Please share if you find this article interesting. $1, $1,000, $1 mln; Bitcoin’s Price Doesn’t Matter, its Existence Does There’s little doubting that Bitcoin would not be where it is today - as an entity and in terms of its price - if it wasn’t for its pattern of monumental growth. This ‘Satoshi cycle’ of interest growing with price, growing more interest, has formed Bitcoin into somewhat of a financial titan. This well-talked about titan is still in its infancy however, despite its high value. And while people continue to flood into the market in the hopes of not missing out, one must remember what else Bitcoin offers. Is it a currency, or an asset? This argument of currency over asset, or store of value, has raged on for some time now with a few strong factions forming. There
Please share if you find this article interesting. Israeli Regulator Won't Allow Bitcoin Firms Be Included in Stock Indices - Bitcoin News Regulation While still claiming to want innovative companies to establish themselves under his jurisdiction, the top Israeli regulator today came out against bitcoin-related businesses. Also read: Gold Mining Company’s Shares Jump 1,300% After Switch to Bitcoin Bitcoin Not Welcomed on TASE Speaking this morning at the Hi-tech Growth and Debt Financing Conference held at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) Prof. Shmuel Hauser, the outgoing ISA Chairman, talked about his views on regulation and investor-protection in an age of technological progress. Setting the tone of his speech, which included many other innovations other than those bi
Please share if you find this article interesting. Do-It-Yourself IPOs on a Blockchain The global equity market has seen a very turbulent decade since the start of the global recession. Yet despite the relatively stable economic growth the world has seen over the past five years there has been a significant decline in the number of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), as well as a general lack of funding available to companies starting out. The market has been doing well, but new companies are not reaping the benefits. This is despite the fact that there is a huge interest from the general public in investing. Apps like Robinhood have started to take the consumer market by storm, showing that young people have a genuine interest in investing to increase their wealth. This is backed u...
Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: 18+ Content on the Blockchain: the Okoin System Launches ICO - Bitcoin News This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The first platform in the world designed for the decentralized distribution of 18+ content in a VR format, OKOIN, is launching its ICO on December 14, 2017. The project’s primary goal is to create its own cryptocurrency, which allows users to buy adult content and services with 100% anonymity, without any limitations placed by legislators of any cou
Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: Bitcoin Community Grows with Online Gambling Site Gamble.io - Bitcoin News This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Gamble.io has launched a new online gambling website www.gamble.io expanding its well-trusted online gambling portfolio. Gamble.io aims to bring safe gambling options to choose from in the ever-changing Bitcoin and cryptocurrency gambling sphere. The company seeks and reviews online casinos, poker and betting operators, and cherry-picks the most trus...
Please share if you find this article interesting. Two Days of Cboe's Bitcoin Futures Show Intense Volume Fluctuations - Bitcoin News Finance This weekend on December 10, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) began its first trading sessions. Since then the introduction of bitcoin-based derivatives held on a well-known mainstream exchange, the news has injected a surge of positivity into bitcoin’s spot markets. Moreover, the price of Cboe’s futures products has been trading wildly starting off at the $15K mark and has reached an all-time high of $18,650. Also Read: Lightning Network’s New Infrastructure and Interoperability Over the Past Two Days, Cboe’s XBT Markets and Bitcoin’s Spot Prices See Wild Fluctuations Cboe’s bitcoin-based futures one-month bitcoin contract (X
Please share if you find this article interesting. How to Analyze ICO’s, Explained Why compare ICO’s? Comparing ICO’s can be beneficial to both cryptocurrency investors as well as the ICO teams themselves. Different parties will have different reasons for wanting to know how an ICO compares to the rest of the market. For investors, it would be to establish if a particular product has the potential of delivering the expected ROI in the long-run and which option would be the best to commit to when looking at similar projects. For ICO teams themselves, it can be beneficial to look at other token sales that rate particularly well to determine which area of their project they need to work on or improve in order to achieve a similar level of success. Then there’s the general enthusi
Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Investing: A 10,000-Year View Willy Woo is an avid cryptocurrency trader and blogger, whose work is published at Woobull.com and via Twitter at @woonomic. This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review opinion series. A few weeks back, I spoke to 1,000 fund managers, bankers and private equity folks in New York at the inaugural Consensus: Invest conference organized by CoinDesk. What to told them is that I don't come from Wall Street, and I'm not a formally trained analyst. My background comes from the world of emerging tech and startups, hence my view and analysis tend to be outside the box. This is a brief overview of some of the work I presented there, including my view of where the crypto ass
Please share if you find this article interesting. Litecoin Market Cap Crosses $15 Billion and Still Rising In a massive run up since the weekend the price of Litecoin has risen from under $100 on Friday to almost $300 at press time. Along with the price growth, the market cap of the altcoin has risen from $8 bln to over $16 bln in just two days. The price spike has largely been attributed to a combination of increased awareness of Bitcoin, and the potential for Litecoin to become the payment method of choice, should Bitcoin price become so large that smaller payments are not viable. The price jump led to an outcry of despair on Twitter under the hashtag #ShouldveBoughtMoreLitecoin, as investors regretted not buying more of the altcoin when prices were low. Litecoin is now @ $2...
Please share if you find this article interesting. Belarus Signs ‘Super Liberal’ Blockchain Support Legislation Belarus’ president Aleksandr Lukashenko has formally signed a “super liberal” bill signaling state support of Blockchain and cryptocurrency. As local news outlet Dev.by and others report today, Lukashenko set the wheels of Belarus’ so-called “Digital Economy Growth” package rolling Monday. The legislation aims to remove bureaucracy which could potentially hinder Blockchain’s implementation, and gives the go-ahead to a permissive environment for cryptocurrency exchange. In addition, Belarus’ ‘HTP’ - a Silicon Valley-style tech haven Lukashenko created - will have privileges extending to attracting funding through ICOs and using cryptocurrency in civil circulation, Cointe