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Dark web finds bitcoin increasingly more of a problem than a help, tries other digital currencies

Criminals are dropping bitcoin in favor of other digital currencies that are harder for law enforcement to use in tracking activities in an anonymous corner of the internet known as the dark web, analysts said. Although hard numbers on criminal activity in digital currencies are difficult to pin down, Shone …

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Value of all digital currencies hits record around $160 billion as bitcoin, Ether climb

Bitcoin and Ether cryptocurrencies rose Monday, helping digital currencies broadly to an all-time valuation record. The total value of the digital-currency universe tracked by data research site Coinmarketcap.com, including those linked to the Bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.05% …

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Are Failing Currencies Boosting Crypto Interest?

Bitcoin has long been touted as a digital currency that would gain traction where government-issued monies have failed – but is it really doing so? Though some have written off the notion as the cryptocurrency has become more accepted as a store of value, new data actually supports the correlation. …

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Bitcoin, Ether extend gains, even as digital currencies take a regulatory hit

Bitcoin rose modestly on Thursday as the most prominent digital currency recovers from recent sharp declines that briefly put it into correction territory. Moves for the cyber monetary unit come as Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily suspended trading in the shares of First Bitcoin Capital Corp. …

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Cryptocurrencies Aren’t Currencies. They Aren’t Stocks, Either

David Golumbia is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of ‘The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism.’ He has previously appeared on Radio Motherboard. Their name tells us that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are meant to be currencies: tokens of exchange used to purchase …

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Ethereum jumps 10% amid worries about bitcoin in a wild day for digital currencies

Digital currency ethereum climbed Monday to a near two-month high amid renewed uncertainty about the future of bitcoin. Ethereum traded about 10 percent higher near $330 Monday afternoon, after earlier rising 15 percent to $347.05, its highest since June 23, according to CoinMarketCap. At its session high, the site’s data …

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Three Ukrainian Legislators Admit Large Bitcoin Holdings, Government Conflicted on Digital Currencies

Three Ukrainian lawmakers have released information on their Bitcoin holdings, which are quite substantial. The legislators, Dmitry Golubov, Alexander Urbansky, and Dmitry Belotserkovets, are all members of the group “Petro Poroshenko Block.” According to Russian news service RIA Novosti, Golubov has the largest Bitcoin holding among with 8,752 Bitcoins. At …

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Fidelity allows clients to see digital currencies on its website

Fidelity Investments Inc has started allowing clients to use its website to view their holdings of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies held through digital wallet provider Coinbase, the company said on Wednesday. The initiative, previously tested with the Boston-based money manager’s employees, is a rare example of an established financial services …

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What Venture Capitalists See In Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, And Other Digital Currencies – Forbes

Forbes What Venture Capitalists See In Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, And Other Digital CurrenciesForbesOnce, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin were popular among digital currency collectors—usually young technology savvy investors—enchanted with the promise these currencies offer to solve the ills of a global economy. Like the …Bitcoin extends record climb, as digital …

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