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
Central Bank and Bitcoin

The boom in cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology is forcing Central Banks worldwide to sit up and take notice. After all, Bitcoin, which is the largest and most popular cryptocurrency, along with its peers, are basically circumventing the established money system, through their unhackable technology, to give value. Major companies...

2018-03-23 Orbex 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

Finally, Ripple experiences disappointing news, or not the usual bit of good news. Coinbase, one of the largest exchanges for cryptocurrencies said earlier this week, that it had not made a decision to add new currencies to its platform. This dampened recent speculation that it would include Ripple. On December 19, the price of Bitcoin cash jump...

2018-01-17 Ashraf Laidi 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
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
Bitcoin

Myth Or Reality? Given the disruptive nature of bitcoin and the fact that its founder is anonymous, the new digital currency has come under a lot of attack and criticism from the traditional finance industry as well as global governments. Alongside these more credible counter-forces, the conspiracy theorists of the world have been quick to t...

2017-10-22 James Harte Read more