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Jamie Holmes

About author: Jamie Holmes

Jamie is an economist, writer and crypto-currency enthusiast. He has obtained a Masters degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham and his research interests are forecasting, industrial organization and economic development. Experienced in trading Forex and Crypto-currency markets, Jamie provides commentary on the markets utilising Japanese charting methods and fractals analysis.

Stamp Monero: An Alternative Marketing Campaign for an Alternative Cryptocurreny

Category: Altcoins, Business, Commentary, News

Stamp Monero: An Alternative Marketing Campaign for an Alternative Cryptocurreny

While many cryptocurrency projects focus on hype and marketing, Monero has worked on getting the foundation right first before engaging in outreach. More than three years after its birth, the community is now undertaking a clever guerilla marketing campaign to spread awareness and encourage broader adoption by individuals. The plan, known as Stamp Monero, is to use ink stamps to…

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Bitcoin Price Eyes $21,404.66 Ahead of CME Futures Launch

Category: Bitcoin, News, Price Analysis

Bitcoin Price Eyes $21,404.66 Ahead of CME Futures Launch

The price of bitcoin broke to a fresh all-time high on December 16, as the market anticipates the launch of futures from the CME, following on from the CBOE’s launch last week. Bitcoin now exceeds $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange and the cryptocurrency could easily make it to $20,000 in the upcoming days. The launch of the futures contracts for…

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Do you Really Own your CryptoKittie?

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Entertainment, Ethereum, News

Do you Really Own your CryptoKittie?

CryptoKitties is the latest obsession in the crypto space. Reminiscent of the Beanie Baby craze in the 90’s, users can sell these Ethereum-based virtual cats for eye-watering amounts. While many are making money from the craze, there are some questions over the ownership status of the digital assets. Unlease the Kittens In early December, the Ethereum-based, virtual pets known as…

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Fed’s Yellen Thinks Bitcoin is Overstretched; Indicates no ‘FedCoin’ Anytime Soon

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Fed’s Yellen Thinks Bitcoin is Overstretched; Indicates no ‘FedCoin’ Anytime Soon

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, raised the base interest rates from 1.25 to 1.5 percent on December 13, while the chairwoman, Janet Yellen, gave her last conference, referring to bitcoin as a “highly speculative asset.” The financial media has been abuzz with stories about bitcoin’s dramatic climb into the $1000’s and then beyond $15,000 more recently. Also hitting…

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Ripple Soars to New High Following the Rally of Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin

Category: Altcoins, News, Price Analysis

Ripple Soars to New High Following the Rally of Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin

The altcoin ripple (XRP), which has the fourth largest market capitalization in the cryptocurrency market, has soared to near highs near $0.50 on December 13, following bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum higher as they pierce critical psychological levels. XRP has attracted more than $3 billion in volume over the past 24 hours, gaining more than 70 percent in value. The appreciation…

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Litecoin Outperforms Crypto Markets, Clears $300 Handle

Category: Altcoins, News, Price Analysis

Litecoin Outperforms Crypto Markets, Clears $300 Handle

Volume is a key indicator in the markets; for litecoin, this key metric over the past 24 hour approached half a million bitcoin or, in other words, $7.74 billion. The interest shown by investors and traders is equal to half the altcoin’s market capitalization. Closing December 11 around $210, litecoin has continued to surge on December 12. Over the past…

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First Full Day of Futures Trading Buffers Bitcoin Price Near ATH

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

First Full Day of Futures Trading Buffers Bitcoin Price Near ATH

The first bitcoin futures contracts were launched on December 10, leading to a recovery in the price of bitcoin. The volatility preceding the event saw new lows near $12,700 but the markets have reacted positively to the development, with BTC-USD near all-time highs (ATH) as the first full day of trading continues on December 11. Ed Tilly, Chairman and Chief…

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Bulls Bid Litecoin Price to New Peak at $156

Category: Altcoins, News, Price Analysis

Bulls Bid Litecoin Price to New Peak at $156

LTC-USD reached a fresh all-time high on December 9, exceeding the $150 handle, as altcoins display large gains. Bitcoin recently reached a new all-time high and since then, the price has subsided to around $14,500 at the time of writing. For the first quarter of 2017, litecoin remained stable, trading in the $3-$4 range. However, during April, the altcoin started…

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Linkability of Zcash Transactions Study Precipitates Debate on “Opt-in Privacy”

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Linkability of Zcash Transactions Study Precipitates Debate on “Opt-in Privacy”

On December 4, new research showed that zcash transactions are largely unshielded and linkable. The paper sparked interesting discussions in the Twittersphere between monero and zcash advocates. While known for a long time by many, the research quantified the risk borne by users due to the opt-in nature of zcash’s privacy. Over One Year After ‘MoneroLink,’ Zcash Linkability is Studied…

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$3000 in 24 Hours: Bitcoin Displays Highest Ever Daily Gain

Category: Bitcoin, News, Price Analysis

$3000 in 24 Hours: Bitcoin Displays Highest Ever Daily Gain

December 7 showed excitement in bitcoin markets, as bulls demonstrated their dominance with bitcoin breaking the $14,000, $15,000 and $16,000 levels in quick succession. The price action showed the largest one-day gain in the cryptocurrency’s history, almost $3000 on the Bitstamp exchange. The price of bitcoin has firmly secured the five-figure range not just for the US Dollar, but for…

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