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Two of the most significant bubbles in recent history include the dotcom bubble of the 1990s and the housing bubble of the early 2000s. In some ways, these periods shared characteristics inherent to all bubbles: investor confidence proved to be too high for the underlying market to ultimately support it.
bitcoin is "pyramid scheme" and "makes no sense", according to Dick Kovacevich, as the cryptocurrency tumbled to a six-week low, falling below $12,000 for the first time since December 5, as reported by CoinDesk. Bitcoin and ethereum price plummeted after South Korea announced curbs on speculation ...

bitcoin price dropped by more than 50 per cent from its $20,000 highest but the cryptocurrency will survive the fall, said Spencer Bogart of Blockchain capital. Speaking to CNBC, the crypto expert said bitcoin's pullback is "relatively mild" overall. He said: "These prices go up and they go down as well and ...
The French minister of the economy, Bruno Le Maire, has announced the creation of a working group to develop cryptocurrency regulations. In a speech Monday, Le Maire said that the working group will be responsible for proposing guidelines and drafting a framework on cryptocurrency regulations with ...
The decision isn't coming out of the blue. While Cuban warned that bitcoin was in a bubble back in June, he also invested in it (not to mention a blockchain fund and Unikrn's digital tokens) before 2017 was over. He sees enough of a future in cryptocurrency that it only makes sense for his team to support it.
Most major digital currencies suffered massive drops over the last 24 hours, but one token actually appeared to have posted gains. It's called tether, and the digital asset aims to link the cryptocurrency environment to the fiat world by tying each token to government-backed currency. One tether token is ...

Last week, South Korean Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said his ministry was preparing a bill that, if passed, could ban trading via cryptocurrency exchanges. His comments roiled the market and subsequently the justice ministry and other sections of South Korea's government have softened their stance.
bitcoin fell below $10,000 for the first time since November, as a sell-off in cryptocurrencies continued for a second day Wednesday. The world's largest cryptocurrency was trading at $9,958.31 at about 6:50 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, and was down almost 12 percent in the last 24 hours, according to ...
"This late 2017 campaign is a continuation of North Korea's interest in cryptocurrency, which we now know encompasses a broad range of activities including mining, ransomware, and outright theft," Recorded Future researchers Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade and Priscilla Moriuchi wrote. The report didn't ...
South Korea's government has been signalling that it plans to crack down on cryptocurrency trading. Exactly how it will do this remains vague. But just the threat of action has been enough to drive a sell-off across the market globally. bitcoin, for example, has lost nearly a quarter of its value in the past week.
At the same time, the country is home to a booming blockchain industry. Moreover, the president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, wants to create a new international "cryptocurrency" known as G-Global. It's an interesting development to keep an eye on, although the usefulness of such a currency will ...
If you're starting a pop group in Japan, where giant rosters and virtual superstars are par for the course, how do you stand out? By tying yourself to something trendy -- and in 2018, that means cryptocurrency. Meet Kasotsuka Shojo (Virtual currency Girls), a J-pop group where each of the eight girls ...
With less than 4.2 million tokens left to be mined, the hit cryptocurrency is only 20 percent away from reaching its hardwired 21 million token limit. There are currently just over 16.8 million tokens in circulation and bitcoin opened on the markets at £9,887.28 ($13,619.03) today, according to CoinDesk.
But plans to ban virtual coin exchanges have not yet been finalised, it has been revealed. government agencies were still in talks to decide how to regulate the market, raising hopes that ban fears may have been overblown. 'The plan to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, recently mentioned by the nation's ...
Singapore central bank head hopes cryptocurrency tech will survive 'crash'. "I do hope when the fever has gone away, when the crash has happened, it will not undermine the much deeper, and more meaningful technology associated with digital currencies and blockchain," said the head of Singapore's ...
Bank Indonesia has warned that cryptocurrencies may not be used for payments in the country. The central bank published a press release on Saturday, stating that cryptocurrencies are not a "legitimate instrument of payment" in the country, as they do not comply with the 2011 currency act and are not ...
Beijing plans to block domestic access to Chinese and offshore cryptocurrency platforms that allow centralized trading, Bloomberg said, citing unnamed sources. Chinese authorities will also target people and companies that provide market-making, settlement and clearing services for centralized trading.

South Korea will make a decision on a proposed ban on cryptocurrency exchanges after "sufficient consultation and coordination of opinions," the country's government said Monday. Last week, South Korean Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said the government was preparing a bill to ban trading via ...
Once you've bought bitcoins (BTC) or other cryptocurrencies via an exchange (like Bitstamp), if you plan to spend your cryptocurrency right away, you can do so directly from the exchange. If you prefer to hang on to your digital assets, you'll need a secure wallet to which you can transfer your virtual coins.
cryptocurrency exchanges have become big business for Japan's economy over the past six months, with the introduction of a licensing scheme that has attracted considerable interest. pundits are also keenly aware of the benefits bitcoin potentially holds for consumer culture. Last month, analysts from ...
The cryptocurrency craze is helping many people rake in money, but it is also putting pressure on the electrical infrastructure of a small county in Washington state. "Our infrastructure is actually being put to the test. We're full," Ron Cridlebaugh, the Port of Douglas County economic development manager, ...
Omer Mohammed - one of the administrators of the meetup group - told WikiTribune that the growing interest in cryptocurrencies has resulted in some individuals or groups mining Ethereum, another popular cryptocurrency. He also added that bitcoin's popularity is because money transfer to and from ...
After a South Korean Justice Minister said on Thursday that the country is preparing a bill to ban bitcoin trading, every major cryptocurrency plummeted. "There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and the justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through ...
Will it make any sense for people to exchange paper currency in the future? I don't think so. Paper notes and coins will be valued only by collectors and numismatists. Already, a remarkable $9 trillion a year is transacted with mobile payments in China (the United States is about $1 trillion). Currently, cash ...
Giordano has already closed several cryptocurrency home sales. He now asks every one of his seller clients of a high-end home if he or she would be willing to accept any currency. The strategy is simple: The more options for the buyer, the more potential buyers, especially on the high end, where buyers ...
If you prefer your J-pop bands to be a little bit more blockchain-y, we've got some great news! A new J-pop girl group from Japan is capitalizing on the recent hype surrounding bitcoin and singing about cryptocurrencies, as spotted by quartz. The group's name is Kasotsuka Shojo, which translates as Virtual ...
cryptocurrency markets are on the up today, Jan. 12, with almost all of the top 20 coins on CoinmarketCap in the green, and the highest gain reaching almost 37 percent at press time. The market had been in the red as recently as Jan. 11, with almost $100 bln in losses in total market capitalization over a ...
Interest in cryptocurrency has grown of late due to the surge in pricing for bitcoin (BTC) and to a lesser extent, Ethereum (ETH). However, cryptocurrency has always been a common factor for some cyberattackers which utilize ransomware to force their victims to pay a "ransom" to gain access to ...
CoinMarketCap, arguably the most prominent global index of cryptocurrency prices, triggered a wave of anxiety and anger this morning when it removed a group of Korean cryptocurency exchanges from its price calculations. Though the change was apparently made at midnight Sunday U.S. EST, ...
Tron: Surging cryptocurrency Gets Potentially Big Endorsement from China ... Tron, a blockchain-based ecosystem for digital content, might be the latest new kid on the cryptocurrency block -- but with the help of the Chinese government, this latest crypto venture has a shot at giving bitcoin a run for its ...
Ethereum co-creator Steven Nerayoff says increased projects built on the cryptocurrency could trigger a "flippening" in 2018, in which ethereum overtakes bitcoin. "What you're seeing with ethereum is exponential increase in the number of projects -- there are billions of dollars being poured into the ...
The fact that Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, the largest cryptocurrency exchange at the time, lost $450 million worth of customers' bitcoin and descended into bankruptcy only served to fuel the negative sentiment. Fortunately, there has not been a high-profile exchange failure since the 2014 Mt. Gox debacle.
Russia has, in particular, floated some interesting ideas around why it would want to introduce some form of government-led cryptocurrency. Details are scant, and it's not clear if the "cryptoruble" would be a true cryptocurrency using decentralized ledger technology or if it could be mined. What is clear ...
Every major cryptocurrency has seen broad losses over the last 24 hours, some declining by more than 30% from highs, before signs of a slight recovery late Monday morning. The pummeling came after news that China may apply regulatory pressure to force cryptocurrency operations there to close.
Sure, fine, maybe it's a bubble. OK it's definitely a bubble, but that's a good thing, a bubble brings attention and investment in infrastructure, which breeds real innovation. Right? Look at the dot-com boom. A lot of people lost a whole lot of paper money, but it brought us a cheap worldwide fiber backbone ...
The cryptocurrency's recent record of nearly $20,000 has been attributed to surging demand in China, where authorities warn it is used to channel money out of the country. In March 2017 the price exceeded the value of an ounce of gold for the first time - then about £940. As of 11am on January 1, 2018, ...
bitcoin's value grew by more than 1,000% in 2017, but that wasn't enough to even place it among the 10 best-performing cryptoassets of the year. In a breakout year for cryptocurrency trading, the biggest winners were Ripple, which is touted as a new kind of payment system for banks, along with less ...
An anonymised record of every bitcoin transaction is stored on a huge public ledger known as a blockchain. However, transactions made with the cryptocurrency are irreversible, which makes investors in bitcoin attractive targets for cybercriminals. This article is being regularly updated to reflect bitcoin's ...
BitMEX, a Seychelles Islands-based cryptocurrency trading platform, has sold all of the bitcoin Cash (BCH) cryptocurrency granted to its customers during the Bitcoin clone's creation in August, and says it will credit those users with an equivalent value of Bitcoin (BTC). BitMEX didn't disclose the volume of ...
CLOAK is one of the few strongly privacy driven cryptocurrencies out there. And privacy is the last human right we have forgotten to fight for. CLOAK is also incredible, because it rewards every single coin holder that wishes to participate in maintaining the CLOAK transaction system called ENIGMA ...
bitcoin is the oldest cryptocurrency and the largest by market cap, Ethereum is the second largest, and there are numerous newer and smaller cryptocurrencies. NVIDIA's CFO has shared two metrics relating to the company's crypto business: revenue generated from sales of application-specific graphic ...
In a year of soaring cryptocurrency prices and countless initial coin offerings, it's perhaps unsurprising that, over the course of 2017, regulators worldwide stepped in to define how they would oversee what had been to date a legally murky environment. From China's crackdown on exchanges to the SEC's ...
Ripple continued to climb over the weekend, peaking at over $100bn, and now surpasses Ethereum ($72bn) as the second most valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin ($237bn). Friday's sharp run-up puts the currency on track to have risen in value by more than 35,000% over the course of 2017. It began ...
I don't know what to wear on Crunch Report (It's a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I'll wear it in an episode. I'm not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be there. No offensive stuff, it's ...
Prominent cryptocurrency specialist Pavel Lerner was seized by masked men near his office in Kyiv this week, according to Russian and Ukrainian media. The men forced Lerner into a Mercedes Benz van and drove away around lunchtime Tuesday, reported the Ukrainian Strana.ua website, citing a female ...
According to a Reuters report Wednesday night, South Korean government officials want to make it harder to speculate in cryptocurrencies. The country may soon impose new regulations on virtual coin trades and exchanges, including a ban on anonymous cryptocurrency accounts and the option to close ...
Digital cryptocurrencies had a wild ride in 2017. The massive run-up in bitcoin's price generated a mania that spilled over into lesser-known virtual currencies, sparking a larger debate over whether these alternative payment systems are at all valuable to society. I've argued that bitcoin itself isn't, but some ...
Venezuela's cryptocurrency will launch within days and be backed by 5.3 billion barrels of oil worth $267 billion, in a bid to offset a deep financial crisis, the socialist government said on Thursday. President Nicolas Maduro surprised many earlier this month when he announced the "petro" cryptocurrency, ...
However, in staying true to its persistent weirdness, 2017's December made cryptocurrency one of the trendiest, most distraction-worthy subjects of the year. While a single bitcoin reached nearly $20,000 in value, many other cryptocurrencies saw similarly optimistic gains, and the news cycle turned towards ...
Ripple surged more than 30 percent Friday to an all-time high, briefly surpassing ethereum as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Officially called XRP, ripple climbed nearly 33 percent to a record high of $1.90 and traded near $1.81 Friday morning, according to CoinMarketCap.


 

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