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Bitcoin Market Cap Exceeds $150 Billion


Bitcoin’s market capitalization exceeded $150 billion the other day. At the same time, the international expert community keeps on pondering upon the near-term prospects of Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

 

 

 

 
The world’s most popular and expensive cryptocurrency managed to go above the $154 billion threshold. For the sake of comparison, this is twice as much as the cost of Rosneft, Russia’s most expensive company. If Bitcoins were stocks, they could be compared to the stocks of such giants as Adobe and Neflix.
 
At the same time, more and more governments, banks, corporations and retail investors are getting increasingly interested in various digital currencies including Bitcoin, of course. For millions of retail investors out there, this is a relatively quick and easy way to make money. At least, this is what it looks like on the surface. In reality, everything is way more complicated than it seems.
 
In early 2017, Bitcoin cost under $1000. Today, it costs over $4000. This is a very volatile market, a roller coaster. Digital currencies are still unstable and have been subject to continuous ups and downs. That’s why those are not investments for everyone. That’s why you have to really know what to do.
 
Back in the early days, the first investors made tons of money by investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This inspired millions of others who wanted to get rich quick. As a result, trading and mining cryptocurrencies gradually became one of the main trends of 2017.
 
People buy computer hardware for mining like never before. Some of them even get neck-deep into debt to get everything required to start mining digital currencies. Still there are many skeptics who think that it’s really difficult to get rich fast by mining or trading digital currencies these days.
 

 

At the same time, some experts are convinced that the so-called block-chain technology is the door to a whole new world and prosperity. Their opponents think that the world has been obsessed with mining all of those cryptocurrencies, which are essentially a new kind of financial pyramids of global scale, they say. They say that digital currencies are unpredictable, and that’s one of the key risks for all the players out there. They say that the exchange rate of any cryptocurrency is defined purely by the supply and demand. The mining costs boil down to electricity expenses. However, neither Bitcoin nor other digital currencies are backed by anything but people’s trust. 

 

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USA Strikes Iran Again

As you probably know, a couple of weeks ago, the United States imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran. International experts say that the package includes 700 new points, including an embargo on the import of crude oil from Iran. It's interesting to note that the sanctions will touch upon some other states as well. Some temporary exception are said to have been maid for 8 partners of the USA.
Publication date: 29 November 12:04 PM

Trump Offers Putin to Compete for Multi-Polar World, Eggert Says

According to Konstantin Eggert, a Russian journalist writing for Deutsche Welle, Donald Trump is offering his Vladimir Putin to compete for a multi-polar world, but on American terms. In particular, he highlights the fact that many international experts started panicking when finding out that the USA had withdrawn from the missile control treaty with Russia. They say that this is the end of the strategic partnership between the United States ans Russia and the disruption of the nuclear arms control system created decades ago.

Publication date: 29 November 11:07 AM

The world is on the verge of another global race

International experts are commenting on the events taking place over the last few years. In particular, President and CEO of Atlantic Council Frederik Kempe believes that we are nearing another race between the world's biggest superpowers.
Publication date: 07 November 09:02 AM

Trump Wants More Control Over the Fed Since It's Too Independent

Donald Trump seems to have confirmed his authoritarian style of governing the state. If he has his way, he would probably turn himself into a king instead of a president. What are the reasons to think this way about the American president?

Publication date: 31 October 11:46 AM

Google Introduces Home Hub for $149

Google Corporation has released a couple of new devices, including several smartphone and a display named Home Hub. For those of you who don't know, Home Hub was introduced a couple of days after Facebook launched its first gadget - a smart screen. This device is designed to consume audio and video content from certain resources. It support voice control and is adjusted to the user's location. So, what is so special about Google Home Hub?

Publication date: 31 October 10:16 AM

New Sanctions May Drop Russian GDP

International experts are convinced that the near-term prospects of the Russian economy depend heavily on whether the USA expand the anti-Russian sanctions. They say the worst-case scenario is a 2.5% GDP drop.
Publication date: 29 October 11:14 AM

Russian Stocks Go Down Along With American Indexes

 Not so long ago, Russian stocks started going down in value. International experts say that this downtrend was mostly caused by external reasons. In particular, Russia's bigest stock index showed the biggest bearish move since April 2018. Back then, the Russian stock market used to be rather volatile because of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States.


Publication date: 28 October 11:49 AM

Crude Oil Prices May Reach $100/b

Ever since the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran, other oil exporters have been trying to make up for the decline in the international oil supply. Some experts are now predicting a strong trend all the way up to $100 per barrel. 

Publication date: 25 September 11:51 AM

New Anti-Russian Sanctions Will Slow Russian Economy Down, Kudrin Says

The new package of anti-Russian sanctions is expected ot be imposed by the United States in November. Apparently, this is not expected to become a disaster ofr the Russian economy, but it still may slow down the economic growth in Russia as well as the the flow of foreign investments to the country. This is what ex-Finance Minister of Russia Alexey Kudrin thinks on the matter.

Publication date: 19 September 12:10 PM

Cryptomarket Quickly Recovered From the SEC's Decision

The global market of cryptocurrencies quickly recovered from the downtrend after the SEC decided to ban the creation of Bitcoin ETFs.

Publication date: 24 August 10:00 AM