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  • Bitcoin ETF: Increased Institutional Interest in Swiss ETP Could Improve Chances

    Bitcoin ETF: Increased Institutional Interest in Swiss ETP Could Improve Chances

    Bitcoin News Research
    The Swiss HODL ETP (exchange-traded product) that was launched in November is proving to be a success, if we look at the investment inflows, to date. The ETP has been approved and listed on the biggest Swiss exchange, SIX, on Nov 22. In just over 12 days of trading activity, the HODL product has garnered around $3.5 million in investment. The HODL ETP was created by Amun AG, a company which also provides a cryptocurrency index.…
  • Why Bitcoin is Not in a Death Spiral, According to Andreas Antonopoulos

    Why Bitcoin is Not in a Death Spiral, According to Andreas Antonopoulos

    Bitcoin News News
    Over the past month, many reports about the materialization of a potential “death spiral” on the Bitcoin network were released, leading investors to be concerned about the short-term trend of the dominant cryptocurrency. According to a security expert and cryptocurrency researcher Andreas Antonopoulos, a death spiral is unlikely to happen in Bitcoin. What is a Death Spiral and Why it Likely Won’t Happen On the Bitcoin network, miners find a block filled with transactions every ten minutes. After…
  • Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Stands Below Present Resistance Levels

    Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Stands Below Present Resistance Levels

    Analysis Bitcoin News
    At press time, bitcoin is trading for a little over $3,600 according to popular exchange Bitfinex. Depending on which exchange data you look at, the father of crypto is trading for anywhere between $3,500 and $3,700, meaning bitcoin presently has a trading range of roughly $200. It’s an ugly situation no matter how you look at it considering bitcoin was trading for just over $3,800 during our last price piece, suggesting that the currency is currently…
  • 4 Arguments Fueling The Bitcoin Bear Market

    4 Arguments Fueling The Bitcoin Bear Market

    Bitcoin News News Research
    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have grown a lot and the wider public is becoming more aware with every passing day. Long gone are the days when the only thing cryptocurrencies were associated with was dark, anonymous, and illegal marketplaces. Today, they are widely recognized for their volatile price movements — making some people some money and costing a lot of people a fortune. For some, the volatility is a sign of a lack of maturity. For others, it…
  • Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet

    Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet

    Bitcoin News Guide News Research
    With no exchanges, P2P marketplaces, or escrow services in Bitcoin’s earliest days, acquiring coins wasn’t easy. You either mined them or begged someone on the Bitcointalk forum to sell to you OTC. Then, along came a developer called Gavin Andresen who created a faucet that allowed anyone to claim free BTC. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 1: In the Beginning How Gavin Andresen Turned on the Tap for Bitcoin Gavin Andresen “For my first Bitcoin coding project,…
  • Why 2019 Could Be Bitcoin’s Biggest Year to Datev

    Why 2019 Could Be Bitcoin’s Biggest Year to Datev

    Bitcoin News Research
    Will bitcoin once again be the dominant cryptocurrency in 2019? According to some analysts, the answer is a solid “yes.” Bitcoin is the oldest cryptocurrency around, and likely stands as the world’s favorite. The asset peaked at nearly $20,000 in December of last year, sparking many new investors to become involved in the crypto space. Exchanges like Coinbase were adding hundreds of thousands of users each week, and bitcoin’s fate as the ultimate investment appeared set…
  • City-Cryptos and the Creation of New City States

    City-Cryptos and the Creation of New City States

    Bitcoin News Dapps News
    In our previous article, we introduced the concept of city-cryptos as an emerging type of cryptocurrency intended for use within specific cities. Here, we examine how city-cryptos might act as catalysts for the creation of new city-states capable of subverting the power that nation-states currently exert over cities within their national territory. The nature of the city, nation, state, nation-state, and city-state are examined with various problems and solutions highlighted. These sections set the basis for our…