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Bitcoin Forks into Bitcoin Cash, SEC Warns on ICOs, and FileCoin Launches

Big news happened in the Bitcoin space this week when Bitcoin Cash was created on August 1st.  A group of miners "forked" from the main bitcoin blockchain. This happened by moving to a software code that changed the rules by which the network functions. In a way, now there are two versions of what we [...]

By | 2017-08-02T10:20:33+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies|

Upcoming Bitcoin SegWit Deadline, Ethereum Falls, and Tierion ICO

What Is SegWit2x and How will it Change Bitcoin? The upcoming SegWit activation deadline on August 1st is expected to cause more volatility in the price price action for Bitcoin. However, it remains to be seen in which direction it will trend. But what exactly is SegWit and what does it mean for you? The [...]

By | 2017-07-14T11:37:23+00:00 July 14th, 2017|bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies|

Former Bain Manager Launches $50M Fund, Tezos ICO, and Pantera Money-Raise

Bitcoin closed down slightly on the week, as worries about the SegWit (Segregated Witness) proposal seemed to weigh on investors. The appetite for digital currency remains robust long-term as several hedge funds made headlines within the past couple weeks talking up both Bitcoin and Ethereum. The summer doldrums continue on with low volume in the [...]

By | 2017-07-07T12:25:12+00:00 July 7th, 2017|bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies|

Cryptocurrency Update: Experts say Ethereum to Eclipse Bitcoin, Despite Current Scaling Issues

The bitcoin price has corrected from just over $3,000 on June 12th to $2,500 today. It is currently at a key technical support level, but has additional support around the $2,100 and $1,800 price levels. The most bullish outcome would be for the bottom leg of the converging triangle pattern to hold up as support [...]

By | 2017-06-30T13:06:18+00:00 June 30th, 2017|bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies|

Is Bitcoin a Bubble Set to Burst?

The bitcoin price is up roughly 10X over the past two years, so it is understandable why some people believe it is overvalued. If you do a Google search on "Bitcoin Bubble," you will find nearly 700,000 results. People love to proclaim that bitcoin is a bubble, especially those that missed the inflation of said [...]

By | 2017-06-29T18:11:36+00:00 June 24th, 2017|bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies|

Cryptocurrency Review: India Legalizes Bitcoin, Ethereum Flash Crash, ICO Update

Welcome to the Gold Stock Bull weekly cryptocurrency review. There were plenty of major happenings in the crypto world this week, so let's dive in... This week it was announced by the Unicode Consortium, that the 10.0 version of the Unicode Standard will include a Bitcoin symbol. According to an article in The Verge online [...]

By | 2017-06-23T12:46:09+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies|

Cryptocurrency Update: Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Bitcoin Crosses $3,000 on Coindesk Index

Morgan Stanley says Bitcoin Needs Government Regulation to Rise Further Morgan Stanley made headlines this week when it said that the “rapid appreciation” of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, like Ethereum, had “elicited many inbound phone calls to both our banks and tech teams” as the gains continue to pique the interest of prospective investors. The [...]

By | 2017-06-27T11:46:24+00:00 June 16th, 2017|bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies|

Cryptocurrency Update: Steemit, Factom and $1 Million per Bitcoin

Western Union Speaks on Coinbase Pilot Integration David Thompson, the CTO of global remittance giant Western Union, took the stage at MoneyConf 2017 in Madrid, Spain to speak about his outlook on digital currency and announced a pilot program with Coinbase. Western Union’s view is that digital currencies need to be regulated and integrated into [...]

By | 2017-06-09T08:32:35+00:00 June 9th, 2017|bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies|

3 Takeaways from the Vancouver International Metal Writers Conference

I took a long break from presenting at investment conferences, during the extended correction in precious metals. Attendance at these shows had dropped considerably and there just wasn't much to be excited about. But prices for gold and silver have started moving higher over the past two years. Gold is up 22% from the December 2015 [...]

By | 2017-06-05T23:54:50+00:00 June 5th, 2017|bitcoin, Gold & Silver Commentary|

5 Reasons to Buy Gold and Bitcoin

Gold and Bitcoin are two of my favorite investments. Here are 5 reasons why I believe both are headed much higher over the next few years: #1 War and Political Instability Despite running on a non-interventionist foreign policy, President Trump appears to be escalating tensions around the globe. He fired over 50 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian army [...]

By | 2017-04-27T12:24:20+00:00 April 27th, 2017|bitcoin, Gold & Silver Commentary|