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Why Do Bitcoins Have Value?

Bitcoin offers an efficient means of transferring money over the internet and is controlled by a decentralized network with a transparent set of rules, thus presenting an alternative to central bank-controlled fiat money. 継続は力なり To continue is power. <Japanese proverb> There has been a lot of talk about how to price Bitcoin and we set out […]

Following One Decade Of Growth, DeFi Could Guide Bitcoin’s Next

Since 2009, Bitcoin has come a long way while proving its worth, improving its regulatory standing and raising interest globally through media and the internet. From having zero relative value to fiat as a currency in its early days to being valued at $19,783.06 in December 2017, bitcoin has shown immense power. Today, nearly everybody, […]

MoAfrika – Africa’s Biggest Online Tour Operator now Accepts Bitcoin

PRESS RELEASE. With relaxed restrictions on lockdown measures in numerous countries around the world, Africa has opened her doors to tourists on both national and international levels yet again – albeit with strict health regulations to ensure the safety of all personnel and visitors. Africa’s largest online tour operators, MoAfrika, offers tourists from around the […]

Bitcoin Is Back Trading Near Three-Year Highs

The digital currency is up 90% this year, outpacing stocks, gold and other assets. A Bitcoin Change shop in Istanbul; a renewed surge of interest in bitcoin appears to be tied to its potential as a hedge against inflation. While stocks, oil and gold prices careened last week, one asset set new highs for the […]

Programmable money: How crypto tokens could change our entire experience of value transfer

Programmable money (PM) is in the air. It may be the next stage in the evolution of money. And it could be as disruptive as any financial technology in development today. Yes, China is close to launching the first central bank digital currency (CBDC) at scale — perhaps within the next 12 months — but […]

CBDCs to replace fiat in at least 3 countries by 2030: report

At least three countries will have turned to central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in place of their current fiat currencies by 2030, according to the findings of a report by a European think tank released this week. Dutch fintech research group dGen published the findings in its report “CBDCs: Geopolitical Ramifications of a Major Digital […]

Bitcoin, the original and leading cryptocurrency in market cap.

Bitcoin, the original and leading cryptocurrency in market cap, is now the 6th largest currency overall at its current price level of $11,300. Bitcoin, the original and leading cryptocurrency in the blockchain space, is now the 6th largest currency in the entire world when you measure them by overall market capitalization. At the price of […]

Programmable Digital Currencies Are Coming – Here’s What That Means

On Aug. 13, a top official confirmed that the U.S. Federal Reserve is preparing for a digital currency. Lael Brainard, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since 2014, told an audience last week that the Federal Reserve was experimenting with “a hypothetical digital dollar for research purposes,” according to Bloomberg. Brainard also said […]

Bitcoin Macro Trend Unaffected by Chinese Investors’ $50B Tether Exodus

Bitcoin’s macro bullish trend remains intact even after data show Chinese investors moved $50 billion in crypto to overseas addresses in the past 12 months. New data from Chainalysis shows Chinese investors reportedly used Tether (USDT) to move nearly $50 billion overseas. This has led some crypto investors to question whether or not Bitcoin price […]

Bitcoin Is Now Bigger than Bank of America and NZ Dollar by Market Cap

As Bitcoin reaches a new yearly high of $12,470, its market cap is now greater than Bank of America’s and New Zealand’s fiat currency. As Bitcoin gets more support from first-time investors, its market capitalization has risen past Bank of America’s market valuation, and put it within striking distance of PayPal’s. According to AssetDash data […]

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