What is Bitcoin?
The world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is stored and exchanged securely on the internet through a digital ledger known as a blockchain. The Bitcoin cryptocurrency has changed the way we conduct online transactions. It is the fastest and freest way of transferring money to any place in the world. Bitcoin (₿) is a form of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries.
Why Trade Bitcoin Stock Instead of Bitcoin?
There are a handful of companies that are involved with bitcoin or the cryptocurrency’s blockchain technology. These companies, which are publicly traded, offer that stocks come with their own risks and have a direct correlation to bitcoin price movements than trading the cryptocurrency directly. They offer direct access to the financial gains of the rise in bitcoin’s value without the specific risk of trading bitcoin. For example, high bitcoin transaction fees, credit or debit fees or bitcoin theft.
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Bitcoin Investment Trust is an open-ended grantor trust company. It is invested entirely and only in bitcoin and has a value that is based only on the price of bitcoin. What this company does is it provides investors with a means to gain exposure to the price movement of bitcoin without having to buy, store or keep bitcoins safe. Bitcoin Investment Trust is sponsored by Grayscale Investments which is a wholly-owned Digital Currency Group subsidiary. The concept is interesting in that each share represents ownership of 0.1 bitcoins and the value drops gradually over time as the company expenses are covered. Bitcoin Investment Trust is based in New York City
Marathon Patent Group is an intellectual property company that serves patent owners ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 corporations. The company devises strategies that allow our clients to maximize the value of their IP assets. In addition, to generating revenues through IP consulting engagements, Marathon partners with inventors and patent owners to monetize patent portfolios through IP licensing campaigns.
The company’s last press release regarding it’s bitcoin operations was back in March 2018. This had led people to question whether it is a true bitcoin play. Regardless, these operation still exist and the company cant be doubted until we find out otherwise.
Founded in July of 2000, this company was designed to provide investment services to the blockchain ecosystem. The company website actually references their activity as “a first mover on the NASDAQ focused on blockchain technology.” The goal of this group is to revolutionize transactions with a system that has not been seen before. To add to the unique ecosystem created by Riot, they have also launched their own Bitcoin mining operation. The company only says that the Bitcoin mining operation will be the focal point of the expansion plans in place to move the company forward in the cryptocurrency world. The main focus of Riot Blockchain Inc. is the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains which put this group in strong positioning in the cryptocurrency world. This company is based in Boulder, Colorado. The CEO is Mr. Jeffrey G. McGonegal.
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DPW Holdings, Inc. is a company that focuses on the development, design, manufacture, and sales of power system solutions that are customized and flexible. Their holdings include Coolisys Technologies, Inc., Digital Power Lending, MTIX International and Super Crypto Mining, Inc. The design elements that have been developed by DPW Holdings, Inc. include capacitor chargers, adaptors, front end and open frame infrastructure as well as compact peripheral component interfacing. The company has interests in both North America and Europe. The Digital Power Corporation handles North American sales which Digital Power Limited deals with the European business. Founded in 1969 DPW Holdings, Inc. is based in Fremont, California.
Founded in 1969, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. is a multinational semiconductor company. They develop business and consumer brand computer processors and the technologies related to both. The company originally manufactured its own processors but outsourced that part of the operation in 2009. The primary products used for cryptocurrency that fall under the AMD umbrella include microprocessors, embedded processors, graphics processors and motherboard chipsets. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
BTCS, Inc. calls themselves “an early mover” in the ecosystems that include both blockchains and digital currencies. They are also known as the first US public “Pure Play” company that emphasizes their attention on blockchain technologies. As an early entrant in the cryptocurrency marketplace, BTCS, Inc. plans to build on their blockchain assets with the creation of a portfolio of various digital offerings. The company says this will include but will not be limited to Bitcoin and what they refer to as “other protocol tokens.” The goal is to have these available for investors seeking a diversified pure-play exposure to the ecosystems containing bitcoins and blockchains. Cryptocurrency mining is also part of the expansion plans of this company as it maps a growth pattern into the future. BTCS, Inc. is based in Silver Spring. Maryland.
Bitcoin Services, Inc. does digital business in a slightly different way. They focus on the mining of other cryptocurrencies. They also offer bitcoin escrow services. It is a neutral third party that works between buyers and sellers as a means of conducting online business. The Bitcoin mining services utilize a double round hash verification series of processes that ultimately validate and provide security for the bitcoin transactions. Bitcoin Services, Inc. in also a participant in the development and sale of blockchain software programming. Before the company became a bitcoin company, it changed ownership and names several times. Bitcoin Services, Inc. is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. According to recently released financials, the company has 106 Bitcoins in their wallet and was established in 1997.
Digitrade Financial Corp. is a service that provides Digital Asset Exchange and blockchain development. The format devised by Digitrade offers a secure, simple and affordable buying and selling platform for Bitcoin and Ethereum. Other digital assets are also available. The system is up and operational 24-hours per day, 7 days a week and as such can provide instant, automated order matching for registered members in the system. The goal of the company is to offer a “healthy ecosystem by providing value-added digital exchange services to the public.” Digitrade has also allowed increased access for consumers to purchase digital assets by dropping existing barriers. Digitrade Financial Corp. (www.digitrade.com) is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
First Bitcoin Capital Corp. is deeply involved in the development of digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies as well as the digital currency exchange known as CoinQX. The company jumped into that ring citing it was a step taken as an opportunity to increase the value-added offerings to shareholders in the format of new types of digital assets including Blockchain and currencies. First Bitcoin Capital Corp. has another claim to fame – they were the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain development company. Because of the worldwide currency exchange exposure, the company sees this as an attractant to foreign investors. First Bitcoin Capital Corp. is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The company has not communicated with the public in several months. Emails and calls are not being returned.
Global Arena Holding, Inc. is a company that has holdings and also develops digital assets. The main subsidiary is Global Election Services which is a service that provides technology-enabled election programming. The company has also invested in blockchain development as well. The holdings also include GAHI Acquisition Corp., the blockchain part of the company’s portfolio. Global Arena Holding. Inc. focuses on acquiring patents from inventors, technologies and other companies that give it the required leverage to enter and participate in the blockchain cryptocurrency ecosystem. The company has participated in at least one merger (with China Stationery and Office Supply). Global Arena Holding, Inc. was first established in 2011 and is based in New York City.
INFRAX Systems, Inc. offers a system of interrelated operational management, communications, and energy grid related services and products. The company says the series of products they provide allow for a comprehensive and unified communications solution as well as applications management for the municipal and telecommunications networks known as Smart Grid. They utilize state-of-the-art software for their wireless and fiber optics networks. INFRAX has software scalability that provides the ability to target large telecom and utility companies that service millions of customers. The company’s software solutions have a high level of reliability and also encompass the OptiCon Network Manager System. INFRAX Systems, Inc. is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Glance Technologies is an active player in the cryptocurrency ecosystem as they already own and operate the Glance Pay streamlined payment system. Glance Pay revolutionized the way in which smartphone users interact with merchants, order products, make payments, choose places to dine, access digital records such as payment receipts and earn rewards while doing so. Glance has already built a strong network of merchants and consumers and uses the smartphone technology to offer incentives and other bonuses. The Glance Pay system is downloadable in various formats and provides tools for both merchants and consumers for maximum benefit. Glance Technologies continues to expand and offer more value-added products to its users. Glance Technologies (www.glance.tech) is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Square announced users can buy/sell BTC on its platform. Square, Inc. is already becoming very well known in the point of sale world as offering a simple, handy and clean credit card processing option. The small tool is easily inserted into either a smartphone or there are also solutions for bigger businesses to use to collect payment services from customers. The company not only provides cutting edge point of sale services, it also has financial services and marketing services available for any size business. The plus with Square, Inc. is that it has provided countless small businesses and entrepreneurs with a simple to use and easy to access payment processing service. Square, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.