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3 Catastrophic Events Could Sink Bitcoin

After surpassing the $11,000 mark yesterday, Bitcoin has dropped by nearly 20% and is now trading at around $9,524.88.<p>Bitcoin investors should beware …

Cryptocurrency

5 Great Men’s Shoes That Won’t Break the Bank This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping can take a toll on your wallet, but it doesn’t have to.<p>Discerning buyers can pick up great men’s footwear without having to venture …

Shoes

Understanding Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold

There are officially three versions of Bitcoin, including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Bitcoin Gold (BTG).<p>BTC is by far the King of Crypto, …

Bitcoin digital currency smashes all-time high of $6,500

Shrugging off fears of a possible price crash, the cryptocurrency has reached another record high. Despite climbing more than 500 percent in a year, …

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is going bananas

Friday's advance comes after Coinbase, a digital currency exchange, announced that customers could instantly purchase bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies using a US bank account. Those customers previously had to wait several days before receiving their digital currency.<p>It has been a monster week …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Is Now Bigger Than Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley

Released after the financial crisis to potentially supplant the banking powers that be, bitcoin has finally beaten Wall Street — at least in one …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Mania Takes Off as Cryptocurrency Surges Past $5,000

Bitcoin bubble or just the beginning? Or both? Those are the questions being asked on Wall Street to Main Street after the digital currency breached …

Cryptocurrency

You can soon buy and store bitcoin directly with this British “neobank”

A British “neobank” called Revolut is working on letting its customers convert and hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies directly in their accounts.<p>Revolut is technically not a bank because it doesn’t have a banking license from the UK’s financial regulator, but it offers many of the same …

Bitcoin's fate untethers from China

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Even as a number of smaller Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges suspended all operations last week, two of the country's largest trading venues, Huobi and OKCoin, said they would …

Cryptocurrency

It’s over: China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges will halt all trading services for local customers

The last hope for digital-currency trading in China is dead.<p>China’s two largest bitcoin exchanges, Huobi and OKCoin, said on Saturday (Sept. 16) that they will halt all trading services for local customers. It’s an about-face from their statements just a day earlier, in which the two companies said …

Cryptocurrency

North Korea’s hackers are reportedly targeting bitcoin exchanges

North Korea’s hackers have been linked with many attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack, but it looks like the totalitarian state is now targeting bitcoin, and crypto coin exchanges in particular, with its hacking teams.<p>That’s according to a new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye, which claims …

North Korea

Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss

Jamie Dimon claims cryptocurrency is only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in North Korea<p>Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin takes a hit as China bans cryptocurrency offerings

The country says there have been too many scams resulting from initial coin offerings, and it's putting a stop to that.<p>China has a new target on its internet hit list: cryptocurrency.<p>The People's Bank of China banned initial coin offerings -- raising funds by launching new digital tokens -- …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Cash is already the world's third-largest cryptocurrency

Just over 24 hours after splitting from Bitcoin, the derivative currency Bitcoin Cash (BCC) now ranks as the third most valuable altcoin. With a market cap of more than $7.7 billion, BCC trails just Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) after passing Ripple’s $6.7 billion cap in the wee morning hours.<p>As …

Want more sex? Eat less, study says

It sounds simple: Cut back on your calorie intake by 25 percent— and voilà, you’re having more sex. That idea was just one of the takeaways from a study published May 2 in the journal <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i>,in which researchers looked at how calorie restriction can impact humans’ quality of life, …

The real reason some people end up with partners who are way more attractive

<b>You’ve probably come across those couples where one partner is significantly more attractive than the other. It’s often fodder for fictional comedy –</b> …

Psychology

Former NBA dunk champ Nate Robinson wants to silence ‘the haters’ by making NFL

Nate Robinson will turn 32 years old on May 31. With his NBA career seemingly on hold after having played in only 44 games over the past two seasons — just two of them in 2015-16 before he was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans — he signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League in …

Basketball

'Training Day' TV Reboot Gets Pilot Order

Antoine Fuqua will return as director for series that takes place 15 years after 2001 cop drama<p>Fifteen years after Denzel Washington won an Academy …

Beat The Winter Chill: 7 Comforting Soups And Stews

Little is more comforting on a cold winter day than a big bowl of hot soup or stew. From <i>Pasta e Fagioli</i> to <i>Beef Bourgignon</i>, these recipes will warm you and make you happy.<p><b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a …

Cooking

How to Make Carbonara Like a Pro

Carbonara is a creamy, intensely satisfying Italian dish of pasta, eggs, bacon and black pepper. Here are seven reasons to add it to your weekly …

Italian Food

This Season Of "Key & Peele" Will Be The Last

“It was time for us to explore other things, together and apart,” Keegan-Michael Key said.<p>Sorry, <i>Key & Peele</i> fans. The show's fifth and current season will be its last.<p>Comedy Central confirmed the news to BuzzFeed News on Saturday afternoon, after the co-creator Keegan-Michael Key first spoke with</i> …

The Secret Ingredient Everyone Needs For The Most Amazing Burgers

Photo credit: Getty Images<p>Fish sauce. That's the secret ingredient to making the best burger your mouth has ever tasted.<p>The mention of fish sauce doesn't normally go over well with less experimental eaters from places other than Vietnam or Thailand. But if you want to taste what will surely be the …

Food

Christopher Nolan explains Inception's ending: 'I want you to chase your reality'

British director says the much-debated final ‘spinning top’ scene of his 2010 brainteasing blockbuster is about the subjective nature of reality<p>Christopher Nolan has finally explained the controversial “spinning top” ending to his critically acclaimed science fiction blockbuster Inception.<p>Speaking …

Princeton University

NVIDIA starts selling its Android TV-powered Shield media hub

Been jonesing for a very high-powered, Android TV-based media hub? You now have a chance to do something about that craving, as NVIDIA has started selling its Shield set-top box in North America. Pay $199 and you'll get the regular Shield, whose tiny 16GB of storage makes it clear that you'll be …

Living Rooms

Michael Winterbottom tipped to direct Will Ferrell soft porn comedy

Russ & Roger Go Beyond, a biopic of Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert, will explore how the pair created the X-rated Beyond the Valley of the Dolls<p>Fresh from telling the story of one icon of softcore pornography in Paul Raymond, Michael Winterbottom could be about to take on another: Russ Meyer, the pulpy …

Dolls

TWC Speeds Up Internet 6x in Charlotte to Fight Google Fiber

A little bit of competition can go a long way.<p>After Google announced it would bring its Fiber Gigabit internet service to Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable is fighting back by making its fastest internet service in the region <i>six</i> times faster for no extra cost.<p>The speed increases per plan tier are as …

Google Fiber TV Service Looks to Change Advertising Forever

In the next few weeks, Google will be rolling out a new type of advertising service where Google<p>In the next few weeks, Google will be rolling out a new type of advertising service where Google Fiber is already available. Google Fiber is Google’s high-speed internet and TV service, which is …