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How Bitcoin Could Deliver 344% Gains – Again and Again

Bitcoin is a lot more than a digital currency. It's one of the most fascinating and disruptive products available to you today.

Bitcoin is decentralized, so it's immune to interference from the world's central banks and highly resistant to politics. It's secure, too, using robust cryptography to maintain security and anonymity and, paradoxically, total transparency.

That decentralization, along with its limited supply, give Bitcoin a built-in value – and a mighty high one, at that. There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoin in existence, a milestone we're expected to hit in the year 2140. Unlike dollars or euro, bankers can't just print more to devalue it.

On the other side of the equation, demand for Bitcoin is surging with a momentum all its own. You see, it's become a bona fide asset class: Bitcoin owners can spend it in more places, on everything from a ride to space on Virgin Galactic to a pepperoni pizza. There are Bitcoin stocks, exchange-traded funds, and even derivatives available to investors, too, as you'll see shortly.

But what's even more exciting is the profit potential, both in Bitcoin and the "blockchain" technology that makes it work securely, for investors who play it correctly.

So I jumped at the chance to sit down with Dave Zeiler, a former Bitcoin "miner" and recognized expert. Miners are expert insiders, the closest Bitcoin will ever come to having bankers. They help oversee and execute the truly massive number-crunching needed to generate Bitcoin in very small increments – up to that 21 million mark, of course.

Now, Bitcoin owners have already seen gains of more than 1,000% - several times, in fact. But as you'll have the chance to see, that's just a bit of what's in store...

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Why the Bitcoin Price Is Falling Today

The Bitcoin price plunged as much as 11% today (Friday) as the market reacted to a blog post by a former Bitcoin developer that said the digital currency had "failed."

The news sent the price of Bitcoin skidding below $400 from about $432 the day before. But a closer look at this Bitcoin news reveals that it's not the catastrophe it appears.

Here's what happened - and why it won't keep the Bitcoin price down for long...

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The Bitcoin Price History Charts Every Investor Needs to See

The last two years of Bitcoin price history have a story to tell.

You see, Bitcoin was the best-performing asset in the world in 2015 – and by a long shot. The price of Bitcoin rose 35%, easily beating the next best asset, real estate investment trusts (REITS), which rose just 2.8%.

And apart from stifling Bitcoin's skeptics, this stunning reversal offers these key lessons about investing in general...

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Why Bitcoin Price Predictions for 2016 Range as High as $3,500

With several expert Bitcoin price predictions for 2016 topping out at $3,500, the coming year will prove the worth of the digital currency once and for all.

It's quite a reversal from last year, when Bitcoin was sliding to below $200. These experts, mostly CEOs of Bitcoin companies, see the Bitcoin price rising from 300% to 800% from current levels of about $445.

Here's why these 2016 Bitcoin price predictions are so optimistic...

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Why the Bitcoin Price Chart Is Showing So Much Strength Today

Over the past three months, the Bitcoin price chart doesn't look much like the charts for other investments, many of which – especially commodities – are way down.

Since Sept. 15, the Bitcoin price is up a stunning 93.5%, rising from $230 to about $445 today (Monday), according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index.

Here's why the price of Bitcoin has gone on such a tear...

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2016 Bitcoin Price Predictions Looking at $600 and Beyond

The latest wave of 2016 Bitcoin price predictions exhibit a renewed optimism about the digital currency's prospects.

These 2016 Bitcoin price predictions also reflect a fresh understanding in the disruptive power of Bitcoin's underlying technology, the blockchain.

For example, Wedbush Securities raised its 12-month price target 50%, from $400 to $600.

But what Wedbush saw for the price of Bitcoin 10 years down the road is the real eye-opener...

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Bitcoin Price Volatility Is Back as $400 Comes and Goes Today

After taking most of 2015 off, Bitcoin price volatility has stormed back.

According to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index, the last day of trading has seen a low of $355.81 and a high of $416.62 – a Bitcoin price level last seen nearly a year ago.

Just 45 minutes after hitting that high, the price of Bitcoin had fallen $39, a 9.38% drop.

Here's why the price of Bitcoin has suddenly taken flight...

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Why the Bitcoin Price Hit a 2015 High Today

After meandering for most of the year in the $200 to $300 range, the Bitcoin price hit a 2015 high of $333.75 today.

While the price of Bitcoin dropped back to about $321 later, that's still a 36% increase over the past month. The Bitcoin price hasn't touched these levels since last December.

Here's what's behind this Bitcoin price rally...

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Why the Gemini Bitcoin Exchange Has Institutional Investors "Really Excited"

The Gemini Bitcoin exchange, one of several Bitcoin-related projects that the Winklevoss twins have in the pipeline, has obtained two key approvals from New York regulators.

Such regulatory approval is needed to build investor confidence in the Bitcoin exchange. But Gemini also has features tailored to institutional investors.

Here’s what will make the Winklevoss Bitcoin exchange so attractive…

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What the First BitLicense Shows Us About Bitcoin Regulation

New York State's issuance of the first BitLicense to Bitcoin wallet company Circle Internet Financial, while a milestone for Bitcoin regulation, also illustrates how bumpy this journey will be.

On the one hand, government officials are no longer trying to ban Bitcoin. But in trying to solve one problem, regulations often create new ones, as we've seen with the BitLicense.

Here's what's good - and bad - about the New York BitLicense...