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The founder of litecoin, a cryptocurrency that has gained 650% in 7 months, told us he's worried about all the scams in the nascent market

When Charlie Lee first founded litecoin in 2011, cryptocurrencies were a whole different ball game. Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency ever, was just two years old and saw its price jump from $1 a bitcoin to around $30, before falling back to the single digits by the close of the year.<p>There were …

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Fear Not the Impending Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

The proper balance may introduce the level of trust that many have been waiting for<p>Principle #1 of just about any cryptocurrency manifesto will …

Early, early days for cryptocurrencies

Can we compare current state to the internet circa-1990?<p>We can draw many parallels between the current state of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and the …

A Major Cryptocurrency Platform Has Liquidated Its Customers' Bitcoin Cash for Bitcoin

BitMEX, a Seychelles Islands-based cryptocurrency trading platform, has sold all of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) cryptocurrency granted to its customers …

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Ripple Becomes Largest Altcoin As Bitcoiners Issue Warnings

Ripple (XRP) has overtaken Ethereum as the largest altcoin by market cap in a surge which has divided the cryptocurrency community.<p>After the payment …

Ripple overtakes bitcoin as third-largest cryptocurrency

In a relatively calm day for cryptocurrencies, most of the largest are down by a few percentage points. Bitcoin, Ethereum, bitcoin cash, and Litecoin are all down, but banking-oriented cryptocurrency Ripple is up by double digits, catapulting it into the No. 3 spot in terms of market capitalization.<p>…

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Ripple’s XRP saw the strongest growth of any cryptocurrency in 2017

The cryptocurrency Ripple surged on the final Friday of 2017, reaching a market cap of more than $86 billion, CNBC reports. Ripple, which is …

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Ten X Co-founder: Long "Crypto Winter" is Coming Before 2020

Advertisement<p>In a recent CNBC Squawk Box interview, host Dan Murphy asked if “there’s another dip to come” for Cryptocurrency. According to his guest …

Bitcoin investors claim the big four banks are freezing their accounts due to cryptocurreny exchanges

Picture: Getty Images<p>Bitcoin investors are claiming Australia’s banks are freezing their accounts and transfers to cryptocurrency exchanges, with a …

Bitcoin Investors Are Irrational, and This Figure Proves It

Cryptocurrency investors may be in for a major letdown in 2018.<p>Though we're just about to turn the page on 2017, we can safely say that this year …

Cryptocurrency expert kidnapped for $1 million bitcoin ransom

On Tuesday, cryptocurrency expert Pavel Lerner was snatched by an armed gang wearing ski masks near his office in Ukraine. It was a kidnap-for-ransom scheme, but with a high-tech twist: instead of asking for easily traceable paper money, the kidnappers demanded to be paid $1 million worth of …

Developer Usurps SegWit2x Moniker for Upcoming Bitcoin Fork

<b>For those new to the discussion, scaling issues have plagued Bitcoin and have led to a handful of different forked currencies that offer varying</b> …

SegWit2x Version 2.0 - a Farce?

If we are to believe what we are told - the Bitcoin Blockchain has forked once again after the revival of SegWit2x.<p>The fork, which was abandoned in …

Ukraine kidnappers free cryptocurrency analyst after $1 million bitcoin ransom paid

Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins …

Trading Tip `The Wall´

Op-Ed<p><b>In just 3 months, the price of Zclassic (ZCL) has increased by +5,768%. In this post, I’ll give some background to what Zclassic is and try to</b> …

US Dollar Will End 2017 as Worst Year Since 2003, While Bitcoin is Up 1,372%

The US dollar has recorded the largest annual decline in value since 2003 and is forecasted to end 2017 at a three-month low against other major …

Avoid These Overrated Bitcoin Stocks

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies surged to record highs over the past year, igniting fierce debates about their status as viable investments. That rally also lifted many stocks which were related to cryptocurrencies or underlying technologies like GPUs and blockchain.<p>There are conservative ways …

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Many Vietnamese Businesses Still Accepting Bitcoin Payments Despite Government Warning

<b>The Vietnamese government seems to be struggling to enforce its crackdown on bitcoin transactions and activity. According to reports, many business</b> …

South Korea Not Ruling Out ‘Shutdown’ of Bitcoin Exchanges in the Future: Govt Official

The post South Korea Not Ruling Out ‘Shutdown’ of Bitcoin Exchanges in the Future: Govt Official appeared first on CCNSouth Korea is not banning …

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Opinion | Fearless in the face of another mad year

What is Bitcoin? Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz annoyed believers to no end by forecasting a bad ending for the cryptocurrency: “It’s …

Bitcoin exchange script — Makes spark your bitcoin exchange business to evolution !

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is very hot right now in modern world. Hackers and stolers are often looking for bitcoin exchange website and to take …

Bitcoin's Growth Can Be Tracked Like a Social Network

Bitcoin has changed the way millions of people around the world think about money, and many have written about the idea that bitcoin can work as money as long as there is a sort of belief or shared hallucination around the use of the digital asset — sort of how Tinkerbell only exists in the world …

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The Japanese Economy Could Get a Boost in 2018 From Bitcoin’s Surge

Bitcoin’s about to boost the world’s third-largest economy, according to analysts at Nomura.<p>The digital coin’s 1,500 percent rally this year has left …

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There's a growing #resistance to cryptocurrency, and is anyone surprised?

There comes a moment in any digital revolution when its most ardent mansplaining soldiers become so insufferably, unapologetically obnoxious, a …

Top 10 Companies of the Blockchain Industry in 2017

2017 was definitely the year of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has surged from more than $950 at the beginning of the year to as high as …

Bitcoin Price Slides Further; Ripple Builds Lead Over Ethereum | Investopedia

Ripple is now the world’s second-most valuable cryptocurrency.<p>It had already overtaken ethereum briefly yesterday before the latter usurped its …

One chart shows how the Chinese bitcoin market collapsed in 2017

LONDON — Trade in the bitcoin market done in Chinese yuan collapsed in 2017 following a government crackdown.<p>The US dollar grew to prominence to become the most popular bitcoin currency pair by the end of 2017, regaining a dominant market position it last held in early 2014.<p>A chart from Morgan …

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Bitcoin went bonkers in 2017 — here's what happened as the cryptocurrency surged more than 1000%

To say bitcoin had a wild 2017 would be an understatement. The digital currency, which started the year under $1,000, has skyrocketed by more than 1,300% to more than $14,500 by December 29 — a rise that's grabbed the attention of Wall Street.<p>That climb was marked by extreme volatility, multiple …

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Russia's bitcoin expert Pavel Lerner freed after kidnapping

The Russian head of a UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange has been freed after unknown assailants kidnapped him in Ukraine. The kidnappers released …

Where some of the weirdest cryptocurrencies of the early 2010s are now

In 2014, as bitcoin rose in value to be worth several hundred dollars, many developers launched their own alternative cryptocurrencies, and ones that came with interesting backstories often grabbed media attention. Some of these coins were for the porn industry, others were for hip hop lovers, and …

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