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Does Bitcoin Cash's Success Signal a Cryptocurrency Conflict? | Investopedia

Bitcoin's price climbed to a new record high of more than $8,000 Friday before falling precipitously to around $5,600. At the same time, bitcoin …

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Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask

The value of cryptocurrencies is rising fast. But is it sustainable? And how does it work, anyway? These questions, and many more, answered…<p>The money has become too much to ignore and so bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are back in the news. You may have heard about Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that has …

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Analyst says 94% of bitcoin's price movement over the past four years can be explained by one equation

• <b>FundStrat cofounder Tom Lee says, "if you build a very simple model valuing bitcoin as the square function number of users times the average transaction value. 94% of the bitcoin moves over the past four years is explained by that equation."</b>• <b><br>This model is based on Metcalfe's law, which says the</b> …

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Bitcoin's Coming Split: What You Need to Know

Bitcoin has faced turmoil in the past but nothing like this. In two weeks, a massive fight taking place among bitcoin insiders could produce a …

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One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week

Bitcoin’s surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.<p>Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 this year has sent its overall electricity consumption soaring, as people worldwide bring more energy-hungry computers online to mine the digital currency.<p>An index from …

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China's 'Bitcoin Ban' No Match For Stateless Cryptocurrency Market

<i>(The original version of this story, published on Oct. 19, said Red Pulse was based in Shanghai and raised $30 million in 10 minutes. It is based in Hong Kong since 2015 and</i> raised <i>$15 million in a little over an hour. It is corrected below.)</i><p>It’s official, blockchain technology has beat one of the …

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Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Posts Fourfold Trading Volume Increase in Venezuela

Venezuelans turn to decentralized peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins to purchase Bitcoin in the midst of government crackdown, hyperinflation.

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BITCOIN WARNING: IMF chief warns virtual currency could cause 'massive disruptions'

GettyChristine Lagarde said cryptocurrencies could give government currencies a run for their money<p>Christine Lagarde said cryptocurrencies like …

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Why Silicon Valley Is Going Gaga for Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies are on a historic tear right now. And Silicon Valley’s infatuation with the industry explains a lot about itself.<p><i>Should I buy bitcoin?</i> As a technology reporter, the questions I receive from random people at birthday parties, say, or seatmates on a plane, are usually emblematic of …

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If Bitcoin is Ponzi, So is Society: Analyst Criticizes Brazilian Central Bank President

Chris Burniske, a prominent analyst and Placeholder Venture Capital partner, condemned executives and authorities in the global finance industry who …

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Bitcoin Selling at Twice Global Dollar Average

October 19, 2017 · 8:30 pm<p><b>Following over a decade of economic turmoil, Zimbabweans are turning to bitcoin for some financial stability. Yes, you read</b> …

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Getting Your Feet Wet In Cryptos

This market is not all about Bitcoin.<p>How should you get started?<p>An overview of how to trade crypto-currencies.<p><b>Introduction</b><p>I want to begin this new …

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10 Companies That Are Getting Creative With Cryptocurrency

The question entrepreneurs need to be asking now are: When will this technology come to the masses?<p>A lot of buzz is circulating in the financial and technology space over cryptocurrencies. Whether or not you're bullish on investing in bitcoin and altcoins, it would still be wise to invest in …

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Here’s Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money from Cryptocurrency incl. Bitcoin: $15

Forget stocks and commodities — cryptocurrency is where the real gains are happening right now. The #1 Cryptocurrency Investment Course: A Step-By-Step Guide helps you make money from the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum, with 4.5 hours of video tutorials. You can start learning now for <b>$15</b> (Orig. …

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Bitcoin Makes New Highs, Ethereum Is The Real Opportunity

Bitcoin's surge above $5000 had thin coattails.<p>Hard fork fears dogged Ethereum for the past few weeks.<p>Ethereum-like cryptocurrencies are a unique …

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This Is the Week Wall Street Went Nuts Over Cryptocurrencies

Wall Street banks that weren’t already on the bitcoin bandwagon appear to be piling in, or at least eyeing seats, after the cryptocurrency surged to …

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Chinese ICO ban could kneecap booming crytpocurrency market

China today deemed it illegal to raise funds by launching token-based digital currencies. ICOs, as they’re known, are internet shorthand for an initial coin offering, whereby a business offers shares of its company to investors through the release of tokens, or coins.<p>The practice has exploded in …

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Cryptocurrencies are getting smoked

NEW YORK - China has banned the hottest trend sweeping the cryptocurrency world and now the entire market for digital currencies is under pressure.<p>On Monday morning in Beijing, a slew of Chinese regulatory agencies released a joint statement in which they affirmed that initial coin offerings …

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Hacking Coinbase: The Great Bitcoin Bank Robbery

Sean Everett wasn’t sure how his bullish bet on cryptocurrency would turn out. But he definitely didn’t expect it to be over so soon.<p>In March, he …

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Launch your cryptocurrency portfolio and more [Week’s Best Deals]

Summer’s drawing to a close. But the deals rolling into the Cult of Mac Store are showing no signs of slowing. This week, we’ve got a guide cryptocurrency investing for beginners started in, and a digital marketing masterclass. Additionally, we’ve got a stereo pair of portable Bluetooth speakers, …

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Bitcoin struggles to connect with consumers, retailers

It was supposed to revolutionize the way we buy and sell things online, making it faster, cheaper, safer — and very private.<p>But these are rocky days …

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What Would Happen if Cryptocurrency Became More Popular Than Cash?

The Flippening<p>For a time, Bitcoin seemed unassailable in its dominance of the cryptocurrency market, being the first digital currency to really take …

Coming Soon: A New Way to Lose Your Shirt Investing in Bitcoin and Ethereum

Derivative contracts for bitcoin and ethereum will soon make their debut.<p>While few industries have rivaled the growth of marijuana stocks or …

Bitcoin averts split as miners back new software upgrade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin on Friday averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions.<p>Bitcoin's miners have signaled their support for the so-called Bitcoin …

Bitcoin surges as miners avert split for now

Bitcoin prices surged this week as an overwhelming majority of miners, the computer operators who maintain its network, backed a software upgrade …

Two Huge Cryptocurrency Heists Cost Investors Millions

It was the week that sent dark web markets scrambling. On Thursday, the feds confirmed earlier reports that they had taken down Alphabay, a dark web …

Bitcoin: The End Of The Beginning

Bitcoin prices continued to plunge this weekend, tumbling below $2,000.<p>Other leading cryptocurrencies have dropped even more; Ethereum has lost more …

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Hacker Allegedly Steals $7.4 Million in Ethereum with Incredibly Simple Trick

Someone tricked would be investors during an ethereum ICO into sending their cryptocurrency to the wrong address.<p>A hacker has allegedly just stolen around $7.4 million dollars worth of ether, the cryptocurrency that underpins the app platform ethereum, by tricking victims into sending money to the …

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Bitcoin Jumps After First Solution to Major Ideological Divide

Bitcoin reversed steep losses as miners began using new software which aims to bridge an ideological gap that has threatened to divide the …

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