Bitcoin exceeds $8500 mark

The price of Bitcoin is skyrocketing reaching a new all time high and rising to more than $8500
25 November 2017   1325

The price of Bitcoin was showing a fast development recently moving in the upwards direction and growing by 11,83% within past 7 days and by 5% within past 24 hours. Bitcoin rose from the price of $7940 on November 24, when the market capitalisation was $132 billion, to the price of $8714 on November 25 with market capitalisation of $145 billion, crossing the point of $8500 at 12:20 UTC.

Bitcoin charts nov 2017Bitcoin Charts

Such a significant rise of the currency may be connected with the recent spreading news of Bitcoin Diamond which turned out to be another Bitcoin fork.

It is worth reminding that Bitcoin was steadily rising throughout November 2017, reaching price of $6700 and than exceeding mark of $7000 despite its price fall on November 10.

Currently, Bitcoin is being actively traded at the following exchanges:

  • Bitfinex
  • Bithumb
  • GDAX
  • Poloniex
  • HitBTC
  • Bittrex
  • Bitstamp

Bitcoin markets exchanges november 2017Bitcoin Markets

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin:

  • Average price: $8647.55
  • Marketcap: $144,423,917,264
  • 24h volume: $4,362,670,000

BTC Extortionists to Send Explosion Threats In US & CA

Police reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found
14 December 2018   79

In Canada and the United States, local businesses and residents received letters threatening to detonate a bomb if they did not send bitcoins to extortionists. Because of this, in some regions, law enforcement officers evacuated people from bus stations, schools and airports, reports Global News.

Extortionists threatened to blow up universities, schools, city halls and local businesses in the US states of Utah, Aidaxo, New York, Oklahoma and Illinois. The New York City Police Department urged residents not to panic or send bitcoins to criminals. Police also reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found.

In Canada, extortionists promised to blow up buildings and car dealerships in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal. Some residents of the attackers asked for a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $ 20 thousand. After verification, the Calgary police stated that the messages were part of phishing attacks and did not pose a threat to the public.