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Why Bitcoin (BTC)’s Price Is A False Indicator Of Actual Value

Chart for BTC/USD (1W) Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading just above $6,400. The average cost for mining one Bitcoin (BTC) lies slightly below this level between $5,800 and $6,200. This is the reason the price has managed to stay above those levels for now despite the fact that the volume is so low that a couple of million dollars could swing the price either way. If this had been a currency pair, for instance EUR/USD or GBP/JPY or a stock, there would be no debate regarding the actual and perceived value. This would be because most of the stocks or...

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Why The First 6 Months Of 2018 Have Been Devastating For Bitcoin Exchanges In Japan

Breaking news out of Japan today comes as yet another cryptocurrency exchange is hacked, seeing around $60 million worth of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and MonaCoin lifted from Zaif, a Japanese based cryptocurrency exchange. We covered this story a little earlier on so therefore won’t harp on about Zaif too much. The big issue here is that when you actually assess the full scale of the damage of these hacks in Japan, the findings are frankly shocking. Before we delve into this, we must also highlight that Japan is one of the few countries that have specific regulations for cryptocurrencies, most...

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Are Cannabis Shares Starting To Threaten Bitcoin?

There’s a huge new trend that is sweeping the investment world and no, it’s not Bitcoin. The rise in the legalisation of Marijuana has led to the development of a new investment opportunity, Cannabis Shares, a culture that now allows investors to purchase shares in various legal cannabis based projects, be that the sale of cannabis itself, or products made of cannabis. Naturally, finance magnates love to turn any commodity into an investment opportunity, therefore this sort of thing was always inevitable with the international changes in cannabis legislation, however, many are now starting to see similarities between cannabis shares...

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TRON Continue To Push Into European Markets

TRON are continuing their expansion out of Asia and into Europe with some new exchange listing announcements. Since the launch of the TRON mainnet and the development of the new native TRX token, TRON has struggled to keep up the momentum the original Ethereum based project has built up. At the time of writing, TRX is valued at just $0.020, ranked 13th for market capitalisation according to Coinmarketcap. During the rise of TRON and the mainnet launch, TRX managed to seep into the top ten cryptocurrencies, though this now seems to be a thing of the past. However, this doesn’t...

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XRP, ADA And XLM Find Promising New Listing

New exchange listings are always good news. By opening out to new exchanges, cryptocurrencies are opened up to new customers and new trading directions, therefore, it is often met with excitement when new tokens are listed on established exchanges. Moreover and possibly even more importantly, exchanges also benefit from these new listings, bringing new customers onto their platform and of course, an increase in trading volume, which means money for them and of course, money for everyone else. OKCoin have recently announced the listing of five major cryptocurrencies, Ripple’s XRP, Cardano’s ADA, Stellar’s XLM, ZCash and 0x. The US based...

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