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Japan Becomes Largest Bitcoin Market as Traders Leave China (news: 18/09/17)

Today's press

  • Japan has once again become the largest Bitcoin exchange market with 50.75 percent market share of the global Bitcoin exchange market. Analysts including BitFury Vice Chairman George Kikvadze attributed the surge in the trading volume of the Japanese Bitcoin exchange market to the exit of Bitcoin traders in China.

  • (Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow opened at record highs on Monday as appetite for riskier assets improved on easing tensions on the Korean peninsula and ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting that could unveil plans to trim its bloated balance sheet.

  • UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump takes the world stage at the United Nations for the first time this week, he will share the spotlight with his envoy Nikki Haley, who has emerged as the surprising public face of U.S. foreign policy.

  • The pound fell for the first time in three days as investors took profits following the currency’s best week versus the dollar since 2009, which saw it surge on heightened expectations of an interest-rate hike by the Bank of England.

  • After news of exchange shake-ups in China triggered a wave of panic selling, prices fell below $3,000 for the first time in months. Overall, this was the lowest total observed on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index since August 5, when a V-shape recovery saw prices rise all the way to $3,875.

Next trading day's important events

Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 111.37
  • EURUSD: 1.1961

Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2506.98
  • NASDAQ: 6472.46

 



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