Bitcoin

  • Bitcoin - A new world currency…
  • Bitcoin - A new world currency… If you had to ask most people to name a digital currency, the first answer you'd probably hear is Bitcoin. Since 2009, Bitcoin has swept across the world offering new ways for people to transact, transfer money and even make money. But how did bitcoin come to be? Well first we have to go back to before Bitcoin was even an idea… The Liberty dolla... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Is Bitcoin really the answer?
  • As I write to you, I'm still working out of the MoneyWeek offices in London. Yesterday I had a chat with two of my colleagues there, Dan Denning and Nick O'Connor. Dan and Nick head up the daily free British stock market and economics email newsletter, Capital and Conflict. Anyway, back to the chat I had with Nick and Dan. We spoke about Bitcoin. If you haven't noticed Bitcoin has been ... ››› more
  • [15 September 2017]
  • Could a “ban of cash” by Government and Central Banks ever hit South Africa?
  • On my trip to London last year, my international colleagues from the MoneyWeek offices discussed an interesting concept that was secretly emerging throughout the world. They called it “The War on Cash”. Simply, it's a sinister scheme already being actioned throughout the global financial system, which allows governments and Central Banks to keep borrowing, and transfer your wealth into the... ››› more
  • [02 June 2016]
  • Why Bitcoin could be the alternative investment that's missing from your portfolio
  • Alternative investments are seeing a boom. The current economic climate, the faltering rand and tough economic conditions are forcing investors to look for new investment opportunities in the alternative investment space. If you're looking for an alternative investment, believe it or not, owning Bitcoin can has similar preservation properties to owning gold. In fact, in some ways Bitcoin i... ››› more
  • [16 May 2016]
  • Bitcoin is ready to recover 60% for the first time in two years
  • In 2014, I warned you about a crash in Bitcoin. Which it did. It plummeted from $800 all the way down to $200. I told you that I didn't like Bitcoin and that it was on a one way path to destruction. But over the last two years, things have changed. Bitcoin is becoming more and more popular as people are relying more on non-governmental influenced currencies. And now with the downside o... ››› more
  • [05 May 2016]
  • Is this cryptocurrency the next best safe haven for your money
  • Bitcoin is getting a lot of airtime in the mainstream media lately. Last week Francois Joubert discussed it when he warned you about your investments in MMM Global and MMM Global's ‘Bitcoin Republic'. Then, Carte Blanche spoke about it on Sunday night. So it would be a flaw on my side if I didn't do my research into the cryptocurrency (a digital currency that's beyond government re... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Why you should add blockchain companies to your watch list
  • You've no doubt heard of Bitcoin. The digital currency uses blockchain. Blockchain is a technology that has the potential to revolutionise the way we do things now, for the better. So what does this mean for you as an investor? Let's take a closer look… What blockchain could do   The supporters of blockchain see it:   Replacing contracts; Eradicating fees... ››› more
  • [19 November 2015]
  • With the price of Bitcoin stable, what lies ahead for the digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared in 2013 by a staggering 8,500%. Then it lost 85% of its value by the start of this year. Speculation was rife about how high the price of the digital currency would go and what it meant for Bitcoin. So what's happened now? And what does the future hold for Bitcoin? Read on to find out… The price of Bitcoin This year, Bitcoin has done something that m... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • Is Bitcoin a dying digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared from $10 to $1,150 back in 2013. Then its value started to crash, falling to less than $200 by the start of this year. At the moment, one Bitcoin is worth around $236. So what is going on with the digital currency? Does it have a future? Let's take a closer look… Using Bitcoin At the moment, if you want to use Bitcoin, you buy it with a currency like... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Good news for Bitcoin as Barclays make a move to accept deposits in the digital currency
  • One of the UK's biggest banks and major stakeholder in Barclays Africa, Barclays Plc, made an announcement last week about accepting Bitcoin deposits. The banking group has decided that it will allow people to make donations using the digital currency. So how will this work? And what does it mean for Bitcoin? Let's take a closer look… Barclays’ plans with Bitcoin Barclays is ... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
  • Is Bitcoin rivalling gold as a new safe-haven investment?
  • If you're a follower of Bitcoin, you may have noticed that its price has been climbing. This rise in price has coincided with the Greek debt crisis. So is there a link between the price of Bitcoin and the situation in Greece? Let's take a closer look… The price of Bitcoin has been climbing At the end of June, Bitcoin made a strong move upwards, just as the crisis in Greece deepen... ››› more
  • [13 July 2015]
  • How to buy and sell using Bitcoin
  • Over the past couple of years, Bitcoin has made the headlines. And Bitcoin has had its fair share of scandal too. Yet Bitcoin may be mapping out a future for digital currencies. If you fancy buying goods with them or even receiving Bitcoin for services you've provided, how do you do it? Read on to find out… How you can get your hands on Bitcoin There are three ways you can own ... ››› more
  • [29 June 2015]
  • Could one Bitcoin eventually be worth $1 million?
  • Over the past few years, there have been many predictions as to what the price of Bitcoin could eventually reach. After hitting highs of over $1,200 a coin in 2013, Bitcoin is now trading around $242. A significant drop in price. But some Bitcoin experts believe the value of one Bitcoin could rise to $1 million. Is this achievable? Let's take a closer look… The ‘market cap’ of... ››› more
  • [25 June 2015]
  • A 70% drop in two years: The one investment you can't afford to get into
  • I told you, I told you, I told you. Bitcoin is terrible and you need to avoid it! Last year, I wrote about how bitcoin was on its way to failure. And, the trouble for this currency continues to stop its ability to grow. Guess what the worst performing currency against the dollar was last year? Bitcoin! The crypto-currency peaked in late 2013 trading at around $1,150. Since then, it has swi... ››› more
  • [08 April 2015]
  • What's in store for the price of Bitcoin?
  • The price of Bitcoin has certainly been on a rollercoaster ride over the past year or so. After shooting up 8,500% in 2013, by January this year it was down 85%. So what lies in store for the price of Bitcoin after its bubble burst? Let's take a closer look… Bitcoin is now finding its true value A good comparison with what happened with the Bitcoin price is to look at the US housi... ››› more
  • [13 March 2015]
  • The one major factor standing in the way of Bitcoin's success
  • Bitcoin has amazing potential. It has the potential to revolutionise so many aspects of the finance world. But there is one problem with Bitcoin. And that's the volatility of its price. Let's take a closer look… The price of Bitcoin continues to bounce about Since its launch, the Bitcoin price has been on a roller coaster ride. Just have a look at the chart below. This shows th... ››› more
  • [12 February 2015]
  • A major step forward for digital currencies: A US-licensed Bitcoin exchange
  • At the beginning of last week, a major step forward in the evolution of digital currencies happened. That is, the launch of the Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange, the first licensed exchange for the digital currency in the US. So what does this mean for Bitcoin? Read on to find out… The launch of the Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange Last Monday, the Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange launched in the U... ››› more
  • [06 February 2015]
  • Why digital currencies, like Bitcoin, are here to stay…
  • We are on the cusp of a revolution with money. Thanks to the introduction of digital currencies, the global economy, the financial system and the ways payments are processed are going to change. Digital currencies have the scope to slash financial fees, allow people to use their money without the need for a bank account and bring about a new way for transacting around the globe. And with... ››› more
  • [05 February 2015]
  • Want to give Bitcoin a try? Here's how you can do it…
  • The world of Bitcoin hit the headlines last year. Its price was a big talking point as well as some scandal. This year, the price of Bitcoin remains down after tumbling over 60% last year. But this also means that you can get your hands on Bitcoin for a lot less than you previously could. The potential for Bitcoin and its technology is vast. It's just going to take time for more people to us... ››› more
  • [30 January 2015]
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