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Bitcoin or Buffett? One gambler is willing to wager millions on the first

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is trading at $287,100 a share. Bitcoin is barely clearing $6,000. One intrepid crypto fan believes the gap between the two won’t last. In fact, he’s willing to bet millions of dollars on it. According to this recent tweet from Tom Waterhouse, an Australian bookmaker, the deep-pocketed — and anonymous — punter is looking to bet 8.5 million Aussie dollars ($6.3 million) that bitcoin’s price will topple Berkshire’s by 2023. The wager would pay 1.2 billion Aussie dollars. Big Bet: Well known Crypto expert has just requested a bet of $8.5m AUD to win $1.2bn that a Bitcoin […]

A 30% rally in bitcoin in less than a month has bulls eyeing $10,000 and beyond

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Cryptocurrency evangelists are coming out of the woodwork as the world’s most prominent digital currency enjoys a sudden change in fortune. In less than a month, bitcoin BTCUSD,  has roared back, rising more than 30% since June 24, highlighted by Tuesday’s 10% rally that saw bitcoin break a number of psychological and technical levels closely monitored by traders. Although bitcoin remains more than 50% off its all-time high, the tide is turning, both in the price and in overall sentiment. “A series of higher highs and higher lows are now in place for the first time since the May highs […]

Bitcoin slumps below $6,000 to November lows

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ordered several cryptocurrency exchanges to improve their practices against money laundering. Security breaches have also weighed on prices. In the past two weeks, South Korean exchanges Coinrail and Bithumb have both announced major cryptocurrency hacks. Brian Kelly, CEO of BKCM, said Friday’s wild trading was partly exacerbated by CME futures contracts expiring. But sentiment has also been sour. “The market is not reacting to any positive news, but the news flow has been quite positive,” Kelly said. Among recent positive headlines Kelly mentioned was the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent clarification that it does not classify ethereum as a […]

Bitcoin Value Indicator – October 2018 – Bitcoin USD (Cryptocurrency:BTC-USD)

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Introduction If this is your first time reading a Bitcoin ()()(OTCQX:GBTC) Value Indicator report, you may want to refer to the original article, where I explain the three strongest corollaries with Bitcoin’s market cap. You also may want to read the first Bitcoin Value Indicator report, published in July of this year, where I explain further how I turned those metrics into a consolidated system. If that’s too much work for you, I can sum up. With Bitcoin you need to think log scale. When you do that, strange things happen, like you start to understand what’s going on. All […]

Why I Don’t Expect New Bitcoin Highs in 2018

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Tuur Demeester is an economist and investor. The following article references an opinion and is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for that. Despite an already six month cool-off period, for 2018 we see more sideways and downside potential in the bitcoin price due to sluggish retail demand, hesitation from institutions and a current market cap that seems too high relative to the activity occurring on available blockchains. Many investors and advisors are on record stating that $5,700 was the bottom in bitcoin for this year, and that higher […]

How to put bitcoin into perspective

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THE PRICE chart at CoinDesk, a cryptocurrency news site, begins on July 18th 2010, when a bitcoin could be had for $0.09. By November 2013 it had reached $1,124. In the summer of 2017 it started to take off, reaching over $19,000 in December. By end-March 2018 it was back down below $7,000 and in late August it was hovering between $6,400 and $6,500 (see chart). That has made a few people very rich (just 100 accounts own 19% of all existing bitcoin), encouraged others to play for quick gains and left some nursing substantial losses. Bitcoin was never meant […]

Bitcoin Mining Giant, Canaan, Debuts World’s First Bitcoin Mining Television

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Having a television that can double up as a mining rig seems like something out of a sci-fi flick. But Bitcoin Mining Giant, Canaan, has pulled this off and is offering its consumers a personal mining rig in the comfort of their homes. First Computers, Then Smartphones, Now Television Bitcoin Mining World’s second largest manufacturer of Bitcoin mining rigs, Canaan Creative, is setting new records as it unveils the world’s first Bitcoin mining television. The tv, called AvalonMiner Inside, is equipped with a built-in Bitcoin mining chip, with Android compatibility for mobile control. AvalonMiner Inside has a processing power of […]