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  • Bitcoin prices are back up 30 percent over the last week February 20, 2018
    Bitcoin prices are back up to more than $11,600 today after South Korea's finance regulator said the country would support “normal” cryptocurrency trading. That's the highest it's been since the country's regulators said they would ban cryptocurrency traders from using anonymous bank accounts last ...
  • Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February February 20, 2018
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges.
  • Square is in a 'live-with-it, die-with-it relationship' with Bitcoin, says analyst February 20, 2018
    BTIG analyst Mark Palmer reiterated his sell rating on Square Inc. SQ, +0.88% shares Tuesday, writing that share price fluctuations in recent months have been similar to Bitcoin BTCUSD, +5.36% price fluctuations, though that's not the main reason for his caution. "While that connection seems to have ...
  • Hedge-fund honcho Singer says bitcoin is 'one of the most brilliant scams in history' February 20, 2018
    1 cryptocurrency, bitcoin BTCUSD, +4.98% is making a comeback after a dreadful start to 2018. After losing more than half its value, bitcoin has traded back above $11,000 for the first time since Jan. 28, despite the continuing attacks from industry skeptics. The latest being Goldman Sachs, that said there ...
  • Steven Seagal's Bitcoin Knock-off Sounds Sketchy as Hell February 20, 2018
    90s action star Steven Seagal is, apparently, working on the second generation of Bitcoin, dubbed, hilariously, Bitcoiin 2nd Generation. Seagal's official twitter account said as much, and there was an accompanying press release, claiming that the system would be based on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • SegWit Gets Its Big Debut As Latest Bitcoin Core Version 'Introduces Full Support' February 20, 2018
    The new major Bitcoin Core client version, released for public editing Feb. 15, includes full Segregated Witness ('SegWit') support for the first time, among a host of other upgrades. The description of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 on Github promises “new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements” ...
  • How long can cryptocurrencies like bitcoin shine? February 20, 2018
    “When my startup first moved to San Francisco, we lived in a dingy two-bedroom apartment with six people and we called it the 'bitcoin basement,'” Gardner, 26, told ABC News during a tour of the three-bedroom house he now shares with other diehard cryptocurrency believers. “When we found a new ...
  • A New Cryptocurrency Just Came Out That's as Bold as Bitcoin (but Probably Not a Good Investment) February 20, 2018
    Bitcoin was launched in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 as an alternative to the existing monetary system controlled by governments and corporate banks. Now, a decade later, Bitcoin is big news and a government is launching a cryptocurrency of its own as an alternative to its own existing ...
  • It's not too late to invest everything in Steven Seagal's new Bitcoin February 20, 2018
    The innovative, 21st-century populism and all-around 2nd Generation-ness of Bitcoiin begins with that additional “I”: After all, there is no “I” in “Bitcoin,” except for those two Is. But there are three “I”s in “Bitcoiin,” because, as the press release reminds, it is “Zen Master Steven Seagal” who has become its ...
  • Cyber attackers are cashing in on cryptocurrency mining - but here's why they're avoiding bitcoin February 20, 2018
    "Without ASICs, it is almost pointless for an ordinary computer to mine for Bitcoin," Maya Horowitz, threat intelligence group manager at Check Point told ZDNet. Therefore, the problem for attackers is they don't know what makes up the hardware of computers they manage to infect with bitcoin mining ...
  • Bitcoin Price Steady as Bank of England Exec Calls Cryptocurrency a Failure February 20, 2018
    Bitcoin's price held steady in the last 24 hours even as the Bank of England's governor Mark Carney declared the cryptocurrency a failure. According to Carney, bitcoin had “pretty much failed” as far as “the traditional aspects of money” were concerned. “It is not a store of value because it is all over the ...
  • A Cryptocurrency Pioneer Just Issued a Huge Word of Caution for Investors February 20, 2018
    The wild swings in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies lately should reinforce the idea that they are not sound long-term investments—and that investors should only buy as much as they can afford to lose. If this sounds overly cautious, consider the recent insights of someone who you might ...
  • Bitcoin hits 3-week high, trading above $11000 February 20, 2018
    Cryptocurrency prices were mixed Tuesday, with the No. 1 digital currency in the green, reaching its highest level since Jan. 28. The torrid start to the year for crypto investors is slowly abating, with bitcoin BTCUSD, +5.45% rising to an intraday high of $11,645.12, according to news and research site ...
  • Bank of England Governor Claims Bitcoin Has 'Failed' As A Currency February 20, 2018
    Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney declared that Bitcoin cannot be considered a legitimate currency by “traditional” definitions, The Telegraph reported Monday, Feb. 19. At an event at London's Regent's University, Carney claimed that Bitcoin failed to meet two major requirements of a ...
  • You could win $11000 in Bitcoin by beating this puzzle February 20, 2018
    For some people, just buying and exchanging bitcoins alone is a puzzle. It's hard enough for many to get around the fact that an anonymous creator used digital technology to create money that we can't see or touch. Now that the value of a single Bitcoin is up by over $10,000 since this time last […]
  • Bitcoin price breaks key resistance level at $11500 in spite of “failure” remarks by Bank of England ... February 20, 2018
    Bitcoin price continues in an uptrend the second day in a row after breaking past the $11,000 mark. BTC/USD is trading at $11,570, and the charts are showing 8.06% increase in price in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin has been on an upward trend and the past few days have experienced the currency testing ...
  • Bitcoin's February Rally Continues as South Korean Regulatory Concerns Ease February 20, 2018
    Bitcoin was back to its old ways this week. The No. 1 digital currency ... Around 8:20 a.m. EST, bitcoin traded at $11,575.60, up 5.24% for the day, according to Coinmarketcap. After breaking ... Bitcoin's market cap is edging closer to $200 billion, hovering around $195 billion on Tuesday. Bitcoin's market ...
  • Coinbase Customers' Bank Account Issue - Bitcoin / Crypto Risks February 20, 2018
    It was recently reported that Coinbase has been over charging users, essentially draining funds from linked bank accounts. For those who thought only the money deposited into an exchange's accounts were at risk, they were rudely awakened. Update 02/20/2018: Visa has subsequently said it may not ...
  • Millbrae Dental Care Now Accepting Bitcoin for All Dental Services February 20, 2018
    20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients of Millbrae Dental Care (http://www.millbraedental.com/) can now pay for their dental services with Bitcoin; as far as Dr. Sherry Tsai and her team are concerned, the leading digital cryptocurrency is fully equivalent to cash. The clinic even makes discounts available for ...
  • Nasdaq Says It Will Delist Long Blockchain, the Iced-Tea-Turned-Bitcoin Company February 20, 2018
    The Nasdaq stock exchange has notified New Jersey-based Long Blockchain, Inc. that it would delist the stock because the company's market capitalization was too low. Long Blockchain was formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea, but changed its name last December and announced it would diversify ...

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