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MarketWatch • Anora Mahmudova
​Don't hold your breath for blockchain-based Commonwealth services
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Is Bitcoin A Bubble?
Forbes • Bryan Rich, Contributor
Rally continues... Bitcoin tops $2,500
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Initial coin offerings risk damaging your financial health
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Who's Behind The Spike In Bitcoin?
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Effective Strategies for Blockchain
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Is The PBOC Stopping The Music On Bitcoin?
ForbesBryan Rich, Contributor
Why You Should Open A Roth IRA Today The past few days we've looked at the run up in bitcoin. Remember, I said: "If you own it, be careful. The last time the price of bitcoin ran wild, was 2013. It took...
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Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet
TechCrunchJon Evans
Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled....
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Market Extra: Want to invest in bitcoin? Investors need to be willing to lose it all, adviser says
MarketWatchAnora Mahmudova
Getty Bitcoin is all the rage lately. But it is suitable for average investors? A cursory glance of the wild swings in the so-called cryptocurrency suggests that the asset likely would take an ironclad constitution to stomach its massive price swings. That...
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Bitcoin, Technology Industry
​Don't hold your breath for blockchain-based Commonwealth services
Smart Planet
AUSTRAC has said Australia is still 'ways away' from a time when big-business and government really grapples with the application of blockchain-based technology.
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Is Bitcoin A Bubble?
ForbesBryan Rich, Contributor
Why You Should Open A Roth IRA Today We talked yesterday about run up in bitcoin. The price of bitcoin jumped another 14% today before falling back. As I said yesterday, it looks like Chinese money is finding it's way out of...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Rally continues... Bitcoin tops $2,500
Seeking AlphaYoel Minkoff
Bitcoin has blown past the $2,500 barrier, marking a more than $500 gain since Saturday, when the cryptocurrency first topped $2,000. It comes after fifty-six companies around the world and 83% of Bitcoin miners supported the "Bitcoin Scaling Agreement," according to the...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Initial coin offerings risk damaging your financial health
Financial Times
As the total value of bitcoins soars to $91bn, the hype surrounding ICOs is going into overdrive
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Who's Behind The Spike In Bitcoin?
ForbesBryan Rich, Contributor
Still Trading Over The Holidays? Here Are The Stocks That Rally Between Christmas And New Year's The Nasdaq continues to defy gravity, sniffing back toward new record highs today. It took two days to shed 3%. And four business days to get...
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Mobile banking could ruin retail, or save it
MarketplaceAmerican Public Media
Venmo. Bitcoin. If there's one company that's become synonymous with digital money, it's PayPal. On this episode of the Corner Office, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Dan Schulman, the who became CEO of PayPal in 2014. They talked about the future...
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Effective Strategies for Blockchain
The Wall Street JournalDeloitteeditor
Nuts-and-bolts decisions about distributed ledger technology require careful planning. Many blockchain discussions in boardrooms and newsrooms focus on the significant opportunities this technology presents in such applications as smart contracts, digital transactions, and identity management. These opportunities are very real, but organizations...
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