Bitcoin

Ethereum vs. bitcoin: Price, how to buy and why this new virtual currency is exploding

There's a growing interest in cryptocurrency. The biggest player in the market is bitcoin, but there's another virtual currency that is gaining …

Cryptocurrency

This was a big week for blockchain

I just spent four days at two of the most important conferences in the emerging blockchain/crypto-currency space.<p>One was Consensus. The other Token Summit.<p>I had about 100 conversations with people who are at the epicenter of the blockchain wave, including one of the approximately 35 people in the …

Blockchain

Why Bitcoin Just Dropped 30%

Since hitting a record high of over $2700 on Thursday, the digital currency Bitcoin has gone into a sharp correction, losing nearly 30% of its value …

Cryptocurrency

Why investors aren’t giving up on bitcoins

OK, it’s time to dig into the reason for bitcoin’s surging price moves. The digital currency is up just under $1,000 in the past week.<p>While it was …

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Bitcoin Bubble Was Imminent, Bitcoin Price Drop Deepens, But Recovery Nears

In a period of seven days, Bitcoin price surged from $1,900 to $2,700. In some regions such as South Korea, Bitcoin was being traded at around …

Cryptocurrency

Thoughts on Tokens

Tokens are early today, but will transform technology tomorrow.<p><i>By</i> <i>Balaji S. Srinivasan</i> <i>and</i> <i>Naval Ravikant</i><p>In 2014, we wrote that “Bitcoin is more than …

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Bitcoin Has Come Roaring Back—But So Have the Risks

The bitcoin boom is back. This week, the digital currency leapt to record heights, peaking at nearly $2,800 before tumbling back down to around …

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Some Digital Currency Will Become Reserve Currency

<b>Some Digital Currency Will Become Reserve Currency, Says Coinbase CEO</b><p>At the Token Summit held on May 25, 2017, at the NYU Stern School of Business in …

Cryptocurrency

Cross Blockchain Trades? Lightning Gives New Life to Atomic Swaps

Litecoin for vertcoin anyone? Bitcoin for litecoin?<p>Say, you want to trade one cryptocurrency for another. How do you do that? You can either find …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Reasserts Itself Taking Back Over 50% Crypto Market Share

After dropping to a low of 46 percent, Bitcoin dominance (Bitcoin’s market capitalization as a percentage of total cryptocurrency market …

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Blockchains from the ground up: Part 1

Using a scenario that begins with the exchange of apples for oranges, understand the essential concepts and advantages of blockchains.<p>By John …

Encryption

The Latest Bitcoin Price Surge May Not Have Much to Do with Trade Speculation

Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency’s price has been on a constant upward trend until yesterday, creating new records every other day. The increasing …

Cryptocurrency

Consensus 2017 Recap: The Biggest Main Stage Moments

While CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 blockchain conference may be over, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the action that took place on the main …

Blockchain

Coinbase CEO Claims The Company Saw 40,000 User Registrations in one day

<b>Although the COinbase exchange is going through issues, it is for a positive reason. A lot of cryptocurrency trading platforms are seeing unexpected</b> …

In Wake Of Global Cyberattacks, Calls For Bitlicensing Grow

Netanella Treistman of Israeli law firm Yigal Arnon & Co. examines the growing pressure on global governments to issue Bitcoin licenses to manage the …

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Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Uptrend Remains Intact

Key Highlights<p>ETH price fell sharply yesterday and moved down from $203 to $100 against the US Dollar.<br>• During the downside move, the ETH/USD pair …

Ethereum

Bitcoin Lending Service BTCJam is Shutting Down For Good

<b>It is always sad to see bitcoin-related services shut down over time. Although BTCJam did not have the best of reputations, they introduced a new use</b> …

Blockchain Ecosystem With Diverse Portfolio Improves Its Productivity

For a Blockchain ecosystem to thrive, it must create a sustainable platform to develop, market and deploy projects across a variety of industries.<p>How …

Blockchain

Bitcoin Is Bigger Than Ever, And Here's Why That Matters

The money you’ve been using all your life is backed by a government of some sort, and it exists in a tangible way. Bitcoin is neither tangible nor backed by anyone, but it’s still worth a great deal to some people. This digital currency began circulating on the internet in 2009 with each Bitcoin …

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Three reasons why this bitcoin surge is not the same

Bitcoin's exponential surge is different this time around, most digital currency investors and software developers say.<p>To many, the enthusiasm …

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Bitcoin rival Ripple is suddenly sitting on billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency

Blockchain start-up Ripple is in a precarious position for a five-year-old company.<p>The business is still in its very early days but suddenly has …

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Want to invest in bitcoin? Investors need to be willing to lose it all, adviser says

Bitcoin is all the rage lately. But it is suitable for average investors?<p>A cursory glance of the wild swings in the so-called cryptocurrency suggests that the asset likely would take an ironclad constitution to stomach its massive price gyrations. That makes it likely unsuitable for average mom and …

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Ethereum is headed for a 38% correction after big price rally, analyst says

Ethereum, a rival cryptocurrency to bitcoin that has rallied over 2,700 percent this year, could be due for a correction to the tune of 38 percent, …

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Bitcoin briefly plunges below $2,100 as upward momentum fades

Bitcoin briefly dropped more than $700 from a record high in less than two days, after a week of intense speculation by traders and investors.<p>The …

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Investing In Bitcoin Isn't Easy, But It Is Worth The Risk

<i>This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.</i><p>Investing in bitcoin isn't easy. It's an online currency for the tech-savvy, difficult to buy and …

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Bitcoin’s Wild Ride: Are Governments Fueling the Price Surge?

What a crazy week for bitcoin. The digital currency is famous for its volatility, but in the last few days, it soared from $2,000 to nearly $2,800. …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin's price keeps breaking records. Here's what's driving its growth.

Bitcoin reached a record high on Thursday, climbing above $2,700 for the first time. That’s double the price at the beginning of May, and an incredible 500-fold increase over the past five years.<p>For Americans, the soaring value might seem like a puzzle, since it doesn’t seem like the payment …

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Coinbase Status: Cryptocurrency Price Skyrockets, Causes Outage At Largest Bitcoin Exchange

Hundreds of cryptocurrency enthusiasts flocked to New York over the past seven days for a marathon of blockchain conferences, including the Ethereal …

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Bitcoin exchange Coinbase crashes after Asian buying frenzy

Over the past couple of weeks, the price of Bitcoin has gone up 50 per cent, spiking at over $2,700 per unit on Thursday. Demand has been so great …

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Bitcoin price tumbles $500 as goldrush knocks world's largest exchange offline

Coinbase suffered an outage on 25 May as investors raced to trade bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.<p>A dramatic rise in the value of bitcoin caused …

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