Bitcoin Now $15 Bln Market, Going to $1000 Mark

Bitcoin Now $15 Bln Market, Going to $1000 Mark

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The total USD value of Bitcoin supply in circulation as calculated by the daily average market price across major exchanges has just crossed a new all-time high $15 bln record today December 27, 2016, as its unit price continues to climb closer to the $1000 mark. According to CoinMarketCap, $129.7 mln worth of Bitcoin has been transacted in the last 24 hours. This amount is a little lower than those recorded during recent price changing events. On Christmas Eve, for example, about $224 mln was transacted in a day yet the price of Bitcoin was $920. Hence, it beholds that the transaction volume is still likely to increase in another 24 hours as the price of Bitcoin is on its upward trend – at $938 as at the time of this writing and increasing at a rate of 3.7%. This pace brings back to memory the claim by CEO of CivicKey Vinny Lingham that the price of Bitcoin could reach $1000 before this year ends. Though several market observers still maintain a wait and see approach to the unfolding price situation, the wait does not seem too far ahead. Now, at almost $950 and still with five more days to …

Bringing In and Breaking Out: 10 Bitcoin and Blockchain Predictions for 2017

Bringing In and Breaking Out: 10 Bitcoin and Blockchain Predictions for 2017

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Blockchain had a good run in 2016 with a lot going on, including over $1.5 bln invested in startups, Bitcoin breaking out of the $700 resistance level and the likes of IBM and Microsoft betting the shop on this new pervasive technology. We saw Barclays Bank’s first live commercial banking transaction, Hyperledger’s very promising Corda technology coming of age and, of course, more attacks requiring more forks. In addition, the Scaling Conference in Milan showcased some amazing projects that bode well for Blockchain’s amazing future. So what does 2017 hold for the Bitcoin Blockchain? On par with gold Bitcoin will continue its rise from its three-year high to reach parity with gold, continuing the trend post the devaluation of the yuan, the withdrawal of large Indian notes, as well as the Trump and Brexit effect. Breaking out As 2016 was the year of the Proof of Concept, 2017 will be the year when Blockchain breaks out of the lab and into production environments. Forks Ethereum will continue to fork under constant attacks and will get stronger as Casper comes of age. Furthermore, Ether will continue to struggle to break through the $1 bln market capitalization. Smart contracts Banks will try …

Bitcoin Debit Cards, Bitcoin Visa Debit Cards

Uquid Allows 40 Different Altcoins to Use Visa’s Global Network

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As we have discussed previously at Cointelegraph, there are multiple Bitcoin debit card options on the market, some better than others, depending upon your location and economic needs. However, the altcoin market, whose combined value reaches into the blns of USD worth, has not reached this level of mainstream sophistication. That is until now. Altcoin fans can now use their favorite cryptocurrencies to load a virtual VISA card, thanks to Uquid. In a world first, users can spend using over 40 different cryptocurrencies on mobile top-ups, bill payments, pharmacy and food vouchers, transportation tickets, wi-fi recharges and PIN-less calls. Uquid’s Visa debit card is also the first in the world to offer unlimited loading and spending without ID verification. On top of that, users can load cards with a huge selection of the most popular altcoins, including Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Monero, Dash, Augur, MaidSafeCoin, Steem, Dogecoin and more. The main benefits of the Uquid card includes no identification or credit check required, instant issuance and free worldwide delivery, unlimited card support and zero percent point-of-sale fees. Customers can also get virtual cards denominated in GBP, EUR or USD. Debit cards come with AVS matching and the Uquid card can also be …

Top US Banks That Experiment With Blockchain To Release Money Transfer App in 2017

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Zelle, a money transfer app that is built on a bank-owned payments network to compete with PayPal, Venmo and Square Cash, will be released next year. The app’s network connects 19 U.S. financial firms including the country’s biggest banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., and Citi. It will enable users to send money via their phones to recipients who will gain access to the funds immediately. Cyber attacks The announcement comes few days after cyber attacks, which occurred on the Internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders, disrupted PayPal, Twitter, Spotify, some businesses hosted by Amazon Inc and other sites. They are all customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. PayPal said it experienced some service disruptions due to the cyber attack which prevented some of its customers from being able to pay with PayPal in certain regions, though PayPal was not attacked directly. Early Warning The new Zelle person-to-person payment service is expected to rival Venmo, a payments app run by PayPal Holdings Inc. which has become popular with young adults making payments to one another for shared …

LocalBitcoins Volumes In New Global USD All-Time High, “Busiest Week Ever”

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In the wake of inching closer to its 2016 peak, CoinDance indicates that the worldwide weekly volume of popular P2P Bitcoin marketplace, LocalBitcoins, reached a new all-time high on record USD volumes last week with five countries – USA, Malaysia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Sweden – recording all-time highs within the same period. LocalBitcoins CEO Nikolaus Kangas says: “It was certainly one of the busiest weeks on our platform ever.” The highest price of the top digital currency this year stands at $763.33 in June. Last week, the price reached $720.29, the closest to the peak rate for the year so far. As may be expected of the five countries, Venezuela recorded the highest leap due to the worsening economic situation in the country which may have compelled the people to seek an alternative means to earn, send and receive money for their use outside the use of traditional banking institutions. Users follow price rise Though Nikolaus Kangas did not confirm the claim as a “100 percent technical fact,” the illustration shows the volume on the platform that facilitates over-the-counter trading of local currency for Bitcoin reached $15.9 mln as on Oct. 29, 2016. “I cannot say that it is 100 …