Cryptocurrency

  • Have we discovered the future of money?
  • Did you know that the story of money is older than civilisation itself? That's right. Money is an “innovation” that's older than the wheel and, as old as fire. Originally when humans wanted to trade outside their tribe or villages, they needed something that everyone agreed had value. Something that was accessible. Enter “commodity money”. There were many kinds of commodity... ››› more
  • [06 December 2017]
  • Should you be aboard the Crypto-Craze train?
  • It's interesting to see how interest in Bitcoin has increased. Searches on Google for the “Bitcoin price” have increased sharply since 2016. Below is a chart of the Bitcoin price in US Dollars and the volume of searches in Google. Source: Prodigy Asset Management, Google Trends and Coin Desk         As you will see, the higher the volume of ... ››› more
  • [19 October 2017]
  • The next Bitcoin could make you a millionaire
  • On 1 January 2017, this cryptocurrency's price stood at around $8.24. At that time, its market cap was around $720 million. Fast-forward to today, its market cap has grown past $30 billion. But even better, its price has soared to around $322 - which is a 3,807% return compared to Bitcoin's 453% return this year. In other words, a R120 investment into this cryptocurrency on 1 January 2... ››› more
  • [16 October 2017]
  • Profiting from short term volatility - One to buy with one to sell
  • We had a good week for our short-term trades. • Sasol for a 6.71% gain • Vodacom for 10.33% gain • Sibanye for a 30% All ungeared, see position updates below. Paying too much for your retirement savings?   The weekend press has again highlighted the impact of costs your retirement savings. Most older policy are paying the industry norm of 3% and higher. It’s a littl... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • 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 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]
  • Bitcoin prices dip but are rising again after the Mt Gox shenanigans
  • Over the last couple of weeks there's been a lot of coverage over the demise of the Mt Gox exchange. The price of Bitcoin took a knock, but it's back on the road upwards once again. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with Bitcoin prices after this latest bout of scandal… What happened with Mt Gox? The first Bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox, went down on 25 February, David Zeiler in Money M... ››› more
  • [10 March 2014]
  • Could a rival virtual currency be preparing to knock Bitcoin off its top spot?
  • The growing popularity of Bitcoin has certainly brought the use of virtual currencies into the public realm. Even the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, said that Bitcoin “may hold long-term promise”. Acceptance of using Bitcoin for payments is still in its infancy, but it's growing in spite of some governments trying to block its use. But could a better virtual currency ... ››› more
  • [06 February 2014]
  • Bitcoin: The need for virtual currencies
  • The world's central banks dominate fiscal history. And central banks are in a race to debase. Over the past decade this has been an accelerating trend. After a century of massively inflated fiat currencies worldwide, it's little wonder people have flocked to a totally independent form of new money. But that could all be changing. Read on to uncover what led to the emergence of virtual currencies... ››› more
  • [05 February 2014]
  • US authorities charge two men with money laundering over their Bitcoin dealings
  • Last night it emerged that the US authorities arrested and charged two men with money laundering. One of the men is CEO of a well-known Bitcoin exchange and vice chair of the Bitcoin Foundation. Once again, controversy surrounds Bitcoin. Let's take a closer look at what happened… Yet again Bitcoin is hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Yesterday, the US Department of Justice re... ››› 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]
  • 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 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]
  • 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]



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