In 1973, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) placed an oil embargo on allies of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Until March of 1974, exorbitant energy prices plagued the [...]
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The blockchain was first introduced for use with bitcoin, but this distributed ledger system has many other uses. Learn more about these uses being championed by technologists, developers, market [...]
The Special Drawing Right (SDR) is an international reserve asset. Created by the IMF in 1969, SDRs are used to facilitate transactions and supplement IMF member country reserves. An SDR is a [...]
An industry report points to a surge in digital currency trading volume in the coming years. Learn about how this could potentially benefit those interested in crypto trading in this FXCM [...]
The Brexit transition process impacts the British pound sterling (GBP) through bolstering periodic volatility. Uncertainty surrounding the enactment of Article 50, Divorce Bill and negotiations [...]
A distributed ledger is a means of keeping track of transactions across multiple devices, and it's a central part of the cryptocurrency conversation. Learn more about how it works at FXCM Insights.
Learn more about what constitutes a currency war, which occurs when multiple countries devalue or depreciate their currencies at the same time.
While it's not exactly clear what will happen when all 21 million bitcoins are mined, there will likely be a widespread impact across the mining and trading communities. Find out more in this [...]
Explore the potential implications of the U.S. SEC's statement on Bitcoin, especially what it could mean for investors, at FXCM Insights.
Despite the technological innovations that have arrived alongside Bitcoin, the digital currency has shortcomings that are important to understand. Learn about them at FXCM Insights.
Bitcoin and gold have both been called safe-haven assets, but there are important differences between the two that would-be investors should know. Learn about those differences in this FXCM [...]
Learn about the multiple ways in which Bitcoin and its related markets can benefit from the network effect in this article from FXCM Insights.
An expert economist Some economics experts believe that Bitcoin's price could eventually reach zero, though not all are convinced that this will happen. Learn more about what these experts have [...]
Some experts have posited that cryptocurrencies will be adopted by the masses, though to do so there are some key challenges they must overcome. Explore those challenges at FXCM Insights.
While some experts have agreed it's possible, others believe it would simply be too difficult for Bitcoin to replace the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. Learn more about this topic at FXCM Insights.
Since coming into existence in 2009, Bitcoin has experienced numerous price fluctuations and volatility. This has led to many financial experts attempting to predict the digital currency's price [...]
The approval of a Bitcoin ETF could have a significant impact on the market in a number of ways, including bolstering adoption of the digital currency and strengthening its legitimacy.
From the basics to power usage and everything in between, this is a complete summary of what you need to know about the process of mining the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
The Intercontinental Exchange is an industry leader in the provision of derivatives and over-the-counter products. Since launching in the late 1990s, ICE has become a global destination for the [...]
IOTA, which trades under the ticker symbol MIOTA, is a digital currency specifically designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). This cryptocurrency is used to make transactions on IOTA’s [...]