Bitcoin Futures Are Here, and They’re Already Making Waves.

Bitcoin Futures Are Here, and They’re Already Making Waves.

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Bitcoin made its long-awaited debut last night on futures exchange Cboe, and, as so often with this currency, things were dramatic. The January contract climbed $3000, twice triggering the exchange’s “circuit breakers”, mandatory trading breaks to let everyone take a breath when prices a ...
Bitcoin Mining Set To Burden The Environment; Fact Or Fiction?

Bitcoin Mining Set To Burden The Environment; Fact Or Fiction?

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As the concept of bitcoin has become more familiar within the public domain over recent times, unique insights have ensued, some of which have sparked conversations about the extensive amount of electricity that is demanded by cryptocurrencies. More specifically, this issue relates to ...
Goldman Sachs Plans to Support Bitcoin Futures

Goldman Sachs Plans to Support Bitcoin Futures

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Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s most prominent investment institutions, has announced plans to clear bitcoin futures for some of its high net worth clients, according to information from Bloomberg. This announcement is seen as an important step towards bringing cryptocurrency-based fin ...
CFTC Regulator Wants to “make sure bitcoin is not manipulated” With Futures

CFTC Regulator Wants to “make sure bitcoin is not manipulated” With Futures

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In a CNBC interview, Andrew Busch, the Chief Marketing Intelligence Officer for the United States’ Commodities Future Trading Commission, said that integrating bitcoin into traditional exchanges will come with its own unique challenges.  One of these challenges will be keeping potential ...
Over 100 Chinese Altcoins Under Investigation For Fraud

Over 100 Chinese Altcoins Under Investigation For Fraud

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One hundred and seven so-called "knock-off" altcoins are under investigation for financial crimes according to reports from Xinhua news, the official press agency of the Chinese Communist Party. Chinese authorities claim that these altcoins coins represent fraudulent Ponzi schemes desi ...
Financial Powerhouses Unhappy With New Bitcoin Futures Contracts

Financial Powerhouses Unhappy With New Bitcoin Futures Contracts

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It seemed as if the upcoming bitcoin futures contracts offered something for everyone. Bulls were happy at a move which seemed to grant the asset mainstream legitimacy while bears finally had a market where they could be bearish. However, one group is considerably less impressed, the fin ...
Russia to Legalize Buying Bitcoin, Though Mining Could be a Different Story

Russia to Legalize Buying Bitcoin, Though Mining Could be a Different Story

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Russia has confirmed that buying cryptocurrencies will be legal in the country. Russian authorities are working on legislation to cover all aspects of the crypto space, including ICOs, currency trading and mining. Vladimir Putin has instructed legislators to have everything ready by summ ...
CryptoKitties Clog Ethereum’s Network, Create Headaches for All Involved

CryptoKitties Clog Ethereum’s Network, Create Headaches for All Involved

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An army of digital furballs have laid siege to ethereum’s blockchain in the form of the game CryptoKitties.  The feline frenzy is the brainchild of Axion Zen, a Canadian creative venture firm. Built on ethereum’s blockchain, the gaming platform is the first of its kind.  Kittens are dis ...

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