Bitcoin Price Bounces Back, Crypto Markets Recover to $170 Billion

Bitcoin Price Bounces Back, Crypto Markets Recover to $170 Billion The crypto markets bounced back on Thursday following a significant contraction the previous day. The bitcoin price led the charge, rising more than 6% to put the $5,700 barrier within its sights, while the ethereum price ticked up 3% to $309. Unfortunately, the recovery was […]

Why Silicon Valley is going gaga for Bitcoin

Why Silicon Valley is going gaga for Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies are on a historic tear right now. And Silicon Valley’s infatuation with the industry explains a lot about itself. Should I buy bitcoin? As a technology reporter, the questions I receive from random people at birthday parties, say, or seatmates on a plane, are usually emblematic […]

Bitcoin gets official blessing in Japan

Bitcoin gets official blessing in Japan The broader fintech sector is struggling even as cryptocurrencies take off Entrepreneurs do not often welcome regulation. For Japanese cryptocurrency start-ups, however, a framework put in place by the country’s financial authorities has been a boon. Rules announced this year by the Financial Services Agency allow people to pay […]

Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain: ‘Buy Some Ether’ to Make Transactions After SegWit2x

Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain: ‘Buy Some Ether’ to Make Transactions After SegWit2x Crypto wallet Blockchain has announced its intention to join with Xapo in following the blockchain with the most accumulated difficulty following the proposed SegWit2x. The wallet service advised its users to “buy some ether” if they intend to make transactions immediately following the fork. […]

Global Regulators Play Bitcoin Whack-a-Mole as Demand Explodes

Global Regulators Play Bitcoin Whack-a-Mole as Demand Explodes Evading government control a central feature of bitcoin Efforts to regulate digital currencies stymie authorities Banks Respond to Growing Interest in Cryptocurrencies Regulators worldwide are finding that it’s incredibly hard to control the explosive growth of money tied to no nation. Russian President Vladimir Putin is the […]

Bitcoin heading over $10,000 in six to 10 months, former Fortress hedge fund manager says

Bitcoin heading over $10,000 in six to 10 months, former Fortress hedge fund manager says Bitcoin has surged this year, up to $4874 on Tuesday, and Michael Novogratz sees it heading over $10,000. Novogratz is starting a $500 million fund to invest in cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and related companies. Although he says digital currencies […]

Bitcoin’s price bubble will burst under government pressure

Bitcoin's price bubble will burst under government pressure Is the cryptocurrency bitcoin the biggest bubble in the world today, or a great investment bet on the cutting edge of new-age financial technology? My best guess is that in the long run, the technology will thrive, but that the price of bitcoin will collapse. If you […]

Will the Disinflation of Bitcoin Lead to Long-Term Price Surge?

Will the Disinflation of Bitcoin Lead to Long-Term Price Surge? Chris Burniske, a parter at cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firm Placeholder and former cryptocurrency investment lead at ARKInvestment, revealed that 80 percent of the total supply of bitcoin is now outstanding and that its hyperinflationary period is behind it. Dissimilar to most currencies and assets, bitcoin […]

Calm Before the Fork – Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Split Looms

Calm Before the Fork – Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Split Looms "It's sort of like the quiet tension before a battle." That's how Jean-Pierre Rupp, a developer at bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain, described the current state of Segwit2x development. With the code labeled "production ready," and the work of contributors like Rupp nearly complete, […]