The Bitcoin exchange rate is famous for its extreme volatility, but this volatility will only peak at certain times.
After experiencing a long and steady downward trend, the price of Peercoin suddenly rallied this week when Peershares developer Jordan Lee announced a release date for NuBits.
Earlier this month, Chinese cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin announced it was launching Bitcoin Futures trading. It is one of many financial derivatives making its way to cryptocurrency markets.
Investments can be held for any period of time, ranging from just seconds to decades. The length of this period is referred to as time horizon.
One year ago a single Bitcoin was worth around $ 130. At the start of the year, the value of a Bitcoin had increased to around $ 800, after peaking over more than a thousand in December.