New Name, New Tools, New Team Member – Welcome to TradeBlock

After more than a year of serving the digital currency community as The Genesis Block, we’re proud to announce the new name of our firm: TradeBlock. In addition to continuing the research and data products that have made this ...

Mar 23, 2014

Mt. Gox Impact Diminishes as Market Price Dissociates

Update: Feb 17, 1:32p EST This morning, Mt. Gox announced a technical solution to the bitcoin withdrawal issue is being tested. A timeline for actual reinstatement of withdrawals remains to be seen, though an update was ...

Feb 17, 2014

The Reverse Merger as a Shortcut to a Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Vehicle

Attempts to build an asset offering financial exposure to bitcoin for the average investor has interested global entrepreneurs for years, yet an SEC-registered product that can be traded easily from a standard portfolio ...

Feb 3, 2014

ASICMiner Share Price Doubles Ahead of Gen 3 Tapeout Announcement

ASICMiner, one of the first companies to successfully deploy bitcoin ASIC mining hardware in 2013, has seen its share price double over the last month. The gains come ahead of the expected Jan 20 tapeout date for ASICMiner’s ...

Jan 19, 2014

Mt. Gox Seizures Linked to Silk Road in Fed Testimonies

Last summer, news that federal agents had seized a combined $5M from accounts owned by Mt. Gox roiled bitcoin markets. The warrants enabling the action cited improper filings when the company opened its bank accounts, ...

Jan 13, 2014

Bitcoin’s Sixth Year Likely Driven By Institutional Participation

Happy Genesis Block Day to all of our readers. Today marks the five-year anniversary of the first bitcoin block ever mined, ushering in not only a new digital currency, but also the functional implementation of a potentially ...

Jan 3, 2014

Trading Volume Indicates $1M+ Revenue to BTC China in First Week With Fees

One week ago today, rumors began to hit the market of Chinese payment processors no longer being able to serve bitcoin exchanges. BTC China and OKCoin, the leading XBT / CNY exchanges by volume for much of the past few ...

Dec 23, 2013

[TGB] Market Dashboard Overhaul: New Exchanges, Alerts, Conversion Tools

This morning we launched a series of upgrades to our Market Dashboard. Your feedback has been crucial in prioritizing feature improvements and we hope you will continue to send us your thoughts at contact@thegenesisblock.com. ...

Dec 6, 2013

ASICMiner Gen3 Hardware Announcement Sees Muted Market Reaction

Friedcat, the pseudonymous CEO of ASICMiner, made his first direct announcement in approximately a month last week, offering updates on product sales and upcoming hardware developments. Despite signs of progress towards ...

Nov 28, 2013

Familiar Price Gains, Updated Infrastructure: A Look at the Bitcoin Economy (Part 2)

As initially discussed in Part 1 of this series, bitcoin’s exchange rate has garnered significant attention for its recent climb, but far less visible is the dramatic growth in the infrastructure underlying bitcoin economy ...

Nov 16, 2013