Facebook moving aggressively with crypto payment service

Facebook has not had a fun year in 2018, but despite negative press and its “on again, off again” affair with cryptocurrencies, rumors of an affection for the benefits of blockchain technology are no longer rumors. The social media giant has established an internal “Tiger Team” to leverage the innovative power of the blockchain alongside […]

  • By Tom Cleveland
  • January 15, 2019
  • 1:13 am BST

Ethereum vaults upward by 66%, surpassing BTC recovery

Everyone loves a short squeeze, except those unfortunate beings holding onto short positions. Such was the case over the past week, as Ethereum bottomed out at $80and then rushed to $140, a 66% rise, if you care to do the math. It has since pulled back to $134, but what is a few dollars in […]

  • By alexei
  • 1:09 am BST

Crypto market forecasts for 2019

Last year saw a turbulent 12 months for global markets, and the performance of cryptocurrencies reflected this. Although digital coins are still a relatively new asset for trading, whether they take the form of a contract for difference method or some other financial instrument, how they go up or down in value during 2019 will […]

  • By Harrison Cole
  • 12:59 am BST

Brexit uncertainties and what they mean for CFD traders

Anyone with the slightest interest in forex markets will be aware of Brexit – the United Kingdom’s protracted withdrawal from membership in the European Union. With the clock swiftly ticking down the days until the deadline of 29th March this year, there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the whole event, even at this […]

  • By Saidur Rahman
  • January 11, 2019
  • 8:44 pm BST

How to find CFD trading opportunities

As contracts for difference (CFDs) become established as a popular way to make trades across a range of markets and assets, some traders, especially novices, may think that it will be more difficult to find suitable opportunities. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth, and this is yet another reason why CFDs are […]

  • By alexei
  • January 10, 2019
  • 8:56 pm BST

How CFDs have changed trading

As CFD trading lets you speculate on such a wide range of assets and commodities it’s no wonder that the concept could be said to have revolutionized trading in quite a short space of time. By taking a position on the possible price movements of a wide-ranging spectrum of financial markets the resulting rises or […]

BitTorrent launches cryptocurrency, Facebook likely to follow

BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file-sharing platform, is launching its own cryptocurrency and aims to create an economy based around its networking, bandwidth and storage capabilities. Meanwhile, Facebook’s long-rumoured entry into the cryptocurrency arena looks likely to arrive soon. Both of these developments will be of great interest to the growing number of CFD traders who make […]

UK tax authorities publish reporting rules for crypto assets

Since confusion reigns in nearly every government agency office when attempting to apply current legislative principles to digital assets, it comes as no surprise that global taxing authorities have also been wrangling their hands over what constitutes a sale or transfer, how to measure resulting gains and losses, and, ultimately, what rates of tax apply […]

  • By Tom Cleveland
  • 2:32 am BST

The most successful ICOs in the historical record before 2019

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have been an incredible phenomenon over the past few years, raising billions of dollars of investment capital for a wide range of blockchain development projects. It seems that anything with the word “blockchain” attached to it draws immediate interest and attention. Not all ICO funding efforts achieve their funding goals, but […]

  • By Tom Cleveland
  • 2:27 am BST

Bitcoin still breathing – 2-day rally crosses $3,500 threshold

It is time to rake Bitcoin off life support. Amazingly enough, the premier token of the crypto world just experienced a 2-day rally and poked its head above the $3,500 support level. Many analysts have suggested that $3,500 is a crucial test of support for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. There are no valuation models […]

  • By Tom Cleveland
  • 2:21 am BST