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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

Does Oil Move With Bitcoin?

Prior to the onset of the data economy, there was a general view that oil was the lifeblood of the global economy. That weak consensus is gone. Oil’s reign is now subject to debate. Other asset...

Could Bitcoin Win the Nobel Prize?

In looking at the shape of the global economy, it is hard to decipher where things are heading.  On the one hand, many countries’ economies have been slowing down.  In resp...

Why Central Banks Like Bitcoin

One of, if not the most, talked about issue of our time is low interest rates.  Low rates are everywhere.  For instance, consider the following figure of central bank interest rates for som...

Are Currency Wars Reflected in Bitcoin?

One of the more hotly debated issues in economics right now is a potential currency war.  With the U.S. recently lodging a compliant with the International Monetary Fund aiming to brand China ...

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Taxation

Taxes - it is one of the few topics that unite across the political spectrum.  Interestingly, although citizens’ despise for non-requisite taxes is common across the globe, the taxation of...

The Bitcoin Reboom

If one has not been paying attention to cryptocurrencies, now may be a good time to take a look.  So far, it has been a massive year for the world’s most well-known cryptocurrency – ...

The Popularity Of Bitcoin In Europe

Cryptocurrency has continued to grow in popularity. Investors buy and hoard different cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to earn a profit in the event of a price hike. However, the asset's value ...

Bitcoin Jumps on US-China Trade War

Bitcoin was a big winner this past week. The world’s most beloved or hated cryptocurrency began the week at $6,833 and ended up $7,266. That’s a gain of 6.3 percent for the week. Not bad,...

BItcoin Tops IMF Payments Options

On April 10, 2019, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a tweet simply asking, “How do you think you will be paying for lunch in 5 years?” The options were cash, cryptocurr...

Would A Central Bank Currency Hurt Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies are new to the world of finance.  This “puzzling” asset class, in theory, has only been in existence since the birth of the internet.  Since the onset of the in...

Bitcoin's Relation to Brexit

Most every lip in Western Europe has an opinion of Brexit.  The opinions, though, don’t stop there.  Americans appear keenly interested in how Brexit plays out, as do Asians, and many...

Whаt іѕ Crурtосurrеnсу?

A сrурtосurrеnсу is a digital or vіrtuаl сurrеnсу thаt uѕеѕ cryptography fоr ѕесurіtу. A cryptocurrency is difficult to соuntеrfеіt bесаuѕе оf thіѕ ѕесurіtу ...

Bitcoin Prices During a Recession

In recent months we’ve noticed increased chatter about the possibility of a global recession.  Whether that chatter is well-placed is anyone’s guess. A more interesti...

Bitcoin's Incredible Resiliance

On January 12, 2019, after perhaps a year and a half of development, the world saw the first Bitcoin transaction.  The transaction, on block 170, took place between Satoshi – the legendary...

Why Bitcoin investors are buying gold

After a surge in investor interest, Bitcoin’s huge rise could be over. Investors are abandoning Bitcoin to return to the gold market. Why are people are choosing to invest in gold over Bitcoin?...

Bitcoin isn't going away

If you follow cryptocurrencies, you’re likely aware that there’s been some pricing pressures recently.  For instance, here’s a look at the price of Bitcoin from its incept...

Buying Gold with Bitcoin

A Brief History of Bitcoin Bitcoin was primarily started as an alternative to conventional currency and payment methods. However, as the world understood the benefits of Bitcoin, users thronged ...

Precious Metals vs Cryptocurrencies - An Investment Overview

Investing can be a good financial strategy for individuals looking earn some extra money for the future. This world we live in has many different investment options - stocks, bonds, real es...

The Relationship Between Gold and Bitcoin

Since the arrival of Bitcoin in the mainstream economy and the boost in its price in the year 2017, Bitcoin has been correlated to gold. Many financial analysts and cryptocurrency experts are now cal...