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Bitcoin Future Trading Takes Off

Bitcoin Future Trading

Bitcoin future trading has launched in America with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe: XBT) offering investors the chance to bet or hedge on the upcoming price of Bitcoin across January, February and March. For those unable to invest directly in Bitcoin, it provides a way to trade on the …

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What is a Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency - The Digital Coin

The Basics of Cryptocurrency Once the stuff of dreams, cryptocurrencies have become some of the world’s highest yielding investments. Even music CDs now come with cryptocurrency add-ons and bonuses. But few people understand what they are, where they come from, and what they mean for companies, governments and society as …

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Bitcoin sets new record smashing through the $12,000 mark

Bitcoin Smashed $12k

The price of Bitcoin has been on an impressive upward rise over the last few months making historic gains, and it has just broken another record – The leading cryptocurrency on the market smashed through the $12,000 barrier in December. At 11:33 AM Hong Kong time, Bitcoin was trading for …

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What is a Bitcoin Mining Pool and why join one?

Bitcoin Mining Pool

If you are thinking of entering the world of Bitcoin mining or recently have, you may have come across a Bitcoin Mining Pool. However, it may not be overly clear what they are and why they might be a good idea to join, which is where this article will help. Bitcoin …

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Bitcoin to consolidate at $8,000 according to Goldman Sachs

Bitcoin continued its upward trend earlier this month to reach record highs, breaking the $7,000 barrier. As unexpected as this may be, banking giant Goldman Sachs has recently issued its prediction, stating that the cryptocurrency is set to consolidate at around $8,000. Vice president of Goldman Sachs’ FICC market strategies …

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Why is Jamie Dimon obsessed with BitCoin?

JPMorgan Chase Logo

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, doesn’t like Bitcoin and he doesn’t care who knows it. That makes it ironic that, of all the big players in finance, Dimon has probably done the most to keep Bitcoin in the headlines and stoke excitement in the currency among the investment …

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China and Asia remain the bright spot for Bitcoin

While the Chinese government might be cracking down on Bitcoin, the rest of Asia has responded to this interference, spotting a major opportunity to lead with the region’s next generation of banking instruments. Chinese rules may change to fit current leadership whims, but they cannot ignore the large quantities of …

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Blockchain set to be adopted across eSports platforms

The eSports project, Eloplay, has recently announced that it has begun integrating blockchain-based solutions into its platform’s operation. This could signal the growth of blockchain acceptance right across the growing eSports industry. What is eSports? eSports is a booming industry. It’s a form of competitive online gaming and has actually …

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What is the main difference between Bitcoin and Litecoin?

There are many different cryptocurrencies available today, from Bitcoin and Ethereum to Blockchain. However, one of the most popular is Litecoin, with many people mining this cryptocurrency after its 2011 launch. Indeed, many see it as the ‘silver’ to Bitcoin’s ‘gold’ and it has experienced a mining cap similar to …

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China bans ICOs

Less than a year after warning Bitcoin exchanges, the central bank in China has once more dented confidence in the crypto markets by taking the decision to ban ICOs, causing cryptocurrency values to plunge. ICOs banned The People’s Bank of China has this week issued a statement branding sales of …

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