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From "BowieBonds" to CelebrityTokens

Securitisation and celebrity bonds are a novel idea. David Bowie was a pop music icon to many, but how many people know he was also involved in innovation in the world of finance? Back in the mid-1990s, David Bowie, along with his financial manager Bill Zysblat, and banker David Pullman came up with a new structure to generate cash from Bowie's extensive catalogue. The structure, dubbed "Bowie bonds", awarded investors a share in his future royalties for 10 years. Late last year, the start-up called Royalty Flow, filed an offering at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), outlining plans for...

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5 Cryptocurrencies You Need To Take Notice Of

Some cryptocurrencies are definitely better known than others. Take Bitcoin for example. Even if you do not religiously follow virtual currencies, you have probably heard of Bitcoin. It was the original and arguably the most popular of the coins. However; it is not always the popular ones that fair the best. Here are just five other coins that we believe you should definitely be backing this year. 1) Litecoin This was created to be a faster version of Bitcoin, and is growing at an astronomical rate. Last year alone, the price of Litecoin increased by more than 7,000 percent, but...

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The Difference Between Ethereum And Bitcoin

Bitcoin and Ethereum are among two of the most popular cryptocurrencies, but what are the main differences between the two, and which one should you invest in? Their age is one of the biggest differences. Bitcoin was the original cryptocurrency that hit the markets in 2009, yet Ethereum showed up six years later in 2015 as a potential alternative. STORE OF VALUE Let’s take a look at their storing value. Between the two, the clear winner has to be Bitcoin. It is the most valuable coin in the world, and has definitely proven itself. This is likely to be down...

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Jamie Dimon From JP Morgan Bemoans Bitcoin But Is Part Of Ethereum Alliance

Jamie Dimon, Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase and Co is well known for his dislike of Bitcoin, branding anyone who trades in this cryptocurrency “stupid”. He believes that this virtual currency will only end badly, claiming that it is all a fraud. Despite the fact that Bitcoin has soared in the past couple of months, thanks to greater acceptance of the blockchain technology, and although after Dimon first made his claims Bitcoin initially slipped, this is no longer the case, and the prices have climbed more than four fold. Dimon has been very vocal about his view surrounding...

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Bitcoin And Ethereum Transfer Fees Opening Door To Dash, EOS And Other Coins

The news that Bitcoin and Ethereum have increased their transaction fees could seriously hinder their popularity, and trading ability. It has also allowed the lesser known and less popular cryptocurrencies, such as EOS and Dash to come forward and grow in popularity, especially since they have just announced that they are reducing their costs. Bitcoin have increased their transaction fees to $5 per transaction. This increase makes this cryptocurrency completely unsuitable for smaller transactions, which will reduce the chances of this virtual currency becoming an everyday currency, in the same way traditional ones are. The question that is worrying Bitcoin...

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