They year 2015 has not started well for bitcoin with prices having fallen 12%, from $320 to $288. The cyber attack on a leading bitcoin exchange is the latest challenge for the fledgling digital currency.
While startups working on bitcoin 2.0 products and tools aimed at financial institutions have garnered tremendous attention in recent months, micropayments and remittances have steadily emerged as two of the most compelling use cases for bitcoin.
Overall creation of bitcoin wallets is up, which is an indication of continued interest from potential buyers. Wallets are files that contain private keys used to unlock the bitcoins within the tool so that you can spend them.
The North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex), a regulated online binary options exchange, announced it plans to launch bitcoin binary options contracts in early December, subject to filing with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.