Bitcoin has been around for nearly a decade but its price reached record highs in 2017. With talks of a recession looming around the corner, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining momentum with investors and consumers, for varying reasons. Some are looking to escape…
The price of bitcoin has nearly tripled in 2017, and headlines about huge daily moves in the bitcoin market can’t help but pique the interest of most traders. Unfortunately, at this point in time, trading bitcoin directly can be a bit of a pain. For traders starting from scratch, here are four ways to trade bitcoin.
Here’s a look at the difference between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash and an expert’s opinion on where each cryptocurrency is headed.
Forks have been in the news a lot recently due to controversy in the bitcoin community.
There was the potential fork that threatened to split bitcoin into two cryptocurrencies after a lengthy “civil war” between miners and developers. That came and went with little issue.
Cryptocurrency, as the name suggests, is a form of digital money designed to be secure and anonymous in most cases. It uses a technique called cryptography — a process used to convert legible information into an almost uncrackable code, to help track purchases and transfers.
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bitFlyer To Support ETH Transactions
bitFlyer, a cryptocurrency exchange, now allows its Buy/Sell platform users across Europe and the U.S. to exchange ETH. "At bitFlyer, we want to offer not just the most popular coins, but the most respected ones too, which makes ETH a logical choice to expand our service offering. Not only has...Read more...
How Crypto Creates A Defense Against Political, Financial Disasters
Fact is stranger than fiction. But before we talk about the latest facts, imagine this fictional scenario ... The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges 10,448 points … in a single session. The U.S. dollar loses one-third of its value against the euro, the yen, gold and virtually every other...Read more...
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Ex-Overstock CEO Byrne Talks Timing Of Resignation With Fox, 'Political Espionage'
Former Overstock.com Inc (NASDAQ: OSTK) CEO Patrick Byrne stepped down Thursday after two decades of running the company. His resignation is quite bizarre and includes references to the "deep state" and Clinton family. Hours after his resignation, the executive appeared on Fox...Read more...
'There Is A Lot Of Nonsense': Talking Markets With Quoth The Raven's Chris Irons
Chris Irons' experience with investing began with a loss. In an interview with Benzinga, Irons traced his journey from a young investor to the brains behind Quoth the Raven, where his mission is to stop deception and increase transparency in the market. Learning From IR Irons' interest in...Read more...
Treasury Takes Aim At Chinese Opioid Exporters
Making good on its promise to crack down on suppliers of deadly opioids, the Trump administration on Aug. 21 took steps to designate three Chinese drug manufacturing businessmen and their companies as violators of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. The Treasury Department's Office of...Read more...
How To Invest Part Time For Retirement
With the U.S. economy booming and unemployment rates at their lowest level in decades, American disposable income has reached an all-time high of $16.45 trillion. Younger earners who have never started investing before, Americans who have maxed out their 401(k) contributions or even retirees...Read more...
Wednesday's Market Minute: FOMC: SparkNotes Version
While you can expect trading algorithms to give their usual lightning-fast take of today's Fed minutes in the immediate moment of the document's release, the rest of us may be better off glancing at the SparkNotes version. Which should read something like this: "guys, give us a minute...Read more...
UK's Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspended
On June 3, U.K.’s most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford’s £3.75-billion ($4.55 billion) LF Woodford Equity Income Fund, was suspended as the fund manager struggled to free up cash to pay investors looking to get their money out. What Woodford...Read more...
CME Micro E-Mini Equity Index Futures Seen As Retail-Friendly Offering; Bitcoin Futures Update
In the quest for a “home run” investing or trading strategy, there sometimes can be value in playing “small ball.” That’s one early-innings takeaway from CME Group’s (CME) new Micro E-mini equity index futures, which have posted robust trading volume since the...Read more...
What We Know About Mastercard's Reported New Interest In Cryptocurrencies
Credit card network Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) is looking to make a push into the digital currency space and is actively recruiting people for a new cryptocurrency team, the New York Post reported. What Happened Mastercard placed job ads for workers who will be tasked with monitoring...Read more...