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The leading bitcoin brokerage is under fire for possible insider trading

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On Tuesday, Dec. 19, the value of bitcoin cash, a spinoff cryptocurrency from the original bitcoin, suddenly surged to a record-high of $3,704 per coin. That evening, Coinbase, the No. 1 mainstream brokerage for buying bitcoin, announced it was adding bitcoin cash to its platform. The announcement means that Coinbase users, as well as users […]

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What is bitcoin, what is blockchain?

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The final months of 2017 brought all-out bitcoin mania. The value of the digital asset soared near $20,000, then settled back down below $15,000, and is up nearly 1,500% this year; Coinbase, the bitcoin brokerage, surpassed 13 million users and briefly became the No. 1 smartphone app on the iOS App Store; and mainstream financial […]

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What is Ethereum, what is ether?

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The value of ether rose 8,978% in 2017. That was the biggest rise of any cryptocurrency in 2017 except for ripple. And much of ether’s overall rise came at the very end of the year (65% in December alone), suggesting that ether and Ethereum, the network it runs on, are super-hot right now. You might […]

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The biggest misconceptions about bitcoin

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The price of bitcoin rose 1,221% in 2017. Everyone was talking about the cryptocurrency in December, and will continue to talk about it into 2018, even though the frenzy and general conversation has expanded to cryptocurrencies like litecoin, ether, ripple and beyond. But as the general public takes a much larger interest in bitcoin, a […]

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The biggest misconceptions about bitcoin

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The price of bitcoin rose 1,221% in 2017. Everyone was talking about the cryptocurrency in December, and will continue to talk about it into 2018, even though the frenzy and general conversation has expanded to cryptocurrencies like litecoin, ether, ripple and beyond. But as the general public takes a much larger interest in bitcoin, a number of popular misconceptions […]

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What is Ethereum, what is ether?

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The value of ether rose 8,978% in 2017. That was the biggest rise of any cryptocurrency in 2017 except for ripple. And much of ether’s overall rise came at the very end of the year (65% in December alone), suggesting that ether and Ethereum, the network it runs on, are super-hot right now. You might ask: why? What is […]

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Be aware: An ICO is not like an IPO

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Nearly $4 billion in funding has now been raised through initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to a handy ICO tracker at CoinDesk. In news articles, you might have seen ICOs described in terms of traditional IPOs. Many define an ICO as a “digital IPO” or, as Bloomberg wrote in October, “like an ICO but with […]

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