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What is Bitcoin? The Complete WIRED Guide | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/story/guide-bitcoin/

Feb 1, 2018 – The cryptocurrency represents amazing technological advances. Bitcoin has a way to go before it’s a a true replacement for, or even adjunct to, the global financial system.

Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to …….

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/15/researchers-finds-that-one-person-likely-drove-bitcoin-from-150-to-1000/        Jan 15, 2018 – Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics the paper describes to what degree the …

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Rise, From $0.01 to $15,000 ………

https://www.bloomberg.com/…/articles/…/understanding-bitcoin-s-rise-0-01-to-11-00…

Nov 30, 2017 – Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug dealers, bitcoin today is drawing millions of dollars from hedge funds. The recent price … Because every block contains data linking to earlier blocks, an attempt to spend the same bitcoin twice would mean revising many links inthe chain. Plus, as …

From Silk Road to ATMs: the history of bitcoin | Technology |  …

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/13/from-silk-road-to-atms-the-history-of-bitcoin                        Sep 13, 2017 – The digital currency lost 10% of its value after the JP Morgan boss described it as fraud – but it has come a long way since it was started in 2009.

 

5 things to know about bitcoin – ABC News

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Dec 1, 2017 – Bitcoin has been on a volatile roller coaster this past week. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $11,395 on Nov. 29 before losing over one-fifth of its value, dropping as low as $9,000 at one point on Nov. 30. Despite the drop, bitcoin is still up over 900 percent year-to-date. So what exactly is bitcoin ……

Bitcoin surges more than $1,000 after a painful slide | New York Post

https://nypost.com/2017/11/13/bitcoin-surges-more-than-1000-after-a-painful-slide/

Nov 13, 2017 – Bitcoin surged on Monday, recovering more than $1000 after losing almost a third of its value in less than four days as traders bought back into the volatile……

 

Why Merrill Lynch won’t touch bitcoin | New York Post

https://nypost.com/2018/01/06/why-merrill-lynch-wont-touch-bitcoin/

Jan 6, 2018 – Merrill Lynch last week became the latest — and largest — Wall Street bank to say no tobitcoin. The brokerage arm of Bank of America said its 17000.

Bitcoin’s slipping as dark web looks to crown a new king of the cryptocurrencies

https://www.techradar.com/news/bitcoins-slipping-as-dark-web-looks-to-crown-a-new-king-of-the-cryptocurrencies

From: TechRadar By Darren Allan February 09, 2018 Internet 

Long live the Litecoin?

Bitcoin is becoming a less popular virtual coin among cybercriminals and other users that inhabit the dark web, with other lesser-known alternative cryptocurrencies starting to usurp it, according to a new report.

Once the firm favorite of ransomware peddlers everywhere – with demands inevitably made in Bitcoin – the currency’s mainstream success means that it’s now being eschewed by criminal types.

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As Recorded Future, a threat intelligence outfit, observes, the overall growing popularity of Bitcoin is bad news for two reasons: more users means slower transaction times and also higher fees, both of which dampen profitability.

Slower transactions are a particular pain point for criminal types, because the longer the delay in the payment being processed, the more chance there is of things falling through or someone being ripped off – given the (unsurprising) rife distrust among the dark web community at large.

Therefore, while Bitcoin still remains the most-trafficked cryptocurrency on the dark web, cybercriminals are currently moving away from it. Recorded Future reckons that in as soon as six months – or possibly up to a year away – Bitcoin will no longer be the most popular virtual currency.

Instead, the firm reckons that Litecoin is likely to claim the throne as king of dark web transactions, as it’s the second most accepted virtual currency right now (30% of all vendors on the dark web accept it). This is according to an analysis of some 150 of the most prominent dark web message boards and marketplaces.

Dashed hopes       Recorded Future’s research stems back to mid-2016, ……….

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Five myths about bitcoin – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…bitcoin/…/7a506742-e044-11e7-8679-a9728984779…

Dec 15, 2017 – Bitcoin has been described, per the title of one book, as “digital gold,” because it is supposedly impossible to create more than the 21 million units already planned for circulation. This past week Goldman Sachs published a research report stating that “bitcoin has a mathematically certain total supply.

Bitcoin rises above $9,000, but can the market endure, or is it just a fad?

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/bitcoin-sees-rebound/

Feb 4, 2018 – Bitcoin has had a rough year so far, but the cryptocurrency caught a bit of a break as the value of the coin rose to more than $9000 today.

As Bitcoin Crashes, Regulators Still Have No Clue What They’re Doing

https://gizmodo.com/as-bitcoin-crashes-regulators-still-have-no-clue-what-1822767269

Feb 6, 2018 – The heads of the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission sat before a congressional committee this morning to restate their intent to regulate—but not stifle—cryptocurrency and its related offerings. During questioning, however, it became clear that foundational

Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin Could Be Viable Money In Troubled – CoinDesk

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Jan 10, 2018 – A new report published by Goldman Sachs highlights how bitcoin and cryptocurrencies could serve as alternative forms of money in troubled economies. The report, released Wednesday and written by Goldman strategists Zach Pandl and Charles Himmelberg, highlights that the U.S. dollar’s usage by other …

Bitcoin Eyes Consolidation as Price Flirts with $14K – CoinDesk

https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-eyes-consolidation-as-price-flirts-with-14k/

Jan 13, 2018 – … operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency. PricesBitcoin …

Below $15K: Bitcoin Plays Defense Amid Bear Move – CoinDesk

https://www.coindesk.com/15000-bitcoin-defensive-bear-grip-strengthens/

Jan 9, 2018 – … CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups., … CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. See full Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as,

Jamie Dimon says people who buy bitcoin are ‘stupid’ – CNBC.com

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/13/jamie-dimon-says-people-who-buy-bitcoin-are-stupid.html

 

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, says Thursday he’s “not going to talk about bitcoin anymore” after causing a stir in September by calling the digital currency a “fraud.”

  • But on Friday, Dimon responds to a question about bitcoin by saying if people are “stupid enough to buy it,” they will pay the price for it in the future.
  • The banking executive did say he believes the blockchain technology behind bitcoin is valid.

“If you’re stupid enough to buy it, you’ll pay the price for it one day,” Dimon said in response to a moderator question at an Institute of International Finance conference Friday.

The CEO said he could care less about what bitcoin trades at. “The only value of bitcoin is what the other guy’ll pay for it,” Dimon said. “Honestly I think there’s a good chance of the buyers out there are out there jazzing it up every day so that maybe you’ll buy it too, and take them out.”

Bitcoin hit a record high Friday above $5,800, up more than six times in price for the year. On Thursday, Dimon said during a post-earnings conference call with media that he’s “not going to talk about bitcoin anymore.” The executive called bitcoin a “fraud” in September and said it “won’t end well.”  To read the full article use the cnbc.com link above

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Bitcoin slump sees trades suspended on certain exchanges – BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42457983

Dec 22, 2017 – The virtual currency’s rollercoaster ride continues, sliding from almost $20000 to $12000 in a week.

Bitcoin falls below $6,000 – BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42958325

Feb 6, 2018 – Investor fears over tightening crypto-currency legislations could be contributing to the fall.

Google Bans Crypto Ads: No Currencies, ICOs …

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/13/google-bans-crypto-ads.html

1 day ago – The largest search engine on the planet, Google, announced formally it will restrict advertisement of “Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency trading advice),” including aggregators and …

If you really want to take a punt on bitcoin, here’s how | Money | The …

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/if-you-really-want-to-take-a-punt-on-bitcoin-heres-how-7z3fg8tr7                       Dec 17, 2017 – With the price of bitcoin having passed $18000 (£13500) — 23 times its value a year ago — even the most sceptical investors have become curious about the cr.

The Bitcoin Bubble | Bruegel

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Dec 4, 2017 – The Bitcoin Bubble. The price of bitcoin has just passed $11,000. A year ago it was worth less than $800. Economists and commentators are thus …. Please provide a full reference, clearly stating Bruegel and the relevant author as the source, and include a prominent hyperlink to the original post.

An Intro to Cryptocurrency and Litecoin …

https://medium.com/…litecoin…/1-an-intro-to-cryptocurrency-and-litecoin-20502e34…

Aug 30, 2017 – An introduction article for new consumers looking to get into Litecoin.

Adding Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Is Main Goal of 2018 for Gemini …

https://news.bitcoin.com › Market Updates › Markets and Prices

4 days ago – Bitcoin cash and litecoin futures might be coming to Cboe as soon as this year. The Gemini exchange, which supplies the data feed for the trading venues’ recently launched bitcoin futures, has as its top priority for 2018 adding support for trading new currencies, starting with two of the top five coins by …

Coinbase is investigating claims of insider trading from its Bitcoin …

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/19/coinbase-inside-information-bitcoin-cash-launch/

Dec 19, 2017 – It’s a messy end to what should have been an important moment for Coinbase, which this month hit the top spot in the U.S. App Store thanks to a bitcoin frenzy that has seen the cryptocurrency hit record highs of close to $20,000 in recent weeks. Instead, the BCH has launched has ended in frustration for …

Dark Web Users Ditch Bitcoin for Litecoin Due to Costly, Slow … – CCN

https://www.ccn.com/dark-web-users-favoring-litecoin-due-to-bitcoins-costly-slow-transactions/

Feb 9, 2018 – Slow transaction times and high fees are causing dark web users to favor Litecoin and, to a lesser extent, Dash, over bitcoin.

Litecoin: More Than Just The Silver To Bitcoin’s Gold | Seeking Alpha

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4135641-litecoin-just-silver-bitcoins-gold

Jan 5, 2018 – Litecoin is one of the most prominent alt coins available in today’s market place but was not the first. When it was founded by Charlie Lee on October 7, 2011, several other alt coins (many of which no longer exist) were around and competing with Bitcoin. So what has allowed Litecoin to stick around and …

A Cryptocurrency Founder Sold All His Coins After 7,500% Rally …….

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-20/after-7-500-rally-cryptocurrency-founder-sells-all-his-coins

Dec 20, 2017 – Charlie Lee, creator of the world’s fifth-biggest cryptocurrency, cashed in during a 75-fold rally this year. The San Francisco-based software engineer whose litecoin was founded in 2011 “sold and donated” all of his holdings over the past few days, he said in a Reddit post. The disposal was aimed at …

 

XRP’s value rises amid rumors that Western Union may adopt the …

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/xrp-value-increases-western-union-rumors/

Jan 6, 2018 – ripple joins moneygram how to buy bitcoin litecoin dogecoin. The cryptocurrency XRP saw a surge in its price following rumors that Western Union is considering using the blockchain as the basis for its money transfers, Business Insider reports. Following the news, XRP saw its value rise by 20 percent.

Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin: Coinbase Enables ‘Instant’ Purchases for US …  https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-ether-litecoin-coinbase-enables-instant-purchases-for-us-buyers/

Oct 13, 2017 – … CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.