Three of China’s biggest virtual currency Bitcoin (BTC) trading platforms, Huobi, OkCoin and BTC China, have announced that investors will be charged transaction fees, accounting for 0.2 percent of the transaction volumes, starting from 12 a.m. on January 24th. A two-way charging scheme will be adopted, which means BTC investors need to pay transaction fees… Read More

DOLLAR GAINS AGAINST YEN IN THIN TRADING AFTER U.S. DATA. The U.S. dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday on stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data and expectations for a hawkish Federal Reserve, but remained below a recent 10-month high in thin holiday trading. The data helped underscore expectations that the Fed would raise interest rates at… Read More

THE GROWING POPULARITY OF BTC TRADING IN BINARY OPTIONS. The relative bullishness of BTC over time has made it a preferred digital currency for traders. In the wake of the Cypriot banking crisis of 2012/2013, and the Greek debt crisis, several important tectonic shifts took place in Europe. Among them was a massive $10 billion… Read More

GLOBAL STOCKS MIXED ON THIN TRADING, DOLLAR FALLS: MARKETS WRAP. Global stocks were mixed on a day when many markets were closed for a holiday. Japanese shares fell as the yen gained against the dollar, while Chinese equities recovered from earlier losses and Brazil’s stocks paced gains among major global gauges amid thin liquidity. The… Read More

BITCOIN CORE DEVELOPER:  RELY ON PROPER BITCOIN STORAGE METHODS. With bitcoin price increasing at a rapid rate and investors rushing in to purchase the digital currency, Jonas Schnelli, a Bitcoin Core developer and co-founder of minimalist bitcoin hardware wallet Digital Bitbox, cautioned users to rely on proper bitcoin storage methods. One basic practice which bitcoin… Read More

BITFURY EXECUTIVE PREDICTS: IN 2017, BITCOIN’S BLOCKCHAIN WILL LIKELY VE AT HELM OF FINANCIAL REVOLUTION. George Kikvadze, vice chairman of major Bitcoin mining and Blockchain technology company Bitfury, laid out his expectations and predictions for 2017 regarding the development of the Bitcoin industry, the community and, most importantly, the Bitcoin network. Highly anticipated events in… Read More

Tech, Media & Telecom More Aggressive Blockchain Investors than Financial Services When Bitcoin first became popular, much mainstream coverage focused on its illicit uses. Then a revolution in thought led people to understand the less sinister benefits of Bitcoin, and namely its underlying technology, the blockchain. Many experts suppose blockchain could revolutionize numerous industries, with… Read More