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Scientific American • Christopher Intagliata
Warning Signs About Another Giant Bitcoin Exchange
The New York Times • Nathaniel Popper
Finance chiefs say bitcoin is 'real' but many think it's in a bubble right now
CNBC • Arjun Kharpal
More than $30 million worth of cryptocurrency was just stolen, company says
CNBC • Saheli Roy Choudhury
Should Your Small Business Start Accepting Cryptocurrency? What You Need to Know Before You Begin
Inc. • Sean Stein Smith
The Blockchain Might Scare the Gig Economy to Death
Bloomberg • Matthew S. Levine
The Daily Prophet: Stocks Get a Much-Needed Break From Congress
Bloomberg • Robert Burgess
Bitcoin hits new record high, breaking $8,000 for the first time
CNBC
How To Be A Bitcoin Bear (And Win): The Disruptive Paradigm Part I
Seeking Alpha • Lynn Sebastian Purcell
Bitcoin Has an Unusual Relationship With Volatility
Bloomberg • Aaron Brown
 
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How Fit Is Bitcoin?
Scientific AmericanChristopher Intagliata
A new analysis treats bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as species in an evolutionary model—and finds bitcoin has no selective advantage. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Warning Signs About Another Giant Bitcoin Exchange
The New York TimesNathaniel Popper
SAN FRANCISCO — As the price of Bitcoin has soared, the virtual currency has edged toward the mainstream. Square, the fast-growing payments company run by the Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has begun selling Bitcoins to ordinary consumers, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
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Finance chiefs say bitcoin is 'real' but many think it's in a bubble right now
CNBCArjun Kharpal
Bitcoin is a "real" asset but it's currently in a bubble, according to a survey of global finance bosses, with many calling it a "fraud." Ninety-seven chief financial officers (CFOs) on 's Global CFO Council were asked their view on bitcoin. Out...
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More than $30 million worth of cryptocurrency was just stolen, company says
CNBCSaheli Roy Choudhury
Tether, a start-up that offers dollar-backed digital tokens, claimed Monday that its systems had been hacked, according to cryptocurrency news site CoinDesk. Tether reportedly claimed $30.95 million worth of its tokens had been stolen. According to a now deleted post on its...
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Bitcoin, Entrepreneurship
Should Your Small Business Start Accepting Cryptocurrency? What You Need to Know Before You Begin
Inc.Sean Stein Smith
It's impossible to open a newspaper, log into your favorite website, or scroll through your newsfeed without hearing about different businesses being influenced by blockchain. With the nearly daily updates on the price of Bitcoin, and discussions about alternative currencies, it can...
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The Blockchain Might Scare the Gig Economy to Death
BloombergMatthew S. Levine
This post originally appeared in Money Stuff. "Skedaddle, an 'Uber-for-buses' startup, is launching a blockchain project that aims to completely eliminate tipping," is the first sentence here, and then somehow "Users can rate any interaction with a service worker, which also functions...
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Bitcoin, U.S. Congress
The Daily Prophet: Stocks Get a Much-Needed Break From Congress
BloombergRobert Burgess
U.S. lawmakers are taking time off this week to focus on the Thanksgiving holiday rather than continue their debate on the best way to cut taxes. The cynics will probably say that’s the reason why equities rallied Monday. In fact, the S&P...
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Bitcoin hits new record high, breaking $8,000 for the first time
CNBC
Bitcoin hit a fresh all-time high Sunday above the $8,000 mark after a wild week for the cryptocurrency.
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How To Be A Bitcoin Bear (And Win): The Disruptive Paradigm Part I
Seeking AlphaLynn Sebastian Purcell
Summary Bitcoin fits the “disruptive paradigm” that David Einhorn suggests is behind the price increases in Amazon and Tesla. This article develops a data-driven strategy for trading “disruptive technologies” looking at Bitcoin. In particular, it shows how one might reasonably short Bitcoin...
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Bitcoin Has an Unusual Relationship With Volatility
BloombergAaron Brown
Cryptoassets are showing the signs of a bubble. Market capitalization is $222 billion, 16 times as much as a year ago, with no significant change in tangible economic value. The virtual currencies elicit investment excitement and breathless news coverage; sober analysis treating...
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