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

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

BTC China Halts CNY Deposits, CNY-USD Spread Climbs to 30% as CNY Volume Drops

Bitcoin markets have been roiled dramatically in the past two weeks by actions of the PBOC. Initial notice on December 5 stating that financial institutions would not be allowed to transact in bitcoin were followed by rumors ...

Dec 18, 2013

Bitcoin Falls 20% on PBOC Rumors, Chinese Exchanges Reinstate Fees

Bitcoin suffered a roughly 30% drop before recovering somewhat yesterday after word hit the market indicating Chinese regulators would no longer allow payment processors to serve bitcoin exchanges. Doubts about the validity ...

Dec 17, 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

PBOC Addresses Bitcoin, TGB Measures China’s Behind-the-Scenes Interest

The impact of Chinese enthusiasm for bitcoin in recent months has been felt by effectively all market participants. Since the beginning of October, bitcoin’s exchange rate has climbed roughly 950% vs most government fiat, ...

Dec 5, 2013

Bitcoin-Litecoin Ratio Returns to Historic Norm, Peercoin Climbs 200%

As bitcoin continues to climb to record highs, reaching as high as $1,141 on Bitstamp, it is joined in growth by a number of alternative digital currencies. The most visible has been litecoin, which has returned to what might ...

Nov 30, 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