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Worrying about the whales; Coinbase becomes #1 app — More Bitcoin

12 Diciembre 2017, 01:21 | Azura Castelo

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And as long as Bitcoin keeps rising, there will be those willing to overlook the challenges of dealing with the digital currency.

The swings in price occurred just as the trading community prepares for bitcoin to start trading on two established U.S. exchanges.

Others looking for bell-ringing news will find it in Coinbase.

But nobody seems to have a problem with blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin. Meanwhile, other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Ripple were declining in value as of Thursday morning.

Not everyone is happy about the rise in bitcoin prices. Options include Coinbase and

Bitcoin isn't a bubble, it's the pin. At the same time, "futures brokers are worried they will bear the brunt of the risk associated with bitcoin futures". Such currencies are not tied to a bank or government and allow users to spend money anonymously.

Most recently, the bitcoin price surpassed $17,500, achieving a historic all-time high.

Armstrong says that the resurgence of bitcoin's popularity and recent dramatic rally has caused a strain on the startup's infrastructure, but that they're rapidly scaling to meet the demand. Alternatively, you can exchange it for a traditional currency such as sterling.

It will intensify the argument between those who think bitcoin is a monetary paradigm shift, and those who see a dangerous bubble. One bitcoin was worth $1,000 in January. "Today what Bitcoin is excellent at, and has mostly solved, is being your own bank". And more liquidity by way of the futures market should make bitcoin prices less volatile.

In trading on the Coinbase exchange, the digital currency hit a high of $19,340 after soaring through $12,000 on just Tuesday night. But the price-gap problem may be less benign than it looks, and it could soon become more troublesome.

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I generally have been a fan of the CME getting into the bitcoin futures business. Novogratz also predicted last week that bitcoin could reach $40,000 by the end of next year.

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On the Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX), an cryptocurrency exchange, the price was at one point over $19,000, a disparity with other exchanges that invited arbitrage - profiting from price differences - but that proved difficult due to widespread service disruptions. The transition promises to be a rocky one.

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