Bitcoin

Ten Experts Debate Bitcoin’s Recent Declines and the Future of Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s price was above 8,000 at the end of July. Now, in the middle of August, the cryptocurrency is down to around 6,500. What you’re seeing now is a bit of panic selling Brian Kelly said on CNBC’s Power Lunch on Tuesday. To me, it’s one of the better entry points that we’ve had in […]

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Square’s Cash App Expands Bitcoin Trading to All 50 States

Mobile payment company Square’s Cash App has recently rolled out Bitcoin (BTC) trading in all 50 states, the firm confirmed in a Tweet August 13. According to the companys announcement, Cash App users are now able to conduct Bitcoin buy and sell transactions in all the U.S. states.

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On Bitcoin, Altcoins, Bubbles and a (Possible) Burst

To quote the bard, in a manner of speaking: Bubble, bubble, boil … then trouble. Before the Macbeth purists rankle, we’re talking about cryptocurrencies – where drama is underway, so a bit of poetic license is alright.

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Infographic: The Stats and Story Behind Bitcoin ATMs

Bitcoin ATMs seem to be becoming more and more popular around the world. CoinIQ has created this great infographic to have a quick look at some key Bitcoin ATM statistics.

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Starbucks Brushes Off Idea of Bitcoin Payments

Recent news that Starbucks has partnered with Microsoft, the International Exchange, and a few other companies to launch a cryptocurrency venture called Bakkt has fueled reports that Starbucks is getting ready to start accepting Bitcoin in its stores. Speaking to Motherboard, however, the company has stated that this is not true.

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Bitcoin Speculators Dominate Cryptocurrency Use Now, but Criminals Haven’t Backed Away

Infantes findings contradict the popular perception that bitcoin is mostly being used by criminals such as the notorious Dread Pirate Roberts, but also show that the underground market is one of the biggest groups of people using bitcoin for its actual features rather than its price gyrations.

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Intuit Scores Patent for Processing Bitcoin Payments With Text Messages

California-based business and financial software company Intuit has been awarded a patent for processing bitcoin payments via text message. The patent, publishedby the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday, details how a system of virtual accounts could enable two users to transfer funds using mobile phones.

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World’s Biggest Stock Exchange Operator Is Launching a Bitcoin Market

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has announced that will list a physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts and form a new company whose mission is to make bitcoin a mainstream financial asset.

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Gallup Poll: 75% of US Investors Think Bitcoin Is ‘Very Risky’

Three-quarters of U.S. investors with more than $10,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds think bitcoin is a very risky investment, a new survey revealed Monday. A poll conducted by Gallup and Wells Fargoasked U.S.

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Should Banks Let People Buy Bitcoin With Credit Cards?

The fintech startup Abra’s decision to let customers use credit cards to buy cryptocurrency – a move at odds with recent actions by Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Capital One and Discover – is again raising the question of whether the practice is too risky for financial institutions to allow.

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Few European Consumers Interested in Bitcoin – ING

Despite all the hype around bitcoin, only 16 of Europeans express any interest in diving into the cryptocurrency, according to a survey of 15,000 consumers conducted by ING. Those that do buy into the trend are more likely to be younger (aged 25-44), male and from a country with a lower per-capital income such as […]

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Bitcoin Could ‘Bring the Internet to a Halt,’ Banking Group Warns

Don’t bet on bitcoin ever replacing the dollar or other traditional currencies as everyday money. That’s one of the messages from a new report by an organization that represents dozens of the world’s central banks.

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