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Bitcoin and Government Regulation Globally

Global Regulations Bitcoin

Satoshi Nakamoto, the unidentified author of the Bitcoin white paper, described the cryptocurrency as a, “peer-to-peer version of electronic cash [that] would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” Those “financial institutions” that Nakamoto wished to bypass when conducting online commerce referred not only […]

Bitcoin’s Sharp Rises and Falls

Bitcoin price fall

As usual, the roller coaster ride of Bitcoin (BTC) continues. Unlike a roller coaster the big dips aren’t nearly as exciting for those who own some bitcoin, especially if you’ve chosen to buy in the last few weeks. Let’s take a look at some of the causes of Bitcoin’s rise and fall in value over […]

Bitcoin’s Recent Price Reversal

Bitcoin sell off chart

Just why do parabolic moves often reverse so spectacularly? Parabolic market moves are those which reflect exponential increases in a price. They are obvious on a chart because, rather than being a straight line, they curve upwards with the angle of ascent increasing as more time passes. BTC has been in a parabolic move for […]

The End of the Tether?

Concept of Tether (or USDT) equals to1 US Dollar, Cryptocurrency

What is Tether? According to Tether’s website, “Tether converts cash in digital currency, to anchor or tether the value to the price of national currencies like the US dollar…” The primary manifestation of Tether is the “USDT”, the cryptocurrency coin which is pegged to the American dollar. In other words, in theory, for every USDT […]

Bitcoin Mining and Power Consumption Paper | Download Now

BitcoinBro has published a paper discussing the accuracy and utility of the publicly available power consumption estimates for Bitcoin miners. Bitcoin miners are owners of highly customised computers which attempt to solve complex cryptographic puzzles. This process groups together Bitcoin transactions which become validated once the group of transactions is added to a public ledger. […]

Sold some Bitcoin? Don’t forget the taxman

Young couple managing finances, reviewing their bank accounts using laptop computer and calculator at modern kitchen. Woman and man doing paperwork together, paying taxes online on notebook pc

If you are one of the lucky few individuals to have bought Bitcoin or another digital asset six months ago, 12 months ago or (and, if so, congratulations) 5 or more years ago, you are, in all likelihood, sitting on some very large paper profits when the value of your holdings are calculated in fiat […]

Bitcoin – Haram or Halal?

Bitcoin - Haram Or Halall

The man responsible for interpreting religious law in Egypt has banned Bitcoin. Grand Mufti Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam has issued a fatwa telling Muslims the world’s most famous cryptocurrency is haram – or forbidden. They are not allowed to sell, buy or rent using Bitcoin. Whether his order applies to just Egypt’s Muslims – or […]