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Bulletproof

Posted on July 28th, 2017.

Hi Everyone, One of the things that’s been bugging me about blockchain technology is another technology that is on the rise just as fast and could possibly make it irrelevant. Quantum computing is currently under development by some of the biggest tech players in the world. IBM, the NSA, and Google are all working hard to make...

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$4 Billion Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme Sees First Indictment by U.S. Jury

Posted on July 27th, 2017.

Controversy has swept the bitcoin community after a Russian man was indicted by a U.S. jury for using digital currency to launder more than $4 billion for criminal networks. Russian “Mastermind” Apprehended Alexander Vinnik – the alleged “mastermind” behind the money laundering scheme – was arrested in...

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BREAKING: Alleged BTC-E Admin Arrested for Laundering $4 Billion in Bitcoin

Posted on July 26th, 2017.

According to Reuters, Greek police, in cooperation with U.S. authorities, recently arrested a Russian man, 38-year-old Alexander Vinnik, for laundering at least $4 billion of ill-gotten money using bitcoin.

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Bitcoin’s 10% Plunge Reveals Underlying Concerns About Currency Split

Posted on July 26th, 2017.

Bitcoin’s volatile ride continued Tuesday, with prices dropping to their lowest in five days as concerns over the activation of SegWit2x weighed on investors. Bitcoin (BTC/USD) plunged more than 10% on Tuesday, reaching a low near $2470.00, according to Bitstamp. The drop erased most of the progress made last week after developers...

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Green but Not Green Enough

Posted on July 25th, 2017.

Hi Everyone, Forget the Winklevoss twins and their COIN ETF. The CFTC in the USA has just approved the first Bitcoin derivatives trading and clearing platform known as Ledgerx. By the early Fall, investors in the United States will be able to buy options on Bitcoin and within a few months after, Ethereum. This is really good news for...

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Bitcoin Hovers Near Six-Week High as 99% of Computing Power Backs SegWit

Posted on July 24th, 2017.

Digital currency bitcoin is trading near six-week highs, as the blockchain community’s most divisive battle reached its conclusion – at least, for now. Bitcoin (BTC/USD) traded above $2,800.00 over the weekend, as prices came within a few hundred dollars of last month’s record high. The digital currency was trading at...

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Trade Recommendation: Short Bitcoin (?)

Posted on July 23rd, 2017.

I usually do not trade with cryptocurrencies any more, but this might be a golden opportunity arising. Bitcoin has bounced back to 2800 USD per bitcoin (ish..). The uptrend the last couple of days may be caused by the BIP91 agreement:

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Analysis: Bitcoin Storms Higher on BIP 91 Lock-In as Crytpocurrencies Continue Rally

Posted on July 21st, 2017.

The most valuable coin is still leading the way higher, after breaking out of its one-month long correction that took BTC 40% lower. The scaling debate has been resolved by a much-needed, but still debated consensus regarding the BIP 91 protocol, propelling Bitcoin towards its all-time highs. The currency that has been pushed lower by...

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Bitcoin Prices (BTC/USD) Poised for 17% Weekly Gain as Institutional Cash Floods Back In

Posted on July 21st, 2017.

Bitcoin prices (BTC/USD) were down at the start of Friday trading, but were poised for a dramatic weekly rise amid easing concern over the future of the digital currency. The cryptocurrency was down 5% to $2,729.58 at 5:42 BST, according to Bitstamp. It had approached $2,900 on Thursday as the market clawed back toward record highs. At...

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Bitcoin Prices Rebound as Crypto-Market Shows Signs of Stability

Posted on July 20th, 2017.

Bitcoin prices swung higher Thursday, as a sense of calm returned to the cryptocurrency market following a prolonged period of volatile moves. Bitcoin (BTC/USD) was trading near session highs at 12:55 BST, having gained 8.5% to $2,457.14, according to Bitstamp. Prices opened at $2,294.41 and have been trekking higher ever since. At its...

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Trade Recommendation: Sell BTC/USD with a Tight Stop Loss

Posted on July 19th, 2017.

During the late trading session on the Sunday 16th of July, the BTCUSD pair bottomed around $1820 on average in major USD markets and 13,000 in leading CNY exchanges. Since then, it has retraced the entire fifth wave of the down leg and moved 30% upwards towards its resistance around $2400. What we’re looking at above is an impulse...

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Bitcoin’s Brexit Moment Happening Now (Full Explanation)

Posted on July 19th, 2017.

Hi everyone, You may have heard about the bitcoin scaling issue that is currently playing out so I would like to offer the following as a simple yet comprehensive explanation of what is about to happen. U.K.’s Brexit referendum on June 23rd, 2016 caused the British Pound to lose 10% of its value in a single night, which is a...

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Analysis: Another Crazy Crypto-Weekend Ahead?

Posted on July 15th, 2017.

As weekends have been very busy – to say the least – for crypto traders, today’s move lower has been keeping all players on the edge. With the Segwit2X announcement looming in one week, and the Judgment Day for Bitcoin also around the corner, nervous trading continues across the board in cryptocurrencies. While the...

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No Matter Bitcoin Hardfork or Softfork, Prices Have Already Adjusted

Posted on July 13th, 2017.

I believe digital currencies incorporate future events in the same way stocks do, the release of earnings or the introduction of a new product will be reflected in pricing in many stocks 90 to 180 days before earnings are released or a new product generates sales, and the share price will reflect future events. Digital currencies are...

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Valuing Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Applications

Posted on July 12th, 2017.

Arguably the most interesting financial trend of 2017 is the spreading of cryptocurrencies, especially in the Ethereum ecosystem. With the ICO boom of this year, a lot of different business models have been connected to tokens or blockchains of their own. This brings up several questions in the mind value-conscious investors, as given...

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Regulators Allow Option Trading On Bitcoin: The First Step Towards Smoothing Volatility

Posted on July 10th, 2017.

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced over the weekend that it has issued a registration order to LedgerX LLC (LedgerX), granting it status with the CFTC as a Swap Execution Facility (SEF). These terms are opaque to most, but they are very important if you trade digital currency. It is important because many US...

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Top 10 Cryptocurrencies are Tanking – Prediction of the Bitcoin Price in 2017 and 2018

Posted on July 1st, 2017.

The major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple are down by more than one to eight percent today: I want to let you know what I think of the cryptocurrency market we are facing, as I’ve experienced what is happening previously (2014-2015). Cryptocurrencies tend to operate in a triangle, where something sparks...

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Long-Term Cryptocurrency Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash

Posted on July 1st, 2017.

One week after our previous long-term look at cryptocurrencies, the major coins are still in correction mode, as they are working their way through the overbought readings that built up in the monster rally of this late spring. Bitcoin and Ethereum remain in the epicenter of the correction, although compared to the first half of the...

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Blockchain for Bankers & Bitcoin Speculators

Posted on June 29th, 2017.

By now, most technically minded people agree that blockchain technology is good. The big question I’ve been asking myself lately is…. good for who?

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Token Analysis: Is NEO (Formerly Antshares) ‘China’s Ethereum’?

Posted on June 23rd, 2017.

NEO has been called “China’s Ethereum”. The Western market first collectively learned about Antshares, a smart contract and decentralized application (dApp) platform, just ahead of the company’s rebrand to ‘NEO’ – which is Greek for “newness”, novelty and youth. That merely one exchange offers bitcoin-NEO trades...