Cryptocurrency Set to Hit $10000 Mark

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Nov/27/2017

Cryptocurrency now worth seven times an ounce of gold, with market cap higher than IBM, McDonald’s or Disney – but analysts warn of ‘a huge bubble’ Source: The Guardian


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Bloomberg News reports that in Germany it’s all about ‘Speculative Plaything’

In a country where lot of citizens still prefer to pay in cash, the Bundesbank has been particularly wary of the emergence of bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele said in September bitcoin was “more of a speculative plaything than a form of payment.” A shift of deposits into blockchain would disrupt banks’ business models and could upend monetary policy, Thiele said. At the same time, the Bundesbank has been actively studying the application of the technology in payment systems.

Bloomberg also reported Monday that nations with banking woes (think Venezuela) have been especially helpful at boosting the price of Bitcoin.

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