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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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USA Leaves China Without Crude Oil, Russia Is Ready To Compensate

The trade war between the United States and China is still underway. Earlier this month, America made another attempt to undermine the Chinese economy. The thing is, that up until recently, America used to be one of the biggest exporters of crude oil to China. In summer, the U.S. export of crude oil to China used to be equal to 10,5 million barrels a month. At this point, America has almost suspended the export of crude oil to China. Last month American oil companies shipped as little as 600K barrels, with no oil shipping planned for this month.

Publication date: 17 October 10:29 AM

Evgeniy Filichkin: FortFC Launches pre-ICO

While skeptics armed with political axioms, and complicated math formulas, are trying to persuade the world that sooner or later, the cryptomarket industry is doomed to exhaust its potential at some point in the future, the cryptomarket itself is becoming a part of the global economy.

Publication date: 03 October 09:10 AM

Trump is helpless: oil prices keep going up

Oil prices keep going up. Brent oil has just exceeded $83/b. Obviously, Donal Trump's attempts to urge the OPEC to increase their oil production have filed so far. For those of you who don't know, not so long ago Donald Trump threatened the OPEC in general and Middle-Eastern oil producers in particular with consequences if they refuse to start increasing their oil production to dump international oil prices as soon as possible. However, those threats seem to have had no impact on the OPEC and the prices are still going up. 

Publication date: 01 October 10:15 AM

Trump Will Take Revenge on Middle East because of Crude Oils

Donald Trump threated some Middle Eastern oil producers to take revenge on them because of crude oil prices. This is not the first time the American president is criticizing the Middle East in Twitter for being reluctant to contribute to lower oil prices. 

Publication date: 24 September 10:02 AM

China declares crude oil war on USA

Beijing is now considering the opportunity to cut down on the export of crude oil from the United States in response to Washington's decision to raise the import duties on Chinese products. The energy war between the USa and China may also affect Russia.

Publication date: 11 September 11:55 AM

China's dependence on crude oil increases fast

Over the last few years, China has been getting more and more dependent on the import of crude oil and some other energy carriers. Most of those oil imports are of Russian origin. the thing is that CHina's domestic oil and natural gas production has been contracting over the last few years while the country's production capacities have increased and are now in high demand of more energy.

Publication date: 11 September 10:40 AM

Trump Is Close to His Goal - Oil at $50/b

According to Finanz, President Trump is close to making oil prices drop down to $50/b like never before. Last week was bearish for the global market of crude oil. This happened mainly due to the agreement between the U.S. president and the King of Saudi Arabia.

Publication date: 23 August 11:36 AM

Investment Banks Raise Their Oil Forecasts

The world's biggest investment banks have raised their oil forecasts again, for the 10th month in a row, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

Publication date: 02 August 12:00 PM

Oil Prices May Skyrocket to $400/b if Iran Blocks the Strait of Hormuz

Blocking the Strait of Hormuz will inevitably trigger a global energy crisis while pushing oil prices to unseen heights, maybe even all the way up to $400/b. This is what the experts interviewed by PRIME think about the situation.

Publication date: 19 July 09:45 AM

Higher OPEC+ Production Quotas Won’t Raise Oil Prices, Kudrin Says

Chairman of the Russian Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin assumes that the OPEC+ participants’ decision to increase the daily oil production quotas won’t affect international oil prices.

Publication date: 16 July 09:58 AM