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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:04 PM

Bitcoin blows past $15,000, adding $2,000 in less than 12 hours

Source: New York Post

Bitcoin rocketed above $15,000 for the first time on Thursday, after adding more than $2,000 to its price in fewer than 12 hours. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has seen a more than fifteenfold surge in its value since the start of the year.

It climbed to as high as $15,344 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange around 9:20 a.m. ET, leaving it up more than 12 percent on the day, having traded just above $13,000 12 hours earlier. Many market-watchers said the launch this weekend of bitcoin futures by CBOE, one of the world’s biggest derivatives exchanges, was helping drive up the price on expectations it would draw more investors to the market.

“Futures trading will mean more demand…and is a form of ratification of the underlying tech – bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. They are now on the main stage,” said Charles Hayter, founder of cryptocurrency data analysis firm Cryptocompare. But some are warning that the launch of bitcoin futures, which will allow investors to take speculative “short” positions on the cryptocurrency, as well as “long” positions, could cause even greater volatility.

“Aggressive traders, such as hedge funds and algorithm-driven funds, (will be able) to use this futures market to enter bitcoin trading with high levels of liquidity for aggressive short-selling and knock the prices really low,” said Think Markets analyst Naeem Aslam.



Read more: https://nypost.com/2017/12/07/bitcoin-blows-past-15000-adding-2000-in-less-than-12-hours/

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Reply Bitcoin blows past $15,000, adding $2,000 in less than 12 hours (Original post)
ansible Thursday OP
Javaman Thursday #1
BlueIdaho Thursday #2
elmac Thursday #3
melm00se Thursday #4
Lochloosa Thursday #6
IronLionZion Thursday #10
ffr Thursday #5
CanonRay Thursday #7
IronLionZion Thursday #8
Initech Thursday #9
rickford66 Thursday #11
LanternWaste Thursday #12
KWR65 Thursday #13
keithbvadu2 Thursday #14
Bengus81 Thursday #15
Blue_Tires Thursday #16
DinahMoeHum Thursday #17
Kimchijeon Thursday #18
bluestarone Thursday #19

Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:05 PM

1. invest now just in time for the bust. LOL nt

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:06 PM

2. The end is near... nt.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:08 PM

3. I'm cashing in

and buying a truck load of Tulip bulbs!

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:14 PM

4. If you own any, sell

if you don't own any, run away

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Response to melm00se (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:18 PM

6. Own what exactly? This is going to blow up sooner than later.

Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks! There are no transaction fees and no need to give your real name. More merchants are beginning to accept them: You can buy webhosting services, pizza or even manicures.

http://money.cnn.com/infographic/technology/what-is-bitcoin/

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:31 PM

10. Unlike other commodities, you can't manufacture stuff with bitcoin

bitcoin owners just have to hope someone else will accept it for purchases or buy it from them with real currency. It's value is entirely dependent on other people wanting it. And there will be limits to that.

It amazes me that people think it has any value. This won't end well.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:18 PM

5. Is this the beginning of the end for the Dollar?

A currency with no audit trail. Really? Is that what the markets are favoring? Scary shit for what's to happen in the future.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:18 PM

7. What goes up.....

can't remember the end of that quote! Damn.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:24 PM

8. Every RW nutjob should buy high

what could go wrong?

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:28 PM

9. Putin is pleased, I'm sure.


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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:02 PM

11. Vapor money. Fort knocks.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:03 PM

12. Pet Rocks and Mood Rings were pretty trendy as well.

Pet Rocks and Mood Rings were pretty trendy as well.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:07 PM

13. This is a bubble.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:19 PM

14. When they fall...

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:30 PM

15. Taken most anywhere Monopoly Money is taken!!!!

Get yours today!!

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:21 PM

16. I'll just leave this here and see myself out....

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:40 PM

17. You're better off investing with the "bookies". . .

. . .ie. CBOE, CME. . . they are legitimate exchanges for real commodities, ie. grains, meats, energies, etc.

They're the "picks and shovels" of this crypto-gold rush.

Just my 2 cents.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:48 PM

18. No surprise, gotta gtfo of this dead husk

Fascism is here and smart investors know what is up.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:25 PM

19. the right people will make money BUT

OH MY THE REST will CRY CRY CRY then blame the DEMOCRATS!!!!!

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