Bitcoin

What Are Blockchain Cryptocurrencies?

  If you’ve been pretending (or not) to understand the blockchain technology conversation percolating around you the past few years but have no real idea how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Etherium, and Litecoin actually work, you’re not alone. There’s a lot of nebulous verbiage of dubious value out there. Can you just tune out and hope …

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How Banks Are Adapting to the Demands of Millennials

Millennials, who are between 18 and 34, are a major market segment for banks and other financial institutions to attract and retain. There are now more than 83 million millennials in the U.S., representing one-quarter of the country’s population and a larger share than baby boomers. Most millennials have spent their entire lives with technology …

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Stocks and Bitcoin Battle for Millennials’ Investing Dollars

  Though the high-profit potential of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies offers irresistible bait to that powerful under-36 demographic we call millennials, it’s not time to write the stock market obituary just yet. Popular stock market apps have made online trading of stodgy old Wall Street firms seem cool and new again. The truth is that …

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Goldman Sachs Interested in Bitcoin Trading

Is Goldman Sachs About To Take The Plunge Into Bitcoin? Something as flashy and relatively new to the scene as Bitcoin may not be the first thing you would imagine a company like Goldman Sachs getting themselves involved with. However, they may yet still have a few surprises up their sleeves. Recently, Goldman Sachs has hinted at …

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Here Comes CoinSummit!

Today marks the start of CoinSummit San Francisco, a two-day event ”connecting virtual currency entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, hedge fund professionals and others who are looking to learn and network in the virtual currency industry.” CoinSummit will take place on March 25-26 2014 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.  Many in …

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The Doom of Mt. Gox

February was the month that the all seeing eye of the media turned its lidless gaze upon Bitcoin and the craggy peaks of Mt. Gox, the Japanese Bitcoin exchange site. Almost half a billion dollars went missing from Mt. Gox, the exchange was rocked, Bitcoin was scorched, and the site went bankrupt. The Official Merchant Services …

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