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Square CEO Jack Dorsey announces instant Bitcoin buying and selling with Cash App

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey today announced the Cash app would support instant buying and selling of Bitcoin. One of the biggest barriers to entry for cryptocurrency has been the difficultly and learning-curve involved in acquiring it. This could, potentially, change that entirely.<p>According …

Everything You Want to Know About Blockchain but Are Too Embarrassed to Ask | Inc.com

Arguably one of the biggest buzzwords of 2018, blockchain appears complicated when actually it is not. Simply put, it is a digital ledger no one can disrupt and all relevant information is known to all parties involved. It fosters a new generation of transactions that establish trust, …

Blockchain

Bitcoin is a mere drop in the ocean of blockchain opportunities: We're already thinking outside the box

London Blockchain Week kicks off tomorrow, bringing together experts from around the world to share their new and exciting applications for …

Blockchain

KFC Introduces a Bucket That Can Only Be Paid for in Bitcoin

The Colonel is embracing cryptocurrency.<p>KFC Canada has rolled out the Bitcoin Bucket, an offering that can only be paid for using Bitcoin.<p>“Sure, we …

Bitcoin

Warren Buffett Is Wrong on Cryptocurrencies: Here's Why | Inc.com

When Kodak announced its own cryptocurrency and blockchain for photographer rights, there were those who shook their heads. Warren Buffett did yesterday. Tren Griffin of Microsoft, who is a former private equity partner, tweeted about defunct old brands like Wang, Atari, Silicon Graphics, and …

Cryptocurrency

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

It’s easy to mix up a soup, but achieving robust results can often take a lot of time. That’s why each of these soups is made with a few flavor bombs …

Bitcoin is surging towards a serious mining problem — and no one knows what will happen when it gets there

Business Insider UK spoke with University of Cambridge Research Fellow Garrick Hileman about cryptocurrency mining and the potential problems that it could bring in the future.<p>He explains that the amount of Bitcoin rewarded for mining is halved every four years which means that it will be less …

Bitcoin

5 Reasons Litecoin Is a Better Choice Than Bitcoin

"Bitcoin-Lite" has a lot more to offer investors, albeit current cryptocurrency valuations appear bloated.<p>"What goes up can go up a whole lot more" …

What is bitcoin? Here's everything you need to know

Blockchains, bubbles and the future of money.<p>You heard about this bitcoin thing?<p>We're guessing: yes, you have. The first and most famous digital cryptocurrency has been racking up headlines due to a breathtaking rise in value -- cracking the $1,000 threshold for the first time on Jan. 1, 2017, …

Bitcoin

Blockchain Is Changing the Way We Protect and Track Our Identities | Inc.com

Although we are very much still in the early stages, blockchain technology is already beginning to show signs of its truly massive potential. Whether or not you buy into the volatility of cryptocurrency markets, there is still a ton to learn and investigate about the long term implications of the …

Blockchain

Bitcoin's illiquidity is going to be a huge problem when the bubble bursts

This chart shows a seven-day average of the total number of minutes it takes to confirm a bitcoin transaction, since May 2016.<p>Like the price of bitcoin itself, transaction time has been rising as the months go by. Right now, it takes four and a half hours to confirm a bitcoin trade, on average.<p>If …

Bitcoin

What the World's Central Banks Are Saying About Bitcoin

Nine years since the birth of Bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides -- and downsides -- of …

Cryptocurrency

How bots are manipulating cryptocurrency prices

The cryptocurrency market has grown exponentially this year, with a current market cap of $440 billion at time of writing. The largest cryptocurrency is, of course, Bitcoin, which has gone up 1,500 percent year to date and trades a daily notional value of over $10 billion. But how much of this …

Move over, bitcoin. Here comes litecoin

Bitcoin has been on amazing ride for the past few weeks. But there is actually another cryptocurrency that's enjoyed an even bigger spike lately.<p>It's called litecoin, and it has nearly doubled in just the past 24 hours and has surged more than 250% in the past week according to digital currency …

Cryptocurrency

Confused By Bitcoin? You're Not Alone--Here's What to Know

The future of Bitcoin is uncertain. In simple terms, here's the cryptocurrency's history and what you can do with it.

Cryptocurrency

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers | Inc.com

Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that what he was going to say would soon become …

Entrepreneurship

Bitcoin futures are now tradable on the CBOE

Bitcoin futures trading on CBOE, the world’s largest futures exchange, just launched at 5pm CT.<p>Within a minute of the launch bitcoin spiked about 10% from ~$14,700 all the way up to $16,200 before settling a few minutes later to around $15,500, up about 5%. Now an hour after launching the actual …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Billionaire Winklevoss Sees Surge of as Much as 20 Fold

Cameron Winklevoss, thought to be one of the largest holders of bitcoin, thinks the cryptocurrency’s blazing gains this year are just the start. He …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin futures are about to go live, and they could change the game for cryptocurrencies

Just when you thought you finally got your head around bitcoin, along comes a new bitcoin-linked financial product: bitcoin futures.<p>Cboe Global Markets, the Chicago-based exchange group, will be the first exchange to launch bitcoin futures on Sunday. And you can be sure Wall Street will be …

Cryptocurrency

Watch a young Steve Jobs explain why most professional managers are "bozos"

Nobody ever accused Steve Jobs of lacking strong opinions.<p>In a video posted to YouTube, a young Jobs talks candidly about his approach to management and leadership. As the founder of Apple, and the guiding force who transformed it from emerging upstart to one of the world’s most innovative and …

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Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be

The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry. Instead, it has replicated it.<p>On Thursday, the price of Bitcoin fluctuated by …

I Had No Idea You Could Make These 4 Things in an Instant Pot

Cornbread<p>Making cornbread in the Instant Pot ensures it doesn’t bake up dry—and we especially love the addition of cheddar cheese and …

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The price of bitcoin has doubled in two weeks, now above $16K

Bitcoin prices are hockey-sticking on a hockey stick.<p>The cryptocurrency’s gains Thursday morning hit new heights, striking well above $18,000 across widely varying exchanges, coming to rest above $16,000 while the popular Coinbase exchange had been suffering major issues due to “record high …

Cryptocurrency

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin to start futures trading, stoking Wild West worries | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fans are salivating over the potential of long-awaited legitimacy for the cyptocurrency when futures trading launches this weekend, but experts worry the risks associated with bitcoin’s Wild West-like nature could overshadow the debut.<p>A bitcoin (virtual currency) coin …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin exchange NiceHash loses millions to hackers

The exchange marketplace loses its virtual wallet in a breach, which some reports say contained more than $60 million in cryptocurrency.<p>While many bitcoin investors are basking in record valuations, some are coming to grips with an astonishing loss.<p>Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash said Wednesday …

Cryptocurrency

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce

Bitcoin tops record $19,000 on one exchange, then plunges in wild 2-day ride

Bitcoin rocketed above $19,000 for the first time on Thursday before falling sharply from its record high.<p>In trading on the Coinbase exchange, the digital currency hit a high of $19,340 before falling more than 20% from that level to $15,198.63. At 12:02 p.m. EST, the cryptocurrency traded at …

Cryptocurrency

Our Easiest One Pot Recipes of 2017

Cure your midweek blues with these deliciously easy suppers.<p>Nothing can get rid of the midweek blues better than a warm, comforting dinner. Well, …

Cooking

Square is unleashing crypto onto more of its Cash App users

Square is increasing the number of people eligible to buy and sell bitcoin on its Cash App, the company founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Twitter Tuesday.<p>The company has been running a trial on Cash App, a rival to Venmo, that has allowed only a small number of users to purchase …

Cryptocurrency