billion

    $13,000 and Rising – The Price of Bitcoin Continues to Climb

    | 2017/12/06 10:30 am
  • The total market cap for cryptocurrency went over $370 billon today, surpassing the market cap of JPMorgan Chase. Perhaps Jamie Dimon might have to eat some crow for Christmas. It may be time for Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, to get ready to start eating some humble pie. As everyone who’s interested in cryptocurrency knows, Dimon has really loathed Bitcoin, taking every opportunity he can to bash it. His constant bellyaching about Bitcoin

    Cryptocurrency Market Cap Now Higher than JPMorgan Chase

    | 2017/12/06 7:00 am
  • IOTA has posted nearly 400% gains since the beginning of this week, pushing it up through the top 10 market caps in a matter of days to displace Ripple as the fourth largest cryptocurrency. It’s official: IOTA is mooning. The altcoin opened up the week with prices hovering around $1.40 on December 2nd. Today it reached an all-time $5.55, a staggering increase of nearly 400% over a matter of four days. Soaring Ever Higher The

    IOTA Shoots to Fourth Highest Market Cap In Massive Rally

    | 2017/12/06 5:00 am
  • The county government of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, has been hacked, leaving their server files being held for a ransom of 2 bitcoins. One of the growing problems for businesses and governments today is having their electronic files hacked and held for ransom. Last month, computer hackers targeted the Sacramento Regional Transit system, resulting in 30 million files being deleted. The ransom price demanded by the hackers for that attack was a single bitcoin. Now that

    Hackers Hit North Carolina County Government and Demand Two Bitcoin Ransom

    | 2017/12/06 4:00 am
  • Police in Kenya arrest three Bitcoin traders on charges of money laundering by using stolen money to purchase cryptocurrency. There are some definite advantages to using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, such as anonymity and ease of use. Of course, one of the main benefits of digital currency is that anybody, no matter where they are in the world, can be an active participant in the crypto economy. But there are times when the advantages of Bitcoin

    Police Arrest Three Bitcoin Traders in Kenya

    | 2017/12/06 1:45 am
  • Bitcoin miners living in colder climates can save money on their heating bills by using the heat generated from bitcoin mining to warm their homes. The average American household uses 901 KWh per month or a little over 10,800 KWh per year. In comparison, Digiconomist puts Bitcoin’s current estimated annual energy consumption at 31.6 TWh – a 25% increase since early November – which works out to roughly 86.5 million KWh per day. At 300,000

    Stay Warm This Winter and Profit – Using Bitcoin Mining to Heat Your Home for Free

    | 2017/12/05 11:30 pm