November 01, 2016 BY LeapRate Staff

Bitcoin back up above $700 - this time to stay?

Bitcoin prices have been on a three month tear since early August, trading from the mid-$500's up to above $700. As at the time of writing, the USDBTC pair was at $704, marking the first time Bitcoin has been above $700 since mid June. Ignoring the aforementioned June price spike around the time of the…

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April 30, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Bloomberg to list bitcoin prices, offering key stamp of approval

Digital-currency enthusiasts on Wall Street and pro-bitcoin venture capitalists argue newly regulated and professional exchanges are needed to generate the kind of trading volumes that would smooth out bitcoin's price, whose volatility is seen as an impediment to its widespread adoption News coming from Bloomberg, stating the company plans to list bitcoin prices on its…

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March 24, 2014 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

Tera Group to quell Bitcoin fears by offering virtual currency NDF

Despite its instability and susceptibility to risk, Bitcoin derivatives may be available as an NDF in the near future The eventful year of high profile events and ever-changing circumstance which surround virtual currency have largely not resulted in FX firms adopting it as a tradable instrument, except for a few pioneering mavericks. Even the volatility…

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November 27, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Bitcoin prices cross the $1000 milestone on Mt Gox

One of the side effects of skyrocketing Bitcoin prices is increasing theft As the end of the month nears Bitcoin is trading near all-time highs of $1000 on the Mt Gox exchange having hit a bit earlier $1073. Discrepancies between the different exchanges are back in place with BitStamp quoting the crypto-currency at $950 with…

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