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Bitcoin Sets New All-Time High At 7848 USD/BTC


Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, has set another all-time high. The developers decided to abandon the idea of Segwit2x protocol. The news pushed the BTC exchange rate all the way up to $7848, Market Leader reports.

 

According to CoinDesk, $7848 is a new all-time high for the digital currency. It should be noted that before the news about the Segwit2x protocol, Bitcoin was trading around $7700. Shortly after the news, the BTC exchange rate broke through the $7800 threshold. Later on, the price retraced to $7336, NordFX analysts report.

 

 

No More Forking for Bitcoin

If they had approved the implementation of the Segwit2x protocol, we would probably see another split (like the one with Bitcoin Cash) in the near future. However, the head of the Segwit2x project announced the decision to cancel this idea on November 8th. He said that the team had failed to compromise on the way of implementing the protocol, which might raise some problems for the cryptocurrency further down the road.

 

The previous price record was set on November 2nd. Back then, the BTC exchange rate exceeded $7000 amid the news about a possible launch of Bitcoin futures. More and more experts are now predicting a further price rally for Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

 

At the same time, Goldman Sachs has sent their clients a newsletter containing the bank’s Bitcoin forecast. In particular, the bank experts assume that Bitcoin is going to reach $7941 in the near future. They say that now that the exchange rate has consolidated above $7600 and the bias is still bullish, Bitcoin has all chances to aim for another all-time high. However, the experts warn that Bitcoin may take some time to get ready for another rally the new highs. So far, Goldman Sachs analysts have been good at predicting Bitcoin’s behavior. At this point, Bitcoin’s market cap is over $120 billion.

 

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Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Want Oil Prices to Grow Too Fast

Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia doesn’t want oil prices to grow too fast. This is what Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia Khalid A. Al-Falih told during his speech at the UN Climate Change Conference 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

Publication date: 19 November 08:58 AM

What’s the Fair Price of Crude Oil Today?

For many economies out there, especially those dependent on the export of crude oil, oil prices have always been a major indicator to monitor. These days, the international expert community is divided over the future of the global oil market. 

Publication date: 18 November 09:36 AM

Crude Oil Stops Being a Lifeline for the Russian Ruble

 The U.S. Dollar is getting more expensive against the Russian Ruble again as the Russian currency is feeling pressure from the new round of the Western sanctions. Crude oil seems to have stop saving the day for the Russian economy and national currency.

Publication date: 18 November 09:33 AM

Oil Market Shows No Reaction To Optimistic OPEC Report

Oil market showed almost no reaction to the annual OPEC oil report released on November 13th, even though the report happened to be fairly optimistic. In particular, while WTI oil futures for December delivery increased in price by as little as 0,11% up to $56,80/b, Brent oil futures for January delivery lost 0.09% and moved down to $63,46/b.

Publication date: 18 November 09:26 AM

Russia Is Still Dependent On Crude Oil

Is the Russian economy getting rid of its dependency on crude oil? Even though Russian politicians say that’s really the case, famous Russian economist Igor Nikolaev tried to find out the truth backed by figures.

Publication date: 17 November 11:52 AM

High Oil Prices Threaten OPEC+

 Today’s oil prices, which are relatively high, as well as some tensions in Saudi Arabia, may hinder the prolongation of the OPEC+ agreement signed last year, PRIME reports.

Publication date: 17 November 11:49 AM

Oil Prices Won’t Exceed $75/b, BofA Experts Say

Even if the geopolitical situation is the most favorable for the global oil market, oil prices are still never going to exceed the $75/b threshold again, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) experts believe.

Publication date: 17 November 11:13 AM

Wall Street Banks Improve Their Oil Forecasts

For the first time in 6 months, Wall Street banks seem to be optimistic about the near future of crude oil, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Publication date: 10 November 07:06 AM

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Goes Above $200 Billion

Last week, the cryptocurrency market capitalization exceeded the $200 billion threshold for the first time in history. According to Coinmarketcap, a resource monitoring 1254 digital currencies on 6400 online exchanges, Bitcoin was the biggest market driver of the market-cap rally. 

Publication date: 10 November 01:12 AM

CME Group Announces Bitcoin Futures

CME Group, the world’s biggest operator of futures exchanges, has announced Bitcoin futures, the world’s first and most popular cryptocurrency to date. The information was first made public by The Financial Times.

Publication date: 10 November 01:08 AM