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Bitcoin has been around for nearly a decade but its price reached record highs in 2017. With talks of a recession looming around the corner, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining momentum with investors and consumers, for varying reasons. Some are looking to escape…

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The price of bitcoin has nearly tripled in 2017, and headlines about huge daily moves in the bitcoin market can’t help but pique the interest of most traders. Unfortunately, at this point in time, trading bitcoin directly can be a bit of a pain. For traders starting from scratch, here are four ways to trade bitcoin.

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Here’s a look at the difference between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash and an expert’s opinion on where each cryptocurrency is headed.

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Forks have been in the news a lot recently due to controversy in the bitcoin community.

There was the potential fork that threatened to split bitcoin into two cryptocurrencies after a lengthy “civil war” between miners and developers. That came and went with little issue.

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Cryptocurrency, as the name suggests, is a form of digital money designed to be secure and anonymous in most cases. It uses a technique called cryptography — a process used to convert legible information into an almost uncrackable code, to help track purchases and transfers.

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    2018 Jun 17, 4:19pm

    Bitcoin prices tumbled after news of yet another major crypto theft broke June 10. Week after week in 2018, cryptocurrency investors have been hit by a stream of negative headlines about increasing regulation and cryptocurrency-related thefts, hacks and scams. But even in a market that's known...

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  • Today In Cryptocurrency: Crypto Mining In Kosovo, Alternative Explanation For Sell-Off

    2018 Jun 15, 4:29pm

    The cryptocurrency market ended a brutal week on a low note on Friday, with most major cryptocurrencies trading down more than 2 percent on the day. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market today — and which currencies were on the move. Headlines...

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  • Wealth Reports Show Ultra-Rich Increasingly Favor Cryptocurrency

    2018 Jun 14, 5:09pm

    A survey by British estate agent Knight Frank revealed 21% of wealth advisors and Private bankers had clients with exposure to cryptocurrency. The annual survey is conducted every year but this discovery didn't come without controversy. It has revealed that many of these super-rich may lack...

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  • Coinbase Announces Japan Expansion

    2018 Jun 14, 4:52pm

    News has come out of the American cryptocurrency exchange giant and wallet provider Coinbase announcing shock growth plans to evolve into Japan. In a statement, the company branded it as "as part of our effort to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency." The company...

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  • Drivers Of Crypto Disruption: Will Public Or Private Blockchains Lead The Way Forward?

    2018 Jun 14, 4:41pm

    Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency are now common terms in the investment arena. However, they are often used interchangeably. This often repeated imprecision illustrates the limited amount of detailed understanding about the space. Many have not done proper due diligence because they have...

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  • Today In Cryptocurrency: SEC Says Ether Isn't A Security, Steve Bannon A Bitcoin Bull

    2018 Jun 14, 4:16pm

    The cryptocurrency market enjoyed a bit of a relief rally on Thursday, with most major cryptocurrencies trading up more than 5 percent on the day. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market today — and which currencies were on the move. Headlines...

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  • Bitcoin, Ethereum & Ripple: Getting Back Key Levels But Still Lacking Confidence

    2018 Jun 14, 10:58am

    Technical indicators are pointing to a bullish movement in the next hours for Bitcoin and Ethereum Ripple and Ethereum have touched extreme levels, drilling yesterday's levels Cryptocurrencies are finally seeing some green figures today after touching meaningful supports again...

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  • The Market In 5 Minutes: Rate Hike, Jobless Claims, Bitcoin And More

    2018 Jun 14, 9:00am

    IN THE NEWS The rate hike came as no surprise. The Federal Reserve was widely expected to announce a 25-basis-point pop after its Wednesday meeting: Link Bitcoin prices are now down 52 percent year-to-date, but Mark Yusko, founder and CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, said Wednesday there...

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  • Today In Cryptocurrency: Coinbase Adds Ethereum Classic, Researchers Find Major Crypto Market Manipulation

    2018 Jun 13, 4:31pm

    The cryptocurrency market continued its sell-off on Wednesday, with most major cryptocurrencies trading down more than 4 percent on the day. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market today — and which currencies were on the move. Headlines A new...

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