After periodic drops of 20 percent, bitcoin tends to come back even stronger

After periodic drops of 20%, bitcoin tends to come back even stronger  #AppleNews #TechNews

  • The last four times bitcoin has fallen more than 20 percent this year, it has gained an average 28 percent in the two weeks following, according to digital currency trading firm Genesis Global Trading.
  • Bitcoin performance in the weeks after a drop of more than 20% – – The digital currency plunged to a low of $5,507 this weekend amid uncertainty over bitcoin’s future.
  • Developers have disagreed over the best way to improve bitcoin’s transaction speeds and costs, resulting in splits in the digital currency.
  • Bitcoin also more than recovered from a $2,000 drop in September after a Chinese crackdown on digital currencies.
  • Digital currency enthusiasts attribute the gains to growing interest from institutional investors, especially as the planned launch of bitcoin futures later this year may allow other products such as a bitcoin exchange-traded fund to launch.

As dramatic as the downturn in bitcoin’s price was over the weekend, history indicates future returns will likely be greater.
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After periodic drops of 20 percent, bitcoin tends to come back even stronger

  • The last four times bitcoin has fallen more than 20 percent this year, it has gained an average 28 percent in the two weeks following, according to digital currency trading firm Genesis Global Trading.
  • Bitcoin performance in the weeks after a drop of more than 20% – – The digital currency plunged to a low of $5,507 this weekend amid uncertainty over bitcoin’s future.
  • Developers have disagreed over the best way to improve bitcoin’s transaction speeds and costs, resulting in splits in the digital currency.
  • Bitcoin also more than recovered from a $2,000 drop in September after a Chinese crackdown on digital currencies.
  • Digital currency enthusiasts attribute the gains to growing interest from institutional investors, especially as the planned launch of bitcoin futures later this year may allow other products such as a bitcoin exchange-traded fund to launch.

As dramatic as the downturn in bitcoin’s price was over the weekend, history indicates future returns will likely be greater.
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Bitcoin tops £5,000 in value

  • Image copyright – Getty Images – – – – – Image caption – – For the first time ever, Bitcoin has hit £5,000 in value – – – – The price of Bitcoin has surpassed £5,000 per coin – a new record.While it is a historic moment of sorts, Bitcoin…
  • Its value was lower than $100 in June 2013, and below $1,000 as recently as January.But in August, the virtual currency soared to $3,451 after a spin-off – Bitcoin Cash – failed to prove as disruptive as had been feared.And in September, Bitcoin crossed the $5,000 threshold for the first…
  • “It’s been a very innovative year – there have been a lot of new technology platforms for cryptocurrencies, which have lifted Bitcoin,” Garrick Hileman a research fellow at University of Cambridge told the BBC.
  • “Coinbase – a business that lets the public trade and store digital currencies – reports that it is now signing up between 35,000 to 50,000 new users per day.Mr Hileman said that many people had recently been attracted to invest in Bitcoin because when a “fork” happened in August, investors…
  • “Rising geopolitical tensions on the Korean Peninsula are also driving interest in Bitcoin in the surrounding countries, because people are wary of investing in the yen or the dollar,” Mr Hileman added.However, he continued, government regulators may crack down on cryptocurrencies, which could drive prices back down.

The price of Bitcoin has finally surpassed the £5,000 mark and set a new record.
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Is Blockchain the Future of Fin-Tech?

  • Here are a few reasons why the Blockchain technology could really be the future of Financial Technology (FinTech): – – Part of the reason why the Blockchain technology is considered innovative is its ability to completely diminish the need for a central management system or a central authority.
  • However, more and more companies and institutions are realizing the true potentials of the Blockchain technology, which goes beyond the application of currencies.
  • Many Blockchain projects are helping people around the world to easily utilize and integrate the Blockchain technology into their existing financial data-keeping and data-recording systems.
  • Financial applications such as Bitcoin on the Blockchain technology simply diminishes the need for a physical bank around to open a bank account and send or receive money.
  • Although it is true that the technology is still in its early beta stages with limited use cases within the Cryptocurrency industry, many projects are being introduced to help expand the use of this innovative technology.

The ever-increasing popularity of Cryptocurrencies has also helped shed light on what is known as the Blockchain technology. It is what helps decentraliz…
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Is Blockchain the Future of Fin-Tech?

Proof Suite might no longer be as much of a secret.  @HuffPost

  • Here are a few reasons why the Blockchain technology could really be the future of Financial Technology (FinTech): – – Part of the reason why the Blockchain technology is considered innovative is its ability to completely diminish the need for a central management system or a central authority.
  • However, more and more companies and institutions are realizing the true potentials of the Blockchain technology, which goes beyond the application of currencies.
  • Many Blockchain projects are helping people around the world to easily utilize and integrate the Blockchain technology into their existing financial data-keeping and data-recording systems.
  • Financial applications such as Bitcoin on the Blockchain technology simply diminishes the need for a physical bank around to open a bank account and send or receive money.
  • Although it is true that the technology is still in its early beta stages with limited use cases within the Cryptocurrency industry, many projects are being introduced to help expand the use of this innovative technology.

The ever-increasing popularity of Cryptocurrencies has also helped shed light on what is known as the Blockchain technology. It is what helps decentraliz…
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Big bitcoin-friendly companies like Microsoft and Expedia hedge their bet

Big #bitcoin-friendly companies like Microsoft and Expedia hedge their bet @ewolffmann

  • Though a precious few may be transacting in bitcoin, many big companies like Overstock, Microsoft, Dish, and Expedia., still offer to accept it.
  • A spokesperson for Microsoft told Yahoo Finance that the company does not actually take possession of bitcoin directly but instead can use bitcoin via an exchange to add money (in U.S. dollars) to a customer’s Microsoft account.
  • The company uses Coinbase’s instant exchange feature to convert all bitcoin transactions into U.S. dollars.
  • Like Expedia, Dish (DISH) also uses Coinbase’s exchange feature to settle payments made in bitcoin into U.S. dollars for a “low, but steady” group of customers.
  • With the exception of Overstock, these companies take a conservative angle with the cryptocurrency, which is unlikely to change unless bitcoin stabilizes and turns into a more usable and predictable currency.

Here’s how the biggest companies deal with bitcoin risk — avoid it for now. Except for one, which has doubled down.
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John McAfee challenges Jamie Dimon’s bitcoin skepticism

  • “You called bitcoin a fraud,” McAfee told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Wednesday.
  • Miners invest “massive” amounts of supercomputing power and electricity in creating bitcoins, McAfee said.
  • “And the fact that bitcoin is consistently growing in its use and its value has to say something,” McAfee said.
  • McAfee made a lewd bet on Twitter earlier this summer that bitcoin would reach $500,000 within three years.
  • Plus, the long-term trend of bitcoin has been consistently up, McAfee added.

Dimon called bitcoin a “fraud” that will eventually blow up. McAfee disagreed.
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