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Bitcoin Price Analysis and SegWit

While Bitcoin price is experiencing a new growth after the almost 50% drop from its all-time high, a few analysts of the crypto market suggest that bitcoin price at $4000 is in the air.

And this moment seems to come sooner than expected.

“When added to the professed agreement for major players to work together on the Bitcoin scaling issue starting September – if it becomes a reality, the price could see between $4,000 and $5,000 before the year ends,” said an expert to Cointelegraph.

2017 has been a good year for bitcoin price, as it traded at about $950 back in January and it reached its new all-time high a few months ago in June with a value of $3011: this means that bitcoin price grew of more than 3000% in a six-months period.

Compared to the all-time high we quoted above, the current price decrease is maybe due to the uncertainty around the upcoming SegWit activation that will take place on August 1st, 2017.

For those who are unfamiliar with this, SegWit is a new upgrade to the Bitcoin blockchain that will increase the block size to support more transactions and allow a faster confirmation for transactions.

At the moment, the blockchain supports up to 2000 transactions per block in 10 minutes and SegWit will double this capacity to 4000 transactions.

Also, Segwit2x will increase the size of each block from 1MB to 2MB.

SegWit will be implemented on August 1s, while it is not sure yet if Segwit2x will be implemented too.

That said, the real reason of uncertainty is caused by the hard fork needed to implement SegWit.

This might create two different chains in a similar way to what happened to Ethereum in 2016 with the DAO and Ethereum Classic.

Not a problem for the Bitcoin price

According to many experts in the industry, while this event might create panic sell and uncertainty within the community, will not be a real problem in the next future.

Kumar Gaurav of Cashaa explained to Cointelegraph:

“When looking at 2017 so far, it still has been a good year for Bitcoin, starting just below 1000$ and now standing just below $2,000. Whether and to which extent this overall trend will continue will be seen more clearly after some crucial dates such as 1st August. If 80% of the Bitcoin community adopts the updates all should be fine. It seems most likely this will be reached, as the current signaling of intended support is at 87.8 percent, an increase from 83.28 percent in May. Comparable to when in May, following the New York agreement on SegWit2x, Bitcoin reached an all-time high of $2,160, it can reach new all-time highs after a successful activation as Bitcoin will be more attractive again and bring users of other cryptocurrencies back to Bitcoin.”

Bitcoin-based ICOs

Another reason that might be influenced the price is the growing number of Bitcoin-based ICOs or Initial Coin Offerings.

ICOs managers might have cashed out during those days and this drove the prices because a huge amount of bitcoin appeared on the market.

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Amelia Tomasicchio
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Would you ever trust people who said “Bet on Bitcoin” in 2010?

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If you had bet on bitcoin in 2010, now you would be a millionaire.

In fact, according to a recent video shared by the CNBC, if you purchased $100 in bitcoin back in 2010 now y0u would have something like $75 mln.

During a relatively short period of 7 years, bitcoin price rose from $0.003 to its all-time high of $2392, so return of 796,000%.

The greatest part of mainstream media experts argues that bitcoin price is speculative because investors purchase bitcoin only because they expect a massive return in the next future.However, as Cointelegraph previously reported, prominent investors including GoldSilver.com founder Mike Maloney are encouraging investors to hold Bitcoin as a mandatory asset to hedge against inevitable global economic uncertainty and financial instability, not just as a large return investment.

However, as Cointelegraph previously reported, major investors suggest people hold bitcoin as a mandatory asset to hedge against inevitable global economic uncertainty and financial instability, so not just because of a large return investment.

Bitcoin is digital cash

In Japan bitcoin finally became a legal method of payment with more and more retailers and airlines that are starting to accept the digital currencies for payments.

Maybe it is for this reason that Japan is becoming the first country to invest in bitcoin, increasing the demand for the digital currency and driving its price.

On the other hand, bitcoin is seen as a “risky investment” because of its non-traditional nature by a few important magazines and media including the Washington Post.

Bet on bitcoin as a “Safe haven”

As revealed by a recent study published by Cointelegraph, a $10,000 investment in bitcoin back in 2010 is now worth $200 mln, while the same investment in gold led to a negative return of $9,900.

That said, I suggest to dedicate much effort to building a time machine, so we would be able to buy bitcoin at $0.003.

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Amelia Tomasicchio
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Bitcoin all time high: more than $2000

While I’m writing this article the bitcoin all time high reached a value of $2,019 for the first time in its history.

By reaching a value of more than $2,000, bitcoin’s price grown of about 100% this year and nearly 125% since the annual low of $891.51 bitcoin hit back in March.

Experts agreed that bitcoin’s price recent growth could lead to reaching significant attention from the media and maybe also major financial media outlet would cover bitcoin.

Google Trends data showed that the search for “bitcoin” have still not reached its all-time high they set back in December 2013, but it is getting closer (right now it has a score of 85/100).

That said, the reasons that drove the bitcoin all time high are difficult to identify.

Growing interest by investors

Surely, one reason is the increase in interest from investors and traders, as reported by the major exchange platforms.

Another factor that helped bitcoin to reach its current all-time high is the growing influence of Japan, a country where the technology is now regulated: from April 1st, in fact, bitcoin became a legal method of payment.

The Japanese yen is the single largest currency being exchanged for bitcoin, accounting for more than 45% of the money flow into bitcoin at the time of the report, according to CryptoCompare data.

The Japanese yen is the greatest currency being exchanged for bitcoin: currently, almost 45% of the money flow into bitcoin.

After the yen, there is US dollar that makes up 30% of the money flowing into bitcoin.

Block size debate

Bitcoin price grew in spite of the current block size debate, an issue related to the transaction capacity and the blockchain speed to validate a transaction.

Bitcoin developers are talking about this issue in order to address it and there are a few proposals such as the so-called SegWit or Segregated Witness that would increase blocks capacity.

 

Read here why you should hold Bitcoin and how.

 

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Amelia Tomasicchio
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Bitcoin Price rose because of Trump

 

 

trump bitcoinAfter reaching a value of $1,840, Bitcoin price is currently stable around $1,820 while I’m writing this article.

The recent growth of the Bitcoin price seems to be affected by President Trump administration and the economic uncertainty of the US.

Or, at least, this is a theory shared on Cointelegraph.

From the first day of his presidency, Trump indirectly influenced bitcoin price through his dubious politics.

Also, Bloomberg reported that the major American stock indexes experienced their worst performance in eight months while the richest billionaires lost $35 billion because of the Trump’s turmoil.

For example, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg lost almost $4 bln due to the Dow Jones Industrial Average drop of more than 370 points.
Evercore ISI Executive Dennis DeBusschere explained to Bloomberg:

“What has been setting in over the course of the day is that political uncertainty is something that’s likely going to be with us for a significant amount of time. We may be looking at a higher volatility backdrop with a trending lower market for the next couple of months.”

So, during this period of financial uncertainty, investors decided to protect their wealth by investing in bitcoin and gold.

Gold gained around 1.9% and Bitcoin price recorded a 7% growth, almost reaching its current all-time high price of $1,868.

This way, bitcoin seems to become a safe-heaven, with a growing number of investors.

As explained by Cointelegraph, a $10,000 investment in gold back in 2010 would have led to a loss of $20, while a $10,000 investment in Bitcoin would have led to a net gain of $200 mln.

So, investors started to trust Bitcoin, that is considered similar to digital gold, in order to avoid market instability and economic uncertainty.

The US market will struggle to recover during the next few weeks, so Bitcoin price is likely to maintain its upward trend and potentially it will set a new all-time high.

The rise in bitcoin demand within the US is clear and recently the US Bitcoin exchange market passed the Japanese one for the first time in 2017, at least for their trading volume.

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Amelia Tomasicchio
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Ether Price passes $100: how to store Ethereum

Ether price, or the digital currency that fuels the world’s second-greatest blockchain network – Ethereum – reached a value of $100 today.

This means that Ether price hits its new all-time high today.

With a growth of more than 25% over one day only, the Ether price has now increased more than 1,000% during the last year: on January 1st, in fact, it was trading at about $8.

At the moment, while I’m writing this article, the digital currency has a market cap of about $9bn, according to data provided by Coinmarketcap.

Why Ether price is growing

This new all time high comes now when the Ethereum blockchain is fast gaining interest by open-source innovators and financial firms worldwide.

Ethereum became important as the main blockchain used for initial coin offerings (ICO, a process by which people working on blockchain-related projects can sell tokens with the goal of raising funding), while major companies such as JP Morgan and Bank of America are developing a few projects on private versions of the Ethereum blockchain.

On the markets point of view, the development comes also thanks to a strong and continued demand for the Ethereum token.

Ether volume registered 20% of the total digital currency market volumes, below bitcoin (46%) and ahead of litecoin (11.38%).

How to store, buy and sell Ethereum

While the digital currency is gaining more and more interest, reaching new all time highs, you may ask yourself: “How should I buy, sell and store my Ether tokens?”

Well, HolyTransaction provides a safe place where you can store, buy and sell your Ether tokens in a user-friendly platform.

You can exchange Ethereum in a few minutes by using more than 10 digital currencies we support on our HolyTransaction multicurrency wallet.

Click here to know more about our Ethereum wallet and exchange.

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Amelia Tomasicchio
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Bitcoin price: one month above $1000

According to the Coindesk Price Index (CPI) Bitcoin price has reached a new goal, as it is one month that its value is above $1000. 

The digital currency remained above this value despite any situation as the refusal of the bitcoin ETF related proposal by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and the current debate over how to address the bitcoin’s technical limitations.

It was February 14th – is it a coincidence or a sign of destiny that this happened on the Valentine’s day? –  when Bitcoin price first hit $1000, so yesterday (March 14th) it was one month above this price.

During this month, bitcoin reached its all time high, reaching a value of $1,300. Experts argued that this higher price was a consequence of the hope in the bitcoin ETF approval.

But, if it is true that right after the SEC negative decision, the bitcoin price fell of about 30% ($from 1209 to $1022), it quickly rose again and at press time bitcoin is trading at $1256, so more than 25% above $1000.

As explained by Andreas Antonopoulos on his official Twitter profile:

“If you measure bitcoin’s success by the approval of the incumbent and obsolete industry it replaces, you’re doing it wrong”.

Also, currently a few altcoins such as Ether, Dash, Zcash and more are experiencing new highs.

 

 

 

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Amelia Tomasicchio
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Dash Price: why is it growing so fast?

Dash price rose up more than 100% in the past week, hitting a high of $60 today.

Growing by 40% yesterday alone, Dash price is dominating the social media discussions among traders and investors.

For the newbies, dash – originally known as darkcoin – earned its group of supporters and critics in this years, becoming a digital currency very useful to be used for the online shopping.

Why Dash price is growing?

Several experts argued that – behind this price growth – there is a mixture of technical updates and an user experience upgrade. So, the recent increase is the result of years of development.

Others explained that the Dash price increase is the result of the so-called “pump-and-dump” behavior commonly seen in lower-volumes markets.

What is dash?

Dash is a “two-tier network” that relies on miners and masternodes.

Dash uses a chained hashing algorithm approach called X11. Instead of using the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) 256 or Scrypt it uses a sequence of eleven scientific hashing algorithms for the proof-of-work, or the same consesus method used by Bitcoin.

Miners receive 45% of rewards, masternodes receive 45%, and the other 10% is allocated to its decentralized budgeting system.

In fact, it is important to say that dash allows its users to vote where to allocate resources for development, marketing, etc.

The relative scarcity of Dash coins

Of course, one reasons that is having a great impact on the Dash price is its relative scarcity, as  coins are available for trade on major exchanges relative to the total supply of dash.

This scarcity is supported by the use of masternodes, as they require 1,000 DASH that generate income by receiving part of the mining block reward.

Public data suggests that there are 4,000 masternodes today, so more than half of the total Dash coins are pent-up.

Will this growth last in the long-term?

Data shows a big fall during the today’s trading, while the price is trading at about $43.

Many experts seem argue that the Dash price is in the middle of a significant bubble.

If the price will rise, fall or maintain this status is impossible to say.

How to Store Dash

That said, maybe you’re asking yourself how to store Dash in a safe place, as you might want to start trading with Dash.

Well, we at HolyTransaction provide a multicurrency wallet where you can store not only Dash but also other 20 digital currencies within the same login details.

With a 0.01* dash fee per transaction, HolyTransaction is one of the oldest web wallets in the market.

Edited: we decided to reduce fee from 0,04 to 0,01 Dash per transaction.

 

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio
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Value of Bitcoin: the digital currency’s higher price

The value of bitcoin has grown a lot in the last period, reaching its all-time high set back in 2013.

According to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index, at the moment the value of bitcoin is less than $30 below the maximum ever value of $1,165.89 reached on November 30th, 2013.

This latest rise comes after bitcoin’s longest ever period at over $1,000, and a period of average volatility during the recent few months.

Also, this high might reflect the traders and investors confidence in an industry field that has been recently affected by the Chinese central bank’s plan to restrict the Chinese bitcoin exchanges environment, with the result of several of them to temporarily stop any withdrawals of the digital currency.

 

Click here to better understand what gives Bitcoin value with an infographic.

 

Another possible news to having an influence on the value of Bitcoin is the currently SEC decision on the Winklevoss brothers’ bitcoin ETF – an event that some experts explained that traders are already pricing in a potential approval.

On March 11st we could see the approval of the first bitcoin ETF within the U.S.A. market, opening the virtual currency to a larger group of investors.

However, many experts in the industry cannot see a high propension of financial regulators to approve this move.

For more charts about the Value of Bitcoin in the past, click here.

 

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Amelia Tomasicchio
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Bitcoin Prices are trading above $950

Bitcoin prices are growing more than 3% since yesterday, trading above $950 for the first time in a few weeks.

The average price yesterday reached a high of $959.37 from an open of $920.24, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). This chart shows that the Bitcoin prices haven’t passed $950 for a month, since January 6th 2017, to be more exact.

This Bitcoin prices growth above $950 came after a few days of a almost steady trading, in which the price of bitcoin ranged between roughly $910 and $922, according to trading data.

At the moment, the Bitcoin Prices are between $950 and $970 with a medium rate of volatility.

Chinese markets have climbed about 11%, reaching a high of ¥6,629.34.

Currently the price is about ¥6,608.70 and it represents a growth of 10.7% above yesterday’s open of ¥5,961.77.

This move comes after a big news in the worldwide exchange landscape, as major bourses in China moved to add trading fees.

This is the reason why volumes moved to the remaining markets without any fees.

Anyway, experts now discuss that this trend will have a short life as those exchanges will also add fees of their own for sure in the next future.

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Amelia Tomasicchio

Cryptocurrencies 2016: Bitcoin Alternative charts

Today we want to talk about Cryptocurrencies 2016, as the just ended year has been very exciting for several digital currencies and not only for Bitcoin.

A lot of major open-source currencies, in fact, showed a good growth during 2016 and we hope to see significant expansion in 2017.

Below you’ll read charts of the excited cryptocurrencies 2016, during a period between December 27, 2015 to December 26, 2016.

Source: Coindesk.com

Bitcoin

Market Capitalization (Beginning of Year): $6,161,215,794
Market Capitalization (End of Year): $14,590,356,108
Price (Beginning of Year): $411.99
Price (End of Year): $908.17
Price (Annual High): $909.94

For sure Bitcoin is the king of cryptocurrencies 2016, if we talk about value.

It is the oldest blockchain-based asset as today (January 3rd) it celebrates its 8th anniversary: the genesis block was generated on January 3rd 2009.

While I’m writing of this article, Bitcoin price is still growing, surpassing the value of $1,000 for 1 BTC.

Bitcoin price and trading volume were supported by several global circumstances, including the Chinese yuan devaluation, the UK’s Brexit, and the election of a Donald Trump.

 

 

Ethereum

Market Capitalization (Beginning of Year): $80,339,474
Market Capitalization (End of Year): $638,041,577
Price (Beginning of Year): $2.83
Price (End of Year): $7.31
Price (Annual High): $19.59

2016 saw Ether, or  the digital currencies that powers the Ethereum blockchain – become the best-performing currencies, with a more than 2,000% increase over the first six months of 2016.

The major reason for its instability was the DAO hack, the subsequent failure of the decentralized project, and the creation of ethereum classic. These factors led to a fall of nearly 50% of this altcoin value.

 

Anyway, Ethereum is the favorite network for possible FinTech permissioned distributed ledgers, enterprise software and Internet of Things applications, so 2017 could will probably show a capitalization increase for ether.

Litecoin

Market Capitalization (Beginning of Year): $149,142,004
Market Capitalization (End of Year): $212,469,870
Price (Beginning of Year): $3.41
Price (End of Year): $4.34
Price (Annual High): $5.55

One of the oldest bitcoin alternative, litecoin showed a stable valuation during 2016, closing $2 above its starting price for the year.

Dash

Market Capitalization (Beginning of Year): $16,081.586
Market Capitalization (End of Year): $70,675,107
Price (Beginning of Year): $2.64
Price (End of Year): $9.67
Price (Annual High): $14.42

In 2015, darkcoin decided to end its association with shadow businesses and the DarkNet by changing its name to Dash.

 

This re-branding seemed to work and Dash ended 2016 with pricing nearly three times, and a market capitalization close to four times.

Cryptocurrencies 2016 and their future

As we enter 2017, the future for cryptocurrencies seems bright, as the digital currency market will continue to progress and prove its worth as one of the top-performing commodities available today.

We at HolyTransaction are very happy to work with this top-rated cryptocurrencies, as our wallet can store Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum and Bitcoin within a unique login.

Needless to say, we are proud to have chosen the best and the most profitable cryptocurrencies for our multicurrency wallet you can open here for free.

 

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Amelia Tomasicchio