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Bitcoin is now bigger than Bayer, Goldman Sachs & Nike

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The value of the world’s largest cryptocurrency bitcoin has broken the $5,800 mark, hitting another all-time high before retreating to the $5,600-$5,700 level, still close to the maximum. Its market capitalization is approaching $97 billion. If bitcoin were a company, its market cap puts it in the same league as …

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Bitcoin crashes below $1000 after SEC rejects ETF

After much anticipation (and a spike to record highs earlier today), The SEC has decided to reject the Winklevoss application for a Bitcoin ETF. The SEC premise appears to be the unregulated natuire of the underlying: Based on the record before it, the Commission believes that the significant markets for bitcoin …

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Bitcoin inventor revealed as Australian Craig Wright

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Australian businessman Craig Wright has revealed he is the man behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, ending years of speculation. Bitcoin’s code was released in 2009 under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, and the true identity of Nakamoto was increasingly hard-sought as the virtual currency gained traction. Bitcoin was the top performing currency last year, …

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Cryptocurrency exchanges shut down due to heavy trading on Bitcoin

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The Bitcoin market hit record highs over the weekend before dropping further than it has in years. Several exchanges for the cryptocurrency suffered outages during the fluctuation, leaving customers unable to buy or sell for hours. Coinbase, one of the most popular ways to buy and sell popular cryptocurrencies such …

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Bitcoin is now officially more valuable than gold

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The price of bitcoin rallied to all-time highs on Friday, climbing above the price of one ounce of gold for the first time. The cryptocurrency was trading at $1,294, while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,234. Bitcoin’s rally was attributed to high demand in China despite the country’s central …

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Bitcoin smashes $2,900 mark to hit record high

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Bitcoin’s rocketing rise in value shows no sign of abating after breaking the $2,900 mark Tuesday. The digital payment reached a value of $2,967.48 at around 1.20pm UTC Tuesday, according to the Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index. The pricing is a record high for the cryptocurrency which has been hit with …

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CRYPTOCURRENCY: The Future Of Money & Blockchain Technology

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With the age of computers and the Internet revolution has come many tremendous changes to how daily transactions and activities are processed across the world. Messages are now sent almost instantaneously through email, text messaging, Web-based messaging, and chat applications. Individuals and families can stay in touch with each other …

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Will blockchain technology disrupt this $7 trillion industry?

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Recently, I wrote about a small $100,000 trade of cheese and butter. Why? This one trade changed 400 years of history in just four hours. How so? Normally, it would take 10 days to handle the paperwork. But this trade concluded in less than four hours. The solution: a blockchain platform that …

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Japan legalizes cryptocurrency as form of payment

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New legislation authorizing digital currency as a legal payment method has come into force in Japan. The text of the law was released by Japan’s Financial Services Agency on March, 24. Earlier this week, the Accounting Standards Board of Japan said that it would begin work on the creation of a …

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World’s first Bitcoin bank opens in Austrian capital Vienna

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The world’s first dedicated bitcoin bank has opened in the center of the Austrian capital Vienna. It is designed to make buying and selling bitcoin easier and safer than other in-person options. The digital currency outlet is owned and managed by a local Blockchain startup Bit Trust and is named …

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Countries Around The World Are Trying To Reduce Cryptocurrency Access

Cryptocurrency use is growing tremendously around the world. Although Bitcoin gets most of the press, there are a wide range of virtual currencies that are now being bought and sold on a regular basis. Cryptocurrencies offer their users something that traditional transactions do not: privacy. For example, when a user …

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Cryptocurrencies at online entertainment

Using cryptocurrencies at online gaming is something that a lot of people want. There seems to be a strong overlap between the people who like to use cryptocurrencies and the people who enjoy gaming of all kinds. It makes sense that this would be the case, even though people are …

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The Consummate Digital Currency Trading Guide

Digital currency trading a.k.a. cryptocurrency comprises Bitcoin and Altcoins. As one of the hottest investment categories on the market, cryptocurrency has captivated the attention of traders around the world. The explosive growth in 2017 alone is reason to stand up and take notice. Weiss Finance trading expert Pearson Montgomery advises …

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Just How Popular Is Bitcoin in Japan?

After months of heated debate, the Japanese government finally recognised Bitcoin as a legitimate payment method earlier this year on April 1. For a long time following the fall of the Bitcoin exchange service Mt Gox, digital cryptocurrency was a hot topic. It all began in February 2016, when Japan’s …

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Bitcoin Takes a Major Hit: Alternatives to Invest In for 2017

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In the past few weeks, the most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been breaking records. This rally has been followed by millions of investors around the world. On May 24th, Bitcoin hit a record high of $2.791.69.  But this rally was over with just a few days later.  On the 29th, …

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Russia seeking to ban Bitcoin and other surrogate currencies

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It may soon be against the law for Russians to possess Bitcoin (BTC) or other digital currencies. Legislation put forward by Russia’s Ministry of Finance would ban all digital currencies and impose a range of financial penalties on individuals and companies caught creating, generating, or using “quasi-money.” Websites associated with the digital currency market …

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Why There’s a Blockchain Application Just For You

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Blockchain. It’s the perfect database, the savior of the economy and the answer to all of humanity’s ills – or at least, that’s what its advocates will tell you. But how much of the posturing and boasting that surrounds blockchain is actually true? Inevitably, the answer depends on what you …

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