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Bitcoin volatile as traders mull futures market

Bitcoin’s dramatic fall in value from last night’s record high of more than $17,000 is down to uncertainty over whether a futures-market launch will go ahead.

Richard Reed
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UBS Files Patent on Blockchain-Based Validation

Swiss bank UBS seeks approval on patent on systems and methods for facilitating Blockchain-based validation.

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Steam refuses to accept ‘speculative asset’ Bitcoin

Bitcoin might be soaring towards a $15,000 valuation but for some the currency is simply too hot to handle.

David Burrows

Crypto Rush Continues: Japan to Launch Bitcoin Derivatives

The Tokyo Financial Exchange is moving towards Bitcoin derivatives, following the examples of its US counterparts – Chicago-based CME and CBOE.

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Bitcoin reaches new high but bubble fears persist

Bitcoin extended its rally continued apace today, breaking above $12,000 to a record high despite concerns about the cryptocurrency’s real value and fears of a dangerous bubble.

David Burrows

CryptoKitties: the latest finfancy on the crypto arena

It is cryptocurrency meets cuteness. The latest trend to hit the financial technology world, CryptoKitties is an online platform for collecting and breeding digital cats. Built using the Ethereum platform and blockchain technology, the innovation is already making waves.

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Bitcoin to Die One Day: Chinese Bank Official

Pan Gongsheng, the People’s Bank of China official, doubles down on banning the ICOs in China.

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SEC's cyber unit charges Canadian firm with coin offering fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday announced its first-ever enforcement action against an initial coin offering

Claire Hunte
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First US bitcoin futures to start trading next week

The first US bitcoin futures will start trading next week, as duelling Chicago futures exchanges seek to cash in on surging investor interest in the digital currency.

Claire Hunte
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Bitcoin surpasses value of most currencies in circulation

Bitcoin has far surpassed the value of UK banknotes and coins in circulation.

James Hester
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Nasdaq plans to launch Bitcoin futures in first half 2018

Nasdaq and broker Cantor Fitzgerald are looking to join the rush on Wall Street to trade bitcoin, which powered above $11,000 on Wednesday.

Chris Wheal
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Bitcoin above $11,000 shows more signs of a bubble

Bitcoin surges above $11,000, last trading up 14% on the day at $11,281

Chris Wheal
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Bitcoin volatility raises currency market concerns

Bitcoin's inexorable rise towards $10,000 continued on Tuesday, looking at one point it could make the landmark level by the end of the day

Neil Dennis
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Bitcoin skyrockets as rumours fly that Amazon may take it for payment

Rumours that Amazon may be poised to accept Bitcoin on its website saw a buying frenzy that sent the digital currency’s price skyrocketing.

Richard Reed
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Crypto market cap equals Goldman and Morgan Stanley combined

The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies has hit a record high of around $184bn, according to industry website Coinmarketcap.

David Burrows