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After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Roberts of Nottingham, England, was one of the many risk-takers who threw their savings into cryptocurrencies when prices were going through the roof last winter.<p>Now, eight months later, the $23,000 he invested in several digital tokens is worth about $4,000, and he is …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Expert Issues Dire Warning Over The State Of Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin and the world of cryptocurrency, though it has reached mainstream consciousness in recent years, is still a close-knit community, with some of the most established voices carrying a lot of clout among investors and companies.<p>One of the most respected voices is that of Andreas Antonopoulos, …

Cryptocurrency

'They Sense Panic:' Why the Price of Bitcoin Is Tanking

Bitcoin dropped below $6,000 and dozens of smaller digital tokens tumbled as this month’s selloff in cryptocurrencies showed few signs of letting …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Price In 2020 -- A Very Bullish And A Very Bearish Forecast

The bitcoin game rages on. And so does its price volatility, which can rise and fall by 1,000 points in a matter of days.<p>That’s good for bitcoin traders, provided that they are smart and lucky enough to buy and sell at the right time.<p>But for investors, bitcoin price volatility is just “noise” which …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto Week In Review: NYSE and Starbucks Go Full Crypto, Market Highly Optimistic

While the market saw a collective decline of over 10% as the speculative mania surrounding the Bitcoin ETF deflated, positive developments in this …

Cryptocurrency

How To: The Top 80+ Websites Available in the Tor Network

There are nearly 100,000 unique .onion addresses for hidden services online with over two million people using Tor every single day. Join me as I …

Privacy

3 tricks billionaires use to make their money work for them

You don't need a billion-dollar brokerage account to invest like a billionaire.<p>While some of their investing strategies that are obviously out of reach to most people — such as acquiring a controlling stake in a company — there are common billionaire investment techniques that anyone can use. Here …

Investing

Move over, Bitcoin bros: A green cryptocurrency is here

To say that the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin eats a lot of energy is an understatement. If Bitcoin were a country (praise be to the libertarian …

Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin is Erasing 300 Years of Monetary Evolution: Nobel Economist Paul Krugman

American economist Paul Krugman has taken another swing bitcoin, arguing that the prominent cryptocurrency, as well as its peers, represents a …

Economics

How to setup Kodi (and which device is right for you)

By now, nearly every tech-savvy streaming fan has heard of the wonders of Kodi. The compact all-purpose media center can be used to watch movies, …

Raspberry Pi

Bitcoin's Second-Ever Developer Is Back (With a Big Vision for Crypto)

There are early adopters, then there are early early adopters.<p>Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the first coder to work alongside bitcoin's …

Blockchain

Buy These 3 Killer Tech Stocks, Says Wall Street's #1 Analyst

Tech stocks are still where the best action is at.<p>This made us wonder: how is the top analyst on Wall Street choosing to invest?<p>TipRanks -- a …

Investing

How (And Where) To Buy Prescription Glasses Online

Thanks to brands like Warby Parker, buying glasses online has become convenient and more affordable. But there are still a few things you should consider before making a purchase — most importantly, do your research to ensure you are purchasing glasses from a credible website, and take several …

Warby Parker

3 Tricks Billionaires Use to Make Their Money Work for Them

You don't necessarily need billions of dollars to invest like a billionaire.<p>You don't need a billion-dollar brokerage account to invest like a …

Investing

Where to Invest When the Bull Market Ends

<b>THE LAST RECESSION</b> coincided with one of history’s worst bear markets in stocks. Between its peak in October 2007 and its trough in March 2009, the …

Forget the sex, the hot new book about Google is an important reminder of what Sergey and Larry are really after

An upcoming book is getting some media attention for including an unflattering characterization of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. But there's a lot more to the story.<p>Some original Google employees remember Brin as a "playboy" during the company's early days, as well as a manager who thought nothing …

Artificial Intelligence

A US Election Probe Implicated Bitcoin – And the Reaction Was Swift

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general of the U.S., sparked a social firestorm when he revealed that the dozen Russian military intelligence …

3 reasons IRAs have edge over 401(k)s when it's time to tap your nest egg

For most working Americans, the savings vehicle of choice is a 401(k).<p>But a flood of retirement savings dollars moving from these employer-sponsored plans to IRAs suggests that retirees or workers nearing the end of their careers favor individual retirement accounts when it's time to tap the cash …

Retirement

Why more people should probably use pre-tax retirement accounts instead of Roths

It's not about your income, it's about your tax rate.<p>Anyone saving for retirement has probably had to decide between saving in a Roth account versus a traditional retirement account.<p>The biggest reason people recommend saving in a Roth account is if you think you'll have a higher income in …

Retirement

RIP “crypto”

RIP “crypto”. You had a good run.<p>This week veteran cryptographer Matt Blaze, finally gave in — to what must have been a near-constant, low-level drone of ‘CAn Buy Crypto.com???$$$$!’ spam — and sold the pithy domain name he registered in 1993, in the midst of the PC era crypto wars, to use as an …

Opinion: How to build a winning stock portfolio, and seven stocks to get you started

<i>(Corrects story originally published June 28 to say the fund holds about 200 stocks, not 100.)</i><p>One of the great things about the investment business …

Investing

Bitcoin’s brutal bear market isn’t yet its worst crash in history

Bitcoin has fallen about 70% from its peak at the end of last year, a plunge that would give most traders a nosebleed (and a headache, nausea, and perhaps other symptoms). Still, the drop isn’t quite as deep as the last time the cryptocurrency took an extended tumble, when it lost some 85% of its …

Financial Markets

Crypto Coin Graveyard Fills Up Fast as ICOs Meet Their Demise

That mournful sound you hear? It’s the funeral procession of yet another cryptocurrency.<p>As the digital money frenzy of the past few years cools, the …

Here Are 10 Top Secret Investment Tips From The Best

While it is good to know that your investment advisor has your best interest in mind, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to hear what others are suggesting. Here are 10 solid suggestions for you to consider.<p>“Don’t be too conservative with your own investing mix (asset allocation), ” said Debra Curry, …

Bitcoin's Bad Year Keeps Getting Worse. It's Now Plunged 70% From Its High

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise last year had many observers calling it one of the biggest speculative manias in history. The cryptocurrency’s 2018 crash may …

Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself.<p>But it’s there, hidden away, …

Warren Buffett: If you invest this way, 'you can't miss'

When Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett makes investing decisions, he focuses on one thing only: the facts.<p>"You have to be able to play out your …

Inside the mysterious Bitcoin hash that shook up the crypto community

<i>#00000000000000000021e800c1e8df51b22c1588e5a624bea17e9faa34b2dc4a</i><p>You know how geeky the cryptocurrency community is, when this is the trending hashtag on Twitter.<p>This long sequence is a ‘block hash’ — a cryptographic number that is produced when new transactions are validated and written on the …

Puzzling Bitcoin transaction has fanatics hailing return of Satoshi Nakamoto - but the reality is much more simple

An unusual Bitcoin transaction has puzzled the passionate online community around the cryptocurrency, with some fanatics suggesting the mystery hints at the return of Bitcoin's elusive founder Satoshi Nakamoto.<p>A line of computer code in the Bitcoin blockchain appears to be so unusual and rare that …

We already know blockchain’s killer apps

It wasn’t too long ago that Silicon Valley scoffed at cryptocurrencies. All over coffee shops in Mountain View and Menlo Park, you heard the same …