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A Tool for Making Sense of the Cryptocurrency Markets

Filter out the noise and focus on the important trends.<p>Bitcoin rose 88 percent from Dec. 1 to 19, then fell 23 percent by Dec. 30, a net 44 percent increase for the month. Attention naturally focused on those events, but the important longer-term story is what's happening within the entire …

Cryptocurrency

Should you buy bitcoin? Warren Buffett’s $1M bet has a hidden lesson for cryptocurrency investors.

A major trend in 2017 was the growing number of big investors (and banks) finally embracing cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, Ethereum-traded ether …

Investing

A $9 billion French asset manager is launching Europe's first bitcoin mutual fund

LONDON — French asset management firm Tobam is planning to launch Europe's first bitcoin mutual fund as interest in the cryptocurrency continues to grow.<p>Tobam, which had $9 billion in assets under management as of September, plans to launch an unregulated alternative investment fund that will allow …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain could ‘change everything’ for real estate

“This changes everything.” That’s how Apple introduced the original iPhone in 2007. But it could just as easily apply here and now to the blockchain and its potential to enable transformative innovation in a variety of industries.<p>The most mature proposals for blockchain-led innovation are in the …

New startups like Mytime want to pay for your attention and time in cryptocurrency

The debate about the effects social networks like Facebook and Twitter have on us as human beings goes one. Indeed, just this week Facebook co-founder Sean Parker said “The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Reaches End of An Era

Expert Blog is Cointelegraph’s new series of articles by crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and …

Bitcoin Will Reach $400,000, Says Investor Mark Yusko

Mark Yusko, the founder and the CEO of the North Carolina-based investment firm Morgan Creek Capital Management, which has $3.7 billion in assets …

Tesla's biggest problem is one nobody saw coming

Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein breaks down the recent issues facing Tesla and its rollout of the Model 3. The company just had a disastrous earnings report, and confirmed that the major bottleneck in Model 3 production is a battery plant in Nevada. She says this battery issue is …

Tesla

3 Ways to Test Your Next Business Idea | Inc.com

An app to help hospital patients navigate treatment options. Spent coffee grounds repurposed as body scrubs. A peer-to-peer toilet marketplace. Glucagon-injection kits for diabetics. Bluetooth-shoe inserts for foot pain.<p>Since launching a Facebook Live series for young entrepreneurs, I've gotten …

Entrepreneurship

Analyst says 94% of bitcoin's price movement over the past 4 years can be explained by one equation

Tom Lee, the cofounder of FundStrat Global Advisors, is bullish on bitcoin and has a unique way of valuing the cryptocurrency.<p>He says his short-term valuation model, built on Metcalfe's law, can explain the majority of bitcoin's volatility. He explained his reasoning on Business Insider's …

Cryptocurrency

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Quantum Computing

Bitcoin's Coming Split: What You Need to Know

<b>(Important update</b>: The leaders of the SegWit2X faction announced on Wednesday, November 8 they would suspend their plan to split bitcoin in …

Bitcoin

Investors are running out of cash — and that's terrible news for the stock market

The stock market has a cash problem.<p>As in, investors are running out of it, and the shortage could threaten the 8 1/2-year equity bull market that we've come to know and love.<p>It's a new reality facing investors of all types. While money market assets make up a record-low 17% of long-term funds, the …

Stock Markets

Why Bitcoin Tech Holds More Promise Than Bitcoin

This year there has been an explosion of investor interest in cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology – blockchain. This can be seen, at …

Cryptocurrency

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America's Power

Here's how they work.<p>Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of …

The founder of the world's largest hedge fund just shared brutal analysis of the US economy

Brutal.<p>There's no other word for Ray Dalio's latest note on the US economy, and the situation it describes. The founder of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund with about $160 billion in management, posted the note on LinkedIn on Monday, and sets about splitting the US economy in two: the …

Income Inequality

Is Ripple for Real? A Closer Look at the Company Behind the Third Most Valuable Digital Currency

Brad Garlinghouse is feeling good. The CEO of Ripple just brought the likes of Ben Bernanke and crypto-wunderkind Vitalik Buterin to a buzzy …

Cryptocurrency

The three stocks to watch for a cryptocurrency earnings boost this quarter

Three companies are looking to sell shovels during a crypto-mining gold rush: chip-maker TSMC and the graphics card manufacturers Nvidia and AMD. Collectively, they produce the silicon and circuitry that power the vast data-centers mining bitcoin, ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies.<p>TSMC, the …

Cryptocurrency Just Hit A Major Milestone -- and Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Ignore It

Digital currencies have surpassed some well-known companies in size, fundamentally changing commerce for all businesses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you haven't heard or paid attention to the phenomenum that is cryptocurrency, then it's time to take notice.<p>First, …

Cryptocurrency

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch out Google! Blockchain will set us free from data tyranny

Credit: RF Clipart<p>Do you know how much data you actually own?<p>You would think it would be a lot, right? We’re constantly feeding the internet with our personal information, traits, habits, and characteristics — so at least some of that data should belong to us personally.<p>That would be the case in a …

There's an under-the-radar business at Goldman Sachs that has been quietly crushing it

The earnings beat was driven by a huge quarter for the investing and lending business, which posted a 35% increase in revenues. And the fixed income, currencies and commodities business, which has been struggling, jumped 25% from a terrible second quarter.<p>But while Goldman Sachs' bond trading woes …

Markets

Goldman Sachs: There is an 88% chance we're heading into a bear market

The note is titled "Bear Necessities. Should we worry now?" It is an exhaustive, 87-page dive through macroeconomic data and stock market activity going all the way back to the early 20th Century. It was written in September by London-based Chief Global Equity Strategist Peter Oppenheimer, and …

Markets

A flawed argument used by Warren Buffett could be setting stocks up for 'one of the worst disasters in history'

Speaking in an interview with CNBC on October 3, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway said, "Valuations make sense with interest rates where they are."<p>The investment community breathed a sigh of relief. After all, Buffett is arguably the most successful stock investor in world history. An …

Stock Markets

Nvidia's New Hardware 'Is Going to Change Everything,' Jim Cramer Says

Shares of Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) started Tuesday with a bang, jumping out to new all-time highs after hitting $192.95 in early trading. Nvidia has …

Automotive Industry

10 things you need to know in markets today

<b>1. At least 59 people have died in a mass shooting in Las Vegas at a country music festival Sunday night, and details are slowly emerging about the victims.</b> One was an off-duty police officer from Bakersfield, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). His name has not yet …

Stock Markets

The most valuable data tech companies collect about you

The privacy debate tends to focus on how big companies handle "private" information like Social Security Numbers, credit histories, financial …

MORGAN STANLEY: The number of Teslas on the road is about to skyrocket (TSLA)

Right now, Tesla is a luxury brand, but Adam Jonas, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, thinks you're going to be seeing Teslas everywhere soon.<p>Jonas thinks the number of Teslas on the road will be about three times larger than its current level by 2019. That would be about 531,000 cars in total, Jonas …

Tesla

Under-Owned Emerging Market Stocks Have 'Very Attractive' Valuations: Strategist

Stocks in emerging markets are still an under-owned class that could easily attract more money, Aviva Investors multi-asset strategist Ahmed Behdenna …

Stock Markets