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This article looks at the blockchain technology, the bedrock on which all cryptocurrencies are established. Getting to understand this technology will aid in the trading of Bitcoin, and the other cryptocurrencies.

History of Blockchain

Before it was ever used in cryptocurrencies, it had humble beginnings as a concept in computer science, particularly, in the domains of cryptography and data structures. The Merkle tree is the earliest record of the blockchain technology which is a data structure that was patented by Ralph Merkle in 1979, and functioned by verifying and handling data between computer systems in a peer-to-peer network of computers, validating data was important to make sure nothing was altered or changed during transfer.
In 2008, Satoshi Nakamato conceptualized the distributed blockchain. It contains a secure history of data exchanges, utilize a peer-to-peer network to time stamp and verify each exchange, and could be mana…
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Muller 2 Sep.

Interesting information

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useful information

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good article

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The Bitcoin price is extremely volatile and quite a lot depends on supply – demand of the Bitcoin and generally cryptocurrency. More demand impacts the price of Bitcoin, which starts to go higher quickly. As more people decides to sell Bitcoin or generally cryptocurrency – price becomes more volatile and going down extremely quickly.
For sure sometimes it is difficult to predict Bitcoin price, but its volume depends on global international relationship, have been going on in the world, particularly in Asia right now.
Recent volatility is considered to be connected with the major Chinese decision massively to block exchanges, trading operations and ICO already adopted in 2017, which made huge slump and unpredictable negative consequences for the cryptocurrency in the world. Taking into account geopolitical relationship between China and South Korea, including but not limited with Chine’s sanctions towards South Korea, constant sea territorial disputes and final contractual relationships between countries, South Korea decided to follow China in cryptocurrency issues, threatening to ban all cryptocurrency and remove exchanges. It seems to be hugely connected with big investments t…
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Valeria_Lera, технический анализ. Выше $ 10 цена остаётся раздутой.

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Slava_Z 29 June

Хорошая статья!

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wael1z1z 2 July

good job!

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Leonko 5 July

Я тоже остерегаюсь криптовалют, потому что это все практически не прогнозируемо, а значит рисковано, проще просто ее майнить через криптокраны и выводить без рисков, а если торговать то с огромным капитовложением, на золоте сегодня можно намного больше сделать денег

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The 22nd of May has been dubbed Bitcoin Pizza day due to the infamous incident that happened on this day in 2010. On May 22, 2010, the first Bitcoin transaction was recorded, whereby Laszlo Hanyecz agreed to pay 10,000 Bitcoins for two delivered Papa John's pizzas. On the eighth anniversary of this transaction, the Bitcoins would have been worth over USD 80 million had he kept them.
The new order of cryptocurrencies is upon us and the world has been forced to accept the new reality. In the past the Bitcoins were traded on Bitcoin exchanges on a long only basis, with the exchange taking place between a willing buyer and seller. But as more and more participants enter the market and its depth increase, we have witnessed the introduction of Bitcoin CFDs meaning that it is possible to short sell the asset. This article gives the author’s personal strategy when it comes to trading the Bitcoin (BTC/USD).

Dukascopy Bank SA provides leveraged CFD trading on price movements of cryptocurrencies, its derivatives or value estimations and more information on this will be found on the following link …
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Labs darts !

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Ми живемо в світі інформації. Чим далі, тим все більше і більше вона нас поглинає. Інформаційний шум оточив мало не кожну людини. Він виник навколо криптовалюти та першої і найпопулярнішої з них під назвою Bitcoin. З дня на день ці електронні гроші зацікавлюють все більше і більше, чи не так?
Багато хто чув про їхні обороти, які становлять від 300 до 400 мільйонів доларів США в день. Хочеться нагадати той факт, коли в липні 2010 року одна «монетка» коштувала 4,95 американських центів. На сьогоднішній день (12.05.2018 р.) середнє значення курсу 8351.33 доларів США (USD) за 1 Bitcoin. Неозброєним оком видно, що популярність цих електронних грошей зростає в геометричній прогресії. У світі на сьогоднішній день відомо більше 275 різновидів анонімних електронних грошей.
Серед них найбільш поширені :

  • Bitcoin;
  • Ethereum;
  • Ripple;
  • Litecoin;
  • Darkcoin;
  • Peercoin
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AAAnya 19 May

Very nice article!

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good article :)

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Multiplier effects exist in the economy because a dollar saved is a dollar earned, but a dollar spent that doesn’t get consumed grows. For example, when a film goes into production, most of the financing is done with pre-tax dollars that are sold to free investors at a discount. The incentive is the tax savings. It’s hard to say how the investment is creating a specific multiplier, but it is well understood that these local tax savings create pockets of spending where the production is shot. Let’s say a film has just received a local grant or stipend of $10,000. This money will be spent almost entirely in the local region where the film set is at. If the production goes to Germany, which is common due to good tax incentives, that money is exchanged for £8,300 and spent in the location of where the film is being produced, in this case, somewhere in Germany. That is a new injection of cash, which goes into the entire cycle of a multiplier for consumption. One important part of the divisor for calculating the multiplier is the “Marginal Propensity To Consume”. The multiplier for consumption is calculated as follows: Let’s say the marginal propensity to consume is equal to 95% of a sin…
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отличная статья)))

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The cryptocurrency universe took the investment public by storm in 2017, registering phenomenal gains in the process. So massive were the gains that words like Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum and Litcoin became pub talk.
On the 9th of March 2018 Dukascopy announced that it had introduced the Bitcoin to US Dollar (BTC/USD) with leverage 1:3 on the demo environment in response to trader requests, with the live environment following soon. This is an exciting development to many investors as it gives yet another way in which investor can gain exposure to the bitcoin returns.
This article explores the pros and cons of the various ways that investors can trade bitcoins.
This method entails buying the underlying asset which is the bitcoin from an exchange or online cryptocurrency broker and holding the actual currency in a wallet at the exchange or off-site. Upon purchase the investors becomes the direct holder of the digital asset and the bitcoins are sent to a personal bitcoin address or account (wallet) with the exchange. From there, one can transfer the cryptocurrency to any bitcoin address or wallet address using their own unique private key that verifies the con…
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Sebine 24 Mar.

Good article!

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Good job

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md1fk1 31 Mar.

maybe. it is now below 200 dma for the first time in years. and governments coming hard on it. it can not replace real currencies.

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vap61 12 Apr.

неплохая ознакомительная статья,автору лайк!))

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In this article I will talk about:
  • What are bitcoins?
  • Advantages and disadvantages.
  • What can influence the price.
  • Regulation.
  • Security.

What are bitcoins?
Bitcoins is a digital currency which is created and exchanged through a peer-to-peer computer network. The idea was created in 2008 and launched in 2009.
Technically, the system works through digital signatures and mining.Miners, process and verify transactions and are awarded with “cookies” bitcoins for doing so.
This is also the way in which bitcoins are created.In other words, the bitcoins supply is generated and controlled through the very same mining activity.
Image 1 - How bitcoin works.

Bitcoins show clear potentials for growth. This would be encouraged by factors such as:
  • User anonymity;
  • No third-party interruptions;
  • Purchases are not taxed;
  • Very low transaction fees;
  • Mobile payments;

However not everything is simple and beautiful, there are also disadvantages in bitcoin:
  • Bitcoins are not widely accepted;
  • Wallets can be lost;
  • Bitcoin valuation fluctuates;
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Денніс Порто, вчений з Гарварда, що інвестує в криптовалюти сказав:
Біткойн підпорядковується тим же правилом, що і всі в цифровому світі - закону Мура, і буде подвоюватися в ціні кожні 8 місяців протягом найближчих трьох з половиною років.

Останнім часом вкрай велику популярність отримала криптовалюта BitCoin. Він являє собою децентралізовану цифрову валюту, яка створена і працює тільки в мережі Інтернет. Також ця валюта ніким не контрольована, а емісія відбувається завдяки звичайним людям.
Відмінність цієї валюти в тому, що її курсом не можна маніпулювати, а сховищем є гаманець на комп'ютері. Сам заробіток йде за рахунок обчислень, які виконує ваша відеокарта, як і центральний процесор. Ці обчислювальні рішення, які в процесі своєї роботи знаходить відеокарта, необхідні для роботи системи BitCoin і за це вам платять гроші.
Варіанти отримання BitCoin:

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Skif 19 Nov.

Абсолютна анонімність; -  (((  ,  можливість відслідкувати існує 
,Немає податків і комісій; - комісіі є , якщо уникаєте сплати податків є наслідки
Неможливість підробки; - спроби є  , хардфорк2 вважався  нападом на біткоін
Високі ризики -  які ризики маєте на увазі  , зникнення бірж чи що це є бульбашка , чи ризики під час торгівлі ?

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Skif 19 Nov.

нажаль дуже поверхнева стаття  щодо BTC  (((

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Skif 19 Nov.

Слабка безпека;  ?  з самого початку блокчейн  жодного разу не зламали  ....
дуже поширенно крадіжка з гаманців  але це  не слабка безпека BTC
Нелегальний статус  -; СME & CBOE  наприкінці року впроваджують фьчерси  ,
Відсутність гарантій ... які є гарантіі щодо спекуляції ризиковими інструментами  ?

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rashadali 21 Nov.

good  luck  )

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nice article

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Ми живем в мире информации. Чем далее, тем все больше и больше она нас поглощает. Информационный шум окружил чуть ли не каждого человека, возникший вокруг криптовалют и первой и самой популярной из которых з названием Bitcoin. З дня на день эти электронные деньги заинтерисовует все больше и больше, не так лы?
Многие слышали об их примерном обороте, который составляет от 300 до 400 миллионов долларов США в день.
А так же еще раз хочеться напомнить о факте, когда в июле 2010 года одна «монетка» стоила 4,95 американских центов. На сегодняшний день (01.10.2017) средние значение курса составляет 4300 долларов США(USD) за 1 Bitcoin .
Невооруженным глазом видно, что популярность электронных денег растет в геометрической прогрессии. В мире на сегодняшний день известно более 275 разновидностей анонимных электронных денег. Среди них наиболее распространенные – это:
  • Bitcoin;
  • Litecoin;
  • Ripple;
  • Darkcoin;
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williamb 31 Oct.

molto interessante

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Интересная статья

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SerhiiV 31 Oct.

Очень интересно!!!

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korban 31 Oct.

Спасибо, пойду графики посмотрю, как там крипта)

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интересная статья

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Diversify Everything!
When most traders hear the words diversify, they think of adding more instruments to their portfolio, more and different stocks, bonds from different countries etc. But diversification goes a lot further then this and can take on many forms. Ever thought about adding bitcoin or other non-traditional financial instruments? How about trading a losing system? Even that can make you money in the long run. In this article we’ll go over just some of the ways you can diversify and the benefits of this process.
1. Diversify Across Different Forex Pairs
Let’s start with the lower hanging fruit first. If you have a profitable trading system, test it on other forex pairs. If the system is solid, it will work similarly on other currencies as well. Let’s take a look at a simple trend following system in the Euro. The picture below shows the daily EUR/USD chart with applied 50 and 200 period simple moving averages. The 50 SMA is in red, while the 200 SMA is blue.
When the 50 SMA closes below the 200 SMA, this is called the ‘Death Cross’’. It’s generally considered a bearish trading signal, meaning more losses are likely to follow. The Euro gave out this signal in the su…
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nice article!

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очень хорошо написано!

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Technological advancement has not been kind on a number of businesses. A few examples that come to mind is how Kodak was affected by digital cameras and smartphones, snail mail was made redundant by e-mail and the impact of WhatsApp and other instant messengers on SMS and mobile telecommunication revenues. A mobile telecommunications operator who would have stuck to voice and SMS only will sure be running into bankruptcy now despite having registered huge success in the 1990s. As technology advances, businesses should adapt quickly to ride on the wave otherwise they will be no place for them.
Today the evolution of cryptocurrencies is in its infancy and a lots of businesses such as online stores, departmental stores, multinational financial services companies such as VISA and Master card, banks and central banks should be well equipped to deal with this emerging threat and capitalise on the opportunities presented. Bitcoin may not be a perfect currency now but as time goes by the concept will surely be perfected and made more secure and acceptable, this will surely revolutionize how the payment system operates.
Bitcoin in brief
By definition Bitcoin is a digital…
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Good job. As usual.

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interesting information

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Thank you for the nice article. Nice analysis on. Great one for using in Forex markets!
Excellent! Wait the next one exiting article.  :) Victoria

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When Satoshi Nakamoto posted his paper on the internet entitled Bitcoin:A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System in November 2008 very few people gave the idea a chance. When the Bitcoin network was introduced in January 2009 most viewed the project as doomed with skeptics labeling it a Ponzi scheme or money laundering platform. Whilst Bitcoin has been banned in China, it has been embraced in Canada and USA, with the setting up of regulatory frameworks in progress. With its acceptability gathering momentum at a phenomenal pace, Bitcoin pauses regulatory challenges to authorities on how to treat the cryptocurrency for tax and accounting purposes.
In May 2014 the USA Internal Revenue Services, (IRS) issued guidance on the treatment of Bitcoin by taxpayers. The summary being that Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are not money but capital assets meaning that the capital gains rules apply to any
gains or losses.
This article seeks to take an in-depth analysis into the Bitcoin world.

What is Bitcoin?

Definition: Bitcoin is a type of digital currency or cryptocurrency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the t…
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Interesting. Thank you.

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good approach to the topic, useful!

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There are many ways to skin a cat and that certainly applies to market analysis methods as well. There are no guarantees when it comes to defining price movements but in my humble opinion the most interesting approach a trader can apply is the philosophy that a market is fractal in nature. Fractals not only that can explain price movement but it can give you a road map, so to speak, for the future price action.
One things that consistently works is where price action repeat itself because of many reasons particularly because nature of events are quite similar and more importantly because participants tends to do the same type of things, they have the same profile in terms of their emotions, aspiration, greed, fear, hope and also that is true even today when algorithms and robots dominate the markets because they are subject to the same type of behavior.
  • What is a Fractal?
Based on Wikipedia definition:"Fractals are typically self-similar patterns, where self-similar means they are "the same from near as from far".Fractals may be exactly the same at every scale, or they may be nearly the same at different scales.The definition of fractal goes beyond self-similarity per se to exclude
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@DumbAsArock lol....I have to say that I'mfascinated about fratclas andthe way they can explain market movements. Thanks

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very helpful thanks daytrader21

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Great article. Hope to see more about forex and fractals in the future.

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