Author: Martin

Further futures to boost Bitcoin No Comments

Most of the action this week has been with the altcoins and Bitcoin has been relatively stable. Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple all reached record highs and have hugely expanded their market capacities. Bitcoin has slowly inched up from $16,400 to around $17,600 where it currently trades, things could heat up again over the weekend though as more futures contracts will be launched. The start of f...


Substratum answers censorship call No Comments

Web censorship is on the rise, according to research by Freedom on the Net, two-thirds of all internet users live in countries where criticism of the government, military, or ruling family is subject to censorship. The World Economic Forum reported that global internet freedom declined in 2016 for the sixth consecutive year, 2017 is likely to be even worse. Internet freedom in the US was deal...


Coinbase CEO: More Services and Coins in 2018 No Comments

Coinbase may be the bane of many traders’ lives, their customer support is pretty much non-existent, their fees are higher than most other exchanges, coin prices are often higher than elsewhere, transaction times are woeful, and don’t even bother trying to access the site when there is high traffic – it probably won’t be online. Trading is often suspended when there is a lot of demand as i...


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NEO the Chinese Dragon awakes No Comments

Most of this week’s crypto news has been dominated by Litecoin and Ethereum. Both have broken all-time highs and both have taken some of the limelight from big daddy Bitcoin which has ranged between $16,000 and $17,400 over the past few days. LTC has corrected from a previous top of $338 on December 12 and Ethereum is still hitting new tops surpassing $750 a few hours ago. Other altcoins have...


Ripple Wakes Up After Long Slumber No Comments

There is always something going on in the crypto-land. The weekend saw the big bull and bear action on Bitcoin and the start of the week witnessed Ethereum and Litecoin breaking new tops. LTC continued to surge yesterday reaching an all-time high of $340 according to Coinmarketcap.com. A market correction saw prices return to just below $300 where it currently trades. Ethereum has also enjoyed ...


Big Bullish love for Ethereum and Litecoin No Comments

The Bitcoin Bulls dominated last week with some heavy swings in both directions but mainly upwards. Crypto’s King made all the major news channels and papers as it shot from just over $11,000 to over $18,000 in less than a week. Regulated US exchanges launching their futures contracts also added to the zeal in the crypto-sphere. This week it is time for some of the altcoins to get some Bullis...


Ethereum and Waves to setup self-regulation No Comments

Recent clampdowns on ICOs by a number of nations, China being the most prominent, have been spurred by the need for more regulation. Currently trading in crypto-land can be a bit like going to the casino in the Wild West. There is no safety net and no regulation on ICOs; anyone can start something up. All you need is a flashy website, some smart looking business people in your team, a good concept...


Litecoin still leading as it climbs the crypto table No Comments

This weekend has seen some pretty wild price swings, especially from big daddy Bitcoin which fell by 26% from Friday’s high of $18,300. As excitement and interest mounted leading up to the launch of CBOE’s futures contracts on Sunday BTC bounced from support at $13,000 yesterday morning to climb back up to around $16,500 where it is trading at the time of writing. When Bitcoin starts going ...


Chicago Exchange crashed by Bitcoin No Comments

The long awaited launch of Chicago Board Options Exchange Bitcoin futures contracts went off with a bang yesterday as the website was knocked offline by a surge in traffic. The first contracts were offered at 18.00 EST on Sunday and an unprecedented demand overwhelmed the exchange. CBOE Tweeted a status update which said “Due to heavy traffic on our website, visitors to cboe.com may find tha...


A wild ride ahead for Bitcoin No Comments

This weekend has been a tumultuous one in crypto-land. With Bitcoin bouncing off of an all-time high of just over $18,250, and altcoins surging on Saturday, a different picture was being painted on Sunday. The bears were out in force and BTC lost over $5,000 in just over 48 hours. Volatile does not even come close to describing the current market as most coins are showing red negative numbers yest...


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