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Digital currencies and the growing blockchain tech industry have become dynamic investment vehicles with unique benefits and challenges. Our articles keep seasoned investors and newcomers alike on top of the market.

The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Is a $1700 Target in Sight?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pulled an about-face this week and resurrected the rejected Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF COIN. Although the outcome is still binary and will likely be rejected a second time, there is renewed hope the COIN ETF or something similar will eventually pass SEC regulatory scrutiny. This would allow for the opportunity […]

Apr 26, 2017
What the heck is happening in the crypto world? Is Ethereum finally dead? Is ETH taking its last breaths? Or is this the start of something great?
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Ether Price Analysis: ETH Altcoin Dominance Continues

Ethereum (ETH) continues to easily hold the number-two market capitalization, far and above the next highest altcoins. Its volume traded, however, is quite handily surpassed by Bitcoin, and its only trading volume rival at the moment is Litecoin.   Mining hash rate continues to push all-time highs almost daily, a strong sign that miners, at […]

Apr 21, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Exchange Rates Vary But Remain Bullish

Although the scaling and block size debate continues, this week the bigger focus has been on the halting of withdrawals and deposits of USD from various bitcoin exchanges, most notably Bitfinex and OKCoin. Many of the exchanges are still able to process USD, but are having a harder and harder time doing so due to […]

Apr 20, 2017
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Asset Manager Fidelity to Join Blockchain Group IC3

U.S. asset management giant Fidelity Investments Inc. is the first financial institution to join The Initiative for CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3), a blockchain technology development group composed of leading academic institutions and tech companies. The IC3 group is based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in New York and includes academics from Cornell […]

Apr 11, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: UASF Anticipation Pushes Toward New ATHs

SegWit soft fork support continues to rise steadily as a viable option to the blocksize debate. New revelations regarding Jihan Wu and Bitmain’s possible motive to not support SegWit have surfaced, which based on the court of public opinion, have not been favorable for Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) support. Follow the BTU and SegWit proposal signaling […]

Apr 11, 2017
What the heck is happening in the crypto world? Is Ethereum finally dead? Is ETH taking its last breaths? Or is this the start of something great?
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ETH Price Analysis: A Likely Continuation of Bearish Sentiment

Ethereum (ETH) continues to hold the number-two market capitalization, despite Ripple and Litecoin making large gains over the past week.    ETH hash rate continues to make higher highs despite price not following suit. Without a supply halving, like Bitcoin, there may be a continuous cycle of new highs, influx of hash rate and subsequent […]

Apr 10, 2017
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Bitcoin Mainly Used as Speculative Investment in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, Bitcoin is gaining traction as a genuine store of value as investors in the region are viewing the digital currency as an attractive investment opportunity. Among the Bitcoin companies located there, Luno (formerly BitX) and Bitcoin Indonesia have watched this growth with interest. Headquartered in Singapore, Luno allows customers to buy, sell […]

Apr 10, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Is A Bullish Reversal Coming?

Bitcoin miner support for SegWit has continued to rise slowly over the past few days, currently sitting at 30{66d316cd6903bd7d2bd7159df5b92b0d0e7ef29891fcc0ab7da74ee94253e6ce}, but remains far from the needed 95{66d316cd6903bd7d2bd7159df5b92b0d0e7ef29891fcc0ab7da74ee94253e6ce} to activate the proposal. There is also a growing push for Litecoin, an alternative digital currency, to activate SegWit as well, currently sitting at 57{66d316cd6903bd7d2bd7159df5b92b0d0e7ef29891fcc0ab7da74ee94253e6ce} support. In either case, […]

Apr 3, 2017
What the heck is happening in the crypto world? Is Ethereum finally dead? Is ETH taking its last breaths? Or is this the start of something great?
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Ether Price Analysis: Miners Are Bullish — But Prepare for Pullback

Over the past week, Ethereum (ETH) made another new all-time high (ATH), increasing its market capitalization to about one-fourth that of Bitcoin. ETH hashrate also continues to show new ATHs almost daily. This suggests that miners who would otherwise currently be mining at a loss believe in the future of the coin enough to continue […]

Mar 28, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: What Position Are You Planning For?

Over the past week, the Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Unlimited (BTU) discussion has reached fever pitch on social media. Based on the current trajectory, I expect the BTU hard fork to occur within the next four weeks at most and as early as this week, though others may dispute this. Bitcoin Unlimited miners may opt […]

Mar 27, 2017
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Gold on the Blockchain: How Two Blockchain Startups Are Digitizing Gold Investments

Digitizing traditional securities and physical assets has become a new area of interest for investment-focused fintech startups. Turning physical assets into tradable digital assets creates more liquidity and lowers barriers to entry for private investors in asset classes that are traditionally dominated by institutional investors and high net worth individuals. One of these asset classes […]

Mar 24, 2017
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More than Disruption: How Blockchain Capital is “Democratizing” Venture Capital

Average investors — those of us who don’t belong to an elite institutional class, for example — wanting to invest in a venture capital fund that supports emerging blockchain technologies will soon be able to do so. Blockchain Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in blockchain technology companies, in collaboration with digital finance investment […]

Mar 21, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Preparing for Hard Fork Eventualities

Currently, there is growing support to split Bitcoin into two different currencies via a hard fork: Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) and Bitcoin Core. BU would remove the 1MB block size ceiling entirely. There is also another proposal, Segregated Witness (SegWit), which would be adopted through a soft fork and raise the block size ceiling to ~4MB […]

Mar 20, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Filling The Gap, Post ETF

Contrary to popular media, Bitcoin does not need an ETF to remain relevant or to succeed. An ETF brings a large liquidity pool of money to the digital currency, but Bitcoin was never meant to be confined to rules and regulations. Unsurprisingly, SEC denial of the ETF was a large news event which allowed for […]

Mar 13, 2017
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SEC Dashes Hopes of a Bitcoin ETF — For Now

The COIN ETF is a no-go. Almost four years in the making, in a highly anticipated verdict published earlier today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected the the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust exchange traded fund (ETF). An ETF is an investment fund that holds assets like stocks, commodities or bonds, and trades on stock […]

Mar 11, 2017
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Experts: A Bitcoin ETF Is Coming — But Maybe Not Just Yet

Probably the most discussed topic in the Bitcoin community in the last few weeks has been the upcoming decision of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on whether or not it will approve the first publicly traded bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).The decision, which would have a potentially profound impact on the price of bitcoin, […]

Mar 9, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Technical Analysis: Dial “M” for Murder

Bitcoin price pulled back 6.5 percent today, largely on a technical M double top breakdown, but a People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announcement aided in the drop. Although the announcement was certainly better than previous announcements, Chinese exchanges will remain under strict supervision. An outright bitcoin ban from the PBoC at this point seems very […]

Mar 8, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Hits Gold Parity (Again) — Now in USD

Gold bugs everywhere lost some luster today when bitcoin broke parity with gold in USD terms. Interestingly, gold, as an element, had many advantages over other possibilities as a use for currency. Arguably, Bitcoin, with its secure network and utility, is a better version of gold for today’s digital age. The psychological resistance of gold […]

Mar 3, 2017
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ETF Hopes and Lower Chinese Influence Push New Bitcoin Highs

At the beginning of January 2017, we witnessed a scenario similar to that of November 2013, when bitcoin first surpassed the $1,000 mark and its rally was subsequently halted by Chinese authorities, followed by a steep price decline in the months to follow. On January 1, 2017, the price of bitcoin surpassed the $1,000 mark […]

Feb 24, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: New All-Time Highs Driven by USD Demand

At any given time, all markets consist of buyers and sellers. When there are more sellers than buyers, prices go down, and when there are more buyers than sellers, prices go up. Right now, more people are buying bitcoin than selling it. It’s that simple and as much as everyone will try to find reasons […]

Feb 24, 2017
The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: New Highs Are Nigh

Timing the market is difficult. If it were easy, everyone would do it. That’s why many traders turn to technical analysis for an edge. All any trader has is the left side of the chart (past) to try and determine the right side of the chart (future). Fortunately, all markets are essentially comprised of human […]

Feb 22, 2017