Bitcoin Records 7% Increase as Cryptocurrency Market Rebounds From Yesterday’s Losses

After dipping below $6,500, the price of bitcoin has increased 7 percent to $7,100, as the rest of the cryptocurrency market recovered over the past 24 hours. Since March 30, the valuation of the cryptocurrency market rose from $250 billion to $268 billion, by around 8 percent. Correlated Movements On March 29, Cornell professor Emin

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Bitcoin Futures the Beginning of a New Derivatives Class: Wedbush Securities Director

Less than three months have passed since the first Bitcoin futures contracts exchanges hands on a regulated US exchange, but one industry veteran says that his clients are already clamoring for more cryptocurrency derivatives. Bitcoin Futures the Beginning of a New Derivatives Class: Wedbush Securities Director Bob Fitzsimmons, who spent decades in the trading pits

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Slump Begone: What’s Next For Cryptocurrencies? Tokens & Purpose

I know most of you are worried about price and the recent slump in the overall market valuation. Personally speaking, that does not concern me one bit as I believe this price and volume downfall is just temporary. As I mentioned before the market is no-where near maturity as the basis technology – distributed ledgers

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Opinion: Bitcoin’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Child Porn, It’s GDPR

This week, a barrage of articles came out proclaiming bitcoin’s demise. They had titles like “Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain“, “Bitcoin’s (BTC) Story May Have Come To An End” and even “Child Abuse Content on Bitcoin Blockchain: Can Node Operators Be Prosecuted?“. The basic premise of these articles is

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Nigeria’s Central Bank Warns Against Cryptocurrency Investments, Again

Nigeria as a nation is popular for its peculiarity on how to interpret events, developments and innovations, especially when it has to do with technological disruptions. Often times, this popularity happens for the very wrong reasons, but in the long run, the dust usually settles and ideas take off with the correct solutions that they

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Bank of England to Test Blockchain Tech in Domestic Payments System

The Bank of England is beginning its Proof of Concept (PoC) to examine its potential in RTGS functionality with decentralized blockchain technology. Providing a resilient, strong, innovative system for the UK in mind, the PoC serves as a response to changes within the fintech industry. The Bank looks to protect financial stability along with embracing

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An Inside Look At China’s Government Controlled Cryptocurrency Project

China, a country that has exerted more control over cryptocurrency than most, continues to move forward in its efforts to introduce a government-controlled cryptocurrency. A group of Shanghai reporters recently got a chance to learn about this secretive project during the Global Blockchain Summit Forum, sina.com.cn reported. The visit shed light on the extent of

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Criminal Bitcoin Trader Found Guilty of Money Laundering in Arizona

Though many convicted criminals serve time and receive help reforming, for one Bitcoin trader, his record continues to grow from felony marijuana charges to money laundering. First reported by CCN earlier as an “unlicensed money transmitting business,” it appears as though Thomas Mario Costanzo, who often goes by ‘Morpheus Titania,’ hasn’t yet learned his lesson

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Not Everyone’s a Fan of the CFTC Chairman aka ‘Cryptodad’

As commodities regulators go, few have managed to attain the cult following that US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has assembled in recent weeks. However, the markets supervisor — nicknamed “cryptodad” by cryptocurrency enthusiasts — is finding that this newfound fame does not come without its drawbacks. As CCN reported, Giancarlo

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