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Teen Bitcoin millionaire builds Dr. Octopus suit for a kid with mobility issues

When a teenage Bitcoin millionaire tells the world he intends to use a portion of his money to build a robotic exoskeleton in the vein of a famous Marvel super villain, it sounds like something we should worry about. Luckily the teen in question, Erik Finman, has chosen to use his resources for …

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EY Blockchain Leader Says Banks and Bitcoin Can Coexist

Angus Champion de Crespigny, EY Americas blockchain leader, sits down with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal to discuss the outlook for cryptocurrencies. …

Bitcoin

Binance Announces ICX Mainnet Token Swap, Price Jumps

One of the world’s largest exchanges, Binance, has just revealed that it will be supporting Icon’s (ICX) mainnet within the upcoming week.<p>Binance …

Cryptocurrency

Bigger Than the Internet? Blockchain Will Be, Online Retail Executive Says

The chairman of a billion-dollar retail company says that a digital cryptographic record-keeping system called blockchain will be “more meaningful …

Blockchain

Bitcoin and ether are not securities, but some initial coin offerings may be, SEC official says

The SEC's point man on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) says that bitcoin and ether are not securities but that many, but not all, …

Cryptocurrency

5 Effects Bitcoin will have on your life

Will Bitcoin really change your life? Yes absolutely. Just like the internet changed so much about our lives… Bitcoin is being called “The Future of …

Bitcoin

Co-Founder of Ethereum: Blockchain Will be “More Disruptive” Than Dotcom Bubble

Joseph Lubin spoke at length earlier today about the disruptive potential of blockchain technology. The co-founder of the Ethereum network and …

Dot-Com Bubble

Billionaire Investor Tim Draper Explains Why Bitcoin Will Hit $250,000 in 2022

Few billionaire investors have been so vocal and bullish on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency price appreciation as Tim Draper, the founder of venture …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin trading in Venezuela is skyrocketing amid 14,000% inflation

Venezuela’s government, struggling to contain its extreme, world-leading inflation rate, is devaluing its currency by removing three zeros from the bolivar. Local citizens may be taking a different approach: As price increases run rampant, bitcoin transactions denominated in the nation’s currency …

Cryptocurrency

‘Bitcoin whales’ control third of market with $37.5bn holdings | Financial Times

A mysterious cluster of 1,600 investors known colloquially as “bitcoin whales” collectively hold $37.5bn of the cryptocurrency, or close to a third …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin.Org’s New Look to Entice: Purges Bitpay, Coinbase, Blockchain References

<b>A foundational crypto ecosystem website, Bitcoin.org, promoted its new look this week. Designed to be more enticing and up-to-date, the site’s</b> …

Bitcoin

Bitmex to VIPs: Bitcoin Won’t Replace Fiat, Just a ‘Useful Niche,’ Enthusiasts ‘Naive’

<b>Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex) released proprietary research reportedly geared toward their VIPs. Researchers find bitcoin core’s (BTC)</b> …

Bitcoin

What Can Bring Bitcoin Down: Hashing Power Too Centralized?

What Can Bring Bitcoin Down: Hashing Power Too Centralized?<p>Bitcoin has been seen as the most stable crypto coin, even after its price slid farther …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin and the Netherlands: How it could change life in Holland

Bitcoin and the Netherlands…<p><i>Curious about Bitcoin and the Netherlands? Here is a quick review of what Bitcoin is and how it could change life in</i> …

Bitcoin

Almost 500,000 People In Switzerland Voted For A Bitcoin-Like Financial System

A campaign to radical shift Switzerland’s financial industry into something resembling Bitcoin’s economic system lost spectacularly yesterday — but it did manage to win almost 500,000 votes, around 25% of those polled.<p>The controversial plan — known as the Sovereign Money Initiative — would have …

Bitcoin

Number of Japanese Bitcoin Spenders Slowly but Steadily Increasing Says Bic Camera

<b>A year after the Japanese government recognized cryptocurrency as a legal form of money, bitcoin payments are steadily going mainstream. Bic Camera</b> …

Cryptocurrency

ShapeShift CEO Says Blockchain Tech Is Taking Over the World

Bitcoin continues to fall from its December highs and chances of it rebounding in the near future seem far from reality. Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde …

Blockchain

After Losing $532B In Value, Is Cryptocurrency A Screaming Buy?

Bitcoin — the online currency used to buy Alpaca wool socks and illegal drugs whose value dropped from $17.50 to “pennies” after a June 19, 2011 hack into its currency exchanger, Mt.Gox — has gotten plenty of media attention, I wrote seven years ago.<p>If you had bought, say $10,000 worth, of bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum’s supply has crossed 100M, here’s what that means

Ethereum has hit a new milestone as earlier today the cryptocurrency’s total supply crossed the 100 million mark: this means there is more than 100 million Ether in circulation.<p>Unlike Bitcoin which has its supply capped at 21 million, Ethereum has opted not to set an upper limit on its total coin …

Cryptocurrency

A Framework For Bitcoin Value Investing - Part 1

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Hans Hauge as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for …

Bitcoin

The corporate bond bubble is starting to burst

Two big news items in the last 24 hours have grabbed my attention.<p>The first is Congress's approving a bill to roll back the Dodd-Frank Act. If this passes, smaller financial institutions will find relief from the strict rules that have applied to Wall Street banks since after the 2008 crisis.<p>This …

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Every cryptocurrency’s nightmare scenario is happening to Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold is a fork, or spin-off, of the original cryptocurrency, bitcoin. It shares much of the same code and works in a similar way to bitcoin, with Bitcoin Gold miners contributing computational power to process new transactions. That also means it faces the same vulnerabilities as bitcoin, …

Bitcoin

Bye Bye, GDAX! Coinbase Buys Ethereum Startup As Part Of 'Pro' Rebrand

Heavily funded cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has purchased Ethereum startup Paradex for undisclosed terms, in a deal announced today.<p>After raising more than $225 million from Graylock Partners and others, the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange that helps connect more than 20 million …

Cryptocurrency

Japan’s Largest Bank to Run Blockchain Payments Network by Early 2020

Blockchain technology is making inroads in the financial sector. Banks are experimenting with this technology for various purposes. Japan’s biggest …

Blockchain

A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

<b>Hardware wallets, like the cryptocurrency stored within them, can provoke strong emotions in their owners. Hodlers like what they like, and that’s</b> …

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Economist: bitcoin has a ‘decent probability’ of going to zero

On Monday Joe Davis, a senior economist at the Vanguard Group, posted an interesting op-ed that is sure to scare the living daylights out of bitcoin investors. In it, <b>Davis wrote that there’s a high likelihood that bitcoin, which currently sits around $8,200, is going to become worthless.</b> Yep, as in …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin has seen 44 forks since Bitcoin Cash and they are all useless

It isn’t just the initial coin offerings (ICOs) that are running rampant, it seems cryptocurrency forks are in close competition.<p>Bitcoin alone has seen <i>44 forks</i> of its blockchain since August last year, according to BitMEX Research.<p>Bitcoin Cash, or BCash — launched on August 1, 2017 — was Bitcoin’s …

Bitcoin

3 Ways Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype

<i>Balaji S. Srinivasan is the CTO of Coinbase, a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a member of CoinDesk's advisory board.</i><p><i>The following article</i> …

Blockchain

Amber Baldet, Former JPMorgan Exec Says Banks Will Start Trading Crypto Soon

The former head of JPMorgan’s blockchain operation has said that banks will start to trade cryptocurrency sooner than people think.Banks Are Slowly …

JPMorgan Appoints Young Talent as Head of Crypto-Assets Strategy

Just nine months after their CEO branded the leading crypto asset a ‘fraud,’ JPMorgan Chase appear to be starting to take digital currency more …