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  1. 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...
  2. Wall Street's Migration to Crypto Continues: Former Bain Manager Opens LatAm Bitcoin Fund

    Wall Street's Migration to Crypto Continues: Former Bain Manager Opens LatAm Bitcoin Fund
    It appears a trend is taking shape. Following a former Goldman HFT trader's massive initial coin offering, another Wall Street-er has come to the dark side of virtual currencies. A former senior manager at consulting firm Bain & Company, is launching a Bitcoin fund, providing access to the cryptocurrency to some of the wealthiest families in Latin America. Announced today, the newly...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. These Companies Stand to Gain the Most from the Cryptocurrency Rush

    These Companies Stand to Gain the Most from the Cryptocurrency Rush
    Mining references generally evoke images of picks and shovels. For advocates of bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies surging in value, the gold may be in the shares of the companies that produce the computer processors and chips used to create the digital currencies in the process that’s become known as mining. Digital coins can only be created by using computers...
  8. Bitcoin Is at Risk of No Longer Being the Biggest Digital Currency

    Bitcoin Is at Risk of No Longer Being the Biggest Digital Currency
    Step aside, bitcoin. There’s another digital token in town that’s winning over the hearts and wallets of cryptocurrency enthusiasts across the globe. The value of ether, the digital currency linked to the ethereum blockchain, could surpass that of bitcoin by the end of 2018, according to Olaf Carlson-Wee, chief executive officer of cryptocurrency hedge fund Polychain Capital. "What we’ve seen...
  9. 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...
  10. Bitcoin Price Spikes to $2,700, then Loses $400 in Hours (C,NDAQ)

    Bitcoin Price Spikes to $2,700, then Loses $400 in Hours (C,NDAQ)
    Bitcoin prices hit an all-time high of $2,791 per coin this morning, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). But the price euphoria was short-lived -- even by the standards of this famously volatile virtual currency -- falling below $2,400 by 2:30 p.m. EDT. Both Ethereum and Bitcoin had been enjoying rallies in the last few days, with Ether reaching its...

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