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Why Is the Bitcoin Price Rising Past $1,000?

With a 30% gain in December alone and a sudden jump past $1,000, the question "why is the Bitcoin price rising?" is suddenly on many minds.

The Bitcoin price leapt 123% in 2016, making it by far the best-performing asset of the year. The price of Bitcoin has been on fire lately because of multiple catalysts.

Here's why Bitcoin soared past $1,000 - and why it will go higher in 2017...


Bitcoin Price Predictions and 2017 Forecasts from 11 Top Influencers

With Bitcoin coming off a strong showing in 2016, several key influencers in the digital currency community have put forward very optimistic Bitcoin price predictions.

To get a sense of where Bitcoin stands heading into 2017, Money Morning asked nearly a dozen top members of the Bitcoin community what they expected from 2017.

That includes their Bitcoin price predictions.

Some of these Bitcoin forecasts are well in excess of $1,000...


A Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Guide for Investors

As the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF enters the final stages of the SEC approval process, investors will be wondering how it will work and whether it's right for them.

This Money Morning guide to the Winklevoss ETF – formally known as the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust – is intended to answer all the questions investors may have.

We even tell you whether it's a good buy or not...


Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Update This Week Could Help SEC Approval

As the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF enters the home stretch in its bid for SEC approval, its latest filing shows it's doing all it can to convince the agency that its ETF will be a safe investing vehicle.

The latest amendment to the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust's S-1 filing reveals that it has enlisted two respected partners, financial services company State Street Corp. and accounting firm Burr Pilger Mayer.

The changes in the Winklevoss ETF also had several answers for its critics...


Why the Needham Bitcoin Price Prediction Got a 29% Bump to $848

Just six months after its last Bitcoin price prediction, Needham & Co. has revised its estimate upward to $848.

The last report proved prescient, as it set a target of $655 when the price of Bitcoin was just $415.

Needham was impressed by several changes it saw in Bitcoin since March.

Here's why Needham sees so much potential in the Bitcoin price in the months and years ahead...


Why the First Bitcoin ETF Could Double the Price of Bitcoin

When the first Bitcoin ETF lands – an event that could happen any day now – it will have a dramatic impact on the price of Bitcoin.

The arrival of the first Bitcoin ETF will be a powerful Bitcoin price catalyst because it will mimic other commodity-based ETFs, particularly those based on gold and silver.

Those ETFs were primary factors in the steep rise in gold and silver prices a decade ago.

Here's why a Bitcoin ETF will have the same effect...


Investing in Bitcoin Can Protect Your Money from Today's Biggest Threats

While investing in Bitcoin was on the minds of just a brave few a couple of years ago, now it's a safe-haven option retail investors no longer can afford to overlook.

Money Morning expert Michael A. Robinson likes to call Bitcoin "digital gold" because it can play an investing role similar to that of the yellow metal.

But Bitcoin investing has advantages that even gold lacks...


The Brexit Protective Profit Opportunity Most Americans Missed

Investors who live in a "five-day" world have a mighty short collective memory. In the markets, 38 days might as well be 100 years.

Certainly no one in the financial media is looking back to June 24, 2016, anymore. As you'll see, that could be a costly mistake.

Of course, that's the day after the United Kingdom's historic European Union membership referendum ended in a shocking "Leave" result, the day that saw global markets plunge by more than 5% in most cases, wiping out trillions in wealth, and sending the pound sterling to multi-decade lows.

Then again, since U.S. markets have gone on a historic rocket ride in the weeks since, with all indexes repeatedly crushing record highs, it's understandable that investors have "forgotten" the Brexit's initial shock and moved on.

Now that might be okay… if only for the fact that Britain hasn't actually done anything yet. The real Brexit – the day the UK grabs its bags and steps out of the EU's door – is yet to come, and there are ominous signs that things could get downright ugly as that day approaches. It has the potential to make the Brexit vote shock look tame by comparison.

Here's how you can use Bitcoin to protect yourself and even make money when the volatility roars back.


What This Court Ruling Means for Bitcoin's Future – and Your Money

Just this week a Miami court ruled Bitcoin is neither a commodity nor a currency.

And how the judge ultimately classified Bitcoin has broad implications for the entire cryptocurrency revolution...


Bitcoin ETFs Can Work – but This Ethereum ETF Won't

Seeing two Bitcoin ETFs seeking regulatory approval, an upstart group has now filed for something even more radical – an Ethereum ETF.

The evidence suggests the group, the EtherIndex Ether Trust, threw together its S-1 filing with the SEC willy-nilly in an effort to be first in line to file for an Ethereum ETF.

But the problems with this ETF proposal run much deeper than that.

Here's why no Ethereum ETF will see the light of day for a very long time...