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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Bitcoin News 7 August 2017 – Bitcoin Price Soars beyond $3400

Bitcoin News today sees the Bitcoin price rise above $3400 in the wake of SegWit activation on 1 August 2017, and the subsequent birth of Bitcoin Cash. High traded volume supporting the soaring price as investors rush to own Bitcoin.     Some investors are paying an almost 75% premium just for exposure to Bitcoin and this relates to Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, the only exchange traded Bitcoin product on the market today.   The SEC is changing guard as the existing top official in charge of approving new financial products…

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What is Bitcoin Cash – BCC?

Bitcoin History in the making on 1 August 2017 – The Bitcoin Blockchain is about to fork creating two cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin with SegWit and Bitcoin Cash, without SegWit.   Basically, anyone with Bitcoin in their personal wallet will receive the same amount of Bitcoin Cash which they will have to split once they decide to trade. Some of the benefits of Bitcoin Cash are faster and cheaper transaction times as well as Replay and Wipeout Protection and a new SigHash Type, part of the replay protection technology, basically a…

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Bitcoin News 31 July 2017 – Bitcoin Scaling D-Day, Protect Your Private Keys

Bitcoin news today and the dominating story is that today is D-Day, the day before the Bitcoin upgrade and potential fork which will create the much discussed, Bitcoin Cash. Some businesses have decided not to support Bitcoin Cash but either way, clients need to make alternate arrangements ensuring they control their private keys vs the business or exchange having control.         In an article posted by Bitcoin.com, there are two cardinal rules for the time during the SegWit upgrade and potential split in the blockchain creating two…

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Bitcoin News 29 July 2017 – Inching Closer to Bitcoin Upgrade, are You Ready?

Bitcoin News Today – We are inching closer to 1 August activation of Bitcoin Scaling, BIP91 – will we have a fork and create BCC (Bitcoin Cash) or will it be a non-event? Final signaling by all miners to implement SegWit has taken place while exchanges are still deciding to suspend trade during this time or not.  In the meantime, the Bitcoin price is strong as support has not waived. The Ethereum price has dropped somewhat, under $200, however, development in the Ethereum network continues, a good sign.    …

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Bitcoin News 26 July 2017 – Bitcoin Price Slumps as Bitcoiner Fear Rises ahead of BIP91

Bitcoin News today – As we approach 1 August and the implementation of BIP91 scaling solution, it appears that Bitcoiners are fearful of what might just happen in terms of a UASF (User Activated Soft Fork) and the possibility of creating Bitcoin Cash. Prepare yourself by making sure you have control of your private keys – use an offline hardware wallet at all times to protect your digital assets.   While this development is hot news that gets everyone excited, hopefully, the big news of the week does not go…

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Bitcoin News 25 July 2017 – CFTC Approves First Institutional Bitcoin Derivatives Platform

Bitcoin News today with the top story being that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved institutional Bitcoin derivatives platform Ledgerx LLC as the first regulated Bitcoin options exchange and clearinghouse – this is huge news!   This development could put a fire under the Bitcoin price – if futures and options are traded, it could increase trading volume exponentially. This is certainly a development to keep an eye on.         Other news headlines:-   Blockchain in Trade Finance – huge opportunity to streamline this…

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