GEEK’S GOLD What is Bitcoin, how does the digital currency work, where can you buy it and what are bitcoins worth?
THE controversial computer ‘currency’ Bitcoin has overtaken the value of an ounce of gold for the very first time.
It’s worth closed at $1,268 (£1,036) on March 2, 2017 while a troy ounce of gold stood at just $1,233 (£1,008). READ MORE.
Bitcoin Price Between $2,000 and $3,000 by End Of 2017: Technical Analysts
“Through the rest of 2017 we will see continued adoption, more mergers and acquisitions and there is a consensus by most leading developers and Bitcoin technical analysts that price will be between $2000-$3000 at the end of 2017.”
(2/22/2017) CAPITAL MARKETS…If 1% of the Money Flows Into Bitcoin, The Price Will Be $174,000 Per Bitcoin
Everyone should look at the asset classes and ask this very important question: ‘What if 1% of the money in these asset classes were to find their way, for whatever reason, into bitcoin?’ This video explores what would happen if just 1%, not 25% or 75%, but just 1% were go move out of each asset class and into bitcoin!
(2/12/2017) Magic Money – The Bitcoin Revolution (Trailer – Documentary)
Could Bitcoin become a new global currency?
Created in 2007, the world’s first decentralized currency now an accepted form of payment in dozens of countries around the world. As more countries begin to adopt this innovative technology, it’s clear that Bitcoin has the potential to become the new global currency not tied to a specific country or central bank. READ MORE.
Bitcoin Price Next Milestone: Beating Gold Permanently
The Bitcoin price could soon surpass gold’s on a permanent basis supposing they both continue with their current market performance.
Gold hit a three-month high of $1260 at the end of business day on Thursday, Feb. 23, as a steady flow of safe-haven demand from traders and investors continued worldwide while Bitcoin topped $1170 around the same time. Civic CEO Vinny Lingham, gives Bitcoin about a month or less to consolidateits price in the $1300 range. READ MORE
Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Up More Than 1200% in Past Two Years
(2/20/2017) Disrupting Money
“Crazy people who have vision and end up being right, aren’t called crazy people. They’re called visionaries”
Charlie Shrem went from being a multi-millionaire to having almost nothing. Founder of BitInstant, Shrem was one of the first Bitcoin entrepreneurs. And it paid off big time. Until he allowed a customer to resell bitcoin on Silk Road, the infamous internet black market. Shrem spent one year in jail. Now, he’s out and is sure of two things: he’s learned his lesson and Bitcoin is the future of finance. And Shrem wants to convince the world that both are true.
(2/02/2017) “Banking On Bitcoin” Documentary
Top 5 Historic Bitcoin Moments
Ever since bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, there have been so many great moments to be experienced in the cryptocurrency world. Several of these milestones have determined the future of bitcoin as we know it today. Although bitcoin has a bit of a colorful past – to say the least – one cannot deny the resilience of this currency. In fact, it only makes the future of bitcoin even more exciting. READ MORE.
Bitcoin Mining in 2017
(2/15/2017) Bitcoin Price Will Surge to $1645 in March If Winklevoss ETF Gets Green Light: Research
Speculation about the Winklevoss twins’ Bitcoin ETF possible regulatory approval continues. On March 11, the US Securities and Exchange Commission should come to its “yes” or “no” verdict after almost four years of waiting.
It may happen by the time two of the world’s top Bitcoin exchanges that are based in China – Huobi and OKCoin – would have resumed their full withdrawal services.
Most commentators are certain that the first Bitcoin exchange traded fund or ETF is not likely to be approved. However, commentaries are still divided over the issue and none of the stakeholders rule out the approval completely. The consequences of a positive decision could be huge.
So if it happens, what would the ETF mean to the market? READ MORE
(2/13/2017) BITCOIN ANNUAL RETURNS BEAT FACEBOOK, GOOGLE BY 800%
According to figures republished by ARK product lead Chris Burniske, Bitcoin has provided a 212% compound annual return on investment since Facebook’s IPO five years ago.
By comparison, Facebook itself has generated just 27.1% returns. Amazon managed 31%, Netflix a more solid 72.7% and Google a lackluster 23%. READ MORE.
(6/30/2015) Hand over OUR money, desperate Greeks beg the banks: Tourists can withdraw more cash from ATMs than country’s own citizens – as thousands protest against bailout deal
Locked out: Pensioners argue with a National Bank employee outside a closed branch in Heraklion on Crete. The country’s stock exchange and most banks will be closed all week
- Massive queues build at cash machines in Greece as loan deadline looms
- Athens must repay £1.1billion to creditors tomorrow or risk defaulting
- Banks didn’t open yesterday and citizens can only withdraw €60 (£42) a day
- Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters took to the streets last night. READ MORE.
(1/18/2017) Bitcoin: Why It Now Belongs in Every Portfolio
By Tuur Demeester
A technology is called “disruptive” if it creates a new market that first disturbs and then displaces an earlier technology. Bitcoin is
potentially such a technology and much more. The fact that it can disrupt the largest and most interconnected marketplace in the world—money, banking and finance—makes it perhaps the most promising investment opportunity of our age.
Unlike our current increasingly unstable and unpredictable financial system, Bitcoin has 21st century technologies at its very core.
The digital currency and clearing network is open source, mobile, peer-to-peer, cryptographically protected, privacy oriented and native to the internet. The fusion of these technologies allows for a level of security and efficiency unprecedented in the world of finance.
These are some of the areas in which Bitcoin-based technologies can directly compete:
$2 trillion annual market for electronic payments.
$1 trillion annual e-commerce market.
$514 billion annual remittance market.
$2.3 trillion hedge fund market.
$7 trillion gold market.
$4.5 trillion cash market.
$16.7 trillion offshore deposit market.
Bitcoin’s potential is not going unnoticed. After it had been praised by tech moguls such as Bill Gates (“a technological tour de force”) and Gmail founder Paul Buchheit (“Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money”), the money started speaking. We saw investments in Bitcoin by top venture capital brass such as Marc Andreessen, Reid Hoffman, Fred Wilson and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel; by billionaires such as Jeffrey Skoll (eBay cofounder) and Li Ka-shing (by all reports the richest person in Asia); by iconic executives such as Vikram Pandit (Citigroup), Blythe Masters (JPMorgan Chase) and Tom Glocer (Reuters); and most recently by large cap companies such as Google, Qualcomm, NYSE, Nasdaq, USAA (American bank and insurer) and NTT Docomo ($75b Japanese phone operator). READ MORE
(1/17/2017) Roger Ver: How Digital Currency Will Change The World – 2017 North American Bitcoin Conference
(1/16/2017) Andreas Antonopoulos: Ignore the Drama, Bitcoin Stronger Than Ever
Andreas Antonopoulos, the author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” urges the bitcoin community to ignore all the drama caused by scalability and the block size and focus on its continued strength and growing innovation. The renowned bitcoin advocate voiced his views on Trace Mayer’s Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast.
Bitcoin’s technology is its most important feature, the author said, and the technology has fostered significant innovation. He pointed to TumbleBit, Lightning Networks, Segregated Witness, MimbleWimble and RSK as among the more important examples of the type of innovation bitcoin has fostered. READ MORE.
(5/26/2016) Bitcoin Blockchain.info Commercial Ad
(8/28/2014) Bitcoin is Better Than Gold, with Wences Casares
Xapo CEO and founder Wences Casares explains why, after a 5,000 year reign, gold has been surpassed by bitcoin as the ideal ledger.
(6/12/2013) Buying Cars with Bitcoin, From Lamborghini to Jeep and Everything in Between: Introducing Coinmotors
In Newport Beach, California you can now buy a Lamborghini with Bitcoins. In fact, they report that one individual already has used his “electronic” currency to buy an “electric” car. READ MORE
An anonymous client, recently bought the pictured Tesla Model S using only Bitcoin.
(12/09/2016) Bitcoin Could Be More Important Than The Internet
Bitcoin was one of the biggest leaps in technology since the inception of the Internet, hailing the new era of digital money, disrupting industries and financial institutions as well as introducing a new social paradigm where transparency and trust are the default value. READ MORE.
(1/10/2017) Bitcoin Boom in Japan: Merchant Adoption Grows Four-Fold in One Year
From less than a thousand, the number of merchants accepting Bitcoin in Japan has grown by more than four times in the last twelve months, according to a new survey by ResuPress Inc, the company that runs Coincheck, one of the major Bitcoin exchanges in the country.
Aside from the Bitcoin exchange, ResuPress also provides Bitcoin payment processing for merchants very similar to the service BitPay offers.
4,200 Japanese shops accept Bitcoin. READ MORE.
(1/2017) Bitcoin Crashed! Now What?
BTCC CEO Bobby Lee in CNBC Interview on Bitcoin’s Price Rally
(1/2017) Why is Bitcoin Going Up?
(1/04/2017) Bitcoin Predictions for 2017Bitcoin
(BTC), the world’s largest and most widely used cryptocurrency, has only been around for a handful of years – since 2009. 2016 proved to be a good year for the digital currency, more than doubling over the course of the year from around $400 to just under $1,000. Some analysts predict that 2017 will be another banner year, while others are more skeptical and calling this recent rise a bubble that is waiting to burst.
(2/15/2016) 10 Moments in Bitcoin History – Bitcoin.com #1
(3/27/2016) Top 10 Countries Friendly to Bitcoin – Bitcoin.com #2
(11/12/2016) #FiatsFail Blockchain Technology is the answer to Poverty
(7/28/2016) Tech Genius Andreas Antonopoulos – “Bitcoin Is Probably Bigger Than The Internet”
(4/11/2016) Top 10 Most Influential People in Bitcoin – Bitcoin.com #4
Bitcoin Possible Future Value (9/31/2013)
JAPAN, VENEZUELA, INDONESIA, SOUTH KOREA, COLUMBIA, MALAYSIA, RUSSIA, AUSTRALIA (Dec. 27, 2016)
Banking On Bitcoin – TRAILER (Nov. 22, 2016)
Published on Nov 22, 2016
Not since the invention of the Internet itself has there been such a controversial technological creation as Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public – as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. Yet after landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin, which actually surged on election night, still faces its most severe adversary, the very banks it was built to destroy.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper predicts $10K per Bitcoin by 2018 (1/27/2016)
(Bit)Coin World (Oct. 12, 2015)
Bitcoin Bitcoin Bitcoin (Jan. 25, 2016)
The Magic Internet Money (R) How the world sees Bitcoin. If anyone asks you about Bitcoin, show this video.
Why Bitcoin will be Next Big Thing (May 27, 2013)
Published on May 27, 2013
The Dollar Vigilante’s Jeff Berwick (http://www.dollarvigilante.com) on why bitcoin will continue to gain in popularity worldwide. In this interview with Cambridge House Live anchor Bridgitte Anderson he also discusses his massive real estate development just outside Santiago, Chile. Taped in Vancouver at the World Resource Investment Conference.
Why Bitcoin’s Future Is Bright (Aug. 27, 2013)
Published on Aug 27, 2013
But its future is uncertain. Governments around the world are beginning to grapple with the implications of a decentralized currency. New regulations are being handed down that will change how some Bitcoin companies do business. And yet the total value of the Bitcoin market is still trending upward. There will never be more than 21 million bitcoins in existence, which means that demand alone will determine the currency’s value.In our special report, Bitcoin startup founders, angel investors and other insiders explain what the digital currency can do.
THE FUTURE OF BITCOIN – Andreas Antonopoulos (Aug. 26, 2015)
Andreas Antonopoulos on the future of Bitcoin.
FULL EPISODE: http://londonrealacademy.com/episodes…
Tim Draper On Bitcoin’s Future (Apr. 7, 2016)
(4/18/2014) The Bitcoin Uprising CNBC (Full Video)
CNBC’s Mary Thompson takes a detailed look at Bitcoin by speaking to the Bitcoin faithful, who believe the Bitcoin open source currency will upend the global financial system. Thompson also speaks to those who believe Bitcoin is tool that empowers criminals and drug barons in the dark online underworld, where people use Bitcoin to buy and sell goods anonymously and with virtually no transaction fee.
It’s essential viewing for those who don’t already have a deep understanding of Bitcoin, or altcoins in general, shedding a much needed light on the speculative currency and the future of money and digital alternative currency such as Bitcoin. (Great Information!)
(8/31/2016) Bitcoin Going Over $1000 & What Deloitte Reports of Bitcoin…
(4/04/2016) Top 10 Bitcoin Villains – Bitcoin.com #3