Since China, Russia, and a few others cracked down hard on Bitcoin, it has been relatively quiet on the regulations front as Bitcoin has continued to soar unbridled. However, the head scratching on how to regulate continues. The next fear, for Former Fortress Hedge Fund Manager Michael Novogratz, is that Bitcoin’s continued...
The Bitcoin price is continuing on its unparalleled trajectory higher as Wednesday’s new all-time highs reach $13,200. According to average exchange data from Coinmarketcap, Bitcoin was trading just under $13,000 at press time, having corrected after breaking the barrier for the first time. A new record has become an almost daily occurrence for Bitcoin...
Once upon a time, a very long time ago – 2009 in fact – there was a brief but interesting controversy about the carbon footprint of a Google search. It was kicked off by a newspaper story reporting a “calculation” of mysterious origin that suggested a single Google search generated 7 grams of...
Bitcoin has officially hit the $9,000 mark today, as the massive user adoption from hedge funds, soon-to-be-released futures markets and further increases in the number of users. Ironically, many on the /r/BitcoinMarkets subreddit expected the price to drop over the Thanksgiving weekend, in part due to US banks being closed. However, over the past week...
Swissquote Bank SA upped its cryptocurrency game with the release of an exchange-traded product that will attempt to curb volatility by switching holdings between bitcoin and dollars. The Switzerland-based online trader called its offering the first actively managed bitcoin certificate. Funds will be shifted between the digital currency and cash...
Taking the plunge and entering the crypto space can be daunting. There is no centralised authority to hold your hand, and the rumours and stories circulating around digital currencies can be fear-inducing. However, with a few straightforward tips, negotiating that first Bitcoin transaction or trade can be a lot less stressful. 1. Do...
The rift between bitcoin and its offshoot bitcoin cash isn't just ideological – it's hazardous. For months, a technical quirk has led some users of both cryptocurrencies to lose money, temporarily and permanently. But it appears that nightmare scenario may soon be in the past, as bitcoin cash's developer team...
Chief financial officers (CFOs) around the world seem to distrust bitcoin, according to a CNBC survey published Tuesday. CNBC received 43 responses from their Global CFO Council to a survey about their views bitcoin, with 12 of these respondents stating that it was “real but in a bubble,” and a further six...
While the weekend was very chaotic for Bitcoin, things have begun to turn around. Bitcoin has recovered much of its loss, now stabilizing well above the $7,000 mark (running $7,200 at press time). At the same time, after the remarkable gains for Bitcoin Cash the coin has begun losing steam and is...
CME Group’s announcement that they will begin trading Bitcoin futures catapulted the Bitcoin market to new highs two weeks ago. Many Bitcoin investors are waiting with bated breath for trading to commence and are expecting further price growth. Indeed, when the world’s largest futures market recognizes Bitcoin as a legitimate...