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  1. Bitcoin takes a big stride away from fringes of finance Bitcoin’s value surged past $7000 on November 2 setting a new high on the back of news that CME Group will offer a futures option later this, the move may be a pre-curser to Bitcoin becoming an exchange-traded fund and acceptance by mainstream finance CME Group’s October 31 announcement to offer futures on Bitcoin this month sent the cryptocurrency surging past $6,400. The move brings Bitcoin closer to mainstream finance, placing it alongside CME’s futures on interest rates, indices, commodities and currencies. Bitcoin’s price has soared. It started the year at $966, broke $5,000 on October 11 before settling at $6,362.65 on October 31. Futures are derivatives contracts that investors typically use to speculate on prices or hedge risk against turns in the market. Other major markets like stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies all have derivatives based on them. CME’s futures option would allow investors to hedge that Bitcoin’s price will rise, something that is difficult at present. Bitcoin price index based futures contract The move is significant because CME Group is the world’s largest derivatives exchange. CME explained that the futures will be cash-settled and based on their CF Bitcoin Reference Rate. The news comes as a surprise because in September CME president Bryan Durkin told Bloomberg: “I really don’t see us going forward with a futures contract in the very near future.” However, Terry Duffy, CME Group chairman and chief executive officer, explained that they were simply responding to increased interest in Bitcoin and that the new vehicle “will provide investors with transparency, price discovery and risk transfer capabilities.” Garrett See, DV Chain CEO told CNBC that CME’s announcement showed “cryptocurrencies are gaining more legitimacy in the financial marketplace. It’s really exciting. I think it’s going to bring a lot of liquidity.” Regulatory approval The Bitcoin futures contracts is contingent on CME receiving approval from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Duffy said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” that he is “confident” the CME’s self-certification process at the CFTC and full application process will go through. “We’ve been working with the regulator. They understand our application. And they understand our model very, very well.” The CFTC declared cryptocurrencies a “commodity” in 2015, enabling it to police futures contracts based on them. The agency recently warned that unregistered cash bitcoin markets are susceptible to “bucket shop” schemes, “Ponzi schemers” and “fraudsters seeking to capitalise on the current attention focused on virtual currencies”. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has a vocal legion of sceptics and critics who have repeatedly warned of its potential dangers. Joe Saluzzi, a principal at Themis Trading told CNBC says he likes Bitcoin and the concept behind it. But, warned: “I have a problem that on Wall Street the innovators are trying to package something up (Bitcoin) and put a derivative label on it when they really don’t know what’s underneath. It reminds me of the financial crisis all over again.” For more detail : Bitcoin takes a big stride away from fringes of finance
  2. How to buy cryptocurrencies through an exchange: a step-by-step guide If you are interested in buying cryptocurrencies, there are many crypto exchanges operating all around the world that allow you to buy cryptocurrencies. It is a good idea to register and verify your accounts with multiple exchanges. The reason for this is that the process can take time if there is an increase in registrations every time there is an increase in the price of Bitcoin. Different crypto exchanges have different features, fees, policies and coin listings. Leading brokers usually allow clients to use fiat currencies to buy cryptocurrency. These are traditional currencies such as Euros, Dollars and the British Pound. A guide for buying cryptocurrencies Once you have a basic understanding of cryptocurrencies, you can follow the steps below in order to start building your own portfolio. 1) Open an account with a cryptocurrency exchange The first thing you need to know is where to buy cryptocurrencies. If you want to buy Bitcoin, there is a wide range of exchanges to choose from. Make sure your required cryptocurrency is listed on the exchange. Always research your chosen cryptocurrency exchange and read reviews. 2) Choose the cryptocurrencies you want to invest in long-term You can invest in multiple cryptocurrencies. However, it is advisable to start with one currency first. There is a wide range of cryptocurrencies to choose from. There are thousands of cryptocurrencies available on exchanges around the world. If you want to invest, you should enter initially with small amounts to familiarize yourself with the basic functions of the exchange. It is also important to get used to the market volatility so that you don’t panic sell. During a rapid fall in prices, price swings can be huge in a very short period of time. 3) What price is your chosen cryptocurrency trading at? An important thing you need to take into account is the price of your preferred cryptocurrency. For instance, you need to determine if it is cheap, at a high price or a low price. You should never make a purchase based only on the price. You should consider other factors as well. These factors are valuation, the available supply of currency, the technology it uses and the targeted market. In order to maximize your gains, it is important that you apply the ‘buy low, sell high’ principle. This is a successful cryptocurrency trading strategy. 4) Store your cryptocurrencies in a wallet A cryptocurrency wallet acts like a bank account for your cryptocurrencies. Bitcoins are stored in a bitcoin wallet and Ethereum coins are stored in an Ethereum wallet. The same applies to all other cryptocurrencies which are stored in the appropriate wallet. Basically, a wallet is software which communicates with the network. You can tell the blockchain when you want to send or receive transactions. Cryptocurrencies can be stored both online and offline in a paper wallet or a hardware wallet, and can also be stored on the exchanges where you bought them. For more detail : How to buy cryptocurrencies through an exchange: a step-by-step guide
  3. Bitcoin mania: Is it too late to join the rush? Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value this year has outstripped even high-performing technology stocks tempting more investors to capitalise on the volatility while others steer clear fearful of a crash When the Wall Street Journal’s headline reads Bitcoin: Even Grandma Wants In On The Action you can’t ignore it. Bitcoin’s price swings have been prompting volatility-starved investors to join the biggest speculative boom since the 1990s dotcom fever. Just six minutes into Bitcoin futures trading, the contract expiring in January which opened at $15,000 rose to $16,600. Trading on Monday morning (December 11th) in London the contract was changing hands at $17,500. Bitcoin itself was at $16,635.05 according to CoinDesk. Right now there is no hotter ticket having started 2017 at $968.23. Is Bitcoin a bubble? Investment is being tempered by the fear that Bitcoin’s value is speculation driven. They’re wary of putting money into a bubble. Some are convinced it’s the future. John McAfee – founder of the eponymously named software – doubled down on his previous prediction and claimed: “I’ll eat my own d**k on national TV if Bitcoin doesn’t surpass $1 million by 2020.” More investors are setting aside Bitcoin’s questionable past and use by criminal elements. Some see it as a viable alternative to gold as an investment. Especially when faith ebbs in fiat currencies. ‘Millions of active Bitcoin users’ “We now have millions of active users,” said Peter Smith, chief executive of Bitcoin services firm Blockchain.info. “We didn’t have a million last year.” Bitcoin’s meteoric rise has seen interest increase in other cryptocurrencies like Litecoin, Ethereum, Dash and Ripple. Microsoft are reportedly exploring Ripple’s Interledger protocol for their own blockchain toolkit offering. CME Group Inc., the world’s biggest exchange group, announced they were launching a Bitcoin futures contract next week. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has also fuelled interest further by announcing intent to introduce products based on the virtual currency. Who knows what the price will be when these financial instruments kick in. For more detail : Bitcoin mania: Is it too late to join the rush?
  4. Bitcoin mania: Join the rush or beware the bubble? Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value this year has outstripped even high-performing technology stocks tempting more investors to capitalise on the volatility while others steer clear fearful of a crash When the Wall Street Journal’s headline reads Bitcoin: Even Grandma Wants In On The Action you can’t ignore it. Bitcoin’s price swings have been prompting volatility-starved investors to join the biggest speculative boom since the 1990s dotcom fever. Just six minutes into Bitcoin futures trading, the contract expiring in January which opened at $15,000 rose to $16,600. Trading on Monday morning (December 11th) in London the contract was changing hands at $17,500. Bitcoin itself was at $16,635.05 according to CoinDesk. Right now there is no hotter ticket having started 2017 at $968.23. Is Bitcoin a bubble? Investment is being tempered by the fear that Bitcoin’s value is speculation driven. They’re wary of putting money into a bubble. Some are convinced it’s the future. John McAfee – founder of the eponymously named software – doubled down on his previous prediction and claimed: “I’ll eat my own d**k on national TV if Bitcoin doesn’t surpass $1 million by 2020.” More investors are setting aside Bitcoin’s questionable past and use by criminal elements. Some see it as a viable alternative to gold as an investment. Especially when faith ebbs in fiat currencies. ‘Millions of active Bitcoin users’ “We now have millions of active users,” said Peter Smith, chief executive of Bitcoin services firm Blockchain.info. “We didn’t have a million last year.” Bitcoin’s meteoric rise has seen interest increase in other cryptocurrencies like Litecoin, Ethereum, Dash and Ripple. Microsoft are reportedly exploring Ripple’s Interledger protocol for their own blockchain toolkit offering. CME Group Inc., the world’s biggest exchange group, announced they were launching a Bitcoin futures contract next week. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has also fuelled interest further by announcing intent to introduce products based on the virtual currency. Who knows what the price will be when these financial instruments kick in. For more detail : Bitcoin mania: Join the rush or beware the bubble?
  5. A beginner’s guide to trading cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency trading Cryptocurrency trading is becoming more and more popular and many investors are jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon. However, it is essential to understand that trading cryptocurrencies is not necessarily a ‘Get rich quick scheme’. Before you start investing in cryptocurrencies, it is important to do your research. Read our guide and find out all you need to know about trading cryptocurrencies. What are cryptocurrencies? Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptographic techniques to secure transactions and control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a digital asset and exist only in an electronic form. What are the most common cryptocurrencies? The most common cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, and Zcash. For more detail : A beginner’s guide to trading cryptocurrencies
  6. Is this the best time to get into cryptocurrency? Rumours about exchanges being shut down in South East Asia and regulatory restrictions have affected cryptocurrency markets and seen prices fall. Does this make it the best time to invest in them? Headlines about cryptocurrency have filled the news for months and helped fuel price increases in Bitcoin and others virtual coins. While plenty acted quickly and got in on cryptocurrency, many other potential investors have cautiously considering held back. They feared the opportunity had gone when Bitcoin reached $20,000 and others like Ethereum and Ripple started making big gains. Warnings about bubbles, regardless of who was making them, have largely gone unheeded. New price records have been set then broken on a regular basis. However, a market correction was always going to happen. Rumours of a cryptocurrency ban It’s been nothing like the drastic fall some commentators have predicted (remember Bitcoin was valued at around $900 in December 2016). However, on January 17 Bitcoin tumbled to $10,000 after reports of a potential ban on cryptocurrency trading in South Korea. Fears of a regulatory crackdown sparked a domino effect on the cryptocurrency market. Ethereum dropped 23 per cent and Ripple 33 per cent on the same day. Some view this as the beginning of the end of cryptocurrency trading. However, it’s more likely to be the breather this market takes while the new financial instruments growing up around cryptocurrencies settle in and the authorities firm up their decisions on how virtual coins will be regulated. Prices are set to fluctuate further on fears of a collapse and others try to get out of cryptocurrency altogether. This is why it could be exactly the right time to make a shrewd investment in cryptocurrency. For more detail : Is this the best time to get into cryptocurrency?
  7. Samsung joins cryptocurrency bandwagon Samsung reveals plans to create mining chips as it officially enters cryptocurrency arena Samsung have announced that their foundry business makes chips designed for cryptocurrency mining. The move was reported by Korean newspaper The Bell who revealed the chips will be application-specific integrated circuit (Asic). It marks the first official move by Samsung into cryptocurrencies. Garrick Hileman, a cryptocurrency researcher from the University of Cambridge, said the move indicates that Samsung does not see Bitcoin as a bubble that is about to burst. Bitcoin may be the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency today. However, it has been joined by many others over the years with new coins being launched regularly. Samsung’s chip manufacturing decision is clearly influenced by more than Bitcoin. The combined market value of cryptocurrencies has gone from less than $20bn to more than $540bn making it impossible to ignore. The South Korean company’s semiconductor business is booming. It overtook Intel to become the world’s biggest chipmaker last year. Asic chips are designed to carry out a single task, which in this case is mining. Demand for chips grows with cryptocurrency The demand for these chips has grown in parallel to the value of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is created by solving mathematical problems, with these calculations also maintaining the integrity of the transactions. As more Bitcoins are mined, these problems become more difficult. Miners who used to use normal integrated graphics cards switched to GPUs designed for gaming. However, they are now turning to specially built ASICs. Mining is how transactions are verified and added to the blockchain public ledger. Mining is also how new cryptocurrencies are released. The recent shortage of high-end GPU cards has increased their prices, making Asic technology more appealing. Samsung believes part of its popularity is down to its memory chips, with high demand from the computer server and mobile device storage markets in particular. For more detail : Samsung joins cryptocurrency bandwagon
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  11. A beginner’s guide to trading cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency trading Cryptocurrency trading is becoming more and more popular and many investors are jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon. However, it is essential to understand that trading cryptocurrencies is not necessarily a ‘Get rich quick scheme’. Before you start investing in cryptocurrencies, it is important to do your research. Read our guide and find out all you need to know about trading cryptocurrencies. What are cryptocurrencies? Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptographic techniques to secure transactions and control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a digital asset and exist only in an electronic form. What are the most common cryptocurrencies? The most common cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, and Zcash. For more detail : A beginner’s guide to trading cryptocurrencies
  12. How to buy cryptocurrencies through an exchange: a step-by-step guide If you are interested in buying cryptocurrencies, there are many crypto exchanges operating all around the world that allow you to buy cryptocurrencies. It is a good idea to register and verify your accounts with multiple exchanges. The reason for this is that the process can take time if there is an increase in registrations every time there is an increase in the price of Bitcoin. Different crypto exchanges have different features, fees, policies and coin listings. Leading brokers usually allow clients to use fiat currencies to buy cryptocurrency. These are traditional currencies such as Euros, Dollars and the British Pound. A guide for buying cryptocurrencies Once you have a basic understanding of cryptocurrencies, you can follow the steps below in order to start building your own portfolio. 1) Open an account with a cryptocurrency exchange The first thing you need to know is where to buy cryptocurrencies. If you want to buy Bitcoin, there is a wide range of exchanges to choose from. Make sure your required cryptocurrency is listed on the exchange. Always research your chosen cryptocurrency exchange and read reviews. 2) Choose the cryptocurrencies you want to invest in long-term You can invest in multiple cryptocurrencies. However, it is advisable to start with one currency first. There is a wide range of cryptocurrencies to choose from. There are thousands of cryptocurrencies available on exchanges around the world. If you want to invest, you should enter initially with small amounts to familiarize yourself with the basic functions of the exchange. It is also important to get used to the market volatility so that you don’t panic sell. During a rapid fall in prices, price swings can be huge in a very short period of time. For more detail : How to buy cryptocurrencies through an exchange: a step-by-step guide
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