Bitcoin

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  • Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash

    Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are both digital currencies that might interest investors, but they have some important differences. Bitcoin was the first digital currency to achieve widespread adoption, whereas Bitcoin Cash is a fork of the original Bitcoin. Put differently, Bitcoin Cash is an "altcoin," or alternative cryptocurrency. This piece will help provide some background on the aforementioned cryptocurrencies, and it will explore some important differences. Bitcoin Bitcoin was the…

  • Dogecoin Vs Bitcoin: A Complete Guide

    For more than a decade, cryptocurrencies have captivated the world of finance. From the industry standard Bitcoin (BTC) to cutting-edge alternatives such as Polkadot (DOT), virtual currencies have moved from being peripheral to mainstream assets. However, the transition was anything but smooth. Despite periodic scandal, fraud and governmental intervention, cryptocurrencies evolved from the realm of science fiction to being a staple of commerce. The tipping point for cryptocurrencies becoming truly…

  • What Makes Bitcoin’s Latest Bull Market Different?

    Bitcoin has experienced multiple bull markets, and this latest one, which began in 2018, is markedly different from the last. Between late 2018 and the time of this writing in November 2020, the digital currency's price has climbed more than 500%. Analysts have cited a range of factors as helping drive the latest bull market, including institutional investors, central bank money printing, and the involvement of major payment providers. This…

  • Where Is Bitcoin Legal?

    Bitcoin, the world's most prominent digital currency, came into existence in early 2009. While the digital currency went largely unnoticed by global authorities in its early years, it has since drawn significant attention from regulators and lawmakers. Combined with its complex nature, this has resulted in a regulatory landscape that is both complex and constantly changing. Many nations have weighed in on Bitcoin's legal status, with some providing outright bans.…

  • Bitcoin Futures Products

    Beginning in December 2017, Bitcoin futures contracts became available on the Chicago Futures Exchange (CFE) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Each contract serves a unique purpose, satisfying the needs of retail and institutional traders.

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