Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CryptoCurrency News: 3 (Possible) Reasons the Crypto Markets Tanked This Week

What do you get when you mix regulatory threats, an immature market infrastructure and an influx of new investors? Lots of red on the trading screens.

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CryptoCurrency News: Cboe's First Bitcoin Futures Contract Expired Today

The first bitcoin futures contract listed by Cboe has expired, a move that came amid a turbulent day of trading that saw the cryptocurrency's price drop below $10,000.

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CryptoCurrency News: Treasury Official: Department Working With IRS to Police Crypto Exchanges

U.S. Treasury Department Deputy Sigal Mandelker explained how the department would regulate cryptocurrency exchanges in testimony before the Senate.

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CryptoCurrency News: Goldman's Jafari: Watch For Signs of Price Base Just Below $10K

A new analysis by Goldman Sachs technician Sheba Jafari released a new paper claiming bitcoin could recover just below $10,000.

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CryptoCurrency News: Israel Releases Draft Plan for Taxing ICOs

Israel's government has published draft circular outlining possible approaches to taxing the proceeds of initial coin offerings (ICOs).

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CryptoCurrency News: BitConnect Investors Left in the Lurch as Token's Price Drops 90%

Numerous users complained on social media they couldn't cash out their BCC tokens on BitConnect's site following the shutdown of its lending platform.

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CryptoCurrency News: The First Blockchain ETFs Have Launched on the Nasdaq Exchange

Reality Shares Advisors and Amplify Trust ETF launched the first blockchain-based exchange-traded funds on Nasdaq today.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin's Price Drops Below $10,000 for First Time Since Early December

The price of bitcoin has fallen below $10,000 for the first time since early December.

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CryptoCurrency News: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Appoints First Executive Director

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has announced the appointment of its first executive director.

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CryptoCurrency News: As Bitcoin's Slide Continues, Prices Look Towards $8K

Bitcoin is still dropping and might soon test near-$8,000 levels, chart analysis indicates.

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CryptoCurrency News: To Understand Bitcoin, I Studied Karl Marx

While both were great minds, neither Marx nor Satoshi had the power to predict how their ideas would influence others or be implemented.

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CryptoCurrency News: Blockstream Launches Micropayments Processing System for Bitcoin Apps

Bitcoin startup Blockstream has introduced a micropayment processing system that it claims makes it simpler to build bitcoin payment apps.

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CryptoCurrency News: Proposed US Task Force Would Tackle Crypto Use in Terrorism Financing

A new bill introduced by a U.S. lawmaker calls for the formation of a task force to combat the use of cryptocurrencies in financing terrorism.

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CryptoCurrency News: Tokens Will Bring Conflicts of Interest to Healthcare

ICOs and tokens may open up new modes of healthcare funding, but are there as many cons as pros?

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[FOREX NEWS] ECB tries to talk down the euro, but EUR/USD makes higher highs, higher lows

EUR/USD has certainly woken up and went up, far up, perhaps too far for the European Central Bank. The pair initially broke above the 2017 peak of 1.2090 and then continued from strength to strength. It first stopped at 1.22, then at 1.23 and the most recent high is 1.2323. A higher exchange rate makes [...]

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