digital currency

  1. Venezuelans turn to Bitcoin to escape currency crisis

    Venezuelans turn to Bitcoin to escape currency crisis
    By now, most Americans are familiar with the economic basket case that is Venezuela. The country’s economy has collapsed, leaving the population desperate and starving. The human cost is highly visible and tragic, but what gets less attention is the way in which the government has destroyed the country’s currency, thereby making it impossible for citizens to buy basic necessities...
  2. Degenerate Dutch Father Forces Family to Sell Everything So He Could Trade Cryptocurrencies

    Degenerate Dutch Father Forces Family to Sell Everything So He Could Trade Cryptocurrencies
    This is akin to a family of five selling their home, cars, and personal belongings, in order to finance Dad heading off to Vegas in order to play the fucking slot machines. What can go wrong, after all? Bitcoins only go higher. Source: CNBC Didi Taihuttu, his wife, three kids and their cat bet all they have on bitcoin. The...
  3. World's Central Banks Can't Ignore the Bitcoin Boom, BIS Says

    World's Central Banks Can't Ignore the Bitcoin Boom, BIS Says
    The world’s central banks can’t sit back and ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies as it could pose a risk to the stability of the financial system, according to the Bank for International Settlements. It said central banks will need to figure out whether to issue a digital currency and what its attributes should be, though the decision is most pressing...
  4. You Could Buy 100 Boxes of Avocados for the Price of One Bitcoin

    You Could Buy 100 Boxes of Avocados for the Price of One Bitcoin
    Even with all the hand-wringing about bubbles in stock and bond markets, it’s hard to ignore what’s going on in the world of cryptocurrencies and bitcoin. The value of the largest digital currency continues to soar to record highs after weathering a split last week. It has increased more than threefold this year, compared with a doubling in the value of Vertex...
  5. Bitcoin to $50,000 Is Latest Call From Prolific Stock Picker

    Bitcoin to $50,000 Is Latest Call From Prolific Stock Picker
    Ronnie Moas, who for the past 13 years has made more than 900 stock recommendations via his one-man show at Standpoint Research, is now venturing into cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin will double to $5,000 next year, and reach $25,000 to $50,000 in the next decade, the Miami Beach, Florida-based Moas said in a note to clients Wednesday, where he also disclosed he...
  6. How big is bitcoin, really? This chart puts it all in perspective

    How big is bitcoin, really? This chart puts it all in perspective
    Bill Gates’s net worth still beats bitcoin’s entire market cap. Not all money is created equal. Bitcoin burst into our financial consciousness like a fiery comet, setting the internet ablaze with visions of upending the existing global money system. Yet, by its nature as a cybercurrency, whose legitimacy only exists in the ether, its credibility leaves much room for debate...
  7. Ethereum Flash Crashes by 96% After Status ICO Clogs Network

    Ethereum Flash Crashes by 96% After Status ICO Clogs Network
    While Bitcoin, and recent Chinese and Korean momentum favorite, Litecoin, have been relatively stable for much of the day, Ethereum suffered dramatic losses on Wednesday, sliding from $360 to $260 before rebounding, in the process experiencing what may have been its first flash crash, when it plunged by 96% from $315 to $13 on massive volume, before rebounding. As tends to...
  8. Getting High on Cryptocurrencies

    Getting High on Cryptocurrencies
    There are now four times as many cryptocurrencies in circulation as fiat currencies. That's amazing. And encouraging. According to the Swiss Association for Standardization, which maintains the International Standards Organization database, there are 177 national currencies currently in use. That list generously includes four precious-metals and four bond-market units (codes XBA to XBD, for the curious). NUMBER OF DIGITAL CURRENCIES 753 The CoinMarketCap website...
  9. Putin Meets with Ethereum Founder to Create National Virtual Currency

    Putin Meets with Ethereum Founder to Create National Virtual Currency
    Two weeks ago, in our latest comparison of Bitcoin and its up and coming competitor, Ethereum, we said "step aside bitcoin, there is a new blockchain kid in town." Actually, we said that for the first time back in February when Ethereum was still trading in the low teens (the return on ETH since then is roughly 3000%), but the most recent glance provided...
  10. Bitcoin's rapid surge raises reasons to question latest frenzy

    Bitcoin's rapid surge raises reasons to question latest frenzy
    NEW YORK (May 30): Bitcoin’s astronomical rally has cryptocurrency bulls feeling vindicated. Not so fast, skeptics say. The digital currency’s more than 100% surge in the past two months looks eerily familiar, argue the bears, pointing to November 2013, when the price quintupled in short order to top US$1,000 for the fist time. By Valentine’s Day it was worth around...

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