There’s never a bad time to be sending and receiving bitcoin, but right now is especially good. Fees are at the lowest in 18 months, with the average transaction value now under a dollar. This contrasts starkly with the latter quarter of last year, when rising fees peaked at $34. There’s a primary reason why fees have been dropping since then: with bitcoin too expensive to send, people simply stopped using it as currency. Also read: How to Calculate Bitcoin Transaction Fees When You’re in a Hurry Bitcoin Fees Take a Tumble It’s not just the USD/BTC market that oscillates: bitcoin’s fee market follows suit. DueRead More →

The future was meant to involve flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, it involves tokenizing yourself on the blockchain. It was Andy Warhol who famously observed that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. That fame, it now appears, may come in the form of the ultimate crypto vanity project: tokenizing yourself and selling your time. One audacious entrepreneur, Boris Akimov, is seeking to do precisely that. Also read: Regain Control From Nanny Zuck – How To Make Facebook Show You The News Again Putting the I in ICO It turns out that peak blockchain didn’t occur when an iced tea company appended theRead More →

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. does not endorse nor support this product/service. is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The mainchain energy coin BCP and the sidechain clearance coin BCPC belongs to Bitcoin’s Parallel Ecosystem. All Bitcoin holders of BTC chain at the block height 507,000 on January 30th 2018 have the privilege to claim their BCP and BCPC coins for free from February 12th 2018. The claiming rate started from 1 BCP and 1,000 BCPC per BTC andRead More →

NTGUSD prediction for this month Natural Gas FOREXCOM:NTGUSD jamesb123 As you can see on the chart, this strong support line marked in red has 4 monthly wicks coming into contact with it and all being rejected above the 2.74 level marked in blue. No different for this months candle imo             , TP @ 2.7 – Positions opened @ 2.56 and buying any dipsRead More →

Germany’s financial regulator has clarified its position on initial coin offerings. Bafin admitted it was receiving many inquiries about the status of tokens and cryptocurrencies distributed to investors through ICOs. The federal agency advised interested parties to refer to regulations applicable to traditional financial instruments and comply with current requirements. A new survey found out that more than two thirds of Germans know about bitcoin.    Also read: Italy Completes Consultations on Registration of Crypto Companies Revelation: Tokens Are Securities, Shares and Units of Account In an advisory letter, the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Bafin) provides some basic definitions of ICOs and related terms. A companyRead More →

Gold is steady in the Wednesday session, following sharp losses on Tuesday. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1329.08, down 0.05% on the day. On the release front, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve, which will release the January minutes later in the day. Earlier, Existing Home Sales disappointed, dropping to 5.38 million. This was well short of the estimate of 5.61 million. On Thursday, the US will release unemployment claims. Gold prices remain under pressure, as the metal has lost 1.5% this week, erasing much of last week’s gains. Concerns that strong US numbers could stoke inflation andRead More →

The British pound has posted losses in the Wednesday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3946, down 0.37% on the day. On the release front, British employment numbers were solid. Wage growth remained at 2.5%, matching the forecast. Unemployment rolls declined 7.2 thousand, crushing the estimate of a 2.3 thousand gain. However, the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.4%, above the estimate of 4.4%. In the US, the key event is the Federal Reserve minutes from the January meeting. Earlier, Existing Home Sales disappointed, dropping to 5.38 million. This was well short of the estimate of 5.61 million. On Thursday, the UKRead More →

In his preview of today’s release of the January FOMC Minutes, which as a reminder were Janet Yellen’s last and took place just before the February market correction, Rafiki Capital’s Steven Englander wrote that “the most likely surprise in the Fed Minutes tomorrow is that they may be leaning to four hikes in 2018, but the biggest surprise would be growing support to aim for above two percent inflation temporarily to make up for previous misses to the downside.” As a reminder, after tumbling to 4 year lows, the Dollar has been on a steady uptrend in recent days, while rate hike expectations are nowRead More →

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam talks to Core Finance about the recent bearish break in GBPJPY and whether it signals more pain ahead. He also previews the UK jobs data and Bank of England inflation report hearing and what they could mean for interest rates this year. USD/JPY – Japanese Yen Edges Lower as Japanese Manufacturing PMI Dips BoE Hearing and Fed Minutes in Focus DAX Under Pressure, Investors Eye Fed MinutesRead More →