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Bitcoin Reached $11K and Dropped by $2K Instantly


On November 29th, Bitcoin beat another threshold. This time, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exceeded the $10K threshold and set another all-time high at 11377 USD/BTC, only to crash by 20% at a time down to 9290 USD/BTC, Coindesk reports. All of that happened within a couple of hours.
It's also interesting to note that after beating 10000 USD/BTC, it took Bitcoin just 24 hours to bet another psychological level, which is 11000 USD/BTC. A couple of hours after peaking at 11377 USD/BTC (this is a new all-time high), Bitcoin crashed down to 9290 USD/BTC. Later on, the cryptocurrency did actually manage to win back some of the lost ground and go above 10000 USD/BTC, NordFX reports.

 
In 2017 alone, BItcoin has already gained 1000%, the entire cryptocurrency market has gained 1700%. Thetotalmarketcapisnow $334 billion
So, Bitcoin has recently shown the trait that has been scaring away many of those big-scale investors. Specifically, we are talking about volatility. Indeed, cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular have always been rather volatile, with a constant roller-coaster thing.
 
However, Jeff Curry, global head of commodity research for Goldman Sachs, thinks that is a natural process for relatively young assets. Today’s Bitcoin market cap is $160-170 billion. On the one hand, that’s quite a lot. But on the other hand, these figures cannot be compared even close to the ones of gold. The gold market cap is $8300 bn. The point is, gold has been a reliable investment asset for centuries while digital currencies are babies with a couple of years of history. If digital currencies survive and last for decades, they may see their market cap boost and their volatility decline.  
 

At the same time, The Wall Street Journal reports that NASDAQ is planning to launch Bitcoin futures in the first part of 2018. Cantor Fitzgerald is also planning to launch their BTC derivatives. They say, Bitcoin derivatives would be a huge step to making digital currencies more mature. By the way, the BTC transaction volume has already exceeded 2 billion dollars a day.

 

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ETH's At Local Highs: What's In For Ethereum And ICO?

Ethereum is back in the game! It's currently trading around 5-month lows. Still, the market seems to be showing some confidence that the coin has already overcome its existential crisis and managed to recover from crisis that started after the ICO bubble burst in 2018. Will ETH and ICO revive?

Publication date: 17 April 10:42 AM

NordFX Shares Another Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecast for Mid-April 2019

The balance of powers in the international currency market (also known as forex) influences many contemporary tendencies in the entire world. At the same time, traders and investors rely on accurate forex forecasts to earn money. That is why we keep on publishing those weekly consensus forecasts, courtesy of NordFX.
Publication date: 15 April 10:54 AM

Weekly Forex and Crypto Prediction by NordFX. Mid-April 2019

Any exchange rate between any two currencies is the result of multiple factors affecting the currency pair at any given moment. At the same time, those exchange rates themselves are actually capable of affecting other processes important to specific countries and even the entire world.

Publication date: 09 April 11:01 AM

Weekly USD, GBP, and EUR Forecasts by FortFS

Last week, almost all of the emerging currencies gained some value against the U.S. Dollar. On the contrary, the so-called G10 basket of currencies stayed withing a rather narrow price range against the dollar, with the New Zealand Dollar being the only exception (it devalued by 1% over the reporting period).
 
Publication date: 08 April 12:06 PM

Near-Term Predictions for Russian Ruble by FortFS

On Monday, the Russian Ruble exchange rate increased by 0,9% up and reached 64 rubles per dollar. The Russian currency managed to regain a part of Friday's loss. Russian assets (currency and bonds) had gained support from a exposure reduction slowdown coupled with higher oil prices. 

Publication date: 03 April 10:16 AM

Billionaire Predicts Major Rally for Bitcoin

Michael Novogratz, a billionaire and investment banker, thinks that the Bitcoin exchange rate is going to skyrocket within the next 20 years. In particular, he believes that in two decades, the market cap of the world's first cryptocurrency will exceed the one of gold. For that, the BTC rate will have to increase by 10000% to reach 7,5 trillion dollars.

Publication date: 26 March 12:32 PM

Alpari Eurasia Joins Belarus Association of Financial Market Development

 In order to stay ahead of the rivals, forex companies have to keep on improving, introducing new products and services, innovating, expanding their presence in the global market. Alpari has reported about joining the Association of Financial Market Development in the Republic of Belarus. The decision was made on March 2019, given Alpari's significant contribution to the development and improvement of the local forex industry.

Publication date: 14 March 12:31 PM

NordFX Shares Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecasts for Mid-March 2019

The situation in forex, which is the international currency market, has always influenced many other fields of human life worldwide. In the meantime, traders and investors rely on accurate forex forecasts to earn money. That is why Market Leader keep on telling you about those weekly consensus forecasts, courtesy of NordFX. In particular, the local expert team has come up with another forecast based on the time-tested approach, which boils down to studying tons of related sources, expert opinions, as well as predictions made based on technical and graphical analysis.
Publication date: 11 March 11:13 AM

FxPro Conducts Professional Training for Forex Traders

Making money by trading Forex has been getting more and more popular with retail traders over the last few years. When done in a proper and consistent manner, those investments may generate profits in any economic situation, even during a crisis. But how can you become a successful trader?

Publication date: 10 March 05:52 AM

NordFX Shares Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecasts for Early March 2019

 The balance of powers in the international currency market (also known as forex) influences many contemporary tendencies in the entire world. At the same time, traders and investors rely on accurate forex forecasts to earn money. That is why we keep on publishing those weekly consensus forecasts, courtesy of NordFX.

Publication date: 03 March 11:09 AM