Digital Currencies

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>If you haven't heard or paid attention to the phenomenum that is cryptocurrency, then it's time to take notice.<p>First, if it's still a foreign concept for you, cryptocurrency is …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin powers through $6 000

<b>Bitcoin soared to</b> another milestone on Friday, as the digital currency breached US$6 000 for the first time to put its gain in 2017 to more than 500%.<p>…

Cryptocurrency

Vitalik Buterin: Central Banks Lack Ability to Create Digital Currencies

Vitalik Buterin has spoken out and said that it’s unlikely that central banks will have the ability to create their own digital currencies.<p>The …

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Russian Economic Development Minister Calls Bitcoin Worse Than Casinos

Russia moves quickly in its push against Bitcoin and other decentralised currencies, as it first issued a ban on access to exchanges, then followed …

Russia

Wall Street veterans are trickling into digital asset management

The author of an investment newsletter said Wednesday that he will help a major digital assets fund open its New York office at the beginning of …

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7 questions bitcoin bulls need to answer now - MarketWatch

Bitcoin and other digital currencies are the future. They're going to the moon. They're going to double in value, and double again, and double again. …

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Retirement investing: Is a bitcoin IRA right for you?

Retirement

Is Bitcoin Benefiting From The ICO Crackdown?

Is Bitcoin benefiting from the recent crackdown on initial coin offerings (ICOs)?<p>According to several analysts, the answer to this question is yes.<p>However, not everyone agrees, and for some, the situation is a bit more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no” reply.<p>[Ed note: Investing in cryptocoins …

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Early Bitcoin Investor Has Some Advice On How Much Money to Hold in Bitcoin

As bitcoin approaches yet another record, Union Square Ventures LLC’s Fred Wilson says investors should be careful how much of their portfolios are …

Business

Bitcoin Rules At Over $5,000

Bitcoin takes out recent highs.<p>The more detractors, the higher it goes.<p>Disruptive technology hits the financial market.<p>Cherry picking blockchain.<p>The …

Business

Why IMF Wants to Enter Crypto Market With its Own Coin

Looking at Russia, IMF Might Launch its Own Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin briefly plunges nearly 9% on fears of greater oversight from US regulators

Bitcoin fell Wednesday after indications of greater scrutiny from U.S. regulators.<p>At one point in the day, the digital currency declined by nearly …

Cryptocurrency

The Recent Survey That Bitcoin and Ethereum Investors Need to See

Surprise! Nearly twice as many Americans prefer cash to digital forms of payment.<p>If you're an investor in digital currencies, there's a good chance …

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How Putin made me break up with bitcoin

KIEV — I fell in love with bitcoin for ideological reasons. Free from rapacious banks with their massive transaction fees and pesky government …

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Australian fintechs are pitching to the RBA to create DAD, Australia’s very own cryptocurrency

Australian fintech startups are throwing their support behind a proposal to create a government-endorsed Australian cryptocurrency called DAD, or the …

Bitcoin

Investing In Cryptocurrencies, Explained

Here is why you should consider investing in crypto assets if you haven’t started already.

Cryptocurrency

5 Trends In Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. The smart move is to start capitalizing now on the money of the future.<p>The online payment realm has made serious strides in the past 10 to 20 years. Today, we can make payments easily and quickly by simply filling in some online information and clicking a few …

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These charts show how quickly bitcoin is growing

As bitcoin soars to all-time highs, the pace of gains is rapidly picking up speed.<p>For example, it took well over 1,000 days for each leg of bitcoin's …

Cryptocurrency

Hackers covertly hide code on Politifact to hijack your PC, secretly mine cryptocurrencies

Cable giant Showtime was recently discovered to have been running code to mine cryptocurrencies as well.<p>Hackers have targeted popular fact-checking …

Information Security

Global demand for Bitcoin shifts wildly in response to regulation

JOHANNESBURG - By many measures, digital currencies are as strong as ever. Bitcoin prices, up more than 400% this year, eclipsed $5,000 on Thursday. …

Cryptocurrency

After bitcoin rebounds to record high, reinvigorated investors bet on even bigger gains

Confidence in future gains for bitcoin remained high Thursday, even after the digital currency added nearly $400 in one day to hit a record.<p>The fact …

Cryptocurrency

China's Cryptocurrencies Have Gone Underground | Investopedia

A recent report by the Wall Street Journal explores the aftermath to the Chinese government's recent move to ban initial coin offerings and crack …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin prices climb to a fresh record high topping $5,800

Another day, another new all-time high for bitcoin.<p>After smashing through the $5,000 barrier yesterday in its biggest daily rise in more than two …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin price hits another record high above $5,800, now up 480% this year

Bitcoin hit another record high on Friday, continuing the rally seen in the previous day amid renewed bullish sentiment from investors.<p>The price of …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, Dash Can Now Be Spent at 40 Million Stores Worldwide

So you own a bunch of cryptocurrency--now how do you spend it? Bitcoin and Dash can now be spent at any merchant that accepts Visa.

Cryptocurrency

Wall Street can't stop talking about Bitcoin

The price of Bitcoin is at a record high.<p>After breaking through $5,000 for the first time on Thursday, Bitcoin was up another 5% on Friday afternoon …

Cryptocurrency

Top Bank of Canada Deputy Doesn't See Bitcoin Ousting Cash Yet

Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins says digital currencies are changing the financial landscape, but she doesn’t see an end to …

Bank of Canada

Are Millennials All That Keen on Bitcoin?

Are you sure that Millennials all stand for cryptocurrencies, love Bitcoin, and have no time for old school stocks? Robinhood, a trading app …

Cryptocurrency

JPMorgan CFO Dials Back Dimon's Criticism That Bitcoin is a 'Fraud'

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon got the market’s attention by calling bitcoin a “fraud” last month, but he declined to discuss the topic on Thursday …

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Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000 for the First Time Amid Staggering Cryptocurrency Run

Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time ever in early Thursday trading, extending its incredible year-to-date gains to trade at …

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