With less than two weeks to go, is the Bitcoin Halving priced in?

It’s been a long standing debate within the Bitcoin community; is the Bitcoin Halving priced in? Let’s start by explaining what the Bitcoin Halving is. When people say that Bitcoin is going to halve (half), they mean that the block rewards that get issued every time a block is mined will be cut in half. …

U.S. Justice Department launches probe into Bitcoin exchanges and price manipulation

The United States Justice Department has opened a criminal probe that looks to investigate whether Bitcoin traders are manipulating the prices of Bitcoin and other digital currencies. According to sources familiar with the matter who asked not to be named, they said the investigation is focused on illegal practices that can influence prices such as spoofing …

13 Bitcoin related exchanges are named in New York Attorney General’s probe

In an interesting turn of events, the State of New York Attorney’s General has named 13 Bitcoin related exchanges that they will be investigating in a probe to attempt to “improve transparency and accountability of major cryptocurrency trading platforms.” The letter sent from Attorney General Schneiderman names the following exchanges: (1) Coinbase, Inc. (GDAX) (2) …

Bitcoin tops $5000 for the first time, then quickly drops down to $4500

Bitcoin is experiencing exponential growth, reaching a new all time high in the history of the digital currency. On a few Bitcoin exchanges, the price topped $5000 USD per unit (per bitcoin). As pictured in the price chart below, you can see the extreme price spike as Bitcoin has topped $5000 on the exchanges OKCoin, LakeBTC, The …

Total Bitcoin trading volume surges beyond $1 billion as bull run continues

Bitcoin is starting break new records again. This morning Bitcoin surged beyond the $1 billion marker for total amount traded in U.S. dollars. As visualized in the chart below, from the start of the month of July total Bitcoin trades (all buys and sells across all major exchanges) has been in the range of $200-$400 …