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Summing up 5 key predictions for global markets in 2018

The following graphic discusses key themes of the year such as central bank policy, European unity, China, cryptocurrencies, and emerging markets.

Gold market mulling blockchain for $200 billion of supply

Gold is going digital.

Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

China’s Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative.

Frank Holmes: gold – if you’re not long, you will be wrong

Frank discusses Metcalfe’s law and how it applies to bitcoin.

Bitcoin upstages electric cars as bigger source of power use

Miners of bitcoin could require up to 140 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2018. That’s more than expected power demand from electric vehicles in 2025.

MINING.com's top news stories of the year

Copper and bitcoin.

Coal into bitcoin? Dirty secret of 2017's hottest market

Creation of digital bitcoins by computer networks has real-world consequences in form of massive energy use, including fuels that cause most pollution.

Santa is putting Christmas on the blockchain and saving billions

This Christmas, there is so much more that you know about, as Santa straps on today’s hottest new technological advancement: The blockchain.

Bitcoin points way to `massive change' for commodity trading

Blockchain upending world’s financial markets with rise of bitcoin, and now the digital-ledger system is poised to do the same next year for raw materials.

Bitcoin frenzy poses no threat to bullion, Goldman Sachs says

While bitcoin has shown greater volatility and lower liquidity compared to gold, the $275bn market value of bitcoin is dwarfed by gold’s $8.3 trillion.

Bitcoin firms won't be included in Israel share indexes -regulator

Israel's markets regulator said bitcoin-based companies wouldn't be included in any indexes on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange but should not be banned in trade.

Bitcoin contracts are still tiny in the world of commodity futures

“The bitcoin’s super-high volatility is not for everyone’s taste,” said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives with Charles Schwab & Co.

Bitcoin's mania parabolic

Bitcoin’s meteoric skyrocketing this year has been astonishing, captivating traders across the globe.

Gold company's stock jumps 1300% after switching to bitcoin

Bitcoin has been kicking the stuffing out of most mining stocks lately, as the cryptocurrency continues to climb to new heights.

These doomsday preppers are starting to switch from gold to bitcoin

Doomsday preppers in North America bet on bitcoin; cryptocurrency is starting to impinge on gold's appeal.

A short history: How bitcoin reached parity with gold

The enigmatic cryptocurrency has steadily climbed in price to take the title of the best-performing currency in both 2015 and 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: It's official – bitcoin was the top performing currency of 2015

Bitcoin, a digital and decentralized cryptocurrency, staged a late comeback in 2015 to overtake the dollar by a whopping 35% by the end of the year.

24-karat gold offered to MinersCenter Customers

The company is putting a golden surprise gift on transactions amounting 10+ BTC.

Inside a Chinese bitcoin mine

Motherboard, a blog run through Vice Media LLC, was recently given a tour of a bitcoin mining facility in Dalian, a port city in Liaoning Province, northeast China.

INFOGRAPHIC: You vs. Warren Buffet

There is no doubt that Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in modern times.

Ticketing

Bitcoin can be the transactional system that all of these tickets run on top of.

Bitcoin – getting past store of value and currency

I think there have been three phases to Bitcoin so far.

The Bitcoin hype cycle

The inflated expectations phase, and are now well into the trough of disillusionment phase.

Bitcoin adoption metrics

These are the kind of metrics we need to be looking at.

Bitcoin – price and promise

But, of course, Bitcoin’s price is a function of its promise. Why own Bitcoin if it has no future?