Bitcoin frenzy being led by millions of Asian investors

Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam are the biggest contributors in trading activity According to Coinhills, a data firm which tracks digital currencies, South Korea at one point in the past week accounted for 1/4 of Bitcoin trading activity – and that exceeded trading activity in the US as a whole. WSJ mentions that More...

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By Heather Bender On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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A recap of CBOE Bitcoin futures’ first 24 hours

For contracts to be expiring in January 2018 In case you need a summary of what has happened since the CBOE launched Bitcoin futures on 10 December: CBOE website went down early More...

By Heather Bender On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Japan Oct tertiary industry activity +0.3% vs +0.2% m/m expected

Latest Japanese data released by METI a while ago The seasonally adjusted index rose to 104.9 – backed mostly by business services as it rose 1.0% from the previous month (personal services was lower More...

By Heather Bender On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Brent oil hits above $65, touches highest level since June 2015

This after the shutdown in the Forties pipeline system The commodity hit a high of $65.33 per barrel and there’s not much resistance to hold it back from heading towards the $67.50 region that we saw More...

By Heather Bender On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Preview (#3) of the Federal Reserve FOMC December meeting

Preview (#3) of the Federal Reserve FOMC December meeting Coming More...

By Heather Bender On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Not just UK data due today

Not just UK data due today – German data also a focus Tuesday (ZEW preview)  More...

By Heather Bender On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Audit finds some local govmts misstated fiscal revenues, borrowed illicitly

China – Audit finds some local govmts misstated fiscal revenues, borrowed illicitly  More...

By Heather Bender On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Oct. credit card purchases AUD27.5bn & balances AUD51.2bn

More Australian data: Oct. credit card purchases AUD27.5bn & balances AUD51.2bn  More...

By Heather Bender On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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How to value Bitcoin (and its “staggering, economically crippling deflation”)

Plenty about on the BTC bubble (or not), but here is a piece worth checking out on valuation I liked this bit especially: in 2010, programmer┬áLaszlo Hanyecz exchanged 10,000 bitcoins for two Papa John’s More...

By Heather Bender On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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China press on the yuan

China press on the yuan – has potential for long term appreciation  More...

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