Reasons Why the Bitcoin Price is Booming

Bitcoin is booming as believers and skeptics alike watch on.  Some influential people have been giving their opinions regarding Bitcoin – calling the cryptocurrency anything from “fraud” to “bubble” as well as predictions that the price is “heading towards $25,000”. There are a number of reasons why Bitcoin has so rapidly escalated during 2017, a few of which are highlighted in the short video below.       Graph showing growth over the past 12 months – Cryptocompare     Japanese Yen buying the lion’s share of Bitcoin     Top…

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Who is Buying Bitcoin?

The Bitcoin price and value continue to rise and this week has seen Bitcoin drive past the $5000 level, a new all time high. Interesting to note that Japan leads the current 24-hour ranking. #1 Japanese Yen – 54.54% #2 U.S. Dollar – 26.64% #3 Chinese Yuan – 8.23% #4 South Korean Won – 6.11% #5 Euro – 3.01%   In 2016, reporting showed that most of the trading was coming from China, however, since the People’s Bank of China imposed strict regulations on the crypto exchanges in the country, the percentage…

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Bitcoin News 28 August 2017 – Bitcoin EFT’s Become More Likely as New ETF’s filed with SEC

Bitcoin News today with the leading story reporting that two more Bitcoin ETFs have been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Rex Bitcoin Strategy ETF” and “Rex Short Bitcoin Strategy ETF”. Their investments will include US-listed Bitcoin derivatives. Once ETF’s are listed on stock exchanges, this will open up the opportunity for thousands of investors such as institutions, banks, pension funds, insurance funds, hedge funds and any individual who has an account with the stock exchange. This could put a fire under Bitcoins price. According to a…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash – Which are the best?

There are over a 1000 cryptocurrencies / crypto assets in circulation and it is important to understand the differences as well as use cases before making a decision to invest.  Crypto’s are not equal – Some are “me too’s”, some have specific uses and some have Unique Selling Points.     #1 PAYMENT SYSTEM AND DIGITAL CASH BITCOIN – A digital and global payment system that allows people to send or receive money across the internet to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Store of Value, Backed by mathematics and Proof vs trust…

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Bitcoin News 17 July 2017 – Bitcoin, Ethereum Volatility after Price Drop Shock

Bitcoin news today – Top story must be the sudden drop of the cryptocurrency market in the past week that has sent shockwaves through the market. The Bitcoin exchange GDAX, plans to suspend Bitcoin Withdrawals If UASF Activates – this is a warning not to keep your Bitcoins in an online wallet.       The upcoming scaling of Bitcoin, implementation of SEGWIT2X, is still creating much concern and as a result, causing the markets to react negatively. Interesting to note that this downward trend also affected most of the…

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Bitcoin News 6 July 2017 – Bitcoin Network Congestion Easing Ahead of SegWit2X

Bitcoin News Today – The major stories as follows:- Unconfirmed Transactions Queue and Bitcoin Fees Drop Considerably – averaging roughly 7,000 to 15,000 unconfirmed transactions per day. Just a few weeks ago 200,000+ transactions held up in the mempool – some of these transactions taking days to confirm.  The transaction delays and higher fees highlighted the need for Bitcoin to scale urgently. A date of 1 August 2017 has been set for the implementation of SegWit2X.       Litecoin Crosses $1B in Trading Volume – Litecoin volume and price…

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Bitcoin News 27 June 2017 – Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Drop, Short Term Volatility

Bitcoin today – the Bitcoin price has dipped below $2500 with most cryptocurrencies following suit – Ethereum dropped below $250. Both of these cryptocurrencies had reached new highs just a couple of weeks earlier… $3000 and $400 respectively.  Short term volatility, yet strong fundamentals giving rise to bullish long term outlook.     News headlines:-   European Banks Select IBM Blockchain for Small Business Trade Finance Premier event – London FinTech week – Will you be there? Find out more about the event here   Bitcoin Adoption Grows in World’s…

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Bitcoin Believers Gobble up Satoshi’s White Paper

Many have been watching Bitcoin grow in value over the past few years, and in particular, over the past year or so. More investors are being drawn to Bitcoin due to Geo-Political risk, failing economies and traditional investments which create fear and uncertainty.  The high Return on Investment (ROI), strong fundamentals and a bullish outlook for the future of Bitcoin and blockchain technology is very appealing.   During the Global financial crisis of 2007–2008,  which is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression…

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Bitcoin News: How $1000 Gift turns Teenager into Bitcoin Millionaire

Just six years ago in 2011, a teenager from Idaho in the USA, decided to invest in Bitcoin when the value was just $12 per coin.  He received a monetary gift from his grandmother and a hot tip from his brother to buy Bitcoin which prompted him to invest in cryptocurrency.   Erik Finman sold his first Bitcoin investments at the end of 2013, at $1,200 per coin, and launched an online education company called Botangle in 2014 with the proceeds.  Botangle connected frustrated students like him to find teachers on video chat.…

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Mainstream Media, Influencing Bitcoin Price and Adoption

Mainstream Media is getting behind Bitcoin in a big way – daily reporting by Media giants such at Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC and BBC.  Mainstream Media adoption plays a significant role to introduce Bitcoin and cryptocurrency to the greater community, whether the news is sensationalist, good or bad.  The more consumers see information forthcoming from these media giants, the more Bitcoin adoption will grow.   The good news is that the core proposition of Bitcoin is… Democratization of the financial system Financial Independence Freedom from banks and government   But, it…

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