cryptocurrencies replace gold

The recent media attention on cryptocurrencies, especially since the last quarter of 2017 stoked the questions of can cryptocurrencies replace gold as a safe haven? One of the biggest arguments supporting this view was the fact that; unlike fiat currencies, the decentralized model supporting cryptocurrencies made it difficult for authorities to ...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
cryptocurrencies to your trading

The hype over the strong surge in price of some of the largest Cryptocurrencies has hit the mainstream media by storm. If earlier, Bitcoin made it to the news only once in a blue moon, when price surged past a strong technical level or when there was a strong decline in prices, that trend has definitley changed. Since late 2017, Cryptocurrenc...

2018-01-25 John Benjamin Read more
Cryptocurrency Winners

When you made your 2017 New Year’s resolutions, Bitcoin was worth about $1,000, and just after making the next set of resolutions, the cryptocurrency had zoomed past the $15,000 mark! I am almost scared to blink now, for fear that I might miss another value surge. Until about mid-2017, it was only financial brains that were thinking about cry...

2018-01-17 Orbex Read more
2018 Forex Predictions

As 2017 comes to a close, traders are getting ready to analyse their performance for the year and plan how to make the most of the opportunities 2018 has in store. This means trying to figure out what price movements are likely in 2018 or market trends one may expect. The answers to these questions will depend on macroeconomic events, taking pla...

2018-01-17 Orbex Read more
bestworstcurrencies

Tomorrow we will examine the year as a whole in our 2017 review webinar, yesterday we looked at the big consensus calls for 2017 and how those early forecasts played out. Let’s now look at how this translated into price movement over the year, starting with which currency performed best and worst.   Best Performing Currency: Euro  ...

2018-01-17 James Harte Read more
Bitcoinstories

The rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has truly captured the attention of the world and there is hardly a bar, bus, café or college cafeteria that isn’t humming with speculation and advice as the hype follows the price higher and higher. With such a huge buzz around these new, innovative currencies there are also some fantastic stories ...

2018-01-25 James Harte Read more
bitcoin volatility

Landing the Big Fish When searching for opportunities in the markets, traders always day-dream about landing that one trade that just takes off and never looks back, landing them a massive, wind-fall profit. Well, one such trade which would have delivered this dream profit would have been to buy Bitcoin at the start of this year. As king of the...

2017-12-12 James Harte Read more
Bitcoin and security

Central Banks Exploring Use of Digital Currencies? As bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies continue to soar in popularity, many central bankers are now keenly debating whether to start issuing digital currency for the first time. In a report released last month, the Swedish Riksbank suggests that consumers would benefit from an e-currency that gi...

2017-12-12 James Harte Read more
Bitcoin mining_server room

As a cryptocurrency, the way Bitcoins are earned is quite a unique process. Working on the principle of shared ledger systems, Bitcoins are tokens or rewards given to computers that help to process the transactions. Those who have heard about cryptocurrencies might have certainly come across the term mining. Mining in the world of cryptocurrenc...

2017-10-22 John Benjamin Read more

In the fight against Bitcoin, perhaps no country comes close to taking the battle to the doorstep of cryptocurrencies than China. Last week, the nation made it to the top of the headlines in the world of cryptocurrencies. Chinese regulator executed a comprehensive ban on platforms that allow buying and selling of the virtual currency. The crack...

2017-10-22 John Benjamin Read more