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40% of Bitcoin Is Owned by 1000 Users


According to Bloomberg, with reference to Aaron Brown form AQR Capital Management, 40% of Bitcoin is owned by roughly a thousand users around the globe. The expert says that those “whales” may exchange information and coordinate their efforts to move the BTC exchange rate in any direction they want.
 
In particular, those whales are believed to know each other very well since they have been in the business ever since Bitcoin came into existence and wasn’t treated seriously by the international community. If that’s the case, those guys have made themselves billions of dollars since then.
 
For example, The Telegraph reported about the world’s first Bitcoin billionaires ­– the Winklevoss twins. They own 1% of Bitcoin and aren’t going to sell the stack since they think this has been an excellent long-term investment. One day, they bought Bitcoin at $120 per 1 BTC. Now the exchange rate has come close to $20K. They call Bitcoin an improved version of gold.

 


Indeed, Bitcoin has been driving international investors crazy over the last few weeks. For instance, last week the cryptocurrency was trying to test 19000 USD/BTC. Today, it has retraced all the way down to 13500 USD/BTC. Apparently, the market has been extremely volatile, which is not typical of conventional financial markets. However, such ups and downs may come to the futures market when the CME and the CBOE launch their Bitcoin futures. It’s interesting to note that if the contract price changes by 7% or more, the trading is paused for 2 minutes. If this is a 20% change, the trading gets suspended. The chart below shows us that Bitcoin violated this limit a couple of times last week.

 

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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

Bitcoin Goes Above $19K, Europe Is Ready For Bitcoin Futures

The world’s first cryptocurrency has recently gone well over $19K. CoinMarketCap reports that later on Saturday, Bitcoin broke over the $19K threshold and reached 19060 USD/BTC. At that point, the BTC market cap exceeded $316 billion.

Publication date: 18 December 02:30 AM

Bulgaria May Trigger Bitcoin Crash

The international Bitcoin community has been shocked by the news that a relatively small European country named Bulgaria (the national GDP was 52,4 billion dollars in 2016) make force Bitcoin into crashing!

Publication date: 12 December 11:15 AM