Bitcoin is a Bubble

Many have had their say over the past couple of weeks.  From Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan) slating Bitcoin and calling it a “FRAUD” to James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, recognizing that Bitcoin is “more than just a fad.”  Now Mike Novogratz, ex-hedge fund manager, formerly of the investment firm Fortress Investment Group says Bitcoin is the largest bubble we will see in our lifetimes.   An excerpt from Bloomberg article “A Crypto Fund King Says Bitcoin Will Be the Biggest Bubble Ever” “Remember, bubbles happen around things that fundamentally change…

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Another Bitcoin in the making?

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and now Bitcoin Gold? Is this really happening? Interesting to note that a number of developers believe there will be more hard forks in the future which will create another “Bitcoin”.   Details are still a bit unclear, however, we are sure to hear more about this developing story.  Let’s keep our eyes on this.   Read in more detail here  Collect your FREE PDF – The Bitcoin Believers Business Manifesto Please leave your questions and comments below: What is EOT?  Learn more by clicking on the…

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Bitcoin News 24 August 2017 – Bitcoin’s SegWit Finally Activated

Bitcoin news today which leads with SegWit being activated – bringing the years-long debate over the “contentious code upgrade to an official close”. Now the next discussion and agreement looms – doubling the blocksize from 1Mb to 2 Mb – all this to allow Bitcoin to scale and reduce transaction time.       Other News headlines:-   The Yours Network Switches from Litecoin to Bitcoin Cash for Cheaper Micropayments – Initially launched with Bitcoin but transaction fees became too high to justify micro payments.   Blockchain-driven digital identity fraud…

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Bitcoin News 23 August 2017 – Japan’s Bitcoin Boom – 50 Bitcoin Exchanges Register with FSA

Bitcoin News today and further to Japan legalizing Bitcoin in April 2017, approximately 50 Bitcoin Exchanges have registered with the Japanese Financial Services Agency and all will be reviewed. There are startups that operate Bitcoin exchanges like Bitflyer and Coincheck, however, there is also a growing number of large corporations adding Bitcoin exchanges as part of their services.   Since the Government legalized Bitcoin as a payment system in Japan, adoption by merchants, consumers, institutions, and investors have soared. The Japanese Yen continues to dominate Bitcoin trading volume globally. More…

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Bitcoin News 22 August 2017 – Credit Suisse leads Banks for Blockchain-based Syndicated Loans

Bitcoin News today with the leading story being Credit Suisse leading a group of banks in the launch of a commercial platform for blockchain-based syndicated loans. Credit Suisse believes blockchain technology can reduce barriers between counterparts as well as reduce time and cost by using smart contracts.   Emmanuel Aidoo, who leads Credit Suisse’s blockchain said “We are working to put a few dozen smaller loan transactions, where we or other participating banks are the agent, onto a distributed ledger platform using smart contracts in production next year.”   Banks…

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Bitcoin News 21 August 2017 – Japan Driving High Consumer Demand for Bitcoin

In the Bitcoin news today with the leading story that Japan’s top customer-to-customer (C2C) ticket exchange marketplace, Ticket Camp will be the first in the Japanese ticket industry to accept bitcoin.   The site has about 5 million users and processes approximately 5.8 billion yen per month – all of these users will now be exposed to Bitcoin thus creating more demand. In recent months, the Japanese Yen has dominated Bitcoin trading as more than 50% of Bitcoin has been traded in the currency. Bitcoin growth in the past two…

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Bitcoin News 14 August 2017 – Bitcoin Bull Run Stampedes over $4200

Bitcoin News Today and the Bitcoin price is extremely bullish! Hitting highs of more than $4200 on some Far East Exchanges – This bull run has been fueled by high demand by the Japanese YEN Market (46%) followed by the USD (23%) and the South Korean Won (13%).   When Japan made Bitcoin legal tender in their country on 1 April 2017, it energized the market and adoption by Consumers, Merchants, Investors as well as Institutional Investors is gaining more momentum. Japan has started a domino effect around the world…

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Bitcoin Setting New Highs over $4000 Fueled by Japanese Demand

The Bitcoin price has soared to new highs over $4000 and ramping up to $4183 on Cryptocompare. Many are questioning what the reasons for this surge in price. According to reports below, the Japanese Yen is the highest traded Bitcoin volume at this time.   This comes as no surprise.  In a bold step forward into the digital economy, Japan made Bitcoin a legal payment system on 1 April 2017, and since then there has been significant Institutional, Investor, Consumer and Merchant adoption.   The legality of Bitcoin and adoption…

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Bitcoin News 11 August 2017 – Bitcoin Price Blasts Past $3500!

Bitcoin News today leads with the Breaking News that the Bitcoin price has blasted past the $3500 level and heading upward. As Bitcoin trades around the clock, this could be a very interesting weekend ahead.   There could be a number of reasons why this price is moving to these new all time high levels. Firstly, SegWit was activated and then locked in on 8 August. SegWit on the Litecoin network has no issues emerge, which bodes well for Bitcoin. The development team has released a roadmap for SegWit2X, which…

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Bitcoin News 10 August 2017 – Institutional Investors Cannot Ignore Cryptocurrency Market

Bitcoin News Today and the top story is that Goldman Sachs is informing it’s big money clients that it’s getting harder for institutional investors to ignore the cryptocurrency market. The total market cap for cryptocurrency has grown to more than $120 billion. Bitcoin has grown more than 200 percent this year and by $1000 in the past month.   Fidelity users can now track their Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investments alongside more traditional assets.The R&D and innovation unit of Fidelity Investments is partnering with Coinbase Cryptocurrency Exchange, to make the feature…

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