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The Biggest Cryptocurrency Catastrophes Of 2017

Bitcoin is growing by the day, becoming more popular and surging in price but it hasn’t always been this way. 2017 has seen its fair share of high profile disasters when it comes to the cryptocurrency world.   Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies do have their benefits. Most notably, it can be used as a secure method to share, store and record data transparently, and can be a very lucrative investment. However; with this, comes the risk of having huge security issues which can rear at any second and crash everything into pieces.   We take a look back over 2017 at some...

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Vanguard Leapfrogs Cautious Banks, Unveils Blockchain Network Plan

At this current moment in time, big banks are debating how blockchain technology could be used to improve their financial services. Many are working with others to launch pilot projects. Vanguard is working with Center for Research in Security Prices and Symbiont to launch a blockchain network which aims to improve the speed and accuracy of the capital markets. The dedicated network will be created by Symbiont, and has been designed to allow investment managers to receive and process data from CRSP instantly. Other large banks are also following suit, and are developing blockchain projects on the promise of creating...

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Trade volumes – where art thou…HODL

Finally, bitcoin trading has hit the Wall Street with the CBOE Global Markets launching bitcoin futures contracts on Dec. 10, while the CME Group will launch its own bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 17. So, what does this mean for the volatility of Bitcoin, which has the tendency to whipsaw 20% per day as fear and greed run like an alternating current and also, what are the implications for trading volumes? The futures market is all about risk transfer and mitigation, as opposed to wild west gambling. The problem is that unlike commodity futures, which are traded by both speculators...

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Is Litecoin the future?

With Bitcoin shooting up over 115% this past month, people have been left confused and scared over what could happen next due to its volatile nature. The Fourth Largest Cryptocurrency, Litecoin, has also been on the up. It has seen an incredible 7,291% increase since the start of 2017, compared to Bitcoin’s 1,731%. Litecoin hit $320 for the first time on Tuesday and it is currently trading at $327.95, up 447.64% at Coinbase. Bitcoin’s rise is considered to have touched the saturation level by investors, who are seeking the opportunity to invest in other digital currency such as Litecoin, which...

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Facebook Executive joins Coinbase Board

Sponsored by Last night David Marcus of Facebook Messenger announced that he will join the board of directors at Coinbase. Thrilled to join the @Coinbase Board! Looking fwd to doing my best to help @brian_armstrong and the amazing team he's assembled, continue to democratize access to cryptocurrencies, and deliver on the mission to create an open financial system for the world https://t.co/CDGPu4RhYO — David Marcus (@davidmarcus) December 12, 2017 Today, Coinbase stands as the most popular app on the Apple app store, this is according to data by market insights firm App Annie. With the surge of bitcoin, and other...

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