Bitcoin Surges 55% In Month – Chinese Moving Capital Into Bitcoin and Gold

Thursday, November 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

By: GoldCore
GoldSeek.com
Thursday, 5 November 2015

Bitcoin has been surging in value since mid October and gained more than 20% yesterday alone. At one point, it hit a yearly high of more than $491 (see chart).

CoinTelegraph

In August, bitcoin fell to a low for 2015 near $200 amid turmoil in the Chinese and global stock markets. But bitcoin transaction volume has been growing. Blockchain.info data shows that unique bitcoin wallet addresses—which are how users manage and trade bitcoin—are at an all-time high. Some have multiple bitcoin addresses, but such a spike suggests there are new users as well.

It’s not entirely clear what’s driven the most recent price gains. There is an assertion in an article on the front page of the FT today that the gains are due to Chinese people flocking to bitcoin in a giant pyramid scheme run on a Russian fraudsters website:

The price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin surged on Wednesday to its highest in more than a year amid a wave of Chinese testimonials for a “social financial network” called MMM, which bears the hallmarks of a pyramid scheme.

New members of MMM have to buy bitcoins to join the scheme, which is the brainchild of Sergey Mavrodi, a former Russian parliamentarian since jailed for fraud.

Although the article is unbalanced and simplistic, the truth regarding the root cause of the price movement of any market is of course much more complex – and there are many supply and demand issues to be considered.

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