3 Reasons Why Bakkt’s September Launch Is Bullish for Bitcoin

Bakkt is a platform for institutional investors and anyone else to buy bitcoin through its legally compliant system. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been waiting for the launch of bitcoin futures trading platform Bakkt. Recently, the crypto community rejoiced as the ICE-operated company announced the official launch date of Sept. […]

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These Bitcoin Users Want DAI and DeFi – Here’s How They Plan to Get It

Summa co-founder James Prestwich wants to bridge the great divide: bitcoin vs. ethereum. Now his firm is teaming up with fellow blockchain startup Keep to launch the Cross-Chain Working Group, which aims to create a protocol for using bitcoin on ethereum-based systems. The group hosted its first meeting on Thursday with more than 40 participants, […]

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Bitcoin’s Surging Dominance – Is This Time Really Different?

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter focused on crypto assets. Sign up here. Everything flourishes with a bit of attention – even attention itself. You may have […]

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Two Economists. Two Views on Bitcoin’s Ability to Disrupt Fiat Money

“Half of the audience here is like, ‘I hope you die in a fire.’” As a libertarian, comedian and podcast host Dave Smith has a lot of common ground with bitcoin enthusiasts, who have a reputation for having a libertarian bent. But when he and others argue that bitcoin isn’t going to replace government-issued currencies, […]

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Questions Bitcoin’s Use as ‘Safe Haven’ Asset

An exchange between businessman and co-host on NBC’s “Shark Tank” Kevin O’Leary and Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano over his bitcoin holdings turned sharp due to the nature of the Pomp’s holdings. Speaking on CNBC, O’Leary challenged bitcoin’s role as a “safe haven” asset. Pompliano said over half of his net worth resides in […]

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Bitcoin Price Explodes Past $12,000, ‘Clear Skies’ to 2019 High

Bitcoin price shatters a new milestone amid a stock market tumble. | Source: Shutterstock The bitcoin price pierced $12,000 on Tuesday as traders seek refuge from global instability on traditional markets. As global stock markets reel from the escalating trade war between the US and China, Bitcoin has climbed more than 20% in five days, […]

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Bitcoin Price Smashes $11,800 As Global Stock Markets Collapse

Bitcoin is roaring again amid global uncertainty in traditional financial markets. | Source: Shutterstock The bitcoin price soared more than 10 percent over the last 24 hours, briefly hitting $11,840 on Coinbase.  The surge higher coincides with a blistering selloff on the Asian stock markets, triggered by a breakdown in US-China trade relations. It appears that […]

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From Ghana to the Bronx, Meet the Teen Bitcoiners Building the Future

Jemima Joseph, 18, is working a summer job as a social media manager for a crypto startup after graduating from high school in the Bronx. And she learned how to make her first cryptocurrency transaction, a purchase using zcash, with the Flexa mobile app.  It was a summer day, so hot the air outside felt […]

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Golden Cross Provides Glimmer of Hope for Bitcoin Price Revival

View Bitcoin’s three-day chart is reporting a golden cross, a long-term bull market indicator, for the first time since February 2016. A similar crossover seen six months ahead of the August 2016 mining reward halving paved way for a mega bull run. History may repeat itself with mining reward halving due in less than 12 […]

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