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  • bitcoin

    Will Bitcoin Collapse or Grow to Reach 100K?

    The activation of Segwit and the Lightning Network wasn’t sufficient to cope with the CBOE’s launch of Bitcoin futures, leading to approximately 200K incomplete transactions on the Bitcoin network.In addition, Bitcoin payment fees have increased approximately 100 times, from 20 cents to $20, and companies have started to react to

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  • bitcoin crash

    If Bitcoin Crashes: How Can you Short Bitcoin?

    Why is Bitcoin so volatile?How Can you Short Bitcoin?If Bitcoin Crashes, Sell!Bitcoin has continued to grab the headlines throughout the year and with good reason. Year-to-date, Bitcoin has surged 1,053% to $11138 at the time of writing. That’s quite an impressive return for any investor, particularly when considering the fact

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  • CME Bitcoin Futures

    How CME’s Bitcoin Futures Launch can Affect Bitcoin Prices

    The world of cryptocurrencies continues to evolve and with it comes news of the launch of Bitcoin futures.The CME Group announced last month that it will be launching Bitcoin futures based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (“BRR”). It is anticipated that the launch date will be on 10th

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  • Bitcoin US Dollar

    Who Remembers 2013? Bitcoin’s First Amazing Bull Run

    For me, 2013 has long stayed in my memory as a year that affected me personally – a year where one key event impacted me directly. Looking back on it now though, it seems that there are several things that occurred that year, which is now repeating.Firstly, Obama was sworn

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  • Apple stock

    Apple is in the Race for a Trillion as its Market Cap is over $900bn

    Apple (AAPL) has continued to make headlines through the year and for all the right reasons. The stock has surged 63.69% over one year and by 50.8% year-to-date, in what has been a record-breaking run. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year may have given Apple an edge, but

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  • Bitcoin2X

    Bitcoin2X and How It Will Impact The CryptoCurrency Markets

    What is Bitcoin2X?What will happen to the markets after the Fork?Over the past few months, Bitcoin forks have become a focal point for traders and investors. The Bitcoin Cash fork gained huge publicity and good support leading to the first major split in the Bitcoin network, resulting in two different

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  • Bitcoins

    $10,000 by Christmas? The Bitcoin Rocket Takes Off…

    One of the things that 2017 will be remembered for is Kim Jong Un’s rockets being fired. These, though, are not the only rockets to have hit the headlines this year. Bitcoin is doing a great impression of something about to go into orbit too.It is hard to remember the

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  • Cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrencies That Could Take the Lead: from New Source Code to Unlimited Opportunities

    Apart from their major goal, which is creating a new digital coin, cryptocurrency developers have a few minor ones, too. Those could be creating a whole new transaction processing model with high-speed execution and minimum fees, or a higher level of payment security, regardless of the amount. This could also

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  • Bitcoin Hits $6000, What is the Future for Other Cryptocurrencies?

    Bitcoin Price Hits $6000, What is the Future for Other Cryptocurrencies?

    The turnaround in the bitcoin market ever since it went down due to Chinese regulators action, a few weeks back, has been nothing short of spectacular so far. When bitcoin prices dropped by more than 20% at that time, there were many inside and outside the market who had predicted

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  • Shadow Government

    Donald Trump’s Shadow Government is no Longer in the Shadow

    Closed door politics has largely been the norm when it comes to the Oval Office and discord within the ranks of the U.S administration has traditionally been kept away from the mainstream media. That applied, until the arrival of Donald Trump and the handpicked administration.Till now, it’s unclear whether the

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  • The next Federal Reserve Chair

    Powell, Cohn, Taylor, Warsh or Yellen – The Next FED Chair Will Decide the Economy’s Path

    The Chair of the Federal Reserve, currently held by Janet L. Yellen is now up for grabs, with Yellen’s 4-year term due to end on 3rd February 2018.With the FED Chair considered to be the most influential central banker in the world, responsible for the world’s largest global economy, there’s

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  • interest rates

    Potential Implications of a US December Interest Rate Hike on Global Markets

    The prospect of a December rate hike in the US will no doubt leave Forex traders on edge in the next few weeks. The US markets, however, seem unfazed by the looming December rate rise. They are still making their usual new record highs every week, especially after last Wednesday’s

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  • Cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrencies are Certainly Becoming Hip

    Bitcoin began its march back to the top of the pile after a nervous couple of weeks. A strong upward movement took it back to its previous highs approaching the all-important, psychological, $5000 level. It is trading way above the 21 EMA, the very strong support here, holding throughout this

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  • cryptocurrencies regulation

    Cryptocurrencies Regulation: Only Giants Will Benefit

    What makes cryptocurrencies different from any other assets and instruments is the fact they are not yet regulated. In some parts of the world digital currencies are accepted as a financial asset, while in others it is already a legitimate payment method. Still, building a unified global cryptocurrency structure is

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  • EUR

    For Euro Traders, October is Going to be a Crazy Ride

    September’s price action in the EUR/USD strongly suggests that investors should prepare for a volatile month. The combination of technical and fundamental factors should set a wicked tone in the market during October.Trading the long side in July and August seemed easy for the bullish traders when the Fed was

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  • World War

    What Would War Mean for the Global Economy?

    The last week of September saw investors once again turn to safe havens, as North Korea and the U.S entered the ring for yet another war of words. Geopolitical tensions are an ongoing theme of 2017, and have contributed to keeping investor confidence in USD low, writes Lukman Otunuga, FXTM’s

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  • Rate Hike

    Dollar, Fed Funds Traders Are Wrong, Chances of Fed Rate Hike Still 50/50

    I think U.S. Dollar traders had the wrong reaction to U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s remarks on Tuesday. I was also surprised by the reaction by Fed Funds traders.To recap, yesterday, Fed Chair Yellen said that the central bank needs to continue gradual rate hikes despite broad uncertainty about

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  • Brexit

    Everyone is Afraid of the Brexit, But the Pound isn’t

    Capital markets are once again focused on the Brexit. Attention to this issue was revived by Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, who spoke a lot about the Brexit last week in Florence, Italy. Many things she said made investors if not seriously consider the situation, then take risks into

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  • German Elections

    The German Elections Can be Crucial for Europe’s Future

    Unlike the general elections in Spain, Austria, the Netherlands and, most recently, France, the lead-up to the German general election has been a more silent affair, which is perhaps surprising when considering the ramifications of a Populist Party victory in the Deutschland and the likely impact on the German economy

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  • Bitcoin China

    The Great Wall of Bitcoin

    China’s recent war on bitcoin is getting wall-to-wall coverage at the moment throughout the world. This is hardly surprising as China accounts for 71% of global mining hash power.By comparison, the United States is a relative minnow:USA – 1%Venezuela – 2%Iceland – 2%Georgia – 2%India – 4%China – 71%These figures

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