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This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

How to Read a Candlestick Chart

Candlestick charts are a popular chart choice among traders, because of the wide-range of trading information that they represent. Candlestick charts …

Ripple's XRP is the hot new cryptocurrency — here's how you buy it

One of the most talked-about cryptos is Ripple's XRP, whose value in July had risen by more than 3,000% since the beginning of 2017.<p>Its market cap of $7.6 billion makes it the third-largest cryptocurrency behind bitcoin and ether.<p>Unlike with those two other giants, buying XRP takes a bit more …

Cryptocurrency

Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have spoken to TechCrunch, the “Telegram Open Network” (TON) will be a new, ‘third generation’ blockchain …

Blockchain

These Are the 50 Best ETFs to Invest in Now

The MONEY 50 expands with a brand-new list.<p>Two broad trends have come to dominate the fund universe over the past decade: the triumph of low-cost …

Investing

Forget Bitcoin and Ethereum: Say Hello to Qtum

This turned out to be a truly incredible year for cryptocurrencies, which left traditional equities eating their dust from the get-go. Having begun the year with a combined market cap of just $17.7 billion, the aggregate value of close to 1,400 cryptocurrencies hit $654 billion on Dec. 21, …

10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays as a gift or treated yourself to one, chances are you’re not using your smartphone to its fullest.<p>After all, with many hundreds of embedded features, not to mention a new operating system (iOS 11), no doubt there are some things you had no idea …

Apps

I Learned What Blockchain Is So You Won't Have To

Krissy EliotBlockchain is all the rage right now, but most people don’t know what it is. Sure, we get that it’s somehow revolutionary, but it’s …

Bitcoin

How SpankChain, An X-Rated Blockchain, Wants To Be Porn Stars Go-To Cryptocurrency

“The porn world is a magical place, it has rules and politics of its own creation, but it still falls victim to all of the struggles the “real” world faces,” writes porn actress Janice Griffith in a Medium blogpost this October. Griffith, best known for movies such as <i>‘Squirt in My Face</i>,’ and ‘<i>I</i> …

Icos

Forget Ethereum Or Bitcoin, This Crypto Is Where Money Will Be Made

It is safe to say cryptocurrencies, driven by the underlying blockchain technology adoption, are becoming mainstream.<p>Many people see the return BTC …

How To Profit From a Bitcoin Crash

Every time there is a crash in cryptocurrencies, the alarm bells ring out and panic often ensues. People predict the end, see the bubble popping and …

Cryptocurrency

A $4 billion fund manager who's crushing his peers shares one of his favorite sectors to ride into the inevitable downturn

But after joining the asset-management giant T. Rowe Price, and showing a strong track record as a media and tech analyst, he was tapped last April to run its New America Growth Fund.<p>Like many peers who made big bets on large technology companies, White is crushing it in 2017.<p>His fund, with $4 …

Markets

I ditched my financial advisor for an app, and saving money has never been easier

At the risk of sounding cliché, I'm a millennial with almost no investing experience. I have a 401(k) retirement account, but all my non-retirement savings has been stashed in a standard savings account from Bank of America.<p>With interest rates low and my savings not doing much, I decided it was …

Retirement

This Ethereum and Cryptocurrency Backed Micro-Loan and Micro-Credit Company Is Disrupting Banking | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This column has been updated to disclose the writer's advocacy of blockchain technology--the underpinning of all crytocurrencies--and a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warning about these investments.</i><p>The cryptocurrency ICO market is getting more and more interesting every week. …

Cryptocurrency

How to buy Bitcoin

Bitcoin is in the news today more than ever. Thanks to skyrocketing prices and rollercoaster dips, more people than ever are interested in learning …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin the new gold? Yes, says one Wall Street strategist who sees a 21-fold surge

Bitcoin $55,000? Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, one of the biggest equity bears among the major Wall Street strategists, says it’s possible, but not …

Cryptocurrency

This Ethereum flash crash shows how cryptocurrency markets are super risky

The cryptocurrency market for Ethereum plummeted late Wednesday. This wasn't a quick dip, but a flash crash that sent the price from $317 to a low of …

Cryptocurrency

Why the Ethereum Flash Crash Isn’t Surprising, and What It Means for Crypto

<i>Update (Jun 26, 4:30 pm): “In an unprecedented move, GDAX will pay out of its own company pockets to ‘affected customers who had margin calls or stop</i> …

Cryptocurrency

The Secret That Crypto-Millionaires Don’t Want You to Know

Flippening<p>The rise of Bitcoin in recent years has made headlines on major news sources across the globe. Many have doubted it, some even hated it, …

Cryptocurrency

If you’re just tuning in to blockchain, here’s a quick catch-up

Interest in blockchain technology — and its associated blockbuster fundraises — has really started to take off over the past month or so after a couple of years picking up speed.<p>The first blockchain, the one that powers Bitcoin (now eight years old), primarily just caught the eye of digital …

Opinion: Five reasons you have to buy biotech stocks now

A great thing about living in New York City as an investor is that, sooner or later, almost everyone who is anyone in the financial markets passes …

Biotechnology

Ready to Buy Your First Stock? Try These.

Ready to Buy Your First Stock? Try These.<p>Updated October 17, 2017<p>Investing in the stock market is not as simple as going into the store to make a …

Investing

The ICO is a revolutionary new way to get funded, and everyone wants in

A few days ago, a startup called Bancor raised around $153 million in two hours and twenty-five minutes.<p>The ICO, short for initial coin offering, …

Cryptocurrency

$100 to $75 Million in 7 Years, if You Had Just Done This | Inc.com

2010 was a great year to make $75 million with less than you spend at Starbucks in a month. Although at the time, neither of us knew why.<p>A while back, I wrote about the incredible innovative impact that blockchain will have on not only business but the underpinnings of virtually every aspect of …

Cryptocurrency

The rise of bitcoin, ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies shows just how weird markets are right now

The market capitalization of Ethereum, the second largest "cryptocurrency," has soared 88% in a week, from $8.4 billion, when I pooh-poohed it on May 15, to $15.8 billion at the moment. Today, the price of the token jumped 15% to $172.26, as I'm writing this. It has skyrocketed 2,000% from January …

Cryptocurrency
China

The price of Bitcoin just hit an all new high — here's how easy it is to buy your first one

At its lowest point, one bitcoin was equal to about $230.<p>But now Bitcoin is at an all-time high, and rising. Within the last month, the price of one bitcoin has climbed from $1,280 to around $1,480.<p>Given the currency's covert nature, the average person still may not understand how buying and …

Bitcoin