Bitcoins surges past $30,000 as large investors bet on currency joining mainstream

In a significant development, Bitcoin extended its bull run smashing its previous record and surging over $30,000 for the very first time; investors and traders are betting that the digital currency is on its way to becoming a mainstream payment method. On Saturday, Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency traded as high as $33,099 with…

Insignificant systemic risks from speculation in cryptocurrencies: BlackRock strategist

In the last four years the price of bitcoins have jumped by 264%. In a significant development that could lead to the widespread adoption of bitcoin technology, the global chief investment strategist for BlackRock Inc has suggested that while a loose monetary policy may have aided speculation in digital currencies, including bitcoin, the risks to…