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Bitcoin is No Longer Just a Man’s Game

Bitcoin is No Longer Just a Man’s Game

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin is No Longer Just a Man’s Game The stereotype of the early Bitcoin adopter is one of a techie camped out in his mom’s basement mining Bitcoin by the hundreds, and now living the high life off the profits. In those early days there was little room or scope for women in the burgeoning technology ecosystem. However, as the digital economy has expanded to be worth just under $400 bln doors have been opening up and it’s women who’re stepping into the breach, making successes of themselves in a market that has no preconceived gender roles or prejudices. Four out of 30 of the largest initial coin offerings this year through October had female co-founders, and two of their ICOs were among the largest so far. Taking the market Wit
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South Korea’s Largest Bitcoin Exchanges Ready For Strict Regulations

South Korea’s Largest Bitcoin Exchanges Ready For Strict Regulations

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Please share if you find this article interesting. South Korea's Largest Bitcoin Exchanges Ready For Strict Regulations South Korea’s largest Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit are ready for the imposition of strict regulatory frameworks by the local government and financial authorities. Bithumb ready to adopt new regulations Yesterday, Dec. 13, the South Korean government revealed the details of the emergency cryptocurrency meeting it had held on Dec. 12. South Korean financial authorities stated that in the coming weeks underaged investors and foreigners will not be allowed to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the market. By next week the South Korean government is expected to roll out a few regulatory frameworks focused on investor
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Bitcoin ETFs Seek Approval Following Launch of Futures

Bitcoin ETFs Seek Approval Following Launch of Futures

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin ETFs Seek Approval Following Launch of Futures Two companies have recently applied to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for approval of their new Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). According to its real-time filings system EDGAR, the SEC received new applications for REX Bitcoin Strategy ETF, and REX Short Bitcoin Strategy ETF on Dec. 8 and VanEck Vectors Bitcoin Strategy ETF on Monday. Neither of the companies operating these funds would hold Bitcoin directly - the ETFs will be based on futures contracts and other Bitcoin-linked derivatives. If any one of the applications gets approval it would become the first operating Bitcoin ETF in the world. Why Bitcoin ETFs are important An ETF is an investment fun...
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Not Just Bitcoin: Ethereum Passes $750, Dash Approaches Magic $1k

Not Just Bitcoin: Ethereum Passes $750, Dash Approaches Magic $1k

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Not Just Bitcoin: Ethereum Passes $750, Dash Approaches Magic $1k Ethereum (ETH) is crossing $750 for the second time in a day as prices continue hitting unbelievable all-time highs. In a frenzy of activity mirroring Bitcoin, ETH appears to be on track to continue its own historic surge, with the magic $1,000 price tag just $255 away. Like the impetus for Bitcoin’s break above $17,000 this week, ETH’s newfound success hinged on regulatory acceptance and implementation. A group of EU banks including UBS in Switzerland is set to use the altcoin’s network as part of compliance procedures for forthcoming legislation due to come into effect Jan. 3. "The news that Ethereum is being used as a base identity layer in conjunction with some
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Is it Ever Too Late to Buy Bitcoin? $100 Then and Now

Is it Ever Too Late to Buy Bitcoin? $100 Then and Now

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Is it Ever Too Late to Buy Bitcoin? $100 Then and Now One of the reasons that Bitcoin is capturing the hearts and minds of individuals is the stories of instant millionaires who have made their fortune from being an early adopter. People who were mining the coin or accumulating it by the hundred, and were smart enough to hold onto it today are experiencing unprecedented profit. With the monumental price gain, however, people are starting to wonder where the ceiling is, and if it is not fast approaching. To this end, there is a section of the population who are wondering: ‘is it too late to get into Bitcoin?’ However, this is not a new question, it is a question that was asked when Bitcoin was at $10, $100, $1,000 all the way up t
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Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear – Bitcoin News

Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear - Bitcoin News Economics With the meteoric rise in the value of bitcoin this year and the media cacophony around it, its a surprise that not all world leaders have spoken about the subject yet. One political figure that we can now rest assure is keeping an eye on bitcoin is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Also Read: Israeli Regulator Won’t Allow Bitcoin Firms to Be Included in Stock Indices Sitting down with reporters to an off the cuff Q&A at the Israeli parliament’s diner, the PM was asked for his advice whether an individual should invest in bitcoin or not. He answered: “So first of all, why can’t you also sell money? Why not? It’s t
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Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are Today’s Key Levels

Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are Today’s Key Levels

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are Today’s Key Levels Here we go on another day of trading in our bitcoin price efforts and it’s time to get some levels in place that we can use to try and draw a profit from the market if and when things move. Things have slowed down a little in terms of outright runs over the last few days and we’re guessing that this is symptomatic of nothing more than a bit of profit taking on the back of last week’s run. Whether we will see a return to the exciting moves we saw at the end of last week as we head into the close of this one remains to be seen but – as is almost certainly the case – there’s a strong chance that the majority of those with any sort of stake in this market are doing exactly that. Anyway
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Federal Reserve Chair: “Fed Doesn’t Really Play Any Regulatory Role” in Bitcoin – Bitcoin News

Federal Reserve Chair: “Fed Doesn’t Really Play Any Regulatory Role” in Bitcoin – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Federal Reserve Chair: “Fed Doesn’t Really Play Any Regulatory Role” in Bitcoin - Bitcoin News Featured Following her next-to-last Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, outgoing Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave a final scheduled press conference 13 December 2017 in Washington, DC. In a growing sign of its influence, once again bitcoin was introduced as a topic for consideration at the highest levels of finance. No fewer than three times did cryptocurrencies make their way into the discussion: regulatory policy, prospects of a Fed Coin, and bitcoin’s threat to financial stability. Also read: Only Big Broker Offering CME Bitcoin Futures Allows Whales to Short Fed Chair Says Bitcoin Very Small The firs
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Out with the Old: Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach

Out with the Old: Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Out with the Old: Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach Eva A. Kaili is a member of the European Parliament, where she chairs the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel aimed at assessing AI, fintech and blockchain. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. The internet is once more in a period of transition. The "cloud era" that served consumers and firms so well so far, little by little, gives its place to the "era of decentralization," or the era wherein the end-users of computers will not only own and manage their hardware in a decentralized way, but also own and manage their own data in a decentralized way. DLT is the technology that will enable this transition
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Former NZ PM Angrily Denies BTC Investment Rumors

Former NZ PM Angrily Denies BTC Investment Rumors

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Former NZ PM Angrily Denies BTC Investment Rumors Former New Zealand Prime Minister, Sir John Key, says rumors circulating that he invested in Bitcoin are entirely false. The claim that Key is an avid investor in BTC originally came from a fake NZ Herald site, a link to which was then circulated on Facebook and Twitter. The fake news claimed that Key was holding $300 mln in BTC from his initial investment of $1,000. It also includes a quote from Richard Branson, falsely attributed to Key in the report: “I have invested in Bitcoin because I believe in its potential, the capacity it has to transform global payments is very exciting.” – John Key 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand Key and the real NZ Herald react In his interview w