Bitcoin

  • Bitcoin: Is it worthy of a currency status, an investment status or neither?
  • $10,000 "invested" in Bitcoins a year ago would be worth roughly half-a-million dollars today… This "digital currency" is up around 5,000% in the past year… and that includes a (roughly) 30% fall over the last few months. With gains like that, Bitcoin is the "in" thing to talk about at cocktail parties today. It's fun to talk about. Read on to uncover if Bitcoin ticks the boxes as a currency o... ››› more
  • [28 January 2014]
  • Bitcoin news: Three predictions for the digital currency in 2014
  • Bitcoin certainly held a lot of people's attention last year as its price ping-ponged all over the place. And Bitcoin hit the headlines as some governments tried to ban its use. But what is going to happen to the infamous digital currency this year? Read on to uncover three prediction for Bitcoin in 2014... As time goes on, a growing number of companies and investors are embracing Bitcoin, David... ››› more
  • [27 January 2014]
  • What to expect from Bitcoin in 2014
  • Bitcoin exploded onto the financial world last year. But it immediately became enveloped in controversy, with just as many predicting its imminent doom as were declaring it a revolutionary form of money. The Bitcoin news in 2014 will have less drama. But it will be far more important to the fate of the digital currency. So what lies in store for Bitcoin this year? Read on to uncover two prediction... ››› more
  • [24 January 2014]
  • Why Bitcoin is proving a hit with shoppers
  • Bitcoin is gaining popularity with web shoppers. For instance, unlike other forms of payment, it makes it increasingly difficult for companies to data mine your shopping habits. And the digital currency is only going to become more popular in its use. Read on to uncover more… Bitcoin that is appealing to web shoppers, David Zeiler in Money Morning US explains… Bitcoin’s anonymity makes ... ››› more
  • [23 January 2014]
  • Why using Bitcoin is safer than using a credit card online
  • A recent data breach at Target, a large retailer in the US, is one of the worst breaches of credit card information ever. But if those millions of Target customers had been using Bitcoin instead of credit cards, the thieves couldn't have stolen any of their personal data. Read on to find out why… The thieves who stole the credit card data from Target customers took the information from Target&... ››› more
  • [22 January 2014]
  • Norway accepts Bitcoin as a financial asset - and takes its slice in tax!
  • Bitcoin has had its fair share of controversy, especially over the last few months. And some governments have tried to ban it, including the Chinese and Indian governments. But so far, their bids to stop the spread of the digital currency are failing. Other governments have embraced it. Read on to find out what lies in store for the future of Bitcoin… Thailand's Central Bank recently annou... ››› more
  • [17 January 2014]
  • Bitcoin Derivatives: Are things about to get messy?
  • The US-based digital currency startup Coinbase now handles transactions for more than 19,000 businesses and 750,000 individuals. As a result, Coinbase holds many bitcoins in its own wallet… Thereby exposing itself to the risk posed by Bitcoin's price volatility. And just like any other company whose profitability depends on the main commodity they trade in… They've found something that could p... ››› more
  • [17 January 2014]
  • Bitcoin shrugs off governments standing in its way
  • The world's two fastest-growing economies came down hard on Bitcoin in recent weeks. Dips followed, but ultimately the virtual currency began to slough off the news and continued to gravitate toward a loose, but tightening, trading range. Read on to find out how Bitcoin is shrugging off any intervention that stands in its way… Less than three years ago, few but a small cadre of hard-core tech ... ››› more
  • [16 January 2014]
  • Revealed: 5 Events that have set the investment trends for 2014
  • Political events the world over set the tone for development in the global economy. Today, we're taking a closer look at five of the most important happenings from last year. And showing your what they might mean for your investment in 2014. A handful of political and economic events will change the way key business sectors tackle 2014… And the investment trends you can expect to follow on... ››› more
  • [15 January 2014]
  • Bitcoin fact: Do you know you can exchange your Bitcoin for rands?
  • Bitcoin fever has taken the world by storm. The digital currency has been attracting an increasing amount of attention over the last few months. Bitcoins appear to becoming an increasingly popular way of paying for goods. The number of retailers accepting the currency is growing and the currencies you can exchange for it. Read on to uncover four top facts about Bitcoin… This virtual currency c... ››› more
  • [14 January 2014]
  • Three facts you probably don't know about Bitcoin
  • As digital currencies gather momentum, the one winning the race at the moment is Bitcoin. Bitcoin has been making the headlines over the last few months as its price yo-yos all over the place: Down to $500, up to $1,000 and back to somewhere in between. And you might be surprised to learn some interesting facts about Bitcoin, such as, do you know only 21 million will ever exist? Read on to find ou... ››› more
  • [13 January 2014]
  • The Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin Mining
  • Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system that was introduced as open source software in 2009 by a developer or group of developers under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto. It's a virtual currency not backed by any government's central bank. So where do the actual bitcoins come from? After all, they're not like paper money, which governments print out at their will. With Bitcoin, ‘miners' use spe... ››› more
  • [10 January 2014]
  • Three Bitcoin facts that are stranger than fiction
  • Just about everything that has to do with the digital currency Bitcoin is at least a little odd. But there are some Bitcoin facts that are truly bizarre - things that could only happen in the universe of Bitcoin. Read on to uncover three odd Bitcoin facts… Bitcoin exists entirely in cyberspace, David Zeiler in Money Morning US explains... It has attracted a lot of attention in recent months... ››› more
  • [10 January 2014]
  • Bitcoin prices surge over $1,000 again on Zynga news
  • Bitcoin prices climbed back over $1,000 on Monday. This is less than two weeks after the virtual currency crashed below $500. Sparking the jump in Bitcoin prices was news that Zynga, a social game operator with a listing on the NASDAQ, will now be accepting the virtual currency. Read on to uncover what this means for the price of Bitcoin… This news creates a match made in Internet heaven, Kyle... ››› more
  • [09 January 2014]
  • Fancy a job as a Bitcoin trader?
  • Traders tired of dealing with traditional securities now have another career option. A US-based hedge fund advertised for a Junior Bitcoin Execution Trader just last week. But what does this mean for Bitcoin? Read on to find out… Since November, one Bitcoin has gone from a value of approximately $400 to a high of more than $1,200, and back down to approximately $500, Kyle Anderson in Money Mor... ››› more
  • [08 January 2014]
  • Bitcoin: Is it a scam or can you make money from it?
  • Since its birth in 2008, Bitcoin's taken the world by storm. It's changing the way businesses, governments and regular people think about money… But despite all the hype, many of us don't understand how Bitcoin really works… And how to make money from it. Today, Y'ael Shirley—FSP Invest columnist and Bitcoin commentator—reveals all. Slowly but surely, Bitcoin is creeping into popular... ››› more
  • [07 January 2014]
  • Why the world needs electronic cash
  • You use cash to pay for goods quickly, anonymously and with finality. If you buy a chocolate bar at a garage, you pay, you get the chocolate bar and nobody knows you were there. The cash you use to pay has universal acceptance in your country. And both parties trust in the value of the cash that changes hands! Unfortunately, such quick, easy and anonymous payments aren't possible over the Internet... ››› more
  • [06 January 2014]
  • How Bitcoin could be as revolutionary as the Internet
  • Digital currencies such as Bitcoin could be as big a game-changer as the Internet. But what is it that makes Bitcoin so revolutionary? This digital currency is becoming increasingly popular as a means for paying for goods and services. But its capabilities could be far more than just that. Read on to uncover why Bitcoin could be as revolutionary as the Internet… At heart, Bitcoin is simply a h... ››› more
  • [06 January 2014]
  • The trouble with Bitcoin is…
  • Despite all the obvious benefits of Bitcoin and of other virtual currencies, some problems need addressing if Bitcoin is to survive and find use with honest people. Here's what you need to know… Firstly, there are a number of reasons why you would want to buy Bitcoin.    It is an attractive form of money because of its low transaction fees, liquidity and high portability.   ... ››› more
  • [03 January 2014]
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