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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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  • Bitcoin Plunges 30% In A Week: 5 Things The Global Markets Are Talking About Today

    2018 Nov 20, 1:39pm

    Global equities remain on the back foot, with Asian and European bourses tracking North American equities lower overnight amid investor fears over global trade and FAANG stocks. The U.S. dollar was little changed in Euro trading, Euro bonds are a tad lower, while U.S 10-year notes...

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  • With Tether In Focus, The DoJ Is Investigating Last Year's Cryptomania

    2018 Nov 20, 10:39am

    The cryptocurrency sell-off continued Tuesday after Bloomberg reported the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating cryptocurrency market price manipulation. What Happened The DoJ and the CFTC have been coordinating on a criminal probe of...

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  • Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: Cryptos Bloody Tuesday Shakes Conviction And Wallets

    2018 Nov 20, 9:30am

    The BTC/USD hits a low of $4,212 and eyes $3,500 in the next few days. The XRP/USD panics below $0.41 but recovers $0.45 amid high uncertainty. The ETH/USD marks a trough at $125 and could move below $100. If Hollywood creates the script of what's happening on the Crypto Board, they wouldn...

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  • What Are 'Stable Coins'?

    2018 Nov 19, 4:12pm

    Bitcoin, the most widely traded cryptocurrency, just marked a decade of existence. In that time, digital currencies — which are thought to hold advantages such as security, quick settlement, low transaction fees and decentralization — have not made as far of inroads as their...

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  • As The SEC Surprises, Watch Bitcoin Aim For New Support

    2018 Nov 19, 1:07pm

    Last Friday the SEC announced enforcement against startup companies Paragon and AirFox, for the ICO of their coins, PRG and AirToken (AIR) claiming they conducted unregistered sales of securities. These projects could be the low-hanging fruit. We know more are in their sights, including SALT and ex...

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  • Execs From Ripple, Fiserv, Zelle Discuss Blockchain Payments, Instant Transfers

    2018 Nov 19, 10:40am

    Executives working in blockchain payments technology talked distribution capabilities, transfer efficiency and the future of payments infrastructure at the Benzinga Fintech Summit in San Francisco. Cory Johnson, Ripple's chief market strategist; Paul Diegelman, Fiserv Inc. (...

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  • This Week In Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin Cash Fork Chaos, XRP Jumps Ethereum

    2018 Nov 16, 4:08pm

    The cryptocurrency market finished a disastrous week on a low note on Friday, with most major currencies trading down on the day. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market this week and which currencies were on the move. Headlines Cryptocurrency markets...

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  • What To Do With Nvidia's Stock After 20% Fall?

    2018 Nov 16, 12:24pm

    Chipmaker Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) reported Thursday its third-quarter results in which revenue fell short of expectations and management's guidance for the fourth quarter also missed. Here is a summary of how some of the Street's top analysts reacted to the print and the stock...

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  • Bitcoin Price Top Forecast: 3 Possible Reasons For The Crash, $4,420 Or Back To $6,350?

    2018 Nov 16, 8:58am

    BTC/USD crashed spectacularly and hit the lowest levels since October. It is hard to find clear reasons for the plunge that may have been a long time in the making. The technical levels to watch are broader than usual. Volatility is finally back. And with a vengeance. Bitcoin crashed not only...

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  • Nvidia Plummets Following Lower-Than-Expected Q4 Sales Guidance

    2018 Nov 15, 4:47pm

    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) dropped more than 15 percent in the after-hours session following the release of its third-quarter earnings print. What Happened Q3 earnings came in at $1.84 per share, beating estimates by 13 cents. Sales of $3.18 billion missed the $3.24-billion estimate. What...

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