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Morgan Stanley is jumping on the bitcoin futures bandwagon

Morgan Stanley is clearing bitcoin futures trades for clients, according to Bloomberg News. It joins rival Goldman Sachs and a number of large brokerages.

Bitcoin slides to below $10,000

London - Bitcoin, the dominant digital currency, extended a slump Wednesday following a recent surge to trade below $10,000 for the first time since the start of December.Around 1410 GMT, bitcoin stood at $9,807.

Japan has a new female cryptopop group — Kasotsuka Shojo

Japan has a new all-female cryptocurrency pop group, Kasotsuka Shojo, where each band member represents a different type of crypto.

S. Korea govt sends bitcoin on rollercoaster ride

Seoul - Bitcoin and other virtual currencies were sent on rollercoaster rides in South Korea Thursday as the government said it was planning to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, before later backtracking.

Several firms withdraw applications for bitcoin-related ETFs

New York City - Several different firms who were seeking to list exchange-traded funds (ETFs) linked to bitcoin withdrew their filings after negative feedback from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Bitcoin market turns bearish as China plans 'orderly exit'

Bitcoin's value is slipping after leaked documents from China suggest the country's finance regulator could clampdown on cryptocurrency mining. Israel's central bank has also voiced concerns, saying today it will not recognise Bitcoin as a real currency.

Op-Ed: Australian banks freezing accounts, exchanges related to Bitcoin

Sydney - The world’s most annoying investment has now become a potential risk, at least according to the actions of some Australian banks. The big Australian banks have been accused of freezing accounts and restricting deposits.

Bitcoin price recovers a bit on Boxing Day

After slumping over the holiday, bitcoin's price struggled back over $16,000 briefly on Boxing Day December 26th before falling back a ways. On December 17th it reached a high above $19,500. It then plummeted to just $10,834 on December 22.

On December 23 bitcoin recovers over $4,000 from its low

A week ago bitcoin prices were nearing $20,000 while on Friday the price dropped below $11,000. Saturday the trend is back up with prices rising above $15,000 again.

Op-Ed: Coinbase exchange pauses trading as bitcoin bubble may have burst

At 11 a.m. Eastern Time today, December 22, Coinbase announced that all buys and sells had been temporarily disabled. This is the second time in two days that the exchange temporarily disabled buys and sells.

Ripple making waves in the cryptocurrency market

San Francisco - The price of the Ripple XRP cyptocoin has breached the dollar level setting a new high of $1.06. Although many may not have heard of Ripple, it is now the third or fourth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

Google VP vows 'vigilance' after US net neutrality rollback

Geneva - Google's vice president Vint Cerf voiced concern Thursday about a US move to roll back "net neutrality" rules for internet access, and vowed to be on the lookout for any "serious side effects".

Coinbase starts investigation into Bitcoin Cash 'inside trading'

Coinbase has launched an investigation into claims that insider trading inflated the price of Bitcoin Cash yesterday. Coinbase unexpectedly opened its Bitcoin Cash exchange on Tuesday but then stopped purchases as the price rocketed above market value.

Op-Ed: New cryptocurrency on Coinbase causes bitcoin price crash

Coinbase just added support for trading bitcoin cash on the exchange. You can now send, receive, buy and sell bitcoin cash on the exchange. Bitcoin cash will also trade on Coinbase's institutional-focused exchange GDAX.

Cryptocurrency exchange Youbit to close after second hack attack

The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Youbit has announced it will shut down its marketplace. The company has been hacked for the second time in the past year. Cybercriminals made off with 17 percent of Youbit's assets after raiding its exchange.

Bitcoin's dirty little secret has real-world consequences

Bitcoin is basically a cryptocurrency, secret computer money without any physical form. Today, one bitcoin is worth nearly $19,000, but to get one, you either buy from an online exchange or use special computer hardware to mine it, and that is a problem.

Greek court orders extradition of Russian Bitcoin suspect to US

Atenas - Greece's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that a Russian accused of laundering $4 billion using bitcoin digital currency be extradited to the United States, a court source said.

Banking cryptocurrency Ripple increases in value by over 50%

The cryptocurrency Ripple has more than doubled in price this week and is now the fourth largest by market cap. Ripple has overtaken Litecoin, another alternative coin with similar gains over the past week. Bitcoin's rally is driving the trend.

Bitcoin price reaches another high and closes in on $18,000

Bitcoin set another high today with CoinDesk recording an intra-day high of $17,615. Many analysts think that the rise could have been fueled in part by the launch of bitcoin futures last Sunday evening by Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

Coinbase CEO warns users to 'invest responsibly'

The CEO of Coinbase has penned a blog post warning users to be careful when investing in cryptocurrencies. Noting that Bitcoin and alternative coins remain volatile, Brian Armstrong said investments should be made "responsibly."

Blowing bubbles: Boom and bust from bulbs to bitcoin

Toukyo - Virtual currency Bitcoin -- or "digital gold" to its fans -- has enjoyed a gravity-defying rise along with wild price swings, sparking fears it could be the latest financial market "bubble.

Bitcoin makes muted stock exchange debut at $15,000

New York - Cryptocurrency Bitcoin made its debut on a major bourse Sunday, opening at $15,000 per unit at the Chicago board options exchange.

Coinbase briefly was the number one U.S.-downloaded app on iPhone

The huge spikes in the value of bitcoin that has gone from well under a thousand dollars a coin at the beginning of the year to a recent high on Friday of over $17,000 have spurred a great deal of interest in bitcoin trading and in Coinbase.

Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

New York - Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others.

The bitcoin 'whales' could create waves in the market

In the context of bitcoin trading the term "whale" is used to refer to players with big money who, according to some, by their actions may "make waves" in the bitcoin market by their huge size and their motions.

Bitcoin mining service NiceHash suffers $70 million theft

The cryptocurrency mining service NiceHash suffered a security breach that resulted in nearly $70 million worth of bitcoins being stolen.

Bitcoin breaks $16,000 barrier with new record high

Thursday morning bitcoin broke through the $15,000 barrier. In fewer than 12 hours, or just half a day, the coin's price rose more than $2,000.

Bitcoin price punches through $12,000 reaching new high

Last night the price of bitcoin shot past the record $12,000 mark for the first time ever. No doubt to the amazement of doomsayers and dismay of short sellers the price went well over that mark.

Bitcoin mining consuming more and more power

A somewhat neglected issue in discussions of bitcoin is the tremendous increase in power consumption used by miners. The rising amount of power required to mine bitcoin conflicts with other attempts to reduce the carbon footprint of industry

Bitcoin posts new record high of $11,831 on Sunday

Although the currency defied doomsayers and posted another record high December 3rd, it nevertheless closed below its previous record high of $11,377.
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