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A Field Guide to Crypto Culture

The 1,000-plus different digital currencies, carrying a total value of more than $400 billion, and the people who follow them, sometimes obsessively, …

Understanding The Cryptocurrency Boom (And Its Volatility)

<i>Speculative booms are often poor guides to future valuations and the maturation trajectory of a new sector.</i><p>I recently came across a December 1996 <i>San</i> …

AIG teams with IBM to use blockchain for 'smart' insurance policy

(Reuters) - Insurer American International Group Inc has partnered with International Business Machines Corp to develop a “smart” insurance policy that uses blockchain to manage complex international coverage, the companies said on Wednesday.<p>A man walks past the American International Group (AIG) …

Blockchain

Why people are going crazy over bitcoin and other digital currencies

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are on a tear this year, surpassing the returns seen in stocks, bonds and most other investments.<p>The price of bitcoin has tripled since the beginning of the year, surging above $3,000 for the first time Sunday before dropping by more than 10 percent the next …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain Will Transform Business in 3 to 5 Years

Everyone says blockchain is going to be huge. Here's what it will actually change, with specific examples in business and government.<p>To understand how blockchain is going to change the data of business and the business of data, ignore the jargon.<p>Ignore the hype.<p>Especially, ignore the …

4 Reasons I'll Never Invest in Bitcoin (and You Shouldn't Either)

This digital cryptocurrency belongs nowhere near your portfolio.<p>Chances are, you'll have a hard time finding an investment that's outperformed …

Cryptocurrency

One of the world's top central bankers warns digital currencies like bitcoin could worsen future financial crises

Speaking in Frankfurt on Wednesday, Weidmann said he believes that central banks will eventually create their own digital currencies to reassure average citizens that such currencies are safe and stable, but in doing so could increase the risk of bank runs in future crises.<p>"Allowing the public to …

Central Banks

#Bitcoin has crumbled....just as I predicted. Wherever there is a bubble, listen for the pop. https://t.co/N8cIIripCL

Putin Meets With Ethereum Founder To Create National Virtual Currency

Two weeks ago, in our latest comparison of Bitcoin and its up and coming competitor, Ethereum, we said "step aside bitcoin, there is a new blockchain …

Apple co-founder Wozniak bought bitcoin at $700 for fun: 'Now I'm way up'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak revealed he bought bitcoin when it was at at $700 during an interview with CNBC at eMerge Miami on Monday.<p>Wozniak …

FreeWallet.org SCAM - Millions stolen : CryptoCurrency

Large Scale Bitcoin Mines in Southwest China Forcefully Terminated

Reports have emerged detailing the alleged forceful cessation of large-scale bitcoin mines in China’s southwest, with insiders quoting a lack of …

Coinbase to Face Trial over Possible Role in Cryptsy Exchange Collapse

A growing legal dispute between the customers of a now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange and the business itself has ensnared one of the industry's …

Class Action

MIT Grads Develop Machine-Based Platform for Investing In Cryptocurrencies

Advertisement<p>A group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) grads operating under the name the Enigma Project in San Francisco, Calif. has …

#Ripple https://t.co/A3jKqJZK4j

Sweden's Power Company is Applying Blockchain in Energy Market

<b>Sweden’s Power Company is Applying Blockchain in Energy Market</b><p>Business Area Markets, the energy trading branch of Vattenfall, a leading Swedish power …

Mark Cuban thinks he caused the price of bitcoin to go down because he said it was a bubble.. how adorable. https://t.co/wZRQTdKE02

Norwegian Investor Goes All in on Bitcoin

A Norwegian investor’s decision to sell all his shares for Bitcoin has seen the virtual currency hit the front page in the national press.<p>Business …

AT&T Granted Patent for Bitcoin-Powered Subscriber Server Device

US telecommunications giant AT&T has been awarded a patent for a bitcoin-powered ‘decentralized and distributed home subscriber server’ device.<p><i>Get</i> …

Firms stockpiling Bitcoins ready to pay off ransomware crooks

One year ago, Citrix UK commissioned a poll from One Poll to find out what British businesses were doing to prepare for ransomware …

Weekly Comic: Everyone wants to join the Bitcoin and Ethereum party

Investing.com - Bitcoin traded just shy of its all-time high on Thursday, while Ethereum remained within sight of its record-peak, as a monster rally …

Bitcoin, Litecoin Exchange Platform Under DDOS Attack, Security Inadequate

BTC-E announced in a tweet on June 6, 2017 that it has been experiencing a system overload. As a result, the Bitcoin/Litecoin exchange platform has …

This is how much a Silk Road clone costs

The Dark Web is the Internet’s shady underbelly where you can buy almost anything: drugs, guns, even counterfeit documents. Thanks to research from IntSights Research Group, we can now add “Silk Road knock-offs” to the list.<p>While monitoring Jabber, the organization noticed a group calling itself …

The consequences of allowing a cryptocurrency takeover, or trying to head one off

2017-06-07T20:07:44.000Z<p>By: Guest writer<p><i>In this guest post, economics professor and former Bank of England economist Tony Yates talks about the</i> …

Chain is Now Working on Six 'Citi-Sized' Blockchain Networks

Fresh off the news that Chain helped orchestrate a live blockchain integration that successfully connected Nasdaq's stock exchange and Citi's banking …

Investing

Mark Cuban Asserts That Bitcoin is Not Currency

Mark Cuban’s Twitterstorm<p>Mark Cuban has recently raised a series of criticisms of bitcoin on Twitter, which has resulted in the cryptocurrency’s …

Questions raised over $110bn arms deal to Saudi Arabia

<b>Washington, DC -</b> President Donald Trump's highly touted deal to sell Saudi Arabia $110bn in weapons from the United States is coming under new scrutiny in Washington, DC, where politicians are increasingly concerned about the kingdom's conduct of the war in Yemen and, now, the sudden blockade of …

The Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

When I was in the middle of writing "Looking Into Ethereum," I had a discussion with a friend who has been interested in cryptocurrency for a long …

So, you’ve bought Bitcoin. Now what?

So, you’ve bought Bitcoin. Now what?<p>Getty Images<p>So, you’ve bought Bitcoin (or another cryptocurrency) and – hey! – it’s shot up in value. Good for …