Bitcoin, Ether Set New All-Time Highs Amid Market Boom

The price of bitcoin and ether, the digital tokens that power the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains, reached new all-time highs today. At press time, bitcoin had topped $2,500 and a total market capitalization of $40bn for the first time ever. Ether, currently the second-largest by market capitalization, hit $228.37 at …

Alphabay Dark Market to Accept Zcash in July

Matthew Tompkins · May 25, 2017 · 8:00 am 1,287 views <!—-> <!– shares –> <!– Excerpt Darknet marketplace “Alphabay” has announced that it will allow vendors to accept Zcash alongside Bitcoin and… End Excerpt –> Darknet marketplace “Alphabay” has announced that it will allow vendors to accept Zcash alongside Bitcoin and …

Market Overview 5 Things to Watch Next Week

Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2380 -0.45% DAX 12638 -1.22% WTI Crude Oil 50.48 4.77% GOLD 1255.00 2.11% Bitcoin 1985 13.43% EUR/USD 1.1205 2.74%   1. All eyes on the VIX as volatility is creeping back The low volatility period that lasted for several weeks, ended abruptly on …

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Tops $60 Billion to Hit All-Time High

The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies reached an all-time high today, passing $60bn as the innovative assets continued to draw robust inflows. This figure reached $63.6bn at one point during the day’s trading, according to online data service CoinMarketCap, which represented a weekly, monthly and quarterly increase of roughly 18%, 115% …

Bitcoin Market Cap Nears $30 Billion

Bitcoin’s market cap has increased 5x in just one year, from around $6 billion during summer 2016 to now $30 billion, following its price rise from around $450 to now trade at around $1,760 on Coinbase. Bitcoin’s price rises by $500 in two weeks. The latest rise began on …

How Ripple is Targeting an Entirely Different Market to Bitcoin

Bitcoin was introduced in 2009 as an alternative network to the global financial system monopolized by centralized institutions and strictly regulated financial service providers. By providing a peer to peer protocol wherein users can send and receive transactions with the absence of intermediaries, Bitcoin essentially became the first decentralized …