Bitcoin

Japan, South Korea drive global bitcoin prices as retail investor pile in

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Japanese and South Korean buying helped drive the price of bitcoin to an all-time high this week, with the digital currency more than doubling its value since the start of the year, analysts and market practitioners said on Friday. Frenzied buying as the price peaked at …

Bitcoin

4 Top-Performing Alternatives to Bitcoin

While Bitcoin dominates the headlines, its underlying blockchain technology has spawned a new ecosystem of alternative cryptocurrencies, known as “altcoins.” Following Bitcoin’s staggering 1,000% moonshot of the past 12 months, a fresh wave of capital has flooded the space searching for the next 10-bagger. Altcoins arrived on the scene via …

Bitcoin

Ethereum Is The Investment To Make While Bitcoin Lags With Regulatory Questions

Summary Bitcoin has suffered a huge price drop due to international news on Chinese regulation; it needs these to be resolved to climb back up in value. Ethereum, meanwhile, is a protocol and goes beyond the scope of one single digital currency. Ethereum’s price will become tied more to its …

Bitcoin

Wall Street Journal Argues Bitcoin Is “Probably worth Zero”, Joins Obituary List

One of the Wall Street Journal’s most read articles of the day implies that bitcoin’s volatility reveals that the cryptocurrency is “probably worth zero.” The author of the piece starts by stating that a borderless digital currency out of the government’s reach that allows for semi-anonymous transactions sounds good, but …

Bitcoin

5 Big Bitcoin Crashes: What We Learned

eptember has been a wild ride for bitcoin owners: the digital currency began the month nudging an all-time high of $5,000 before losing nearly 40% of its value in a spectacular crash. Now, a recovery has seen bitcoin pop back over $4,000 as of Monday morning. To put this in context, Fortune offers …

Bitcoin

Wait, I can get Bitcoin at that ATM?

You may know Bitcoin is a controversial digital currency that makes news for falling or rising — a lot. Less widely known is that consumers can acquire the cryptocurrency through ATMs, just like regular cash. The number of machines installed worldwide is nearing 1,600, with the biggest hunk in the U.S. at …

News

$4,000: Bitcoin’s Price Shrugs Off China Exchange News

Bitcoin’s price has bounced back above $4,000 following market losses linked to the recent regulatory crackdown in China. After China’s early September ban on initial coin offerings (ICOS), news on September 15 that bitcoin exchanges were shutting down following directives from government officials sparked a market drop that sent prices reeling to a low of $2,981. Since then, …

Bitcoin

Wall Street Analyst Sees Bitcoin Surging to $25k Despite China Exchange Ban

Major Wall Street analyst Thomas Lee, the co-founder Fundstrat Global Advisors, appeared on CNBC’s Fast Money and reaffirmed his short-term price target of $25,000, despite the nationwide ban on bitcoin exchanges issued by the Chinese government and its financial regulators. By the end of October, merely less than three weeks …

Bitcoin

U.S. Bill Would Ease Bitcoin Tax Regulations for Small Transactions

Two U.S. congressional representatives have introduced a bill that would reduce bitcoin tax reporting requirements. If the bill is signed into law, U.S. bitcoin users would no longer have to report transactions worth less than $600. The Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act of 2017, introduced by Congressional Blockchain Caucus co-chairs Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) …

Bitcoin
1

What is an ICO, and why is China’s central bank banning it?

An initial coin offering (ICO) is a form of crowd-sourced fundraising that uses cryptocurrencies. Also known as digital currencies, or virtual currencies, cryptocurrencies work as a medium of exchange using encryption to secure transactions and for creating (known as mining) additional units. Cryptocurrencies, the best known of which is the …

News

Bitcoin price yo-yos amid a China clampdown

After a brutal week, bitcoin finally got a bounce. The controversial crypto-currency yo-yoed dramatically on Friday, briefly falling below $3,000 to as low as $2,985 in the morning before hustling in the afternoon to soar as high as $3,819 as investors digested news of a clampdown by the Chinese government on …

Bitcoin

Can Bitcoin Prices Reach $5000 Again Without China?

After falling for most of the week like a stone, Bitcoin, the “people’s currency,” made a sharp turn upwards on Friday and early Saturday morning, gaining close to 12 percent within 24 hours. Other cryptocurrencies followed suit. Ethereum also gained close to 12 percent, while Litecoin fared even better gaining …

Bitcoin

Courting Bitcoin? Nebraska Ethics Board Gives Lawyers OK to Accept

Lawyers in Nebraska can now accept cryptocurrency as payment, according to a new advisory opinion published by an ethics committee appointed by the state’s supreme court. The Lawyers’ Advisory Committee is an eight-member body that responds to queries from lawyers in Nebraska, weighing them against the state’s Rules of Professional Conduct. The opinion …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Beware – The Empire May Strike Back

It has been a tough week for Bitcoin. China continued to crack down on virtual currencies, prompting a major Bitcoin exchange to shut down. And Jamie Dimon, head of JP Morgan, called Bitcoin a fraud and said it was only “fit for use by drug dealers, murderers, and people living in places such …

Bitcoin

Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency And ICOs – All You Need To Know In 10 Minutes

I’ve often sung the praises of blockchain technology, which I truly believe has the potential to create great efficiencies across many industries. Probably the most visible application of blockchains right now isthe virtual currency Bitcoin – which has often hit the news for rapid gains in value – but in fact there are …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is Plummeting After an Exchange in China Said It Would Halt Trading

Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina said on Thursday that it would stop all trading from Sept. 30, setting off a further slide in the value of the cryptocurrency that left it over 30 percent away from the record highs it hit earlier in the month. China has boomed as a cryptocurrency …

Bitcoin
134

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $3,500, But Is Relief Rally In Sight?

The bitcoin-US dollar exchange (BTC/USD) rate fell to a fresh four-week low of $3,413 this morning following reports that Shanghai-based bitcoin exchange BTCC will shut down its domestic trading operations effective September 30. As such, the announcement is the latest that supports the rumor regulators are preparing a formal ban on …

Bitcoin

The first of China’s top bitcoin exchanges has announced it will suspend trading

A number of China’s top bitcoin exchanges are preparing to suspend their services following instructions from the government. BTC China, one of the country’s top three, became the first to officially make the move after it announced today that will stop all trading for China-based customers from September 30. The …