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Bitcoin Reached $11K and Dropped by $2K Instantly


On November 29th, Bitcoin beat another threshold. This time, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exceeded the $10K threshold and set another all-time high at 11377 USD/BTC, only to crash by 20% at a time down to 9290 USD/BTC, Coindesk reports. All of that happened within a couple of hours.
It's also interesting to note that after beating 10000 USD/BTC, it took Bitcoin just 24 hours to bet another psychological level, which is 11000 USD/BTC. A couple of hours after peaking at 11377 USD/BTC (this is a new all-time high), Bitcoin crashed down to 9290 USD/BTC. Later on, the cryptocurrency did actually manage to win back some of the lost ground and go above 10000 USD/BTC, NordFX reports.

 
In 2017 alone, BItcoin has already gained 1000%, the entire cryptocurrency market has gained 1700%. Thetotalmarketcapisnow $334 billion
So, Bitcoin has recently shown the trait that has been scaring away many of those big-scale investors. Specifically, we are talking about volatility. Indeed, cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular have always been rather volatile, with a constant roller-coaster thing.
 
However, Jeff Curry, global head of commodity research for Goldman Sachs, thinks that is a natural process for relatively young assets. Today’s Bitcoin market cap is $160-170 billion. On the one hand, that’s quite a lot. But on the other hand, these figures cannot be compared even close to the ones of gold. The gold market cap is $8300 bn. The point is, gold has been a reliable investment asset for centuries while digital currencies are babies with a couple of years of history. If digital currencies survive and last for decades, they may see their market cap boost and their volatility decline.  
 

At the same time, The Wall Street Journal reports that NASDAQ is planning to launch Bitcoin futures in the first part of 2018. Cantor Fitzgerald is also planning to launch their BTC derivatives. They say, Bitcoin derivatives would be a huge step to making digital currencies more mature. By the way, the BTC transaction volume has already exceeded 2 billion dollars a day.

 

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Bitcoin Exchange Rate Drops Below $9000

Earlier today, the BTC exchange rate continued its way down to new local lows. In particular, it temporarily dove below the psychological threshold of 9000 dollars per 1 BTC. According to Coinmarketcap, the current local low is 8720 USD/BTC.

Publication date: 02 February 03:41 AM

Skeptics Predict Bitcoin Crash

As the amount of Bitcoin users is growing like never before, the amount of Bitcoin skeptics is growing as well. They are warning us that Bitcoin is doomed to crash at some point in the future. There are respected investors among them, who think that the rapid growth of Bitcoin and other altcoins is dangerous to those investing in them.

Publication date: 26 January 03:51 AM

Muslims Are Forbidden to Trade and Mine Bitcoin

The Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam is reported to have issued the so-called fatwa (which means a ban on something) against cryptocurrencies. This means that Muslims can no longer trade or invest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. To be more specific, the Mufti thinks that trading cryptocurrencies is almost the same as gambling. Yet, gabling is strictly forbidden in Islam.

Publication date: 12 January 03:19 AM

Alpari’s Mobile App Gets Over 400K Users

Over the last few years, the amount of online traders using mobile apps has increased dramatically. The stats show that most of the time mobile forex traders choose mobile trading apps by Alpari, one of the biggest brokers in the international forex industry.


Publication date: 03 January 07:06 AM

Bitcoin Harms Natural Environment

 Today, only 1% of the global population is investing in cryptocurrencies.  However, mining those cryptocurrencies is something that all of us have to pay for. This is what Deutsche Welle thinks on the matter.

Publication date: 02 January 11:43 AM

Bitcoin May Trigger Another Major Financial Crisis

 Some experts say that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may trigger another major financial crisis.

Publication date: 02 January 11:42 AM

Fort Financial Services ¬– World’s Best Forex Bonus Offer 2017

Masteforex-V Academy has recently announced the results of the annual contest named «World’s Best Forex Bonus Offer 2017». Fort Financial Services won the title as the forex broker occupying the first position in the corresponding rating by Masterforex-V Academy.

Publication date: 28 December 09:28 PM

Bitcoin Exchange Rate May Drop to Zero, Morgan Stanley Experts Say

Bitcoin may drop all the way down to zero dollars. This is what Morgan Stanley analysts led by James Faucette told Business Insider. Such a gloomy forecast for the world’s first and most expensive cryptocurrency to date showed up amid another major drop in its exchange rate. The thing is that Bitcoin dropped by 40% from 19K dollars all the way down to 11,8K dollars on December 22nd. 

Publication date: 26 December 12:21 PM

Bitcoin is Yet to Win Major Investors’ Trust

The first Bitcoin futures were finally launched in the USA. However, despite the fact that cryptocurrencies have already been recognized a part of the financial world, skeptics still don’t believe in them and anticipate a cryptocurrency market crash. 

Publication date: 25 December 05:49 AM

Alpari PAMM Service Gets Its Monthly Turnover Exceed $15 Billion

Most people prefer to keep their savings in a bank. They believe that despite those tiny interest rates they get paid, storing money in a bank account is way safer than anything else. The point is, we are talking about storing money while it’s wiser to invest money so that it could make even more money. For example, Europeans like to consider investing their money in various kinds of assets. They further spend their profits on some big purchases or education for their kids.

Publication date: 21 December 03:17 AM