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In Gold [and Bitcoin?] We Trust: Precious Metals Surge as Stocks Fall

The price of gold futures broke the $1,300 per ounce threshold for the first time since June 2018. Investors are likely moving positions to the gold markets, pushed away from stocks after recent dips. The crypto market capitalization, or the total amount invested in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is also holding nicely, showing that cryptocurrency

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BITCOIN ATMS WORLDWIDE DOUBLE IN 2018
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Bitcoin ATMs Worldwide Double in 2018

There’s no shortage of vultures lurking in wait to pick the bones of the rotting casket of Bitcoin. This is the volt of bankers, regulators, incumbents, and mainly gray-haired men in power who dismiss cryptocurrency as frivolous, a fad, a scam, or a merely speculative asset that will surely tank to value of zero. But Read more…

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The End of the First Crypto Decade

Massimo Morini is a veteran in investment banks and financial institutions including the World Bank. Some of his research on blockchain was reported here and here. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  The end of 2018 is not the end of a year. It is the end of a decade, a decade that changed the world Read more…

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New Survey Finds 40% of Chinese Want To Invest In Bitcoin

A new survey asked nearly 5000 Chinese people about their familiarity and interest in cryptocurrency. The results of the survey show that two in five or 40 percent wanting to invest in bitcoin, despite the current bear market. Subject Knowledge The survey found that 98 percent of the respondents had heard of at least one concept related to cryptocurrency Read more…

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Bitcoin-Friendly Square Uses App and Algorithms to Issue Business Loans

Payments company Square is moving into new markets by issuing business loans and will soon move to consumer lending. Its data collecting and analyzing algorithms are deciding creditworthiness letting borrowers arrange their loans in a few taps. According to WSJ reporting, one Texan food truck owner accepted a loan offer within the Square app, then

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Ripple’s XRP Last Three Months Wrapped – Most Promising Future Competitor Against BTC

Being in the headlines on a daily basis is undeniably a characteristic that shines for Ripple’s XRP. As we are closing in to the end of the year, a short summarization of the last couple of months would be a read-worthy for any trader or crypto-enthusiasts who is looking forward to 2019. Source: coinmarketcap – Read more…

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Perfect Storm: Bitcoin Didn’t Exist in the Last Financial Crisis

Bitcoin has been quietly preparing for over a decade for the next market storm as a non-political alternative to the money printing pyramid. Bitcoin Separates Money and State Bitcoin was forged by the last great financial crisis of 2008 and designed to thrive in financial turmoil. “Bitcoin adoption has always been driven by bank failures, Read more…

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Dow Jones Near Bear Market Territory, Why White House Failed to Ease Investors

This week, the Dow Jones recorded a steep sell-off from 23,970 points to 21,846 points, amidst global economic instability and uncertainty. Since achieving an all-time high at 26,828 points on October 3, the Dow Jones has fallen by 5,036 points to 21,792 points, by 18.77 percent. In the traditional financial market, a 20 percent decline

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Nigerian Blockchain Experts Believe Crypto Can Boost African Economy

When we talk about worldwide crypto adoption, one of the most untapped places in the world is Africa. Nigerian blockchain experts have called for greater regulation of cryptocurrency on the African continent to strengthen the sector in the region and to help boost the economy. Although most crypto-fanatics will pour scorn on any talk of

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